My local readers will recognise the shop in today’s picture. Teddy Grays is famous in the Black Country. They sell a delicious selection of sweets. When an International student visited me last Christmas, I gave her mice made of sugar from Teddy Grays, Cadbury’s miniatures and a few other delights that we used to find in our Christmas stockings as children. We’re never too old for Teddy Grays…
A lot of people think writing is easy, until they try it. You get writer’s block, lack of inspiration and then sometimes you read back what you’ve written and think it’s rubbish! Living life is the main inspiration for writers, doing stuff and then writing about it. I’m lucky I suppose, I’m at an age when lots has happened to me. So I have a little experience.
Regular readers will probably recognise this stretch of water, I have taken photographs of it lots of times. I’ve got a rotten cold and sore throat and so I didn’t want to go far on Sunday. It looks like a huge lake, but isn’t really large enough to be called a lake. It looks bigger because I shot down the length of the lake and away from the sun. I had a blue sky and plenty of light, so quite a nice scene.
I’ve read a lot about garden parties and barbecues just lately. We haven’t exactly had the weather for them in England, but there are breaks in the rain sometimes. I’m told that delicate little cucumber sandwiches are served at Royal garden parties and so it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. I would prefer a bit more salad on the sandwiches and maybe a bit of pink salmon. I had a iceberg lettuce for 39p and a tin of pink salmon is only about 99p, so if you get some cheap bread, it doesn’t have to be too expensive to do salad sandwiches. Those are ideal for a picnic or a garden party. A barbecue might be a little more expensive.
On Sunday, Simon James came with me to Walsall Arboretum, to a historic vehicles show. I’ve used some of the photos that I took, on a blog on a Zillion ideas; so I’ll use some of Simon’s recent photos in this post. His pictures are more widescreen than mine. (more…)
I took this photo at a historic car show at Walsall arboretum yesterday. It was sunshine and showers; mostly showers and so not great light for photography. I will be using some of the pictures for tomorrow’s Neodigital Art blog though. I wrote a psychology blog this morning and posted that on a Zillion Ideas. It’s about how we can subliminal influence and what goes on in the subconscious minds of other people. Influence gives us more control over our lives and we all want that.
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I went to the Oak House on Sunday and took some photographs of the house and the grounds. This is quite an unusual angle, but the light was bright and I have got shadows, giving a better view of the details on the house. The leading on the windows shows clearly, but on the photo taken farther away, that can’t be seen. This photograph still has depth as the front wall goes away from us. (more…)
I think today’s photo looks cool. It blends in with the black background. My digital photography is quite frugal. I share the photos by using them on my blogs and through MSN instant messenger and Facebook. Much better than the old days of film and developing. I took 300 pictures on Sunday, that would have cost a fortune in the old days. I mentioned the price of some veggies were high last week because of the weather. I’ve been looking for bargains this week! (more…)
If you can find old pictures and scan them you can produce something interesting. This is an old picture of West Bromwich, High Street. Look how wide it is and how wide the pavements are enough room for the tram, cars, parking and the crowds of shoppers! It is monochrome because it was taken at the beginning of the 20th century. (more…)