Thursday, 11 September 2014

Day 11 - Top down on a Topcon

Just a topdown shot of a Topcon camera (No, I've never heard of it before either)

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Day 9 - Isn't stereo brilliant?

Ok, so I've upped my game a bit now and here's an old stereo camera. never used it - it came with a bag full of old camera stuff from a friend when their father passed away. So you may be seeing more old stuff soon :)

Day 8 - Seedy

I'm afraid I'm not getting much inspiration for this challenge. I think I prefer the stricter challenges which give me more impetus to shoot.
So just a lacklustre shot of some bread today :(

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Day 7 - A bit of Blond Witch

Before you ask, no, Mrs T isn't blond and she's a lovely lady :D
This is a local ale, one of a few that I quaffed last night at a murder mystery evening that we hosted.

Day 6 - To give it it's dews

Simple droplets on a leaf

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Day 3 - Hey Jack!

See how I was cable to lead you in here, just wire I wanted you, with yet another pun?

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Monday, 1 September 2014

Day 1 - Squeak,squeak

My trusty mouse.

September 30 day challenge

So begins another 30 day challenge, where I start with an idea and then, over the next 30 days, morph it into a totally different theme due to me running out of ideas.
This time I shall mostly be shooting at f1.8 (on my nifty fifty).

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Day 30 - Back whence we came

Chopping Board - The Return of the Rings
Ok, well they never actually visited in the first place. The chopping board did, but the title wasn't half as catchy, neither was The Return of the Dough Cutters

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Day 27 - Four square and seven years ago...

Ok, so I'm still in the running :)
(I obviously knew that all along and was just seeing who was awake - well done, Craig!)

And ok, so I'm no Abe Lincoln, but here's four score I mean squares.

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Friday, 25 April 2014

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Day 24 - Castellated Nuts

For those who don't know these nuts have castellations in them to allow the insertion of a split pin so that the nut cannot unscrew itself by vibrations.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Day 23 - Oh the Fusilli of it all!

Is it just me or do I have a pasta theme running through a lot of my contests/challenges?
Well here's another one

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Day 22 - Air heads

These little guys are crimps that you generally find on the end of air hoses and the like. I added a couple of texture layers to it too.

(By the way, the gauge that you were all guessing the other day is an engine compression test gauge, which tests the cylinders in an engine to see if they have got the correct compression)

Friday, 18 April 2014

Day 18 - Rusty

Remember my piggy planter? Well this is the end (the bottom) that I cut off to make the planter. It's supposed to be a flower type thing, and the rust looks lovely when lit by the late afternoon sun.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Day 17 - What a headache!

Why are there no Aspirins in the jungle?
Because the parrots eat em all  :)

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Day 16 - Spend a penny

Don't worry - this is Safe For Work!
I couldn't decide which of these to use, so I'm going to post them both
 And Pennies

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Day 15 - Piping Hot!

Believe it or not, there is no glass in this shot. It's a (macro of a) copper pipe joint - a T-piece. The light is coming in from the side and reflecting inside giving the strange looking glass effect! And no, there's no water in it either.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Day 13 - Gauge the Pressure

Ok, so it's a pressure gauge, but extra points if you can guess what specific purpose it's designed for.
Answers on a postcard please.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Friday, 11 April 2014

Day 11 - Top That

Ok, so who noticed my subtle transition to circles with yesterday's shot? I thought it was pretty clever, but I would wouldn't I?

It's Saturday night and I need a beer or two.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Day 10 - New Direction

My shapes theme is heading in a new direction now. In fact it's going round in circles from now on.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Day 9 - Fridge Magnet

An attractive little magnet, I'm sure you'll agree.

I decided not to give it a square crop as I liked the shadow at the side too much.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Day 8 - Switched off

I'm a little light on the puns today, sorry.
(It's the back of a light switch facia , if you don't recognise it)

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Day 3 - Malted Wheaties

Squares within squares within squares

These little blighters are a type of breakfast cereal and, if you've tasted them, you will agree they are probably also a type of cardboard.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Day 2 - Welder

Obviously when I said 'Squares' I meant 'Rectangles', but you understood that didn't you :D

I proudly give you my trusty old welder. A tool no real man should be without!

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Day 1 - Chopping Board

A simple one to start one (bonus point if you can guess where you may have seen the knife before)

New 30 Day challenge

Today is the start of another 30 day challenge.
My theme (at the moment) is Shapes. I may try for Squares for the first week followed by different shapes each week. I hope to have an alternate set of portraits if I have the time/models.