10 days to go and I have this just outside my back door for the duration… And, there’s a storm forecast for the weekend. I am not going to apologise for the amount of beach / long exposures I have posted and will most definitely be posting over the coming days!Happy Winter Solstice Peeps!
Oh, nothing special like… Just 200 posts and 1001 visitors to my humble blog!
I think this calls for a fly by….
And a Bruce Almighty moment with the moon…
Peace Peeps! xxxxx
11 years ago I partook in the Rob Roy Challenge a 16 mile hike followed by a 39 mile cycle ride across the middle of Scotland I was proud to finish it and I still look back at my achievement and smile. Along side (in front) of me during this challenge was a guy called Graham Sheppard. Now, I’ve known Shep for a long long time and there’s one thing about Shep; once he gets something in his head, come hell or high water, it’s going to happen. The Cycle bug bit on that challenge and 11 years and a bit later on the 27th August this year Shep is starting his John o Groats to Lands End ride. He’s planned it over 10 days, completing 100 miles a day and aims to be at the finish line on the 5th September. Graham is 60 and has been diabetic since 1982. He called me this morning and asked if I would get a couple of shots of him in his jersey and I was honoured to!
You can find his Just Giving Page here
All proceeds are going to DiabetesUK
And his Facebook page is here
Best of luck Fella and mind out for them Beasties!
Dig Deep Peeps! x
I’m late… Nothing new there then!
I’m fast approaching another milestone in this project and have been thinking about incorporating another challenge into this one, just to give myself some inspiration and break up the usual landscape – flower – black and white cycle.
I’ve had a few ideas… A-Z maybe
A is for…
B is for…
Hmm, or maybe a 101 list, yeah I think I like that.
Anyway, the decision will be made by Manual365/200.
Peace Peeps! x
I got into the office at 9:00, I left the office at 19:53, it’s a 1 hr 20 minute drive from and to home if the traffic is good. I’ll let you do the math to what time I left this morning and to what time I was going to get home. It was going to be a long day and I pondered my lack of shots and opportunities along with many many other things as I traveled down the M5. I did notice one thing though.
Off to my right the sky was heavy and grey but there was a strip of lighter sky across the horizon which steadfastly remained the closer I got to home. A couple of little niggles began to grow in my mind; will it be a screamer of a sunset? (heavy grey skies with a strip of fire) and will I be too late? Will I miss it?
A long, long day but hey, you’ve got to take the rough with the smooth!
Peace Peeps! xxx
But it’s your bit of space; look, see, love and look some more!
And then get a photo of it! ;o)
Peace Peeps! xxx
Yesterday I awoke early, refreshed and looking forward to a day full of golf, laughter and a few beers…
Today, somewhere around lunch time I peeled my head off the pillow and looked through the rough end of a brewery sized hangover at my red, angry, sunburned legs. Eventually I managed to grunt my way into somewhat dulled, consciousness but it’s been fragile. I have though managed to edit a video together of yesterdays shots, taken with my camera by Monica, which kind of gives you a clue into the finesse and skill involved in our game of golf…
You can find it on YouTube here
Today’s shot on the other hand is somewhat more subdued, I had to pop out earlier and the light was changeable. The sun was dropping low in the sky and the clouds were busy. I pulled over to get a shot across a barley field that was bathed in bright sunlight with dark clouds in the background. By the time I got into position cloud had covered the sun and the shot was gone…. But, I spotted movement a hundred or so yards off to my left, along the edge of the field. A pheasant, who’d seen me and was heading off in the other direction. And a hare, that hadn’t and was gradually making its way towards me. I lifted the camera to my eye and waited. She, (I presume a she but I could be wrong) was in no rush and nibbled at the plants along the edge of the barley as she continued to hop in the direction of the still a little fuzzy but excited human. I pushed the shutter on my first shot, fully expecting her to startle and disappear off into the long grass but she kept on coming. The wind has been quite strong today and was at my face so I’m thinking it carried the my (slightly beery) scent and the sound of the shutter away from her. In the end she was no more than 4 or 5 meters away and well within the reach of my 105mm lens.
Realization dawned on her then and a fraction of a second later, she was off.
Still, it goes to show, sometimes you just need to stop, look and listen and the right situation will present it’s self!
You’ll have to forgive me, today has been the 15th annual sober fest that is the Rodney Hawkins Memorial Golf day otherwise known as the Tossers Cup! I’m now drunk and just off out to accept my “You Won Fuck All Award” for the 15th year running!
See you tomorrow!
Peace Peeps! xxx
Now, I’m not one to cast aspersions but if their treats are causing the cat to look at me like this while he’s begging for Dreamies® I would hazard a guess there’s some high grade Cat Coke or cheese somewhere in their secret ingredients…
I wouldn’t mind but the little sod gets sharp in all five corners when he doesn’t get his way!
And noisy because I shot at ISO3200 so I didn’t have to use the flash, he might be a little sod but it’s not fair to flash blind him! ;o)
Peace Peeps! x
Be it Bumble Bees muscling in on the bounty in the most thistleley thistle I’ve ever seen…
Or The Swans Of Swindon insisting that water’s for “Them soft arsed geese over there and don’t even get us started on them bloody ducks, what’s wrong with good solid tarmac? They don’t even know they’re hatched! And if that Queenie bird ever shows her face round ‘ere we’ll stick one on ‘er, Gawd bless ‘er but she ain’t eating me!” (Really said, though I might have got the accent slightly wrong…)
((Rhymes with Jam))
(((Fack orf you Cant!!!)))