I’ve got into the semi-final of a Flickr competition (for the second time) called F64. The challenge for this shot was “Film Noir”…I might have taken that a bit too literally!


I’m still 4th in the Flickr competition I take part in…and here comes the subject I have been dreading ever since the heavens opened a couple of days ago…Bone Dry. As everything outside is now sodden I have had to try and think up something that fits the brief indoors. I’m not entirely convinced with this…and I have 24 hours before I have to submit…so at least I have something!


A nice abstract from oil and water…when I next do this I will ensure I get the lens square to the surface of the water which will keep the oil drops in better focus. More images after the break:

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AKA 101 uses for old fruit you find in the recycling bin covered in cat food!


I have a lot of pictures to process and then publish from the last week…but here is today’s…a bit of light painting


I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…”I’m an Idiot!”

For the second time in so many months I have gone out with my camera, happily clicked away, got it home and found…no SD card in the camera = No pictures. Of course, I didn’t discover this until 11.00pm…out with the macro lens and the lamp…what have we in the house that’s new (and therefore unlikely to have been photographed before)…bingo – vitamin pills…perfect…off to bed now!


The flowers Debbie received for her birthday are on their way out, Debbie thought inflicting some violence on them would be a good idea…she wanted the introduction of tomato ketchup as well…but I drew the line there 😉


So, you may see a connection between today’s image and yesterday’s…

I saw an excellent documentary on Netflix about a graphic designer called Christoph Niemann and this image is very much inspired by him…although, unlike Christoph, I cannot draw to save my life 😉

Have a look at his work here – http://www.christophniemann.com/portfolio/ I found his work very inspiring. If you get chance check out the Netflix series “Abstract The Art of Design”


Photography took last place in today’s events 😉


This is one of those shots that needs to be taken again…but next time it needs to be done right…a number of school boy errors, but the worst one was taking everything down and putting it all away before checking the photograph was OK.

There has already been too much fixing done on this photo…and a lot more needs to be done. In the end I decided I would keep this version for the moment and update with a “proper” version later on.

This shot basically laid the ground work for the images that were to follow through this next week…