Gentle…

DSC_6070Man, I’ve missed the beach so we decided to have a nice evening trip as a family down to Osmington Mills near Weymouth and sure enough, it didn’t disappoint.

Most of the time it’s just me wandering off to indulge in my photography but every now and then they all come too and it adds a little something…DSC_6033.jpgRounded off with a meal in The Smugglers and a mellow drive home listening to some good tunes. Tonight was a great night!

Thanks Guys! xxx

This Is Not A Test…

It’s a bit cheeky to use my daughters birthday blog to test out my Amazon affiliate link but I’ve checked and she’s happy! ;o)

Happy 14th birthday to my wonderful, smart, sassy (no so) little girl! DSC_0417.jpg

And, if this works…

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You can help me start saving towards her next birthday prezzy.

If you use Amazon and click the link above it’ll direct you to the Amazon store where you can shop as normal with the added bonus of letting them know I sent you and as a reward Amazon give me a small kickback and it doesn’t cost you a penny more!

45…

I’m 45 years old…. How the funking funk did that happen?

DSC_8817-Pano.jpgOne could have a bit of a mid (that makes my final age 90 and that ain’t gona happen) life crisis… Or one could take pictures like this and remember the glare of the sun, the bite of the cold Wiltshire morning and bugger the lens flare!

To grab an old cliche by the scruff of the neck, tomorrow’s the first day of the rest of my life and if I have a few more like this then I am indeed a lucky Fella!

Mahoosive love to my wonderful family, Sandie, Reece and Kayleigh I love you soooo much!

And to the rest of you…

Peace Peeps! XXX

Tack!

dsc_8636Well, I can safely say I am well out of my comfort zone, 12 months plus of muscle memory reaching for the zoom ring twitching every time I pick up the camera. A DoF so shallow that a knats eye would be sharp but his arse would be bokeh’d to buggery! And all of my shots were shite, all of them… Apart from this one. My son, Reece, just off to Cadets. f/1.8, 1/125th sec ISO3200…..  Hats off to my D3300, at that ISO I would expect the noise to be phenomenal but it’s not that bad, if anything it’s added softness to the background bokeh.

Ok, I’ll admit, I was tempted to reach back into my bag for my dummy (18-105mm) but if I can get at least one shot a day like this with my 35mm I’ll be happy and things sure are going to get interesting! ;o)

Manual 365/366 Well, Here We Are!

My last post on my Manual challenge… I could go on about how, through the help of others, I have begun to master the art of photography, to place my own stamp on my work and to think that little bit differently, to see that bit more. I could say how my confidence in myself has grown and how I am better able to accept constructive critique, enable the ignorant and ignore the arrogant.

I could do all of that but actually, I think I’ll end this with the most important thing in my life…dsc_7456-editMy family.

(and my daughters previously unknown ability to shoot water from her fingertips…)

To those who come here often, you know who you are, thank you so so much!

And to All, may I wish you a happy and prosperous 2017!

Here’s to the next 7 billion mile trip around the sun and all the photons to capture that will bring!

Just call me 365 Warrior Peeps! ;o) XXXXX

Manual 365/364 On A Mission…

DSC_7309.JPGThis time of year you need to make sure you’re correctly suited and booted for whatever the world can throw at you… And my advice? Wear Wellies!DSC_7313-Pano.JPGAnd that’s another one ticked off the list for the year, a beautiful lady under a waterfall!

Peace Peeps!

My World…

dsc_7138-pano-editThere are no words I can use to express how proud I am of my family but as I come to the end of this thing I can only say thank you for putting up with The Old Mans obsession and for everything you do and are! Love you guys! XXXDSC_7167.JPGThe camera goes away on the 1st Jan…. Maybe