Monday, 22 February 2010

Leaving a Light On

I finally took the plunge of moving the blog and this is my last post here on blogger.

Honestly I feel a little sad about it, this is where it all started, it was a whole new photographic journey (with some moaning ramblings too) but I feel the time is right to move on. Whilst I've been complimented on my blogger template it is rather limited despite being able to customize the CSS.

I won't be pulling this version, who knows maybe I'll wish to return at some point. I won't however be dual posting, or even triple posting with the AM3 version. The main reasons for moving were to have a blog that I could make more my own and to simplify the process.

So all that leaves me to say is a HUGE thank you to all those that have followed me, left comments and encouraged me to improve/continue especially at the times I really didn't feel like doing so, you have no idea how much that all means. I sincerely hope that you follow me over and continue to look. You can find my new home right here!

So for that last time, let me know your thoughts as always.


Thursday, 4 February 2010

Raw Revisited

The last few days, in what spare time I've had, I have been making a huge effort to reduce the amount of unprocessed RAW files residing on my hard drive.

Some have been deleted, some are family stuff, some are images I wish to keep but wouldn't necessarily blog and some have surprised me in that I really quite liked them having overlooked them many times. The batch I've been working on are from summer 2008 which shows you how far I am behind!

Let me know your thoughts as always.

On another note I am considering moving the blog to a new location. If I can export all of my work from the blogger version then I'll do it but at the moment it's a big IF I think. I'm not willing to move and start afresh or manually migrate over 350 posts! I'll keep you posted.


Wednesday, 27 January 2010

A Little Further Back

I've deliberated over this shot for a few days.

Most of the pp was done in a short space of time but I've stared at it for what seems like hours ever since, making minor adjustments here and there.

There were two reasons why I've hesitated to post it, the first is that it's the same scene as last time (hence the title) and second (more importantly) I can't figure out if the boats on the left are a complete distraction. My lot reckon no but I'm not so sure! I liked it enough in the end to post it, I think the tone will not be to everyone's taste but it's what I was aiming for, the full colour version was ok but a bit "Chocolate Box" for my liking.

Your honest opinions are welcome.


Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Prick Up Your Ears

Well I am still here as you can see!

Thanks to all the kind words of encouragement from everyone from all sorts of sources. I don't want to stop, just move forward in some way and I think I know what I need to do.

In the meantime you'll have to keep putting up with some old shots. The textures on this were a last minute idea (as they often are with me) they seemed to add to the scene without removing anything-if you see what I mean?

If you can get the connection between the title and the image your mind is probably as warped as mine :D


Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Tidal Waves

I thought about deleting this blog at the weekend.

Not to give up but sometimes I feel I'm not moving forwards, not challenging myself enough. My thinking was that perhaps if I started afresh I might be more inspired to improve somewhat.

Whilst I ponder on that thought here's another shot along a beach, I went a bit further on the pp work on this one, let me know your thoughts as always.


Saturday, 16 January 2010

At Peace

Just a quick post, I've not a lot to say today :)

One of favourite shots from last summer not perhaps because there was anything remarkable about the image but it reflected the way I was feeling at the time. I've mentioned before I know but when walking along the beach on a day such as this was I feel at peace with myself and the world around me, a feeling I don't really get anywhere else.

Right I'm off to cook dinner and open a bottle of something, which comes a close second to the above in some respects ;)


Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Slumped In The Slips

Thanks for all the kind comments yesterday on my little friend, I told him and he seemed happy, his tail was wagging anyway ;)

We woke up to more snow again this morning but I'm hoping we've seen the last of it, rain is forecast for the weekend and a positively balmy 6 degrees! When the snow falls the world is beautiful place, almost magical but as you get older you realise it has it's downsides too. My youngest reckons I'm a good candidate for the "Grumpy Old Men" TV show :O)

So this is a shot of three benches on my local cricket ground, in a few short months the sun will be shining and the benches will be full of people enjoying the match with a cool drink or two, not a moment too soon will it be!


Tuesday, 12 January 2010


My little fat friend Terry, I can't tell you how much I love this little fellow.

He loved the snow, some of it was deeper than he is tall in places but he had a great time as you can see. Not my normal sort of post but I couldn't resist sharing this one with you :)


Sunday, 10 January 2010

At The Helm

Blakeney,North Norfolk,Boat,Wreck
I've been mulling over some of my older shots from back in the summer and came across this.

I've posted a couple of the old boat before but I liked this one. PP is a mixture of the original shot and some tone mapped details.

At the helm? More a question to myself than about the boat I guess ;)

Let me know your thoughts as always.


Thursday, 7 January 2010

No Entry

North Norfolk Railway,Steam Train
We're still bitterly cold here in Merry Olde England!

I wouldn't moan but then I wouldn't be English ;) The roads really are dire and as far as I can see nothing has been done to make them any better. Still some car owners had the foresight to get that special optional extra "Supergrip", the guy who overtook me on a country lane covered in ice tonight certainly had it! Boy I wish I'd forked out the extra ££s

Another image from way back when the sun was high in the sky and a T shirt was sufficient apparel.


Tuesday, 5 January 2010


Cromer,Norfolk,Felbrigg House,The National Trust
Posting two days in a row? It's just like the good old days.

This an alternative view of Felbrigg House and I guess you'll either love it or hate it :-/

Other than that I don't think I have a lot to say, being back to work has numbed my brain more than usual ;0)


Monday, 4 January 2010

Wide Fred Sprost

Black and White
Happy new year to you all.

As you can see I didn't get all that shooting/posting done over the holidays. I didn't do much of anything photography wise, so much for those plans. This is a shot I took just before and whilst there's no snow here at the moment it's bitterly cold with snow forecast. Spring can turn up any time it feels like it as far as I'm concerned!

Oh and the title? It was something I heard a weather forecaster say when I was a kid, poor fellow probably never lived it down :)