Posts Tagged ‘EOS450’



March 18, 2012

So, this is a busy week for us… the theme parks re-opened this week and our kids (and I)  love Legoland so we returned back there for fun times on Saturday, then of course Sunday is Mother’s Day.. and a happy Mother’s Day to all Mummies out there. 🙂 Then this week Joshua and I both have our birthday, one is still in single figures and the other’s… is not. As Elliot says to me, you’re old, I now regret saying the same thing to my Dad! 🙂

Well, onto this week’s photo… a book, fanned nicely 🙂

Have a great week 🙂


Coke Bottle

July 9, 2010

We were watching the football a couple of days ago along with my two sons, aged four and two. The two year old says a few words and is slowly learning to put them together. He doesn’t say sentences but joins two words at the moment. Between watching the football and playing with lego he says, ‘Cock ball’. He then says it a few more times. Okay, this is quite weird. My wife says, ‘No baby… it’s football’. ‘No’ he says, ‘Cock ball’, ‘No, football’. ‘Cock ball’. ‘Foot ball’. She gives up and says, what are we going to do about that (this is a reference to the time I said, ‘bugger’ and the four year old picked it up and said it in front of his friends and their mothers). My only response was… ‘It’s not something that I taught him!’ Anyway, a while later he said ‘cock ball’ again and pointed at the bottle of water, which was an old coke bottle. She then realised that what he was actually trying to say was, ‘Coke Bottle’. So, is it good that he can string two words together and that he’s not saying ‘cock ball’, or is it sad that one of his first word pairs is the largest brand in the world?

Anyway, with that in mind, here’s a lame photo I took. Still, at least it fits with the story! 🙂


The Light Fantastic

July 7, 2010

I love prisms, rainbow and the splitting of light. When captured, it can look amazing. This photo was taken whilst I was waiting for a friend at The Ashmolean Museum, in Oxford. It was my first photo outing, where I spent the day in Oxford just taking photos. I participate with a group of other photographers in a light-hearted competition and at the time the theme was colour. (Colour is possibly the best theme for a photo competition). Anyway, whilst waiting, I noticed the light being split as the revolving glass door… revolved. 🙂 At a certain position, it created this gorgeous effect on the stone tile floor. So, I set about capturing it, which proved to be very difficult as folk seemed hell bent on going in or out and thus spinning that door round and round or walking through the prism. (I guess that too could have been a good photo but, I didn’t want to appear to be some foot fetish perv). Anyway, just after capturing this, there was no more, the sun had possibly got clouded over and the light source was gone. With this photo I just bumped up the saturation  a bit to bring out the lovely colours.



July 4, 2010

The past month has been pretty lame for me and photo taking. I’ve been busy at work and am at a mental block in terms of photo ideas. I wandered around a local park last week hoping to see something amazing which would make a good photo. Didn’t see anything. 😦 Still, here’s a weird photo, zooming out whilst look up at some pretty tall trees on a 0.5 second exposure. It’s different, I guess.