Monday, 30 March 2009

Coloured Pencils

Should these pencils have been sharpened before using them as a still life subject? Does the used appearance of them suggest they don't just spend their life lying idle in their box?

Olympus E-3; ISO 100; f14; 1/200s; 60mm.

Sunday, 29 March 2009

A Trip to Oronsay Avenue

Olympus E-3; ISO 100; f8; 1/80s; 200mm.

Saturday's Post - Marlene

Olympus E-3; ISO 100; f8; 1/125s; 43mm.

Friday's Image

Imagine waking up in the morning, opening the curtains and seeing his staring back at you........

Olympus E-3; ISO 100; f9; 1/60s; 26mm.

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Keyboard & Mouse

A close-up of the keyboard and mouse ports on a PC motherboard.

Olympus SP500UZ.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

The Crane, James Watt Dock, Greenock

After work today I took a short walk along the side of James Watt Dock in Greenock, originally to see a oil rig support vessel that was berthed there. Then I spotted this angle on the crane.

Olympus E-3; ISO 100; f5; 1/100s; 12mm.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Down My Stairs

Just a quick one on the way in this evening.

Olympus SP500UZ

Monday, 23 March 2009

Across the Water

This is a view of Helensburgh from my living room window. It clearly shows the gasometer at the bottom of Grant Street and the flats on Grant Street opposite St. Joseph's Church Hall where yesterday's UKPM Group Shoot took place.
Right of the gasometer is Clyde Street School - a location used by a few of us.

Olympus E-3; ISO 100; f5.6; 1/125s; 200mm.

Sunday - Zoe James

Zoe braving the cold at today's group shoot in Helensburgh. This was taken in the playground at the old Clyde Street School where the close proximity to the water, combined with the wind really did make it feel extremely cold.

Olympus E-3; ISO 200; f5.6; 1/40s; 45mm.

Saturday, 21 March 2009


This is a small offering of the tablet for tomorrow's group shoot in Helensburgh. Let's hope it lives up to expectations......

Olympus E-3; ISO 100; f5; 1/125s, 48mm.

Friday's Post - "OK Stirlin', oot the car!"

As tiredness got the better of me last night before I'd even shot an image I've had to go to the archives again.
This was Stirling Moss during a nautograph signing session at Knockhill's Classic Speed Fair in July 2007.

Olympus E-500; ISO 200; f4.4; 1/160s; 141mm.

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Peggy & Gregory

This young mother elephant, Peggy, and her calf Gregory, live on my living room window sill. Does anyone know why tradition suggests ornamental elephants should be placed to face the door into the room?

Olympus E3; ISO 200; f16; 1/125s; 35mm.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Lavvie Pan

I told someone earlier I'd do this. So here we are, the pan from my lavatory. A little PS work done to change it from plain white to this almost steely looking finish.

Olympus E-3; ISO 200; f10; 1/125s; 30mm.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Which way now?

I thought this compass represented quite nicely my thoughts on ideas for my 365 photo-blog.

Olympus SP500UZ; Macro; Auto.

Monday, 16 March 2009

Medicaments Bottles

A close-up image of some medicament bottles with bright red stoppers.

Olympus E-3; ISO 200; f9; 1/125s; 32mm

Sunday's Post - Organ Stops.

Sunday seemed a rather apt day to post this image. This is a section of one of the four banks of stops from the organ my mother used to play in a church in Kilmarnock before it ceased to be a church. They parted company from the rest of the organ a number of weeks ago, hence the "out of context" background.

Olympus E-3; ISO 200, f7.1; 1/125s; 48mm. Off camera flash.

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Raspberry & Pomegranate

The cork from a bottle of the above.

Olympus SP500UZ; Auto (ISO 200; f2.7; 15.8mm

Friday, 13 March 2009

Flying High!

Now, I obviously didn't take this shot today so it's a bit of a cheat really as far as pure 365 blogs go, but at least it is a new image for the blog for today. This was taken at Leuchars in September 2006. A roasting hot day, shooting towards sunlight diffused by a light low cloud and heat haze. Went home with a bag load of great shots and a rather lop-sided pattern of sunburn on my face, despite laying the high-factor protection on often.

Olympus E-500; ISO 100; f7.1; 1/1250s, 150mm.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

The ferry at my window.

This CALMAC ferry - The Clansman - had been in dock for repairs for a few weeks and inched its way (quite literally) out through a very narrow harbour opening - took about 45 mins for it to pass through. Then it went right back in. Mystery.

Olympus E-3; ISO 400; f5; 0.4s; 35mm.

Wednesday - how many bones..........

How many bones in the human foot, excluding accessory bones?

Olympus E-3; f5.6; 1/250s; 60mm. Off camera flash from the left.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Tuesday's Post

Late again. And another poor image, but it is one of my favourite non-camera gadgets. I will get back on track.

Olympus SP500UZ; Macro; Auto.

Monday's Post

I'm afraid Mr. Sleepy came a calling rather early last night and I didn't get a chance to post, so here's a pretty mediocre offering.

Olympus SP500UZ, Macro; Auto.

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Past Times.

I found this derelict building on Glasgow's Hillington Industrial Estate and liked its run-down and deteriorating appearance. I think it was especially suited to a mono finish.

Olympus E-3; ISO 100; f5.6; 1/125s; 27mm.

Saturday, 7 March 2009


Are books still inportant in this electronic, multimedia world that we live in? I think they are, perhaps even more than they have ever been.

Olympus E-3; ISO 400; f5; 1/125s; 24mm. On cameera flash.

Friday, 6 March 2009

Thursday's Image

One from the collection for today. Sorry!

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Fresh Snow This Morning

Not much snow lay in Greenock (at town level anyway) despite a good two hours downfall last night but there's certainly a good looking fresh covering on the hills above the Gareloch.

Olympus SP-500UZ; auto, through window glass.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009


A decent glass of Glayva to round the day off.

Olympus E-3; ISO 100; f10; 1/125s; 60mm. Flashed from underneath with opaque white diffuser.

Monday, 2 March 2009

Broken Specs

I really wish I had a proper and decent macro lens. Anyway, I make do meantime with the macro facility on my compact. This screw comes loose far too frequently - really must get it sorted out. I thought it made an interesting if not the most exciting study in close-up.

Olympus SP500-UZ; Auto; Macro. Nasty flash: nasty shadow!

Sunday's Image Smoke Art

This is a development of an image shot on my evening of smoke experimentation. Although not shot today, the image you see here was devised today. It was created by chopping a section from one of my my smoke images then, after a series of reflections and rotations, inverting the entire image.

I think it has quite a pleasing effect. Look out for more of this somewhere.

NOTE: I just noticed a flaw after posting. Think of it as one of those little artefacts that creep into many original creations.

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Saturday's Post

This is a reed from an oboe. When my brother played, he used to make these himself, although I think this is a comercially produced example.

Olympus E-3; f5.0; 1/100s; 60mm. Lamp light (tungsten) from above right; WB set accordingly.