Sunday 30 July 2017

A Photo a Day #212

The man, his dog and the sea

Just below Highcliffe Castle in Dorset is a part sandy, part pebble beach. Around this time last year I was on a beach in The Algarve under a burning hot sun! This year I'm enjoying the rainy British summertime.

Saturday 29 July 2017

A Photo a Day #211


Some amazing tree limbs in the woodland area surrounding Highcliffe Castle in Dorset. It has been very rainy today, so it had a mystical, eerie feel.

Friday 28 July 2017

A Photo a Day #210

Little Sweet shop

A sweetshop in Poole- fitting for today's gloomy UK weather where a little warmth and cheer is much needed.

Thursday 27 July 2017

A Photo a Day #209

Street Art

Street art in Southsea- I saw this being finished some time ago and passed it today. The vivid imagery is very eye-catching. 

Wednesday 26 July 2017

A Photo a Day #208

Alfanzina Lighthouse, August 2016

Another snap from last year, we went on a short walk from Carvoeiro where we were staying along the clifftops and came across this lighthouse. It was a somewhat challenging walk in the heat, but one of the best walks we went on to overlook the sea.

Tuesday 25 July 2017

A Photo a Day #207

Black Beauty

Another photo of Maisie today. You can see she is now full size and a striking black cat with gorgeous amber eyes. She is a very lucky cat as the house we rent has an amazing garden area for her to explore and play in. 

Monday 24 July 2017

A Photo a Day #206


Maisie is now 19 months old and a content, playful and sprightly young cat. She may be catching mice now and again (and bringing them in for playing with unfortunately), but she still loves to lie on the bed and will let me cuddle her quite happily. This is a selfie I took of us a few days ago with me as big spoon.

Sunday 23 July 2017

A Photo a Day #205

Evening Rose

I saw this beautiful red rose in the garden a few days ago perfectly lit by the evening sun. I ran into the house and grabbed my camera. The orange hue in the image is all created by the amazing sunlight.

Monday 17 July 2017

A Photo a Day #199

Busy Again

I took this with my zoom lens as I didn't have my macro and the detail I picked up was great. I shot with approximately a 1.3x zoom. The colours were played up in editing and I also applied a gaussian blur with a soft light filter in Photoshop. I'm pleased with this.

Saturday 15 July 2017

A Photo a Day #197


My brother in the sea at Hastings a few summer's ago. I need to get out and take some fresh pictures, but luckily I have a bit of a back catalogue of some half decent images. The over -exposure and filtering create a fresh look that I actually like about this photo.

Friday 14 July 2017

A Photo a Day #196


People might recognise this skate park from the South Bank in London. I took this a year ago, but played around with editing it today. I blurred all but the skater and increased the saturation. 

Thursday 13 July 2017

A Photo a Day #195

Hard Work

Another throwback to last year in the Algarve on holiday. This lady was working out in the heat, putting others to shame.

Wednesday 12 July 2017

A Photo a Day #194


This was taken last August in Portugal. Portimao in the Algarve was a town with some interesting ramshackle buildings to photograph.

Saturday 8 July 2017

Thursday 6 July 2017

A Photo a Day #188

Closing Up

As you can see, Poole quay was very fruitful for photos. I like the composition of the people here with the young woman as a focal point. I played with colour to add to the thematic elements of the image.

Wednesday 5 July 2017

A Photo a Day #187


This follows yesterday's shot in style. I will be on the look out for more block colour backgrounds with interesting textures to develop this as a series. By Poole quayside I snapped this rusting boat.

Tuesday 4 July 2017

A Photo a Day #186


This wall was a great subject and one of those images that comes already composed for you. I did have a shot of a chap walking by, but he actually took away from the disturbing features of the wall. The juxtaposition of the graffiti, rusting and the flowers looks great.

Monday 3 July 2017

A Photo a Day #185

On the Tracks

Taken in Poole High Street where the railway track crosses through the town.The sky is a bit bleak, but I didn't want to Photoshop a new one in. I quite like the colours and contrast I got here, but I'd have liked a willing model to add something more interesting to the shot.