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  • 365 - take 2 - 8

    I was full of good intentions today - to tidy up props and stuff and restore this house to something resembling tidy -but then the sun came out. Instead I played with the camera in the garden, cut the grass, tidied a few pots, potted on some Cosmo...


    2 Jun 2013 9:25PM | Read


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  • 365 - take 2 - 7

    A busy day visiting dad again and no inspiring/photogenic spots were found during the hour or so I spent mooching round Lydney first (nor any goodies bought for a change). However I did, as usual, play with the IR camera on the bus home - it's alway...


    1 Jun 2013 8:15PM | Read


    Views : 441

  • 365 - take 2 - 6

    It's been a busy old day today - boring work of course but lots of rushing about inbetween so the only 'proper' photos I've attempted have been a slightly different version of yesterdays portfolio upload. As I'm determined not to duplicate pics in b...


    31 May 2013 10:12PM | Read


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  • 365 - take 2 - 5

    As suggested by Tony I got the lightbox out and sat the decanter on that - not bad - it might be worth pursuing....... it's not a very powerful lightbox though - took about a second exposure to get this :)


    30 May 2013 9:27PM | Read


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  • 365 - take 2 - 4

    Oops - I almost switched off before uploading - and I had a pic ready...... I was messing with the still life again this evening and decided to balance a roll of black tape on top of the flashgun and then a glass of wine - just to see what it look...


    29 May 2013 10:44PM | Read


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  • 365 - take 2 - 3

    Any vague plans of finding something interesting during my bumbling to and from work today were put paid to by horrible drizzly rain which meant I preferred to move with considerable speed under my brolly. Instead I had a play with this decanter ...


    28 May 2013 9:03PM | Read


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  • 365 - take 2 - 2

    I popped over to Gloucester again this morning as I'd seen what was described as a drawing board in one of the antiques emporiums and decided that I wanted it after all. Actually it's the top board from an old mangle - without the mangle bit - but i...


    27 May 2013 5:44PM | Read


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  • 365 - take 2 - 1

    Well to keep Ken company in his 365 challenge I thought I'd start another. For my first effort a daisy - I had a bit of a play in the garden this morning before doing a bit of a prop blitz but then stopping at noon and settling down in the garden wi...


    26 May 2013 9:28PM | Read


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  • Oh!

    I was so busy getting the drop of dew in focus this morning that I had absolutely no idea this chap was on the blade of grass too - and it's almost in focus too..... On a sad note I had to cave in and cut the grass which meant chopping the heads o...


    19 May 2013 12:35PM | Read


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  • Blimey

    I don't think I've ever gone so long without uploading an image to my portfolio! I've a good excuse though - 8 days straight visiting dad in hospital, again tonight and maybe, just maybe, I'll get a break tomorrow evening - I'm not holding my breath...

    9 May 2013 8:48AM | Read


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  • It's been a good month......

    It's been a good month for goody buying - lots of bits and bobs have been found in the charity shops and a few more bits in the antiques fair I visited today. Here's a few that I've not photographed yet........ However I saw an item at the fair thi...


    27 Apr 2013 11:11PM | Read


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  • What on earth?

    Have they done to this ppor girl? (sneaking a look at the lippy on the Maybelline website when I should be working) Surely she doesn't really look like this?


    11 Apr 2013 11:54AM | Read


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  • I had to do it........

    When I found this lump of wood in the woods the other week I just knew it had to come home with me. I will use it for more sensible pics in due course.........


    7 Apr 2013 10:12PM | Read


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  • A little less chaos

    Well that's enough for today - I've not been tidying all day I hasten to add - a bit of playing was indulged in as well although I'm afraid nothing remotely domestic has been done - that can wait until another day. At least I can now walk across t...


    24 Mar 2013 5:12PM | Read


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  • Chaos Rules

    One of the joys of living alone in a reasonably sized house is that you can convert the master bedroom into what I call my studio. Background paper, studio lights, props coming out of my ears, a wardrobe full of dressing-up clothes. The downside ...


    24 Mar 2013 10:06AM | Read


    Views : 814