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Photo365 – 31 Jan 2011

A January Afternoon in Weymouth

The light for this shot wasn’t brilliant as it was a bit of a dreary afternoon……again. However, I liked the composition of this shot, with the broad curve of the waterline leading your eye through the photograph.

Herons Return to Nottington

At Mandas flat, we are blessed (or maybe thats cursed) with a small Heronry in the neighbouring woods. The Herons generally return to their nest sites in about February, and today, I noticed familiar squawks indicating that the first herons of 2011 have returned.

The Herons are rather raucaus and argumentative, particularly the youns, apparently […]

Dancing on Ice – WTF!!!

I have to confess that I really enjoy Strictly Come Dancing, and have up until now really enjoyed Dancing on Ice, but now its time for a bit of a rant.

WTF are ITV playing at, they’ve got so many “celebrities”in this year that the shows are running at 2 HOURS long, plus another half […]

Photo365 -30 Jan 2011

Abbotsbury Hill Vista

It was an absolutely gorgeous day today, and we spent the morning in Freshwater (near Bridport) and the afternoon in Weymouth. We stopped at the Abbotsbury Hill viewpoint for lunch, and this is my image for today, and shows St Catherine’s Chapel, The Fleet, Chesil Beach and Portland.


Freshwater wedding fayre

Today, Manda and I went to the Freshwater Wedding Fayre, near Bridport, as we’d been told that there was goin to be a florist there that we wanted to speak to.

Well, I have to say that it was at the very least a disappointment. There was very little there, and if it had been […]

Photo365 – 29 Jan 2011

Pills, Pills, Pills!

I left today’s image until the end of the day, as I was a bit fed up. Since my stay in hospital, the pills I’ve been prescribed have well and truly screwed up my diabetes and high glucose levels are making me fed up, irritable and grumpy. I’m fed up of […]

Wedding Rings Chosen

Manda and I spent today in Dorchester, with the aim of choosing a wedding ring from what I think is one of the nicest jewellers that we’ve been into, Hardys Jewellers in Dorchester.

We’ve been into a number of jewellers so far, but I have to confess that browsing in Hardys was the most pleasant […]

Photo365 – 28 Jan 2011

Sign of Springtime

I took a trip to one of my local patches, Thorncombe Woods near Dorchester, today and despite the freezing cold wind, I noticed that the plants are already peeking through the dead leaves, a sign of spring already?

This was my favourite shot of the day.


Photo365 – 27 Jan 2011


Todays was a simple shot to set up. A small IKEA rectangular vase filled with water in front of a white card background. Speedlite 550EX fitted with a Stofen diffuser attached to an off-camera cord and positioned to light the white background. Speedlite set to manual 1/8 power.


Photo365 – 26 Jan 2011

A Grey Day on Hythe Pier

I have to confess, I’m not much of a fan of post-processing and image manipulation, but when I say this view in front of me earlier today, it was just begging to have the reds popped.

The image was processed and resized in Digital Photo Professional, before I […]