Archive for January, 2012



January 29, 2012

This is a strange photo for me. It’s a waterfall that I photographed and posted when I started this blog but back then I processed it in black and white. This time I’m leaving it in colour and that, for me, is strange. A friend of mine recently bought a new camera so I took him to this park to get to know his camera better. Waterfall photography, I believe is perfect for learning about ISO, Aperture and all the things I’ve yet to read about in a book ๐Ÿ™‚

As always, have a great weekend.. ๐Ÿ™‚


When you wish…

January 22, 2012

Thank you all for sharing the stories of how you got into photography last week, it’s really good to learn a little bit more about all of you, and whilst our reasons for gettingย into photography is so varied one thing that is definitely the same is the passion. ย This year in the sales I went to a local store to see what they were getting rid of that I could use as a subject… ๐Ÿ™‚ This beautiful candle holder is one of the items I found. I don’t tend to use candles much but, I sure liked the holder ๐Ÿ˜‰ Setup for this was to put a lamp behind the holder and shine it through… some blue card underneath was used to capture the shadowy stars.

So, this week I’m pleased to say that once again I took photos… just need to process them now so that I can add to my wordpress photo stash ๐Ÿ˜‰

As always… have a great week ๐Ÿ™‚



January 15, 2012

So, this is the first of my new batch of photographs. It may not be the most exciting of things, but, I like it. I tend to take a burst of ‘created’ photographs and then, if I’m lucky, I end up in a place where I get another batch of photos and that’s how my blog year tends to pass. As last year ended, so did my supply of photos! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ So, I had to once again think of what to photograph… got the camera out and got nothing, a complete block. After a while I grabbed a book, not to read, but to photograph. This was the first one I got, nothing special, been done before but the start of my photographer’s unblock ๐Ÿ™‚ Don’t worry, they do get better… ๐Ÿ˜€

On a side note, last night I started to watch the film ‘Life in a Day’, a collaboration between Ridley Scott, Youtube and a lot of everyday folk from across the world. I’m sure many of you have already heard of it, and that some of you have watched it, but, if you haven’t, go and legally watch it for free here. I guess that people that have a passion for photography are also the same sort of people that are engaged enough to be interested in at least some or all of the following things… other cultures, nature, people, emotions and in general can appreciate that we all lead such different, amazing and diverse lives. All of you who read this blog have a connection with me in terms of photography, but, we’ve all had such different lives from things that have happened to us and shaped who we are today, to the jobs we’ve done, our ages, our friends, our passions and even our cameras… ๐Ÿ™‚

Why did you get into photography? Please let me know in the comments… for ย me, my Dad loved taking photographs and he captured some great memories. After my children were born I decided to take a photo a day, everyday for the first year of each of their lives. Eventually I started to take photos of non-Humans… and then via a friend I joined a photo group which pushed me to upgrading to an SLR and getting more engaged in different aspects of photography and… to this day, I’ve still not read a photography book ๐Ÿ˜‰ – one day… I will ๐Ÿ˜€

Have a great week ๐Ÿ™‚



January 8, 2012

So today I finally took some new photos. This is not one of them ๐Ÿ™‚ I haven’t looked at any of the images on my computer as yet but I’m hoping theyย turnedย out okay. So, for me and probably many of you, that’s the first week back at work done. Reality sucks…

Have a great week ๐Ÿ™‚


Box of Delights

January 1, 2012

I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you all the best for the New Year. Thanks for all the support over the past year, and good luck with your blogs over the forthcoming year. ๐Ÿ™‚