Used matches at the side of the cooker provide today’s subject matter.


Christmas is coming and last year I missed out on nuts…couldn’t believe our local Tesco’s sold out about two weeks before Christmas last year and never got anymore in…this year I bought early and I bought big! Here’s a tasty walnut that I enjoyed moments after this photograph was taken! There’ll probably be none left for Christmas!


I’m doing a photography course all about composition, the first subject was “Lines”

I don’t think this was quite what they had in mind.

(no flour was harmed or snorted in the making of this photograph 😉 )


Another day where I have not had the opportunity to get out and take a picture, to be fair, I have been finding this change quite liberating…all the “landscape” shots were becoming a bit samey so I’m please to be looking at a change of pace indoors.

Today continues my work with light and kitchen utensils ala Jan Groover…any chance I could sell these for silly money 😉


Playing around with a corkscrew and a lamp in the kitchen this evening…I had hoped to get it with its “arms” up…but I didn’t have the patience to work out how to do that 😉


Following on from my previous forks and shadows photograph I thought I’d have a go a spoons this time. Not as interesting as the forks shot, but I enjoy the simplicity of these pictures.


A busy day at work meant no lunchbreak and then poor weather prevented a quick run out on the way home…so I dug the forks out, which I haven’t done for a while. It was quite restful setting them up to produce this shadow pattern…simply satisfying.


A couple of weeks ago a friend from the Bishops Stortford Camera Club gave me this Praktica LB camera and a couple of lenses as I was keen to give film photography a go. Film (black and white) was purchased along with a 28mm f2.8 lens to go along with the 50mm and 80-200mm f4.5-5.6 that came with the camera.

I’m half way through the first 36 exposure film and am really enjoying the whole process of slowing down and working out the correct exposure and (hopefully) getting the composition and exposure right in camera…only time will tell how successful I have been.


You can always tell when the weather’s been particularly rotten 😉


This wasn’t quite what I had in mind for today’s shot, but I have had this tap sat on my desk at work for no good reason since I started here a few months ago…good a reason as any!