Manual 365/233 Freddy Does Glastonbury…

I had a conversation last week that went a little bit like this…

“Wow Fella, that is a great mask.”


“Photos, in Glastonbury, next weekend, sound good?”

“F**k yes… Why Glastonbury?”

“Because they get it down there and if they don’t, they will!”

… And they did, boy, did they get it!DSC_9963DSC_9868.jpgA mixture of Street, portrait and… shopping!DSC_9928

A huge thank you to me old mate, Wayne DSC_9983.jpgfor supplying the costume and balls (not those ones, they’re for a later date!) and to the people / visitors of Glastonbury for being great.

I’ve uploaded the rest to Flickr there’s a shed load.

Wayne’s day job is Caricature drawing and he’s a bit good! Check him out here and if you want Freddy, you can find him in your dreams

Peace Peeps! x



Manual 365/179 Lord Baths’ Mystical Eye!

DSC_4244-EditComplete with standing stones as Longleat gears up to hold the Glastonbury Festival in a couple of years time. I’ve *heard a rumour (*made it up) that there’s going to be a warm up Stargate convention in 2017 and the Lions, Tigers and Bears (Ah Ha!) ((I know there are no bears at Longleat but it sounds better than wolves..)) Are receiving Hippy / Hipster acclimatisation acupuncture therapy for the inevitable lost / stoned / drunk festival goer who’s bound to stagger into their enclosures. (I made that up too and I’m sure the security around the animals will be second to none… Apart from the hippos, those hard Mofo’s can look after themselves and it’ll make great tele… Ok, I’m making that up too but hey, 20 minutes ago I was sat here with Bloggers Block and now I’m on a roll!)

On a techy note, got the shot using a tight aperture (f/26 @ 18mm to f/38 @ 105mm) 1/3 sec exposure and zoomed in when the shutter was open. I would like to invest in a Neutral Density filter, a good one so it will be an investment so that I don’t have to have everything so tight to get long exposure shots during the day but that’ll be something to aim for in the future.

And the view from Heavens gate was a bit good too!DSC_4266

Peace Peeps! x



Manual 365/108 Spaced Invaders and Roll Ups!

One discipline I am really itching to get into is street photography. I have tried it in the past to varying degrees of success the best in Portugal the worst in Aylesbury. (See previous blogs Parcel Tape and feathers and Eye of Sauron) So I’ve been scratching my head for a place to go close by that would tolerate some long haired Herbert wandering around with his camera and then it dawned on me; Glastonbury and I was right, I fitted right in!

Buskin’… Man!DSC_2884-Edit58mm @ f/5.6, 1/160th sec, ISO 100

Even though it’s only a short drive away I’ve only actually been to Glastonbury a couple of times so it was good to get a feel for the place.

Café HarpDSC_2869-Edit
105mm @ f/5.6, 1/250th sec, ISO 100

TeepeeDSC_2882-Edit125mm @f/5.6, 1/160th Sec, ISO100

The FamiliarDSC_288055mm @ f/5.6, 1/100th sec, ISO 100

And I think I will be returning, some when around the festival methinks!

All black and white shots were edited in Silver Efex Pro2 the Familiar was massively under exposed so has been bought up in Light room.

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