Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

Friendly Friday: Comfort Food

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Comfort Food.

When thinking about the prompt the closest I could get to a comfort food for myself was British style Fish and Chips. I should explain that British style Fish and Chips bear little resemblance to what is sold as fish and chips in Canada.

So I decided to go with some colourful snacks. They are probably comfort food for some people but I photographed them for the colour.


Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Comfort Food

Colourful Gummy Bears in a bowl.


Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Comfort Food

Colourful sprinkles on a glazed donut.


On the Hunt for Joy Challenge

On the Hunt for Joy: Knoll Your Desk

This is my contribution to Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Knoll Your Desk.

I was sitting at the kitchen table I use for a computer desk editing photos when I was thinking about the prompt. I noticed a couple of things on the table that were a possibility for the challenge.

I used a fast lens for shallow depth of field and then did some heavy editing using Snapseed on this tablet.

Knoll Your Desk

The small Samsung SSD on the left is my primary backup drive for all my photos. The two USB cables next to it are for two more external hard drives used to backup all my photos. Those two drives are rotated with one being kept off site. 

My pen and pencil holder is an old plastic drinking glass, it holds everything but pens and pencils. The closest items to pens and pencils are two red Sharpes. The hex driver is for my camera and lens mounts, the old toothbrush is for cleaning in nooks and crannies and there’s also two small flashlights in it.

I must add that I have been using the new Block Editor for a couple of days but I have become so frustrated with it I went back to the classic editor to finish this post.


Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

CFFC: Anything Man Made

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Anything Man Made.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before deciding to go with two photos showing a huge difference in man made objects made centuries apart.


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Narrow

This is a section of the city walls in Chester, England. Parts of this section are Roman with medieval additions with the tower probably built in 13th century. 


Close up of sprinkles on a donut.


Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Geometric Shapes

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Geometric Shapes.

I decided to do some table top photography on Sunday morning. In part because I had a couple of ideas for photos when I was modifying a couple of camera straps on Saturday.


Cosmic Photo Challenge: Geometric Shapes

O rings, but not the soft rubber type. These are hard plastic O rings that I used for my home made camera straps.


CFFC: Red and Green

Diamond knurling on a small aluminium flashlight anodized red.


Cosmic Photo Challenge: Geometric Shapes

Squares and rectangles of mounted slides.


Cosmic Photo Challenge: Geometric Shapes

Fruit flavoured antacid tablets.


Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

Friendly Friday: Covid Discoveries

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Covid Discoveries.

With a lot of people being stuck at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic it’s an opportunity to discover overlooked or long forgotten things.

This post is a bit of a cheat as part of it involves me digitising my film archives which I started before the lockdown and social distancing. However, I have discovered a few things in my film archives as the social isolation has allowed me to continue digitising film originals.


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A River Runs Through It

I discovered that this favourite photo of the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames from the South Bank was taken in the very early 1980s when I was one of the field testers of Ilford XP1 prior to its release.


Wordless Wednesday: 15th April 2020

I picked up a handful of Pine cones on a walk around the neighborhood and have rediscovered table top photography.


Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Sea Creatures

I discovered this slide of a gull roost on Hurleston Reservoir near Nantwich at sunset. Taken at least 23 years ago, it sat overlooked in my slide archives until recently and is now a favourite photo.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Glass

I rediscovered simple lighting and reflectors when doing tabletop photography. A partially drunk cup of coffee with a small diffused light and a gold reflector.


Monthly Squares

Colourful plastic Tops

This is my day 28 contribution to Becky’s April Square Tops photo challenge.

These are two of our reusable plastic water bottles, we’ve been using them for years.

April Squares: Colourful plastic Tops


Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 27th April 2020

Monochrome Monday travels back a couple of months to a couple of blog posts about my 44 years of using Olympus cameras.

Lying in this hospital bed trying to come up with an idea for this week’s Monochrome Monday it occurred to me that the group shot of Olympus cameras would be an appropriate monochrome conversion. The Olympus OM1 back left spent much of its working life loaded with black and white film. I then added a film type border in Snapseed.

Monochrome Monday: 27th April 2020