Blue Hour Overtime

Sometimes working late brings unexpected bonuses…DSC_0765-PanoEven with the sunset the views from the office carpark looking west aren’t the most spectacular and, to be honest, normally the view east is quite humdrum too but a combination of reflected sky and trees in the upper floor windows, the symmetry in the old RAF building and the bluest blue hour we’ve had for a while kinda works in my mind… Apart from the white lines in the foreground… they’re a real OCD buster but I work in road resurfacing and if anyone’s going to bugger it up, it’ll be the liners!… Sorry Bob but you know it’s true!

Manual 365/91 More Rama

I could add a “D” but I won’t… So “Pano” it is then!


Revisit to Birdlip this afternoon and 5 shots blended using Photoshop and edited in Lightroom and a mahoosive 45.5mb of image. I can’t help feel that I need more sky in it though… And it needs to be printed!

And to all my work colleagues who got a card thrust into their hands earlier… Hello, you are obligated to click all the links below! And unfortunately Quedgeley is just off to the left.





I also have new glass so Focalthingys… um… focalthingy now stretches from 18 to 300mm… My oh my, what fun* am I going to have with that?

DSC_0450-Edit.jpg300mm @ f/13, 1/10sec. ISO100

*long distance photos of churches**

**That’s just weird!


Peace Peeps and thanks Grandad! x





Manual 365/56 Dear Doctor Foster…

Gloucester City have offered the following statement:

“Whilst we sympathise with Dr Foster for his misfortune we feel that the integrity of this fair city need to be defended; Let it be known that there were a number of factors that were not mentioned in the original claim made in the Gloucester and Forest Herald. Namely, Dr Fosters’ demure stature contributed to his predicament and that due to central government cuts “category 1” potholes can now have a depth of 1.1 meters and must be repaired by the 38th Julember in all cases. It was unfortunate that Dr Foster chose to stop at the The Air Balloon Public House for (confirmed by signed affidavits) 3 pints of Guinness with Gin chasers and a large brandy “For the road” before carrying on. If Dr Foster had checked he also would have been aware that at this particular time of year was renowned for being a bit rainy. *rainy season in Gloucester runs from January 1st through December 31st

And finally, Gloucester City used to run a bus service to Cirencester which would have elevated the need for Dr Foster to be walking but, due to the number of wheels being nicked, this route had been suspended. Gloucester City can not be held responsible for this fact.”

Gloucester and into Wales From BirdlipDSC_7769.jpgFL 18mm @ f/22, 1/40 sec, ISO 100 (With tripod and 10 sec delay to stop camera shake)

Ah, the return of The Golden Hour! It’s been a long time coming but this lovely crisp cold snap we’re experiencing is great for it. I will admit that todays shots are from yesterday and apologise for yesterdays weak effort but the internet connection in the hotel was non existent and I haven’t the patience or mobile plan to be uploading photos over 3G.

DSC_7861.jpgBelted Galloway’s (Little bit of politics) FL 18mm @ f/8.0, 1/40 sec, ISO 100

DSC_7877.jpgGeorgie FL 55mm@ f/8,0, 1/40sec, ISO 100

And, cause I like the star burst effect of a really tight aperture my f/22 @ 1/640 sec…DSC_7775.jpgI’ve converted to B&W because the rest of the picture was under exposed and the greens looked bloody awful and I think the shadows work.

Peace Peeps! x