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Pete's Blog


Photography and music are my two passions. I edited photography magazines for around 20 years and launched the UK's first digital imaging magazine. I founded ePHOTOzine and was owner / publisher until 2013. The photos in my portfolio are ones I like from shoots I do in any spare time I have.
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  • Photo365 - 321 - Gran Canaria Sculpture

    I'm playing catch up after a week's holiday in Gran Canaria - this was taken on 17 November 2011 A sculpture found on the paseo costa canaria. I used the hipstamatic camera in the iPhone and chose grainy black and white film mode.


    19 Nov 2011 11:13PM | Read


    Views : 4211

  • Photo365 - 320 - maspalomas dunes

    I'm playing catch up after a week's holiday in Gran Canaria - this was taken on 16 November 2011 A couple walking over the dunes at Maspalomas. I used the iPhone and Hipstamatic, cropped to vertical format for more impact.


    19 Nov 2011 10:54PM | Read


    Views : 4698

  • Photo365 - 319 - boat repairs

    I'm playing catch up after a week's holiday in Gran Canaria - this was taken on 15 November 2011 A walk in the boat yard at the marina of Puerto de Mogán provided a good opportunity to shoot people restoring their boats. I have a closer shot of th...


    19 Nov 2011 10:50PM | Read


    Views : 4249

  • Photo365 - 318 - fairground

    I'm playing catch up after a week's holiday in Gran Canaria - this was taken on 14 November 2011 This is of the big wheel at the Holiday World fairground in Maspalomas. I mounted the Olympus EP2 on a tripod to hold it steady for a 10sec exposure at ...


    19 Nov 2011 10:43PM | Read


    Views : 4343

  • Photo365 - 317 - roque nublo trees

    I'm playing catch up after a week's holiday in Gran Canaria - this was taken on 13 November 2011 We'd hired a car to go in to the mountains and took the road up to Roque Nublo. We stopped at various scenic points along the way and the light was at t...


    19 Nov 2011 10:35PM | Read


    Views : 4190

  • Photo365 - 316 - gran canaria cat

    I'm playing catch up after a week's holiday in Gran Canaria - this was taken on 12 November 2011 We stopped in a bungalow at the Cordial Green Golf in Maspalomas. The first thing I noticed on arrival was the number of cats. This one had beautiful bl...


    19 Nov 2011 10:23PM | Read


    Views : 4563

  • Photo365 - 315 - Simple Pasta

    A simple arrangement of uncooked spaghetti and farfalle (butterfly) pasta. Lit from the side to give depth with an Elinchrom light fitted with a softbox Taken with an Olympus EP2 and 14-42mm lens


    11 Nov 2011 4:49PM | Read


    Views : 4225

  • Photo365 - 314 - Rivelin Valley

    Will Cheung had today off and asked if I wanted to go taking photos. So I booked the day off too and suggested we went over to Riverlin Valley as I knew the leaves would be fresh on the ground and the river has some interesting areas. As a child I...


    10 Nov 2011 10:45PM | Read


    Views : 4584

  • Photo365 - 313 - Yes

    Will Cheung emailed this morning to say he'd been to see Yes last night, and that they were playing Sheffield. I looked them up and realised the gig was tonight. So I quickly ordered a ticket and managed to get centre position in the Circle at the Sh...


    9 Nov 2011 11:56PM | Read


    Views : 4209

  • Photo365 - 312 - I want to be an astronaut...

    ...or a stupid idea to see what happens inside a washing machine with a fisheye lens. Good fun trying A to get in, B to operate the camera phone, C to get the light in the right place and D to find the right angle. I quite like this one.


    8 Nov 2011 11:48PM | Read


    Views : 4864

  • Photo365 - 311 - the delay

    I was subjected to a one hour delay on my visit to the hospital this evening for a routine check up. I'd hoped to record the delay message on the board in the background as well as the figure, but sadly the capabilities of the iPhone's exposure syste...


    7 Nov 2011 7:42PM | Read


    Views : 4227

  • Photo365 - 310 - Almost a candid

    I went to the Whitby Goth Festival today. I decided to travel light with the Olympus Pen E-P2 and used its 40-150mm zoom. The intention was to take candids, but as usual as soon as you point the camera at anyone and they spot you they switch into pos...


    6 Nov 2011 10:52PM | Read


    Views : 4656

  • Photo365 - 309 - worst gig ever?

    Went to Lincoln Tokyo last night for what I thought was going to be a Katy B gig with her on stage at 10:30. It was a club night...banging DJ so the sound was great but I was amongst hundreds of young revellers and felt slightly out of place. At 12am...


    5 Nov 2011 10:56AM | Read


    Views : 336

  • Photo365 - 308 - I found gold

    Inspired by a fellow ePHOTOzine blogger, Stewart (bfgstew) I decide to get my British made BPM bellows out and connect them to my Olympus Pen EP2 via a T2 /micro 4 thirds adaptor , and mounted a Pentax 50mm f/1.4 on the front. I then poked the contra...


    4 Nov 2011 7:10PM | Read


    Views : 4224

  • Photo365 - 307 - honesty pod

    This honesty seed pod is looking a little worse for wear and I'm surprised it's not split and scattered its seeds yet. Photographed in summer they are a lush green - backlighting still works now and creates an interesting glowing effect. Taken wi...


    3 Nov 2011 7:00PM | Read


    Views : 4322