Posts Tagged ‘Black and White’


Aquatic Centre

December 2, 2012


The roof of the 2012 Aquatic centre…




November 18, 2012

This is Nyhavn in Copenhagen. If you love drinking, you’ll like it, if not you’ll get bored pretty quickly.


A wheel… from where I don’t know…

September 23, 2012

Yes! It’s a wheel, but, I have no recollection where I photographed this. Maybe Brighton???

That’s about it.. I have nothing else of interest to write here…

Have a great week. πŸ™‚



April 22, 2012

Today I made something cool with which to create cool photos… now, I just need to find time to use it πŸ˜€

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Eggs on Forks.

April 15, 2012

Eggs. you can fry them, poach them, scramble them and boil them or, you could paint them with light.

My recipe:

Take one egg, place on two forks that are intertwined.

Turn off lights and ensure eggs on forks are sitting on a white board.

Set camera to timed exposure and aperture to around f10.

Set time to 30 seconds, and click shutter button (a remote trigger is recommended).

Whilst the time is elapsing, use a torch to paint the egg, and then swing it around to create a lovely background pattern.

Import into lightroom and then perform minor alterations until perfect.

Export to WordPress and enjoy…

Have a great week πŸ™‚



March 4, 2012

This isn’t a photo of a photo, it’s a photo of a model that I found in the London Toy Museum. I’m sure you can guess from which fairytale it comes. My work with this one was to put a bit of effort into post processing in lightroom, boosting the contrast, bringing out the selective red and adding the vignette.

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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! 😦 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 πŸ™‚ Don’t worry, they do get better… πŸ˜€

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… πŸ™‚

Why did you get into photography? Please let me know in the comments… for Β 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 πŸ˜‰ – one day… I will πŸ˜€

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January 8, 2012

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

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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. πŸ™‚


Joshua in St James Park

December 11, 2011

A rarity, a post schedule two weeks in advance. πŸ™‚ This photo was taken two weeks ago in St. James Park, London. The day was particularly breezy and lots of leaves made for great shots of leaf fights. This though, a non-leaf fight photo was one of my favourites. Joshua decided to wander out of the main photo and I managed to grab a shot of him standing still (another rarity). πŸ™‚

Have a great week πŸ™‚