Debbie made this paper (well, tissue)  flower today and it looked pretty good. I thought I’d make a macro shot of it – lit from the right with a desk lamp.


Faffing around with the flash again tonight, I got the lighting just right on the pouring tea…now to fix the rest of it 😉


One coin…multiple instances


I seem to spend a lot more time photographing my guitars than playing them. I also seem to spend a lot of time fighting with flashes to try and get the light I want. This is heading in the right direction…but still some way to go!


I have to make a special effort to get the fish tank (that has never seen fish in it) down from the loft as the wife won’t have it sat around cluttering up the house on the off chance that i’ll get round to taking a shot like this. I always enjoy the process when I do get round to doing it! There’s some more shots after the break.

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Not all is quite as it seems in this shot of shells found on the beach at Walton on the Naze. The shot was taken in our spare bedroom and lit with a small torch. The shells are genuinely from Walton On The Naze, the pebbles, well actually they came out of a packet 😉

Click below to see the behind the scenes shot of where it was taken!

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This has nothing to do with me not even getting 1 Valentines today…sniff 😉

This actually wasn’t the original shot I was going to do…but the shapes just worked.

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Bought for me by my father on my 21st birthday, it needs a little maintenance and a good clean…as do most of my watches…I do seem to be a bit of a graveyard for watches. Yesterday’s watch was shot in normal room light. Tonights shot was lit with a small torch – a technique known as light painting.


I have a small collection of guitars, this is the 2nd oldest but most battered one. My Fender Stratocaster made numerous appearances in a small variety of bands in the 90’s but hasn’t been used, as far as I can remember for about 15 years. I brought it down from the spare room about a year ago to clean it up and re-string it…it’s still waiting for that to happen!


When you removed your tape from the machine and it looked like this you knew there was trouble in Hitsville. If the cassette hadn’t already failed it was certainly on its way out…and this tends to be the issue with many analogue things that we all reminisce about…forgetting that, actually, they were a bit rubbish compared with what we have now!

The effect, if you are wondering, is cross polarization.