What is it all about

Mainly about, photography from around the world and comments on everyday life. Also check out my website here and many of my travel and other various photos here on Flickr. The map below shows you where we have been over the past few years.

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Wednesday, 27 February 2008

ABC Wednesday, "F" For Frozen Plants Not Slime

Okay, I admit I missed the "E" post and now don't really have enough time to catch up, busy, busy, busy. My "F" post, well an opportunity arose the other day to grab a shot of some frozen plants in my ornamental well. The ice almost looks like slime.

Pity i could not capture last nights episode of Your World Is being Shaken, did anyone else get that grumbling feeling about 1.00 in the morning, I was just sitting here, minding my own business, checking the news, when the desk started moving, the monitor started shaking, my chair wobbled, no, no, no it was not over consumption of Bulmers cider but an earth tremor ("E" for earth tremor if you see what I mean).

Here are a couple of pics of said frozen plants, at least the fish are ok though.

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

ABC Wednesday. "D". One Dreary, One Degenerated, One Dead And Two Dramatic

Hi folks, hope everyone is ok. Well "D" gave me a lot to get my teeth into, so I thought I would post some photos I took a little while ago which were mainly used for exhibition at a photographic society. Only one of them was a winner and that was the last one that I have posted for "D".

This first one is of a water pump station house which I think is very foreboding and a little "Dreary", would you want to spend the night there.

The second is of a dilapidated barn in Shropshire which must surely have a lot of history behind it. It certainly has "Degenerated".

This one, I think almost speaks for itself, yes it is "Dead". I love the colours and contours in this photo, it looks just as good in mono

This is the first of the "Dramatic" photos. This is a classic shot of Ashness Bridge in the Lake District. I tried to give the water a cotton wool blurred effect.

The second of the "Dramatic" shots. A Peacock putting on a fantastic display, this one won me a medal in a nature section.

I will be around as many of you as I can to look at your "D" work. Bye For Now

Thursday, 7 February 2008

ABC Wednesday C is for Caricature

Short on time again this week and a little late with the ABC post, apologies for that. Hope everyone is ok, I will get to as many of you as I can, if i miss someone I apologise.

I thought I would give you all a laugh this week, well that at least is the intention. So, I have done a water colour caricature of myself, it may even be an improvement. The original is below, taken in Alaska last year.

Now before you say anything this is not the original. That is below.

Thats right, this is the original, with less hair than the one above.

If you get chance take a look at the post below which comments on my new three column blog layout. What do you think.

Saturday, 2 February 2008

A Lot Of Sweat , Head Scratching, Hard Work, A New Layout And A New Header

Please take a look at my new layout for my blog. I have always wanted a 3 column page but did not want to go through the stress of re writing the code. Then I thought, why not have a go, so after several hours and several attempts I finally managed it.

Oh yes, I have changed the header banner photo as well.

I think it looks pretty good and the web page is much more balanced. The one problem I have found by re writing some of the code is that it slightly cocks up the template page, there is no way to edit thew widgets. (See image 1 below). Therefore, if you wish to remove or edit the widgets on the right hand side you have to change the coding for which way the widgets float, then you have to change the coding back to realign the web page. It is quite simple and takes about 10 seconds.

Image 1

Web Page after correction of widget code

If anyone is interested in having a go at this let me know and I may be able to help you. (My rates are quite reasonable).

The page looks better in firefox than IE, the calendar does not load correctly in IE and the header does not show the border as it does in firefox. From checking other blogs, they seem to load and look better in firefox. You could always try firefox and uninstall if you don't like.