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  1. radcliffe

    This is a digital painting taken from a photograph taken at the Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary. The Donkey sanctuary is run by a private couple and their family and friends, financed by public donations if you want to donate or see what they do then click HERE 

    Some of the stories are horrendous, like keeping a donkey going, giving rides on the beach, when it is too old and it's back is bent way beyond it's proper position. whilst this is not necessarily deliberate cruelty it is certainly cruel when that loyal animal has given way beyond the call of duty... worse are stories of traveller's ill treating animals for entertainment, doing a bit of research I have come to the conclusion that people who are cruel to animals for fun and entertainment (ie foxhunting, dogfighting etc etc) are usually of a lower intelligence (they might be higher in the hierachy ie wealthier, but certainly less enriched in the brain department) than normal people who find these activities abhorrent, cowardly scumbags all!!

  2. mnt santubong

    This is a Photo I took in 1965 of Mount Santubong in Borneo Nr to the capital of Kuching, the picture was taken from Bako beach the mountain is about 8 miles across a bay on the South China Sea. I was stationed at Raf Kuching as an airframe fitter on Whirlwind Mk10's. 

    I also flew many missions as a crewman ie winchman/gunner/loadmaster, mostly the job was to make sure the chopper didn't get overloaded and become difficult to fly..(okay taking off when you are overloaded, the problem comes when you are descending and find out you are too heavy....difficult to stop!!!)

    This was a recreational trip to the beach. We went there in the morning by a very fast motor boat and came back even faster as the squadron sent out a chopper to pick us up at around 4pm. Fabulous Day!!

    Raf Kuching 103sqdn

     And here is one of the Whirlwind Mk 10's of 103 sqdn on the pan at Raf Kuching. The chopper you see on the right is a Belvedere twin rotor of 66 Sqdn.

     

     

     

    mt santubong 

    Now here is a painting I done of the same view, but the reference pic was taken  quite recently.

    This was created using Procreate and photoshop

  3. procreate digital art

    Yet another procreation. took a picture out of my kitchen window towards the sea then added a few bits and pieces, like changed the sky near the horizon, put in the water(the pic had my neighbours shed in it and some trees) and the navigation beacon and the rocks all from imagination.