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I like documentary and street photography, but a bit of anything else on the side. I tend not to use Photoshop too much, just sticking to the basic adjustments, but sometimes break free to try something "arty".

Thank you for visiting. I love seeing all your photos and hope you like mine.

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  • Back from Hols

    While we were in Wales, Frostie, doggy and ducky went to the cattery. I don't think they were too impressed, and were very happy to come home. The obligatory back-home-from-holiday snap was in order, so here they are all reunited in the living room...


    21 Sep 2019 11:22AM | Read


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  • End of Summer

    Frostie's last days hiding amongst the flowers - and getting pretty dirty in the process. He now takes refuge under the lean-to, which is better for me as it's cleaner. :)


    11 Sep 2019 9:09AM | Read


    Views : 338

  • Fujifilm XP130

    I'm hoping to see some dolphins in Cardigan Bay soon so rather than risk my nice cameras with spray and wind, I got myself a cheap little waterproof/shockproof camera and have been giving it a try out this afternoon. It's the most basic camera I've ...


    6 Sep 2019 6:28PM | Read


    Views : 547

  • Test Card

    Test your lenses or your eyes. An old test card used in the TV industry many moons ago.


    26 Aug 2019 1:45PM | Read


    Views : 499

  • Friends

    Frostie loves his doggy toy, which is actually a door stop with a brick in it. He also loves his ducky on elastic and chases it all over the rug, and when it lands on doggy, doggy gets it good and proper. He's looking a bit laid back here, but he's...


    15 Aug 2019 10:24PM | Read


    Views : 439

  • Phone pic

    I was trying out the camera on my old phone earlier, just to see if I ever thought it might be worth upgrading to a swanky phone with a view to taking pics with it rather than carry around a compact camera. I don't think it's worth forking out a fort...


    10 Aug 2019 2:36PM | Read


    Views : 451

  • Grizzly

    Frostie has just surpassed himself in the very naughty boy stakes. He came in the cat flap with a sparrow in his mouth but when he saw me he dashed out again. He then sat on the lawn and ate the whole sparrow, head, legs, feathers - the lot. Then ...

    30 Jul 2019 3:48PM | Read


    Views : 564

  • Light as a Feather

    We've had a jay visit our garden recently, an unusual occurrence. But I found a tiny feather on the lawn earlier today and it's so pretty I think I'll keep it. Photographing it was weird as the light seemed to strobe over it.


    18 Jul 2019 2:32PM | Read


    Views : 606

  • Nothing on TV Again

    Frostie gets so fed up with TV.


    11 Jul 2019 5:29PM | Read


    Views : 658

  • A Try Out

    Having sorted out all my kit this week I've been experimenting with my old Canon 400D and various lenses. I like the little 400D as it's very quiet and lighweight, although it doesn't have all the bells and whistles current models have. Anyway, thi...


    15 Jun 2019 1:24PM | Read


    Views : 487

  • Sammy the Snail

    Just a little critter found on the window sill. He was very cute. :) It'd just eaten a laburnum petal. :):):)


    4 Jun 2019 7:50PM | Read


    Views : 569

  • True Colours

    OK, so Frostie's been a Very Naughty Boy. Anyone need a mouser??? He catches mice in the garden, plays with them, then I'm absolutely positive he eats them. He comes home licking his lips and looking a bit droopy. He then sleeps it off for a few h...


    31 May 2019 3:14PM | Read


    Views : 501

  • A Hard Day at the Office

    My workpal Lou with one of our dogs in training. Well, this one's failed his training and is up for rehoming which is why Lou and doggy are having a cuddle on the floor (sorry, can't remember the dog's name now - we see so many). Gosh, it's so har...


    2 May 2019 11:05AM | Read


    Views : 378

  • Joe Jackson

    We could only get tickets in the Gods for this latest concert but I snapped a few souvenir shots. They're pretty bad, and to be honest, the ones I took at the last concert with my little Canon S100 are better. Surprising. Anyway, Joe was accompanie...


    18 Apr 2019 11:26AM | Read


    Views : 570

  • Quantish

    When I was in senior school we were allowed to make our own summer uniform in needlework class. I hated needlework, but at that time Mary Quant was all the rage so I chose a Butterick pattern and made my dress up in the school colours of blue and gr...


    12 Apr 2019 1:37PM | Read


    Views : 416