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  • Missing blog

    Hi all, Thought it only polite to give you an update and reasons for my absence. Firstly home life is a bit hectic, both my wife and son need my full support and care. And on New years day I was rushed into hospital with a suspected hea...0

    4 Jan 2012 11:28PM  |  Read


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  • 100 - 365

    Decay.................. Not the most inspired shot even for a 100th upload, but it caught my eye and deserves a place in my blog. Taken in the dark with my trusty android and flash. A corner of a garage, sharp angles, lots of textures and lots of ...0


    6 Dec 2011 11:31PM  |  Read


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  • 99 - 365

    Auto macro rail. I have been working on my latest project and here are some shots of the kit getting built. The old DVD lazer carriage, with the lazer removed and a small plate glued in its place, unipolar stepper motor fitted and ready for wir...0


    6 Dec 2011 11:28PM  |  Read


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  • 98 - 365

    Apologies for my lack of blogging, work and family take priority! I did manage a few shots over the last week but not been able to get them uploaded, so playing catch up again................ A shot of a leaf, taken with my android with the 'ma...0


    6 Dec 2011 11:21PM  |  Read


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  • 97 - 365

    Recession hit Christmas. Our Christmas lights were turned on last night, I missed it, but decided to have a look tonight and was suprised at the lack of them compared to other years. The main pedestrian part of town had a canopy of lights in prev...0


    30 Nov 2011 11:24PM  |  Read


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  • 96 - 365

    A tease................................;) I have had to order some stuff to get my rail project going, but one of the items is an old CD/DVD drive, removed all the PCB's and mechanical bits of it to leave just the laser carriage. This shot is the ...0


    29 Nov 2011 4:59PM  |  Read


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  • 95 - 365

    Another project! To improve my macro photography I have been trawling the net for a macro rail and came across a brilliant, cheap solution. Further details to follow but I am excited about this, to say the least!!!!! But what came out of the initi...0


    29 Nov 2011 4:56PM  |  Read


    Views : 6638

  • 94 - 365

    They shoot horses...... This really was a snap shot and shows the limitation of the cameras on phones, well some anyway unless you have the Iphone.............:P. These are some bronze horses which are one of many windchimes we have, I really wan...0


    27 Nov 2011 3:03PM  |  Read


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  • 93 - 365

    Instructions. I couldn't help myself today. I noted this sign and waited and sure enough along came a cyclist, on a busy Saturday in a market town...................................:P 0


    26 Nov 2011 4:33PM  |  Read


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  • 92 - 365

    Accident and Emergency. Spent a few hours in the local A & E dept, my son had hurt his neck and was in agony with it, nothing serious we found out later, just sprained! I am not knocking the NHS or the staff, they do a superb job under enormous s...0


    25 Nov 2011 4:32PM  |  Read


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  • 91 - 365

    Which Way? Whilst shopping in town this afternoon I spotted this old chap looking in a shop window, nothing out of the ordinary there, but then I spotted his faithful dog looking the otherway, which intrigued me into taking the shot. Later I disco...0


    24 Nov 2011 4:49PM  |  Read


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  • 90 - 365

    10 STOPPER. Finished my latest project, my home made 10 stopper filter holder! From behind showing how it fits onto the lens hood ring on the front of the lens. From the front showing the filter slotted into the filter lugs. From the ...0


    23 Nov 2011 2:53PM  |  Read


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  • 89 - 365

    Micro Bulb. Had a few minutes so I set up my bellows and shot the bulb out of my mini Maglite, it is only 2mm in diameter and trying to get everything set up, in focus and lit correctly just goes to show this micromacro lark is harder than it seem...0


    22 Nov 2011 6:23PM  |  Read


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  • 88 - 365

    Cereal Killers. Found this on the worksurface this morning and made me chuckle so I just had to take a picture, nothing fancy, nothing special, just a brief moment in an otherwise normal day. 0


    22 Nov 2011 11:01AM  |  Read


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  • 87 - 365

    Gear Train. A close up of a gear from work, when looking at it normaly there seems little or no damage, but when taken with a good macro lens, it becomes apparent, damage has occured. Taken with my Sigma 150 macro and ringflash, handheld. 0


    21 Nov 2011 10:32PM  |  Read


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