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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 - 263 - Stirred paint

    Finally got around to adding the colour to the kitchen cupboards I started work on a few weeks ago. As I was stirring the paint this evening I noticed the interesting patterns and photographed them. Taken with the Pentax K20D and 100mm macro.


    21 Sep 2011 12:24AM | Read


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  • Photo365 - 262 - onion slice

    I'm cooking a beef curry tonight and while I got the onion sliced I slipped a bit on the lightbox for a backlit shot with the Pentax K20D and 100mm macro lens.


    19 Sep 2011 6:54PM | Read


    Views : 166

  • Photo365 - 261 - Alex with Guitar

    Alex and her new guitar. Taken with the Olympus Ep2 and 14-42mm lens, backlit and overexposed then mildly cross processed in Adobe Lightroom.


    18 Sep 2011 10:49PM | Read


    Views : 209

  • Photo365 - 260 - conkers

    When I say the word Conkers all I can think now is Dizzee Rascal's song "Bonkers" That thought aside, this is a bunch of conkers just about ready to pop. Taken using the Pentax K20D and 16-45mm lens, fitted with a polarising filter.


    17 Sep 2011 9:38AM | Read


    Views : 209

  • Photo365 - 259 - it's raining

    I'm still making the most of the poppies that grew in my garden and I decided to try out my new hose pipe (bought for 4 from Tesco yesterday). I took the Elincrom D-Lite flash outdoors and positioned it to the right and behind the poppy heads. I th...


    16 Sep 2011 8:44PM | Read


    Views : 426

  • Photo365 - 258 - baslow edge

    As the sun looked like it was going to be around at sunset I decided to take a trip out to Baslow Edge to photography my favourite rock. As I approached the cloud was minimal but as the sun sunk lower, some cloud appeared to give me just the right am...


    15 Sep 2011 11:50PM | Read


    Views : 5546

  • Photo365 - 257 - fungi

    I walked back along the canal today after a visit to the post office. I didn't take my camera but spotted a cluster of fungi in the hedgerow. I always carry the iPhone so it was time to get the Hipstamatic out. Thankfully it takes decent close ups. T...


    14 Sep 2011 10:13PM | Read


    Views : 217

  • Photo365 - 256 - worksop cinema

    I took a photo of the site where the cinema is going to be built a few months ago for my daily photo365 project. Since I took that photo time seemed to have stood still. I visited the site day after day, week after week and nothing appeared to be hap...


    13 Sep 2011 10:49PM | Read


    Views : 303

  • Photo365 - 255 - fungi forage

    My first trip into the woods to photograph fungi. I combined the 90min walk with part of a bag review I'm doing. So I filled the backpack full of items I would use and items I wouldn't to get a feel for what it's like at full capacity. This is a ...


    12 Sep 2011 9:15PM | Read


    Views : 225

  • Photo365 - 254 - night drive

    A grab shot on the iPhone while driving of the road ahead.


    12 Sep 2011 12:29AM | Read


    Views : 338

  • Photo365 - 253 - steampunk

    Taken in the grounds of Lincoln castle at Lincoln's annual Steampunk event organised by The Asylum It was shot on a Pentax K20D with the built in flash as fill flash.


    11 Sep 2011 11:58PM | Read


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  • Photo365 - 252- Carrot

    And today a carrot on fern to provide a colour contrast. Pentax K20d and 18-45mm lens


    9 Sep 2011 6:38PM | Read


    Views : 167

  • Photo365 - 251 - Apple

    So continuing my fruit and veg theme I've photographed an apple in a black bowl. I have an old spray bottle that used to come in a kit form with the Tamron 90mm macro. I used that to spray water over the apple and bowl before taking the shot with a P...


    8 Sep 2011 9:27PM | Read


    Views : 5503

  • Photo365 - 250 - pineapple slice

    I sliced my pineapple up as thin as I could and placed the slither on an old Jessops lightbox to backlight it. I then used auto metering and over exposed by half a stop to get the bright effect. Taken with Pentax K-5 and 16-45mm lens.


    7 Sep 2011 9:17PM | Read


    Views : 683

  • Photo365 - 249 - pineapple

    I have a new theme to introduce to my photo365 blog - fruit and veg. I will from time to time use my daily post for a different way of shooting fruit and veg. This one is lit just with my Gorillatorch I placed the Pentax K-5 on a tripod set the sh...


    6 Sep 2011 9:58PM | Read


    Views : 243