It Doesn’t Have To Be Spectacular…

To be specialdsc_7912To the locals; steps to the Wessex memorial

To the non-locals; Minecraft personified

To me; I’m on a hill at two am with a bright moon and  I’ve mastered low light focus with the D3300 after a “couple” of beers….

A win no matter how you look at it!

Manual 365/68 There’s No Such Thing As A Fish

The Ellesmere Port Man O Beer; Native to the industrial town on the banks of the River Mersey. First Observed and named  in 1923 by Dr Reginald Krippen. The creature was studied in detail by the University of Birkenhead for many years but unfortunately the colony in the Mersey disappeared in 1968 and its whereabouts was unknown for 30 years. In 1998 a lone specimen was found in the inlet of the Cralesbeug Lager Brewery Co-Oprative and due to the unique DNA….

…Ok, that’s it… Enough!

My beer looks like a Jelly fish…



And I’m really exploiting the tripod, iPhone light and long exposure!

It’s been a long day!
Peace Peeps! X

Manual 365/53 Studio set up: Tripod? Check, Camera? Check, Lighting?… iPhone? That’ll do, Box Of Beers? Hell Yeah!

Work at the moment has become frantic, lots going on and no chance of shots. I lie, there’s loads of shots but not having the camera to hand all of the time is a bugger!

The best I could try was a dark shot of the dashboard and some small light trails…. It didn’t work out. Wife to the rescue time, she loves Lillies. She loves them so much she actually went out and bought herself some a few days ago (Yes, I know it’s my job and I have said I will get the next lot) and they have just started to open so we have the bonus of a beautiful scent in the living room and stamens full of pollen so, not to miss the chance I whipped them into the kitchen and got the tripod out.


FL 55mm @ f/16 (I wanted a deep depth of field but still got Bokeh in the background!)  ISO 100, 0.8sec (It was under exposed but using LR to up the exposure ((and that’s all)) bought up the green without blowing the whites and I love the composition)

And where did the beer come in to it? I hear you ask…


I needed a stand for the light…

Have a gander at my web thingy I’m really quite proud of it.

And Twitter’s really starting to take off! Thanks if you’ve come from there and if not… Click the link!

Peace Peeps!



Manual 365/37 You Beautiful, Beautiful People!

I’ll let you all into a little secret, today is my 44th birthday. I had no idea I would eventually get here and I must admit, now that I’m here, I had no clue it would be like this and the best bit is I still have no clue to what is to come!

If I’m going to offer some advice, Baz Luhrmann style, (For those of you who don’t know, Google Sunscreen) It would be this…

Look More:


Love more:


And, no matter what, you are beautiful… All of you!








All of these were taken on the seafront in Alburfeira today. And now I’m off to get really drunk! ;o)

Loves Ya! xxx