Friday, 29 October 2010


Getting in the mood for all things halloween I decided to take my own simple shot of Dracula and his home by the sea.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Boat and beach

Playing in the sand on the beach at Marazion, whilst the little ferry boats taking people to and from St. Michael's mount just across the bay. One of the first of many a snap of Cornwall this week I expect!

Friday, 22 October 2010

Christmas is coming.

Very soon it seems, or at least so the shops and city centres would have us believe. These were the Christmas lights on Regent street, London. They really don't look so exciting when off and in the day light do they? I also couldn't really work out what an umbrella had to do with Christmas or the winter "holiday season"?!

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Phone box.

I went to London over the weekend to a conference. By the Sunday afternoon my brain was frazzled and I was beginning to feel rather low sitting in a barely lit conference room listening to intelligent speak. So I left the hotel, hopped on a bus to Oxford Street and made my way back taking some pictures on the way.

I love black and white photography; I find it can add an element of character to an otherwise rather boring and everyday scene, but sometimes a shot works so much better in colour. In this instance I just can't decide which I prefer.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Dunham Deer

Another shot from our trip to Dunham Massey a few weeks ago. This was the only photo of the deer to my liking because my camera is still shooting incorrectly - what I see framed through the view finder is not what the camera actually captures. This is relatively easy enough to rectify with my 18-75mm lens just by intentionally framing the shot *badly* but with my 70-400mm lens the tiniest change makes a huge difference!

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Wild Mushrooms anyone?

Fresh from a field in Dunham Massey.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

The sculpture in Newcastle...

.. that I don't know the name of but liked the look of. My friend who lives in Gateshead (and has done for many years) also didn't know what it was called!

Friday, 1 October 2010

Basking in the sun

The reason there are two photos is because I couldn't decide which was *best*.

When we were clearing out rubbish from the back of our new house we found three butterflies hidden behind some bin bags in the shed. Initially they couldn't fly so gently lifting them up I placed them on the wall in the sun and within a few minutes they'd warmed and were off. There were still for long enough to get a couple of quick shots though of course.