Manual 365/331 Interloper…

DSC_6839-Edit.JPGCat City, the clue is in the name, like he gives a shit!

Memories from Portugal in February, I will be back on board tomorrow, I’ll be starting the day in Hinkley and it’s Sandie and Reeces’ birthday so the shot tomorrow will be those two, no excuses!

Peace Peeps! x

Manual 365/142 The Best Beard In The World… Period!

Winter rainy days are so full of gloom, a vaccum sky; sucking at the drab, dead earth.

Spring rainy days on the other hand promise so much more. OK, the light’s shite and no matter where you go it’s not going to relent and offer up any good shots. So maybe look a little closer to home (like just outside the front door…)

Bud!DSC_0057-EditI have managed to scout some good locations for the future though and also spent a bit of time editing:

The Best Beard In The World… Period!DSC_6903-Edit-Edit.jpgA completely random guy walking past us when we were sat outside a bar in Portugal back in February, I thought his shots had been deleted but while I was rummaging about in me archives I rediscovered him. He’s a British guy and the beard is 100% natural!

Off out for a walk in the morning, My Daughter now knows what the Golden Hour means so we’ll be leaving home around 6ish (we’ll see!)

Peace Peeps! x

Manual 365/93 Broken!

A tractor tyre, a chain, two trees and my daughter with the camera… I knew it would happen long before it actually did but did that stop me? Na, did it bugger and now I have grazes…. I haven’t had grazes in over 20 years FFS!

(Un)fortunately I had forgot to reset the camera to shoot RAW and Jpeg and now we’re away I can’t process RAW files so my dignity remains intact… For the moment.

So, back the the archives it is then. A candid shot from a beach side cafe in Albufeira on our last holiday.


Now looking forward to shooting the sights and scenes from this one.

Peace Peeps! x

Manual 365/90 Context…


Snatched a bag? Running for a train? Or dancing in the street?

A moment captured can tell a million stories but there can only be one truth and that truth is fundamental.

He was dancing, having a whale of a time and I’m sure the smile that once would have played across his face is there, just blurred by age and effort but I’m with you Fella! I remember what it felt like but you, you lived it!


Thanks again Portugal for getting me out of a tight spot… (Todays limited shots were awful) these shots were taken at the Loulé Carnival back in February.

Peace Peeps! x



Manual 365/89 Paper…

Draw a line on a piece of paper, now draw something different and don’t stop. You could solve the universe with a pencil and a sheet of paper.


And math… Quite a lot of math!

Thanks to Sam and the staff down at the MFA 10 Pin Bowling  in Yeovil for letting me have a bit of a mooch around the back of the bowling lanes. Unfortunately it didn’t look anything like the door scene in Monsters Inc. and none of the shots were up to scratch. My Bad!

Todays shot was taken back in Feb in Portugal and edited in Silver Efex Pro 2, part of the Nik Collection I mentioned… Repeatedly… in last nights blog.

Peace Peeps!

Manual 365 / 57 Always Visit The Old ‘uns!

I’ve now got quite an extensive catalogue of photos now and it would be just cruel to not have a look back through every now and then and polish up the previously overlooked, so tonight’s blog contains two pictures, one from January of the water meadows in Barford St Martin DSC_2486.jpg

And one of shells collected in and around Albufiera.


I would like to say more but I’m off down the pub!

Peace Peeps!

Manual 365/48 Start, Middle and Now The End

Tonight is the last night of my holiday, back to the world of the working tomorrow and what joy that brings me… (I’m joking)

I’ve revisited some of the pictures taken over then last few weeks and I’m going to use them tonight.









Oh, how far away does that all seem now, but, chin up! Let’s see what tomorrow brings! ;o)

See you all tomorrow.

Peace Peeps!

Manual 365/45 Surfs Up! Piper On Dude!!!


Our last full day in Albufeira and still the moments pile in! There aren’t many occasions  you can say you’re watching surfers on a busy sea while listening to The Flower Of Scotland played (Very well I might add) on the bag pipes by a Canadian in Portugal…

Surreal to the very end!


Thanks to;

Dave, The Piper and his partner who I didn’t realise were together so they both got a card! (I’d love to see your work)

Surfers, just because!

Albufeira, for having such wonderful people, places, animals and attitude and I know the weather’s been shite but hey, rough with the smooth!  We will be back!

And last but not least, Sandie, Sue and Robbie! Thanks Guys! XXX


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Manual 365/43 Four Billion Years Of Evolution Results In Cats Liking Warm!

DSC_6010.jpgHappy Darwin Day ya bunch of Apes! It took the sacrifice and toil of millions upon millions of organisms to get you to where you are today so embrace it and take that step forward, your DNA is relying on you!


And just think one day, sedimentary  mud and seismic inactivity permitting, you could be a fossil! (Best get buried at the bottom of a river too)

And talking of great days and fossils; Happy 4000,000,0058th Birthday Rob!


A wonderful wander down Albufeira beach and across the cliffs (highly recommended) The weather wasn’t great but that didn’t matter. Over 500 shots and most were usable. Followed by a brief siesta and then back into town for one of the best meals I’ve eaten in a long time. Oh, and for the record, the bag the cat’s sat on is mine, I don’t own the cat, I don’t even know the cat but once I put my bag on the floor he decided it was his. The Cat Sanctuary is another great place to visit in Albufeira… If you like cats, great views… And cats.

Finally, because it’s late


Peace Peeps!