Midnight Snow

For three days it rained non stop, right up to 11pm last night. Then we went to the kitchen about 11.30pm to make a cup of tea to take to bed and through the window we saw It’s been a long time since we saw ‘proper’ snow and we ran to the conservatory and opened the door and stood watching, as big clumps of snowflakes floated to the ground, and stayed. It made us smile and wonder. The world was quiet all of a sudden, the traffic noises deadened in the whitening. I grabbed my phone to take some pictures,…

New Year’s Eve retrospective.

Traditionally we photographic types do a year’s retrospective and choose a few of their favourite/best photo’s to showcase what they’ve been up to. Well hang me and bedamned, I’ve got too many to choose from and you’ve seen them all anyway, so I’m going to do something else instead.   First up a short video of the view from my bedroom as it changes throughout the year, I was supposed to do one a week, that’d be 52, but to be honest some weeks nothing changed so I’ve just done 34 stills and run them together.   The second short…

Day 333 & Day 334~366

Yesterday morning I got up at 6am, packed my bags and went off to Newcastle railway station where I met my friend (and boss) Brenda to go to a product launch in Manchester.  It was due to start with lunch at 12 midday and to get there on time we were catching the 9.43am to York, changing trains and on to Manchester Piccadilly for 11.45am with a 10 minute walk to the venue.  Brenda arrived at the station with 1 minute to spare, and we ran on to the train and off we went.  There was a delay at one point,…

Day 319~366

I took the ball to  ST.Mary’s Lighthouse this afternoon after work, and had a play. The tide was all the way in so couldn’t get onto the beach at all, but that wasn’t a problem. First though a couple of shots taken with the I-phone, got a new app called Filmborn, and this was taken with the kodak portra 400 setting.   I also did a pano for fun and because the sky was quite spectacular and then my regular crystal ball shot(s) with the old Fuji, I liked this next one best Hoping to get a superman shot tonight…

One year

A year ago yesterday I downloaded an app onto my phone called Close-Up  . It prompts you to take a dreaded selfie everyday at the same time, then after a period of time it generates a video of all the shots. Because of all the travelling I did with my job I thought it would be fun to do one in all the different places I go to.  I sometimes forgot, and rarely did them at the same time of day, the photography is rushed and not always the best (mostly not the best!!)  but it was fun, and since I…

Day 168~366

I had to go into South Shields today to pay some cheques in to the bank, got the Fuji all ready, and then left it behind on the sofa! I didn’t realise until I got to Shields so wasn’t going all the way back for it, so I made do with the Hipstamatic app on the I-phone.  Won’t do the that again in a hurry!  Firstly though… It’s 16th June and rainy, grey and NOT summery.  So my trip with Sophie tomorrow to see the puffins again on Farne Island has been cancelled due to high winds. 😦  Sad face….

Day 156~366

We had some sunshine today, which was good as it was sofa day! Phil turfed out the old one, and then the new one arrived   and we put it together and put throws and cushions on it.. so all is well in Skye’s world 🙂 This afternoon I spent 1/2 hour reading a book in the sunshine, and got my reflection shot for today.      

Day 4~365

I thought I’d have a bit of a hard time with the 366 on the days I’m working, especially for the stills. Sunrise isn’t til 8.30am and I leave for work at 9.15, the weather is atrocious every day, dark and gloomy, windy and torrential, and I am always home after dark. I might have to do some night time still life’s to get more time. Or be better prepared the night before, which isn’t easy in my freezing cold conservatory-cum-studio! Anyways, I had a go at a breakfast shot. I only had time for a couple of composition tries,…