Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Moon and the Maple Tree

I was outside taking night shots with my DSLR and I decided to include the tree near our house in the shot.
I used the pop up flash to light the tree and the long exposure to show the moon and stars.

Saturday, September 28, 2013


The front door of an abandoned house in Darlington,  taken for a college assignment.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

House Martin in flight

I went into the garden yesterday to photograph some birds, and after many attempts managed to catch a House Martin doing what it does best.

Canon 30D, EF75-300, ISO 400, manual focus.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Hoverfly on Pignut

I came across this Syrphid browsing on a flower head of Pignut, and got a shot with the Panasonic bridge camera.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Crow on Telegraph pole

I don't remember taking this one!

Panasonic FZ7

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

5 pencils

I'm beginning an Art and Design course on Monday-I needed to buy some pencils...

Canon 30D, Vivitar 100mm macro lens, lamp!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Gimme Shelter

A young snail found under a tub in the garden one night.
Canon 30D plus macro lens.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Having a bad hair day!

And you think YOU'RE having a bad hair day!

My son Matthew's cress plant from his school, my hand made ugly mug from MY school, in a fun collaboration.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


I got down low for a shot of the stems of wheat in the field.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sea of Wheat

Stretching away as far as the eye can see...

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Under a sea of clouds

Epic sky while out with the kids today!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

A Certain Blue Feeling

An abstract view through patterned glass, then tinted blue.
Taken on the Panasonic bridge camera.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Little Pink Newborn

I took a cutting from my old Thanksgiving Cactus (Not to be confused with the true Christmas cactus) and while it was rooting I noticed this little tiny shoot, less than an inch long, and how pink it was. I had to get pics!
It was a difficult setting as it was in a pot and I didnt want to see the pot in the shot so I had a bit of jiggery pokery to do!
The camera was tripod mounted and with the fading light I took some long exposure shots with the self timer-I had to be quick!

Canon 30D-Cosina 100mm macro lens.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Fire Pattern

Abstracted view of a halogen heater, converted to B/W

30D with 50mm lens