Saturday, 24 September 2011

A little hope

Recently I entered one of my images into a competition. I really didn't hold out much hope of getting anywhere so was hugely surprised when I made it into the short list. I then had to wait a week to see if I had made it into the final. I was amazed at how much I wanted it, how much I hoped to make it through...but I didn't.

I know to get to the semi final is a huge achievement as it's quite a major event with hundreds of entries, but it is still bad when your best isn't good enough. I know tomorrow and next week I will bounce back and brush it off but right now at this very moment it truly sucks !

So a dark image for a dark mood...

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Butterfly wings and stuff

Well it has been a very busy week and I have hardly had time to catch my breath! Been a bad contact on Flickr and not uploaded much either. But I did manage a spot of photography this week and helped out my daughter for her homework. She wanted some shots of butterfly wings for a school project which I kindly obliged.

Also this week I have been busy putting together a new website for myself, something a little more professional than this blog...I am excited by the way things are going at the moment and I hope I am up to these new challenges.

The evenings here in the UK are getting darker earlier once again and it will soon be too dark for me to shoot anything after work, so it will be back to weekend photography!

Here are a few shots from earlier in the year when the light lasted late into the evening...

Friday, 9 September 2011

Notes and lists

After a very busy week I have done a lot of planning and lots of making notes...I am a list maker!
I find it helps if I have things planned out.

In the coming months I will be giving RedBubble a bit of a revamp and also setting myself up on another website too...I have a few to look at before making the final decision. I am toying with the idea of my own website as although I will continue to post shots on Flickr I feel I want another means of displaying my textured images and more heavily edited work which I feel at the moment is where my creativity lies.

My aim is to get myself sorted with these projects for the new year. This Blog will continue and hopefully I will have bigger and better things to put on it!

In the meantime here are a few more images form earlier this year...

Monday, 5 September 2011

Brick wall

I have had several new ideas this week that I had hoped to pursue, unfortunately so far they have hit a brick wall! Life can be very frustrating at times!

Here are a few images I did before the weather changed.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Working on new things

Well this week I have been working on some new things...all will become clear in the following few weeks I hope.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Flickr: a full time hobby !

Some days I don't know which way round things should be...should Flickr be a taster of what's on the blog, or the blog just over flow from Flickr. While I am dwelling on this and other such things I have realised I have lots of Glasgow shots I haven't put on either Flickr or here!

I have noticed if I don't upload shots right away then time moves on and I take more and more and things get left the Glasgow shots.