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 322~366

Have been to work today, and the weather got steadily worse as the day went on, so thought I’d be having to do my shot indoors again this evening.  However, I was running early for an appointment, so stopped off at McDonalds for a drive through coffee, and whilst sitting in my car in the car park I had a visitor. As always my camera (and ball) bag ~ hmm think that sounds rude reading aloud in my head, never mind, you all know what I mean~were in the passenger seat, so I whipped them out and took a shot…

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 205~366 & The adventures of Skye

With the advent of warmer weather, Skye has taken to going further afield in the neighbourhood.  As she has been an indoor cat for 6 years until we got her, we are now behaving like over-protective parents.  Unlike other cats who seem to keep a low profile and keep away from people when they are on the prowl, Skye has taken to wandering down the communal path that runs along the bottom of our garden, and stops to meow at everyone she comes across and makes friends. She’ll do it 3 or 4 times an evening, and Phil is out…

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,…

The Fraggle report

Not the best of weeks, so am late with my post, Sunday came and went and I couldn’t find the words really. regular readers will know my little cat Storm was diagnosed with renal adenoma back in September and not given long to live. But she carried on unaware of her future and we loved her lots and even hoped they’d got it wrong, she seemed so OK. But  last week she started going downhill, and though we tried convincing ourselves she was just having a  bad couple of days, by Thursday night we knew the time had come. Unfortunately…