30 December 2008

Fading Rainbow

I caught this fading rainbow on my way home from Tunstall Reservoir.

29 December 2008

Tuntall Panorama

This is 3 shots merged together in photoshop. The reflections are all real.

28 December 2008

Finally



Finally i got to go out with my camera. It's been quite a while now and i've really not felt like photography these past few weeks. But I just had to make myself get out there again. I find it's good for the soul; it makes you forget all your troubles, even if it is just for a while.

These are of Tunstall Reservoir. It had been raining and the sun got out late on just for an hour as I strolled along the bankside. It's great to be out again in the great outdoors.

24 December 2008

23 December 2008

22 December 2008

Statue

Taken in London (I think in Trafalgar Square but not quite sure).

21 December 2008

Waves



I've not been able to get out and about with my camera due to ill health and Christmas looming upon us so i've decided to look at some old photos taken last eyar. These were taken in Sept 2007 and these lads were having a great time dodging the waves at South Shields.

Garlands and Santa


Garlands on my fireplace and Santa on my table.

20 December 2008

Outside looking in

Taken outside my house looking in. It was a wet and windy night and i took this sitting in the car with the camera balanced on a beanbag on the door of the car. It's not the greatest of images I know that.

19 December 2008

Nicola


This is Nicola my friend's daughter. It was taken last winter.

18 December 2008

Oh Christmas Tree

Photo of my Christmas tree.

17 December 2008

16 December 2008

Merry Christmas

Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas to all my fellow Bloggers.

15 December 2008

Sorry to all my fellow bloggers


Sorry to all of you who are regular visitors. I'm not very well at the moment due to stress and haven't been out with my camera for a while. However here's a picture of a sunrise taken not far from where i live. It's not the most brilliant image but I do like to put something up for you all.


13 December 2008



Just going through some old photos from last year and thought you may like to see them. Taken at Roker in Sunderland December 2007.

12 December 2008

Port of Tyne

Last night was my presentation as runner up in the Port of Tyne photo competition. I nearly didn't go because my nerves have been playing up due to going through a lot of stress at work lately (that's another story I really can't talk about though). However my friend told me not to let it get me down and had surprised me by paying for a taxi for us so I didn't have to drive in Newcastle (she knows how nervous I get driving in the city).
It was a nice night, there was free food and drink flowing all night. I got my photo taken accepting the prize (£50 voucher to spend in a Jessops camera shop) and a group photo was taken of all the winners and runners up to be put in the local newspaper. If i see it in the newspaper i'll scan it in and post it.

11 December 2008

Snow


These are photos taken last week when it snowed. My friend Helen and myself took these from inside the car on our way to work. What should've taken 25 minutes to get to work took us 2 1/4 hours. The traffic was horrendous. I've driven in worse conditions but I think what is happening now is that younger drivers that aren't used to the snow are having problems driving in it cos they don't know what to do. Hence people being stuck, skidding, accidents etc. These photos were taken with a camera phone

10 December 2008

Back to front

Thanks to Danielle for posing for this photoshoot at the camera club.

9 December 2008

Amanda

Thanks to my fellow blogger Mike I was pointed to a website called Planet Photoshop (thankyou Mike for that). I found it very interesting and followed this design video. I like the effect, hope you all do.

8 December 2008

Being Artsy


Just messing about in Photoshop.

7 December 2008

Birds


Here's a couple more images taken at Thornley Woods hide yesterday.

6 December 2008

Nuthatch


The nuthatches are a genus, Sitta, of small passerine birds belonging to the family Sittidae. Characterised by large heads, short tails, and powerful bills and feet, nuthatches advertise their territory using loud, simple songs. Most species exhibit grey or bluish upperparts and a black eye stripe.
These images were taken at my favourite hide at Thornley Woods. It was freezing cold but a beautiful morning so i braved the cold for an hour but never got many good shots unfortunately. These were about the best I got. I saw a deer but wasn't close enough to get a decent photo.

5 December 2008

Waiting for a crumb

Settings
  • Shutter Speed - 1/500 sec
  • Lens Aperture - F/4.1
  • Focal length - 96mm
  • ISO - 320
  • Metering Mode - Pattern

3 December 2008

Look to the sun

I know you're not supposed to shoot towards the sun but i just couldn't resist this shot, I was just pulled towards the light.

2 December 2008

Woodland Walk







You can see how the sun had melted some of the countryside and left other sheltered parts still frozen.

1 December 2008

Woodland magic






A sprinkle of frost makes the woodland seem magical.