Archive for October, 2011


Lego Halloween

October 31, 2011

As requested with a rare second post in a week, here is the Lego Skeleton along with some friends the kids and I made. The bat, pumpkin and ghost kits were picked up at Legoland Windsor. πŸ˜‰

Happy Halloween…



October 30, 2011

The past week has been great as I’ve had the week off work and have had fun taking the kids out. Seeing as Halloween is tomorrow and we’re back at work, school etc… today was our Halloween craft day. We made a cool lego skeleton and some pop-ups… and of course, pumpkin carving.

Have a great week πŸ™‚


More Wildflowers

October 23, 2011

Here are some more photos from the Wildflower series I took a few months ago. Haven’t really used my camera since my trip away so I need to start taking some more photos before I run out of things to blog! Rather strangely the Spring flowers I planted which shouldn’t bloom until next March are … starting to sprout. Having said that it’s strangely warm for November. Still, that suits me πŸ™‚

Have a great week. πŸ™‚
























October 16, 2011

Before I get to this photo, I just wanted to say thanks for all the likes, Β comments and feedback on the last one. If you liked that, then check out the inspiration for it, Helen’s Dungeness abandoned boat photo. You can also check out her blog here.

Okay, so to this photograph of Steven, again from our holiday. This was actually a throwaway photo that I ended up keeping. It was only shot to check out the concept of him being behind the bokeh lights; to see if I could easily get him in focus and the lights blurred. His eyes are closed because the 5,000,000 candle power torch I was painting him with was somewhat bright πŸ˜‰


Abandoned Boat

October 9, 2011

This abandoned boat was something I especially made the effort to visit when in Dungeness. Heavily abused in LightRoom and not perfectly 😦 Kind of happy with the result but really need to learn what I should do with it in LightRoom πŸ™‚

Have a great week…


The Actual Light Fight

October 2, 2011

Last week’s post was entitled ‘Light Fight’ but, as some of you may have realised there was light, but no fight. The reason was that I was intending to post the photos shown below but… didn’t, and then subsequently forgot to change the title.

The photos below were taken in the pitch black when we were in Kent. I’d thought about them before hand and then was pleased to have so much fun creating them. Maybe next time we’ll get costumes πŸ™‚

So, Ammar (left) and Steve (right) having a thunderbolt fight, followed by Steve breathing fire…

The camera in each case was set to bulb mode. The guys got into position and held still in the pitch black. I then painted them with a 5 million candle powered torch, and finally ran over with my LED lights and then painted the fighting lights for each of them. Since I was moving fairly quickly and wasn’t lit, I thus don’t appear in the photograph at all.

Hope you guys enjoy these.

Have a great week… πŸ™‚