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There is a perfectly good reason for me having taken this shot…I’m just not at a liberty to say why at the moment 😉


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.


Just back from a weekend away so just had to be a quick shot of the Christmas Tree…I may have overdone the sparkle…but it’s Christmas so excess is good, no?


Coming up with things to photograph tends to be the hardest part of the 365 project. Today I noticed this article on the BBC news web site all about the increase in cost in Marmite following Brexit (or at least the complete collapse in the value of Sterling since Brexit…thanks very much bigots!). I asked the good lady wife if we had any…”You had it on your cheese on toast this lunchtime” came the terse reply!

So, we are officially rich as we have two jars of the Black Gold in the cupboard…I’m off to celebrate with a cheese and marmite sandwich…or maybe a can of Red Stripe…we’ll see.


Today’s Bishops Stortford Camera Club night out was all about portraits with the setting sun. So I arrived armed with all 3 of my flashes…and used none of them ;-).

Portrait work is a long way from my comfort zone, but I really enjoyed photographing some of my friends from the camera club…particularly as I got (IMO) some pretty nice portraits…and just with one gold reflector held stage left.

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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.


10Nov

314/366 Printing Sets

Rummaging around again for something to shoot and I came across the wife’s printing set. I remember I had my own John Bull printing set when I was a kid, I seem to remember that it came with a dodgy red ink pad that spreas ink all over the place…even the ink pads have come on some since then 😉

Printing Ink