Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Here is my urban photography submission: my pet goat Rickenbacker.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


This startling photograph is of me with my new 'look'.

On a more serious note, the photo was taken by my mother and I really like the composition which is why I am posting. I am not looking at the camera, the leaning on the wall adds a dynamic sense to the image, the pattern on the t-shirt creates contrast and something of interest to look at and the background is not too distracting and interesting (other than the small green leaf). Thought I would throw it out there....

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Canada Day Parade

Here are few pics from the recent Canada Day parade...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

This time in mono

I was looking back over the blog, and noted Adam's excellent suggestion to convert my hands image to mono.

So, I have done this. I have also added a tilt-shift blur and a slight vignette.

I must admit, I do like the new image - great suggestion Adam.

Comments welcome as ever.


Tent view

Final image for today, another grab shot with the camera phone. Final view of the first day at the beachside campsite in Wales. Taken through the mosquito net, looking out to sea. Fuzzy for two reasons - the mosquito net fooled the simple auto focus of the phone, and it was quite a noisy image, so I softened it a bit to hide it a little. I think it gives an almost dreamy quality to it, which nicely fits in with the beer and tiredness-induced sleepiness that was descending on me rapidly. We moved the air mattress into the main living area of the tent, and fell asleep with this as the view. No one on the campsite, and no one (save the fence) obstructing the view. A perfect end to a perfect day.


It's good to Bee close...

Yup, corny title, but I am practising "witty" titles for the up-coming Camera Club season. Seriously, if I ever do start to use such titles, you all have my permission to disown me forever.

Another snap taken on the mobile phone. It's limitations are severe, but it has made me think about getting a decent portable camera, perhaps a Leica or something that has good image quality but slips in the pocket. We'll see...


Kite Flying

A simple image of our daughter, flying her kite while we were on holiday. It was really windy, and I wanted to get down to her level, and see the whole of the kite, string and her holding on (one-handed, despite my advice!). It has a totally different feel this low down.
I captured it on my camera phone, so not a great technical image, but one with bags of energy and "in the moment" appeal, I hope.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Latest News

Here is an image I shot over the weekend. Just a bit of fun...Damian

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Holiday Snap

Been a bit tied up recently so not much time for a post. Here is one I'm not entirely satisfied with, taken in the Shenandoah national Park in Virginia last month. Not sure if it's lack of potential or I just can't see the final image. Used my 17-40 at 29 mm on my 5D, 1/8 @ f16, ISO50. Post-mucking-about in LR2. Suggestons or is this a non-starter? Cheers, A.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

High fibre

Here's a recent image, one of my "what the h*ll is that?!?" subjects. Anyone care to guess what it is?

I rather like how the lighting worked out here. This is uncropped, by the way. If you have any crop suggestions, or even just rude remarks, bring 'em on!

Thursday, April 01, 2010


Just a quick one as I'm pushed for time (but trying to be a better bolgger). Took this about 8 years ago at Seattle zoo when on a buissness trip. shot on Fuji Provia (transparency) on my trusted Minolta. Scanned as a TIFF, cropped and not done much else. I like the way the eyse are almost like sockets with holes which gives it a little bit of a creepy feel. Any suggestions for improvements? Happy Easter one and all.

Holding hands at breakfast

A shot taken just this morning. My daughter wanted to hold hands while we had our breakfast. It was quite a touching moment - no upset or anything from her for the request; she just wanted to. I had my phone in the other hand, so snapped this, as I saw it. Didn't think much about it, just wanted to see our hands together, but I like the edge of her cereal bowl in shot.


Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Horsing Around..?


My take on Colin's recent horse eye pic. I did it in a hurry, so not completely tidy in places, but I went for a mono image with a colour splash, to highlight what the horse sees. I also put the whole eye in the shot (my earlier comment) and tried to leave as much space for the horse to look into.
Thoughts welcomed


Sunday, March 28, 2010

My nephew Sam

Here is a pic of my nephew Sam. I like it a lot...just a quick post. I took this with my fixed 50mm 1.4 lens.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Call For Entries!

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Natasha Egan is the Judge for the Art of Photography Show 2010. Ms. Egan is Associate Director and Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chigago. She has organized and curated photography exhibitions around the world and has written numerous catalogs, essays and articles on various aspects of photography. She holds an MA in museum studies and an MFA in fine art photography. Natasha Egan is highly respected in the global photographic community, so it's a significant honor to be selected by her.

$10,000 IN AWARDS:
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$1,600 2nd Place Award
$1,200 3rd Place Award
$ 800 4th Place Award
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Thursday, March 25, 2010

My shot at the horse's eye

Here is my "vision". I was going to leave the colour in but I found the pinkness off-putting. I was then going to create a strong black and white contrast but that didn't fit with the softness that the original image had. That is, the pinkness, to me, implies more delicate tones rather than harsh tones (comes from the pinkness in albinos). Anyway, I used black and white and attempted to create a soft and pure image.

Enough with the la-di-da arty-farty stuff. Here it is:

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Market buskers

This is an image I took a while ago at the local Market. These lads use to play often there. I took this by climbing up some stairs above them.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

White Trees

Final one from me for today.
Taken at a local National Trust property near Cambridge (Anglesey Abby) - this patch of pure white trees planted against an intentionally dark backdrop makes for a quite stunning scene. I cropped this to accentuate the effect - this is also a stitch of 3 images to get the wide view.


A very English affair...

Took this one a few years back, while on a camping trip to the Peak District in England. Can't recall the place, but I wanted to put the players in context with their English game and general backdrop, so I included it all in a wide, panoramic style crop, bleak skies and bricks and all. I quite like this, and it's a kind of "reportage" photo I don't usually take.

Silver wave

In the spirit of posting something different to one's usual style(e), let me know what you think of the above, kind of an abstract study of something (prize for saying what that "something" is). I know there are technical deficiencies (some blown highlights), but any "artistic" comments welcomed too.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

What the horse saw

Yup, another horse eye! And what did she see?

Wednesday, March 03, 2010


Way back in October 2006 I visited Montreal and went to Mount Royal. Both of these pics are from there. Like the boat in the previous post, they seem to have a painterly feel to them.


Experimented a bit with this one and went a little wild on the rt hand side of the sliders in LR2. Overdone, almost certainly, but I kind of like it...thoughts.

Friday, February 19, 2010


OK, before this blog dies completely, I'll try one last time. Just a little something from this afternoon. Like it? Hate it? Just say something.