a little catching up to do

Haven’t been taking many photo’s of late, have been thwarted by the flu, the weather, life in general. ย I did manage to sit and have lunch by the sea one afternoon, and took a series of people walking past the gap in the dunes, which amused me as I was sitting in the car at the time, had a Warhol moment ๐Ÿ™‚

Beside the seaside
Beside the seaside


On one of my client visits I went by Ludworth Tower, I have shot this before but had another go as it may just fall down one day though it was built in 1422, so nearly 600 years this wall has been standing. Also I liked the crow sitting on it ๐Ÿ™‚ I do like crows.

Ludworth Tower

I joined a colour wheel project over on Ipernity and the first colour we had to do was Pink, so I dragged Phil out one evening and we went up to St.Mary’s Lighthouse as I knew it was being lit up pink every night in October for breast cancer awareness. As it happened the sky was doing it’s own pink thing too, but we were bliddy cold with the wind coming off the sea.

Pink clouds
Pink clouds
St.Mary's in the pink
St.Mary’s in the pink

Last weekend we had Phils son and his family over and I got a couple of roids of his kids.

Matty & Phil
Matty & Phil

Last night Phil and I went out on a date, dinner and the cinema, dinner at MacDonalds lol, it filled a hole, as Phil says, and we were pushed for time so cheap and cheerful.

Phil at Macs
Phil at Macs

then onto Cineworld where we watched Fury, a war movie starring Brad Pitt in a tank.


The movie was 2 hrs 15mins and it was OK, not a patch on Saving Private Ryan, which is still our benchmark war movie, but it was fun, and I don’t mind looking at old Brad for a couple of hours. However the seats in our cinema leave a lot to be desired, I was SO uncomfortable, my bum hurt and I couldn’t wait to get out.

Also yesterday I had to make a ‘spooky’ photo for the Sunday challenge group, and so faffed on in photoshop with a picture I took in May back in the States, at Rochester cemetary,

this is the original

Rochester cemetary
Rochester cemetary


and this is what I did with it


Steep learning curve to turn day into night! ๐Ÿ™‚

Today have been back to work, the weather is meh, and the A1 Western bypass is just godawful with roadworks, as they’ve decided to widen it which is going to take forever. I had to go both up and down it today, and each journey of 6 miles took an hour!!! Fedupski me or what. I heard on the local radio that the whole North East is full of bliddy roadworks all over, and I can attest to that, it’s making my work life even more grim than it is normally ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

A1 Western bypass.

Well more of that to come for a while so I’ll just have to suck it up and leave earlier when going Northwest.

Books I’m reading..still going with the Jack Reacher series, really enjoying these books by Lee Child, on number 15 now, think there is 4 more to go.

TV..started watching The Knick, really good as its about surgery -“A look at the professional and personal lives of the staff at New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital during the early part of the twentieth century”. And Clive Owen stars, someone else I can happily look at for a couple of hours ๐Ÿ™‚ The surgery bits were really well done, as an ex – operating theatre sister I was very impressed with the realism.

Am supposed to be going down south again next weekend to see Helen then on to see Ben & Lewis, but I have a huge tax bill to pay which is going to wipe me out, so not sure yet if I’ll make it ๐Ÿ˜ฆ life huh, does have it’s challenges now and then. Well quite often really. So fingers xt for a good sales week this week, and a lottery win would be good too.


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7 thoughts on “a little catching up to do

  1. Ohh I really enjoyed looking at these pics Fraggy, loved the pink sky, and I really loved what you did with the cemetery . So many great shots I could go on and on!!
    Glad your feeling better !! We both have the oct. Cold.. Change of weather crap!! Ok, bye๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜

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  2. I’ve got to start with your scary photo. Wow!!! What a tremendous digital painting you have done! That is mega impressive. Your original photo is beautiful and your altered photo goes into an entirely different realm of beauty. Truly- it blows me away!
    Loved your Worhol moment. You live in such a beautiful area.
    Looks like you and Phil had a great date. I would be so impatient sitting in a movie theater. But then, I’d probably have chocolate….

    Keep taking care of yourself. That darned old flu is not to be taken lightly. Hour long six mile drives don’t help, do they?

    Your pink photos are gorgeous, that 600 year old wall is spectacular, and Phil and family are delightful.
    Always a pleasure to view your world. Always!

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  3. Wow! So impressive what you did with the spooky graveyard photo. It’s great to get to see the before and after. I would love to see more in the future. On another note… there’s nothing like a good date night at McDonald’s. How romantic. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. Turning day into night is a tough one. I’ve done this a couple of times (most notably titled WWII Army & Navy Hospital) using Aperture and no Photoshop. I don’t know how you came up with your pattern for stars, but my German Shepherd sneezed on my screen, and it made a perfect star pattern, so I just used that and painted them in! Lol
    Your take on Ludworth Tower is interesting and haunting. That picture really gave me a pause.
    Glad to catch up and see what you’re up to lately.


  5. Can’t remeber how I did the stars, I followed a PS tutorial on the yootoob but I only have elements so had to bypass some of the tutorial ๐Ÿ™‚ good fun though, I like faffing on with a picture now and then. WIll check yours out!


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