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About Myself

Welcome to my website

My name is Michael Gaylard, and I am an amateur photographer living in West Sussex, England.

I am a beautiful swan

Photography Background

Some years ago a trip to visit friends in Abu Dhabi rekindled an interest in photography and I started taking what I realised later were just holiday snapshots.

At the time I could not afford much in the way of a camera, it was a Fuji digital bridge camera something or other and whilst it served its purpose I grew bored with its limitations and so embarked on the expensive hobby of photographyusing Nikon DSLR's. First I had a D3200, followed by a D600, and now I have a D780 as well.

I decided to take early retirement on the 1st November 2021. Prior to retirement I had spent 35 years in IT working on developing databases, intranet pages and a myriad of other mainframe applications.

What Will You Find Here?

Nothing is for sale, no services are offered, no cart!

All of my images are stored on Flickr and are available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. So they can be used and altered for free providing you attribute me.

So far, I have had about 170 images used online.

I am unashamedly amateur, and also something of a generalist in my photography. A lot of my pictures are of travel destinations, but if I see something I like, I will photograph it. So you will find lots of flowers and plants, engineering and architecture. I also take the occasional bird life shot too when I am out my photography buddy. Lately, street scenes are appearing more and more in my output.

The photographs here are organised into two main groups:

I hope you find something to like here.

What's In The Kit Bag

Nikon D780

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm F/5.6E ED VR Super Telephoto Lens

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm F/2.8E FL ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens

Nikon D600

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.4G Standard Prime Lens

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f1.8G ED Lens

Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG MACRO OS HSM

Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM

Nikon D3200 (now with my grand-daughter)

Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED

Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2

Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro

Latest Shots and Edits

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Carfax Market, Horsham

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Carfax Market Stall

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Carfax, The Crown

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Steaming and Dripping
Steaming and Dripping

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Rooftops of Cordoba

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De Havilland DHC-6 Beaver
Army Flying Museum

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DH.98 Mosquito
DH.98 Mosquito
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Inside The Rovers Return - Coronation Street Experience
Inside The Rovers Return
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John Rylands Research Institute and Library - A Study Of Studying
A Study Of Studying

Latest Visits

Manchester Army Flying Museum Arundel Yorkshire Air Museum RAF Museum, Hendon (2024) Museum of Berkshire Aviation (2024) Lanzarote (2023) Seville Catedral de Cadiz Chiclana de la Frontera Ronda Estapona Selwo Aventura Solent Sky Aviation Museum Seville Catedral de Cadiz Chiclana de la Frontera Ronda Estapona Selwo Aventura Solent Sky Aviation Museum HMS Belfast



England Split (Croatia) Cuba Egypt France Fujairah Gibraltar Greece Italy Madeira Kotor (Montenegro) Oman Portugal Spain Turkey UAE - Abu Dhabi UAE - Dubai USA


Abstract Animals Birds My Photography as Art Architecture Natural Elements Coasts and Seascapes Engineering Foods People Plants Religion and Belief

Portfolio of Places


London Windsor Cambridge IWM Duxford Cornwall Dorset Devon Gloucestershire Hampshire Hertfordshire - De Havilland Museum Isle Of Wight Kent Manchester Somerset Surrey West Sussex East Sussex Warwickshire Wiltshire Worcestershire Yorkshire Air Museum

Split, Croatia


Australia Sugar Mill Cardenas El Cristo Havana La Isobel Varadero Vinales Parque Nacional Cienaga de Zapata


Cairo Abu Simbel Aswan Edfu Esna Giza Kom Ombo Karnak Luxor Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut Philae


Paris, France

Paris Île de la Cité Eiffel Tower Views Musée du Louvre Jardin des Tuileries Place de la Concorde Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysees Musée d'Orsay, Sculpture Impressionist Paintings

Lille, France

Brittany, France

Brittany Cap Frehel Concarneau Dinan Forges Des Salles Fort La Latte Pont Aven Pontivy Quintin Rennes



Greece Mainland

Athens Acropolis Piraeus Macedonia

Greek Islands

Santorini Mykonos Crete Agios Nikolas Chania Iraklion Knossos Lesithi Malia Rethimno



Vatican City Capitoline Hill Colosseum Arch of Constantine Circus Maximus Forum Palatine Hill Santa Maria Antiqua Navona Colonna - Marcus Aurelius Column Piazza del Popolo Pantheon San Giovanni Tiber Bridges


San Giorgio Maggiore Santa Maria Della Salute Zaterre The Grand Canal Rialto Bridge Piazza San Marco Doge's Palace The Lagoon Castello


Funchal (The Capital) Central and Mountains South Coast West Coast and Plateau North Coast East Coast Madeira




Lisbon Viseu Caramulo Motor Museum Aveiro Costa Nova do Prado Peso da Regua Vila Real Alcacer do Sal Loule Vilamoura


Andalusian Provinces

Cadiz Cordoba Granada Jaen Malaga Seville Barcelona Murcia Valencia Lanzarote

Rest Of Spain

Barcelona Murcia Valencia Lanzarote


Altinkum Temple of Apollo Bodrum kusadasi Ephesus Pamukkale

United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi

Al Ain



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United States Of America


New Orleans



Grand Ole Opry Stage

Portfolio Of Things

Abstracted Detail, Quirky Animals Birds Digital Photography as Art Architecture Natural Elements Coastlines and Seascapes Engineering Food And Drink People Plant Life Religion and Belief

Abstracted Detail, Quirky

Mercado La Galería Gastromercado


Longleat Safari Park Lion


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Digital Photography As Art

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Historic or Landmark Buildings Palatial and Grand Houses Civic Buildings Infrastructure Buildings Lighthouses

Natural Elements

The Atlantic Meets Portugal

Coastlines and Seascapes



Jet Turbine Blades
Military Aircraft Civil Aircraft Cars If It Floats, It's A Boat Railway

Food And Drink

Playa de Fuengirola


Train Driver

Plant Life

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Belief, Religion

Parroquia de Nuestra Señora del Rosario

How to get in contact

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