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tom tirins
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Artist // Hobbyist // Photography
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My Bio
Ex-studio photographer, turned engineer, turned UN loving, energy NGO supporting worker. Currently coordinating global studies on energy resources and scenarios at the World Energy Council.

Favourite Visual Artist
Chuck Close, Jenny Saville
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Queens of the Stone Age, Bon Iver, the Raconteurs, Gogol Bordello, Puscifer, Tool, A Perfect Circle, The Eighties Matchbox B-Line disaster, Muse, RATM, SOAD, Kyuss
Favourite Books
The Foundation series
Favourite Writers
Isaac Asimov
Favourite Games
Chess
Favourite Gaming Platform
Android
Tools of the Trade
Nikon D50, Nikkor 70-300mm, Nikkor 55mm, Nikkor 50mm f1.2, CS6, C4D
Other Interests
Photography, Vector, CAD, Simulation, Women, Design, Energy Systems, Smart Grids,

Parting Ways

Parting Ways

Dear Journal, It's been a love without much progress. But I finally decided to part ways with my dearly beloved...Mamiya C330S. Hopefully the new owner will have much joy with it. R.I.P Mamiya! Tom FEATURE: His work and words of wisdom at times lift me and inadvertently make me get through some dreaded days... Alas, I give you... nehpets (https://www.deviantart.com/nehpets) ~nehpets (https://www.deviantart.com/nehpets) :thumb217261230: :thumb214835590: :thumb214835794: :thumb214831925:

Yangtze RIver, Three Gorges and Yichang

Yangtze RIver, Three Gorges and Yichang

WOW! Now this was an experience! We took a cruise ship down the Yangtze with all the chinese tourists...It is difficult enough because barely anyone speaks English in China...but this boat had no one, no one speak it at all. We found a common language of course - the one that involves pointing, signing and saying "XieXie" an awful lot. To be honest with you, we are terrible tourists, we should have learnt more of the language...but slowly bit by bit we are begining to understand shorter sentences. It is quite funny when you say to a Chinese person that you don't understand what they've just said, they normally simply repeat it again :D After

Slept on the Great Wall of China... peed off

Slept on the Great Wall of China... peed off

...now where's my "well done!" t-shirt? Yeah, yeah, yeah...I am bragging, but seriously, we froze our little buttocks off. During the day temperature rose to 35C. But at night time on top of a mountain, it was not particularly pleasant...keep having to fight your girlfriend for that precious bit of sleeping bag and ending up uncovered only able to fall asleep for half and hour at a time. But it was worth it - BIG TIME! We got to see the sunset and sunrise and it was spectacular. I have photos to prove it but they're unedited so im not going to post them here just yet. Where as if you want a sneak preview then you can just read our travelblog

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sparco2Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much!!!
GoodMarieStudent Traditional Artist
hi there, i've used your brushes on the header of my new blog [link] thanks a lot!
halo-monkHobbyist Photographer
awesome!!! you're most welcome
BratbyProfessional Photographer
Tom!! My lover x
halo-monkHobbyist Photographer
Paulie!!! How's travelling?
Thanks a lot for faving :heart:
RobHMStudent Photographer
Sup!