Friday, 31 July 2009

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Thursday - Mystery Lamp Post

Does anyone want to suggest where this lamp post is situated. This was taken very early in the morning while the moon was still visible. I thought it looked OK incorporated into this shot.

Olympus SP500UZ; ISO 80; f4; 1/320s; 26mm.

Wednesday - Tate Modern

The turbine hall at Tate Modern. This huge space housed the generators when this building served its original purpose as Bankside Power Station, contributing to the huge electrical power needs of the city of London. It must have been a noisy and unwelcoming place then. It now has a quiet and peaceful quality to it and has housed many interesting exhibitions since its conversion to a gallery.

Olympus SP500UZ; ISO 98; f2.8; 1/30s; 6mm. (Obviously shot in 'Auto' mode - it was a compact afterall)

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Canary Wharf

The entrance to Canary Wharf Underground Station, London Docklands.

Olympus E-330; ISO 100; f3.9; 0.8s; 20mm.

Monday, 27 July 2009


"Flying" motorcyclists at Knockhill, complete with rain on the front element of the lens......

FujiFilm Finepix S602; ISO 200; f7; 1/450s; 17mm.

Sunday, 26 July 2009


A local Ayrshire poet recites a piece he wrote in the Burns style during a rally in Kilmarnock's Kay Park to show the town's disgust at Diageo's decision to close the Johnnie Walker whisky plant in the town. Johnnie Walker whisky was "Born in Kilmarnock" nearly 200 years ago. Diageo bowed to public pressure when they tried to close down Guinness in Dublin, let's hope they see sense in Kilmarnock too.

Comments please!

Olympus E-3; ISO 200; f4.5; 1/200s; 117mm.


Olympus E-3; ISO 100; f8; 1/50s; 55mm.

Friday, 24 July 2009


This panorama was made up from seven separately shot images that were "stitched" together using Photoshop.

Olympus E-3; ISO 200; f4; 1/100s; 12mm.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Total Lunar Eclipse

This obviously isn't a recent lunar eclipse but I thought seeing as we're remembering man first walking on the moon forty years ago this week I'd post something with a lunar flavour. By the way, this set of images depicts a total lunar eclipse that happened on 3 March 2007.

Olympus E-500.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Night Garden

Olympus E-3; ISO 800; f3.6; 1/125s; 32mm.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009


Olympus E-500; ISO 100; f5; 1/125s; 113mm.


Olympus E-500; ISO 100; f14; 1/125s; 57mm.


Saturday, 18 July 2009

Still Life

Just another wander into the world of Still Life with this ornamental china milk churn and some fruit, shot on the kitchen table.

Olympus E-3; ISO 400; f5.6; 1/125s; 33mm.

Friday, 17 July 2009


The relatively small area of sharp focus defined in this shot is a good ilustration of DoF. It's a cork table mat.

Olympus E-3; ISO 100; f8; 1/125s; 150mm.

Thursday, 16 July 2009


I did some experimenting with photographing bubbles: as hard as rainbows to do - and the bubbles move so randomly. The swirling surface produces some nice colour patterns. If I can find myself a willing smoker I'd like to try some smoke filled bubbles and some bursting bubbles.

Olympus E-3; ISO 100; f5.6; 1/125s; 39mm.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Dirty Job.......

Not a job I'd fancy doing but I've always quite enjoyed watching these machines that suck the gunge out of our drains to keep them flowing freely.

Olympus E-3; ISO 200; f3.1; 1/40s; 79mm.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

After the Rain

Water droplets on bright flowers after a rain shower always look amazing and the flowers' colours are always so vibrant.

Fujifilm Finepix S602; ISO 200; f4.5; 1/320s; 7.8mm.

Monday, 13 July 2009


This is Rory, the West Highland Terrier - Aberdeen Variety.

Olympus E-3; ISO 200; f6.3; 1/160s; 48mm.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

The Best

If you had the money, would you buy a Rolls Royce?

Olympus SP500UZ; ISO 80; f4; 1/640; 55.6mm.

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Grey Squirrel

This is most definitely a grey squirrel but look how red its face and tail are.......

Olympus SP500UZ; ISO 200; f3.3; 1/80s; 31.3mm.

Friday, 10 July 2009

"Colour Chart"

Now, isn't this a novel way to present a colour range?

Fujifilm Finepix S602; ISO 200; f5; 1/80s; 11.6mm.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Ten Pin Bowling

Olympus SP500UZ; ISO 80; f5.6; 1/10s; 9.9mm.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Wild Plant

I just liked the shape of this plant.

Olympus E-500; ISO 100; f4.5; 1/500s; 150mm.

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Milk Droplet

Isn't it fascinating when we can see something held still in time that normally happens far too quickly for us to see with the unaided eye? This was the effect of a droplet of milk landing in a saucer of milk from a height of about 40cm. Look out for more of the same or even a little series sometime.

Olympus E-3; ISO 100; f11; 1/250s; 92mm.

Monday, 6 July 2009

Hi-tech Control Tower

This is the control tower at Edinburgh Airport. It makes me think of two things. Firstly, it's like some huge pepper mill. It also makes me think of what the Gherkin in London would look like if it were 'deflated'.......

Olympus SP500UZ; ISO 80; f4; 1/640s; 25mm.

Sunday, 5 July 2009


This little lighthouse is just offshore at Port Glasgow's Coronation Park. It has the word "SLOW" displayed on it, facing downstream - visible to vessels heading upstream. I'm not really sure what it marks though.

Olympus E-3; ISO 100; f6.3; 1/500s; 130mm.

Saturday, 4 July 2009


A typical marker buoy used for mapping out shipping lanes. The solar panel recharges batteries used to power the light on top of the buoy used to show its porition during the hours of darkness.

Olympus E-3; ISO 100; f6.3; 1/500s; 200mm.

Friday, 3 July 2009

FlyBe - Dash 8

This was taken as the aircraft descended to runway 23 at Glasgow Airport. There's a face at the window immediately aft of the wheel.

Olympus E-3; ISO 100; f6.3; 1/500s; 200mm.

Thursday - Pressure Relief Outlet

The open end of this outlet faces the wall so that in the event of the boiler it comes from having to vent excess pressure the hot water/steam is dispersed against the wall, rather than jetting outwards, thus allowing it to cool sufficiently so as not to cause injury should it strike anyone! Clever?

Olympus E-3; ISO 100; f3.5; 1/500s; 200mm. Direct sunlight.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Anyone for a cone..........?

These guys arrived earlier this evening to lay tomorrow's traffic delays'

Olympus E-3; ISO 200; f5; 1/160s; 200mm.