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American civil war re-enactment #photography

WEST BROM MANOR HOUSE (122)

My first picture today sets the scene, you can see the soldiers and their tents, but you want to see more. This was an American civil war re-enactment that I photographed on Sunday. It was hard to get close to the action, but I tried to zoom in as much as I could, despite the explosions! (more…)


Stock photos #photography

1 spring daffodil

Today’s photo of a daffodil isn’t very good, because I took it in really poor light. Notice I have added the copyright notice so it can be seen easily. I’m going to start taking ‘stock’ photos and will add a copyright notice to them. (more…)


Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Not long to go now to the big day. I have more photos for you today and all through Christmas. If you get bored, I’ll find you pictures to look at! (more…)


Photography: Christmas edits

Merry Christmas

This is the time of year when you can dig out the snow pictures and edit them for Christmas messages and effects. These edited pictures can make your Facebook Timeline look cool or if you have a blog,  you can change to a Christmas header. (more…)


The Review: Countdown to Christmas

Christmas Tree in Wednesbury

Yes, I’ve been out photographing the Christmas Lights! I’ve even put my own Christmas tree up. This week I published more blog posts and hope to do more over Christmas too; right up to New Year. (more…)


The review: the modern world

Sunday 19th October 2014 around the Black Country (74)

I’ve been checking the weather forecast it seems this could be a good weekend for photography. At the time of writing, Saturday morning, the light is really good. Modern technology allows us to take great photos and share them with the world without messing around with films or processing. (more…)


Photography: Around the Black Country

Sunday 19th October 2014 around the Black Country (72)

The settings on modern cameras are great, just set it on landscape for landscape photos and the camera does the rest. You can get technical and set the aperture, shutter speed and ISO yourself for better photos. The important thing is to point the camera at something interesting and try to keep it still.

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Wednesbury carnival photographs

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I went to Wednesbury carnival on Saturday. I took quite a lot of photographs and met up with family members. I think local events are important for community spirit and they benefit the local economy. There were other events around the Black Country at other parks.

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Neodigital Art | Changing winter scenes

The Milky Pool 001

I took this photo this afternoon. What do you think? These are the first ones of February. How do you think they would compare to January? It was just as cold, a biting wind today. This is the Milky Pool, that I have photographed before.

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Neodigital Art | Editing old photos

West Brom High Street

Sometimes you can scan an old photo and improve it or make it artistic with editing. This is West Bromwich High Street at the beginning of the 20th century. I edited with PhotoScape and use the colorize option.

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A Sunday Ramble – allergic?

Midland Metro Bridge

After about ten days of constant rain we seem to have a little sunshine today. The smarter people will be scraping the rust of their barbecues and planning days out. I’m planning a day out taking more photos. In England we tend to not plan too far in advance or spend too much money on events in summer, because the weather is so unpredictable. There are people who go out in the rain and wave flags, buy ice creams and do all kinds of weird things. I have even seen them wearing sunglasses in the rain. Are they trying to keep the rain off their eyes? I don’t go out in the rain very often, but if I did, I would wear a coat, not tee shirt and shorts. We are now into the pollen season of course… (more…)


Neodigital Art | In the summertime

SANDWELL VALLEY 059

I’ve used photos of this lake in a lot of blogs but it keeps on changing. It is officially summer now and all the trees have leaves and everything is getting greener. I took a few shots of this scene and they are all different. The sky is a deeper blue in the other shots, but I used this one because it has ducks! (more…)


There’s one born every minute…

MONDAY WILLENHALL 004

I’m thinking of giving up this landscape photography and buying a sombrero. I saw the photographers taking money from holidaymakers years ago at Butlin’s by taking their photo wearing a sombrero. I saw some funny hats and sunglasses in Matalan, both for eight quid. I could walk around in the sun wearing those and pounce on unsuspecting people and take their photos and then offer to put them on a website for a few quid. I could put a few photos on the website for a fiver. It would work; there’s one born every minute and most of them live around here… (more…)


Neodigital Art | Making the most of June

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I took this shot yesterday and the sun was quite low in the sky but we have to get out there when the rain stops! It’s pouring down as I write this so it was a good choice. The light was difficult because the sun was low in the sky. You can see the dark shadows despite the sun being bright and the sky fairly clear. It would be better to go out just after midday, but the shadows do tend to make the pictures more interesting. I did have to walk down the canal for a while to get the shot I wanted. (more…)


Neodigital Art | extra

Bannister road 016

Neodigital Art is about producing pictures using digital devices like cameras and scanners. I was out with my camera on Friday and again yesterday.  The light was good for this shot on Friday, but wasn’t so good later in the afternoon. (more…)


A Sunday Ramble

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I took this photograph just before the rain came and so the light wasn’t very good. There was a heath and the pool, which I have looked for before, but it was hidden behind houses. I shall have to go back when it’s a brighter day. It’s interesting how much wildlife there was; the pool attracts pigeons, ducks and even swans. (more…)


Neodigital Art | Update Ten

Littlehampton Friday 3 June 2011 (39)

The first picture today was taken by Simon James and I tried to make the shadows more visible; it has made the picture more interesting and artistic.  This was taken at Littlehampton and appears to be the river. The railing also gives the picture a lot of depth and the river going away into the distance adds to that. (more…)