Our Once in a Lifetime Experience

We were super lucky to be selected from the ballot to take part in the Queensferry Crossing Experience this weekend. For those who don’t know, Scotland has a lovely new bridge crossing the Firth of Forth, the Queensferry Crossing. Once it is fully open, it will be part of the motorway network with no access …

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Inspired by Nikon Meetup

I couldn’t quite believe it when I got an email in December telling me that I had been selected in the ballot for a place on Nikon’s Birmingham Meetup. Today was the day of the Meetup and I set off with a sense of anticipation of what the morning would have in store. Would everyone have …

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A New Look for the Blog

I decided my blog needed a bit of a facelift.  I hope you like the new design! I think it should make it easier for you to flick around and select which posts you want to read.  Let me know if you have any thougths or comments (good or bad).

Photocrafty

On Friday I treated myself to a fun, new photography book during my lunchtime meanderings to Waterstones.  The book, called Photocrafty, includes 75 different projects to try with a DSLR which are a bit different to the usual projects you get in some photography magazines & books. The first one I decided to try was …

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Filters and Layers

I few weeks ago I blogged about how I was starting to learn about Layers and Filters in Photoshop.  I’ve been having another play around this afternoon and I like some of the results I am getting.  Here’s an example using one of my photos from last weekend. I’ve not quite sussed out how to …

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Soap Bubbles

I was flicking through a few old copies of Digital SLR Photography magazine earlier looking for an article about applying filters in Photoshop.  I spotted one of their “Photo DIY” articles about making abstract photos using soap bubbles.  It looked pretty easy to set up and the result they had achieved were pretty cool so …

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Unashamedly Inspired by Neighbours!

Okay okay I admit it, I am a fan of Neighbours – always have been, always will be!  In my defence, it is pretty much the only Soap I watch.  Anyway some of the kids on Neighbours were given an assignment to photograph anything of a certain colour.  I thought that sounded good fun, so …

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CHRISTMAS!!!

Its Christmaaaaasssssss!!! Alas, the day is drawing to an end and there is a break in the good TV so what better a time to upload a quick Christmas blog post.  Here is a the documentation of my day. Here’s Ellie waiting for the fun to begin And here are the oh-so-tempting pressies Quickly followed …

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Autumn Country Walks

This week a close friend’s wedding gave me the opportunity to visit my mom & dad’s new place in Staffordshire’s countryside.  Photos of the wedding will follow in a future blog post, but for now I’d like to share some from the lovely autumnal walks we’ve been able to take over the last few days. …

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