35×35 Sometimes the Universe says Na!

What a monosyllabic arsehole, I only wanted a glimpse but, no, have a shed load of cloud!

DSC_0397The best thing is that I have a longer memory than the entity I’ve invented in the title so will, at some point, beat it and get the long awaited shot of the Milky Way…



35×35 #shroomporn

I am not going to google that…


pareidolia. /ˌpæraɪˈdəʊlɪə/

noun. 1. the imagined perception of a pattern or meaning where it does not actually exist, as in little mushroom dicks…

adjective, once seen, can’t be unseen…

35×35 It won’t hurt… Much

DSC_10000 (77)I can’t begin to tell you how much fun we had in the back garden with a few balloons, some tepid water and a willing participant. That stories over on my other platforms. (just search focalthingy and you’ll find me)

Here, I wanted to deal with a few technical details. I love off camera flash (OCF) the effects you can get are subtle, effective and they just add to an image,

Take the shot above, If I’d had the flash mounted on the camera rather than behind, below and to the right of the subject there wouldn’t have been the shadow on the end of the pin, the hand would have been washed out and the flash reflection on the balloon would’ve been on the front bouncing straight back into the camera. there are still a couple areas of improvement, namely the highlights on each side of the balloon but I can live with that. But I just can help going back to the pin… Really happy with this image! ;o)

And a massive shout out to my son Reece for all his help…DSC_10000 (93)Good job Son, good job! xxx

35×35 The Silent Goose Step

DSC_9742.jpgThere’s room for your Coke so enjoy the ride…

I had no idea when I took this shot it would have this effect it has but it did, it’s almost mechanical. It’s just a small independent cinema in Salisbury but it screams to me, take a seat, make yourself comfortable and listen to us…. Now, change your mind!

Down that route lies ruin. We know that, we need to remember that.

And, because I can’t stop thinking about it… My lunch tomorrowDSC_9915-Edit