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…


I was chatting with a friend at our camera club this evening. He is also doing a 365 this year and he was telling me about how he had taken loads of pictures but just didn’t like what he got. This happens to me all the time…and of course, I got home after camera club and hit the exact same problem.

I had a great idea for this picture…but couldn’t get it to work no matter what, but as I explained to my friend, the very fact that you have got the camera out and tried means you have succeeded…you won’t produce an award winner every day (week/month or year in my case 😉 ), but that is unrealistic. The aim of these 365 projects (for me at least) is to keep me photographing…if I stop, then I barely get the camera out, and that’s a bad thing!

So – you may (or may not based on this first effort!) see this car and its green Porsche friend in upcoming shots…fingers crossed!


It’s amazing what you can do with a couple of small torches and some silver foil.

For those of you who don’t know, bokeh is a Japanese word that describes the blobs of out of focus light in the background.


I’m 50 this year…my Mum still buys me a tube of Smarties for Christmas, as she has since I was a child…and I’d complain bitterly if she didn’t 😉