Thursday, 31 January 2013


Pasta fusili. Does anyone really know how many different pasta shapes/styles there are?

Olympus E-3; Zuiko 12-60mm@60mm; ISO 200; f5.6; 1/250s; FL-50R flash (off camera).

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Key Hole

Close-up of a Yale style door lock.

Olympus E-3; Zuiko 35mm macro; ISO200; f5.6[ 1/125s; lens mounted LED ring light.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Ball Point Versus Clutch

The minute detail of two everyday, simple writing implements revealed on close inspection.

Olympus E-3; Zuiko 35mm macro; ISO 200; f3.5 1/500s; lens mounted LED ring light.

Monday, 28 January 2013

LED Ring Light

My LED lens mounted macro ring light reflected in the screen of my iMac.

Olympus E-3; Zuiko 35mm macro; ISO 200; f4; 1/250s; lens mounted LED ring light.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Miniature Daffodil (tete-a-tete)

A little notion of what spring time will bring us more and more of, in a few short weeks.

Olympus E-3; Zuiko 35mm macro ISO 400; f8; 1/125s; lens mounted LED ring light.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Highland Cow

Who wouldn't like a nice thick coat like this during this cold weather? Don't know about eating my meals from a snow-covered hillside though!

Olympus E-3; Zuiko 70-300mm@277mm; ISO 100; f5.6; 1/250s; natural sunlight in a clear sky.

Friday, 25 January 2013


Anyone for coffee?

Olympus E-3; Zuiko 35mm macro; ISO 100; f4; 1/250; FL-50R off-camera flash.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Butter Beans

Surprising detail in something that looks fairly plain at first glance.

Olympus E-3; Zuiko 35mm macro; ISO100; f4; 1/250s. FL-50R off-camera flash.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Stained Glass

A little piece of stained glass, crafted by my own hand and residing in the centre pane of our front door.

Olympus E-3; 12-60mm@21mm; ISO100; f5.6; 1/4s; on camera flash.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Colourful Bands

Close-up of a ball of variously coloured elastic bands.

Olympus E-3; Zuiko 12-60mm@60mm; ISO 200; f4; 1/250s; on camera flash.

Monday, 21 January 2013

The Milk Drop Explodes!

A droplet of milk frozen in time as it explodes on hitting a hard surface.

Olympus E-3; Zuiko 35mm macro; ISO 200; f5.6; 1/250s; on camera flash @ 1/16.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Gallery Wall

Again, a bit of a lack of "photo time" today so a rather unimaginative and dull submission.

Olympuse E-3; Zuiko 12-60mm@48mm; ISO 800; f3.9; 1/30s; ambient light from window.

Good Night Kiss (Satruday 19/1)

I didn't have much time to do a specific shot for today's 365 so have just used this one from a family celebration. The original image was shot in full colour but posterised and then converted to mono in Photoshop.

Olympus E-3; Zuiko 12-60mm@12mm; ISO 200; f4; 1/60s; Off camera flash (FL-50R).

Friday, 18 January 2013

Another Watch

This is just another from my collection of watches. I do rather like the design on the back of this one.

Olympus E-3; Zuiko 35mm macro; ISO 100; f3.5; 1/60s, lens mounted LED ring-light.

Thursday, 17 January 2013


Red food colouring dripped into a tall narrow, straight-sided, clear glass vase. The water had thousands of microscopic bubbles which give the speckled effect. A little bit of manipulation in Photoshop and, voila!

Olympus E-3; Zuiko 12-60mm@54mm; ISO 100; f22; Olympus FL-50R flash used off camera.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013


The colours and patterns found naturally all around us!

Olympus E-3; Zuiko 35mm macro; ISO 200; f3.5; 1/60s; lens mounted LED ring-light.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013


I only ever see these lovely little biscuits at Christmas time. Does anyone know if they are available the year round?

Olympus E-3; Zuiko 12-60mm@60mm; ISO 200; f4; 1/60s; on camera flash.

Monday, 14 January 2013


This certainly isn't the best piece of astrophotographic work you'll ever see, by a long chalk, but it shows just what is possible with a relatively small level of magnification. The bright object in the centre of the image is Jupiter - by far the brightest body in our skies just now. Immediately beside it, at the four o'clock position is one of its moons, while at ten o'clock two moons are visible.

Olympus E-3; Zuiko 50-200mm@200mm with 1.4x Zuiko teleconverter (283mm); ISO 400; f4.9; 1s.

Sunday, 13 January 2013


Jen on Glasgow's newest footbridge over the Clyde on a rather cold, wet and dull Sunday morning.

Olympus E-3; Zuiko 12-60mm@20mm; ISO 400; f5.6; 1/125s; off camera flash (Olympus FL-50R as aimed by Tony).

Saturday, 12 January 2013


Not the most majestic of our bird wildlife but this seagull looked like, "Master of all he surveyed", sitting atop this telephone pole.

Olympus E-3; Zuiko 70-300mm @ 300mm; ISO 100; f8; 1/250s; ambient day light.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Newel Post - 115 years old!

Will any of us stand the wear and tear this piece of stairway furniture has over its lifetime? Built 1898 and still going strong.

Olympus E-3; Zuiko 12-60mm @ 60mm; ISO 200; f4; 1/125s; on camera flash.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

A New Friend.....

My newest little friend. Soon this diminutive marvel will be launched skywards in an attempt to catch some random aerial video footage and stills. Contemplating one of three methods to achieve flight: water and air propelled [home made] rocket; radio controlled helicopter (shop bought); custom  [home] built quad copter.

The rocket would be by far the best fun although be virtually uncontrollable. The quad copter is probably the safest and most suitable method. We shall see!

If anyone has any helpful hints or tips please feel free to share them.

Olympus E-3; Zuiko 35mm macro; ISO 100; f5.6; 1/125s; lens mounted LED ring-light.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Salad & Fruit!

A shot from this evening's zany salad and fruit shoot with Erica and Suzie.

Olympus E-3; Zuiko 12-60mm @ 37mm; ISO 200; f8; 1/250s; Bowens Gemini 250 Flash shot through white brolly.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013


Some fairly roughly cut slices of clementine.

Olympus E-3; Zuiko 12-60mm; ISO 100; f16; 1/250s; 60mm; off camera flash.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Aren't CD's Wonderful?

The beauty of white light being fragmented by the the surface of a simple CD.

Olympus E-3; Zuiko 35mm macro; ISO 100; f3.5; 1/125s; Lens mounted LED Ring Light.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Sunday Sunrise

Red Sky in the Morning.........

Sunrise this morning, about 8:30am.

Olympus E-3; Zuiko 12-60mm; ISO 400; f5.6; 1/60s; 33mm.

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Inside a USB Stick

Have you ever wondered what it looks like inside a USB stick?

Olympus E-3; Zuikon 12-60mm; ISO 100; f3.8; 1/125s; 40mm; LED ring lite mounted on lens.

Friday, 4 January 2013

Good Shoes

Don't you just love a nice pair of good shoes?

Olympus E-3; Zuiko 35m macro; ISO 400; f16; 1/250s; off camera flash.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

The Fifties!

Just some of the commemorative fifty pence pieces struck by the UK mint.

Olympus E-3; Zuiko 12-60mm; Olympus FL-50R; ISO 100; f11; 1/250s; 23mm; off camera flash.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013


The zoom lens of the spanner world!

Olympus E-3; Zuiko 12-60mm @ 60mm; ISO 100; f4.0; 4s; ambient room light (halogen).

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

The Mechanics of Time

Front and rear view of a Rotary self-winding watch from my collection of wrist watches. The more observant viewer will notice the date and moon phase indicators are incorrect for today's post time.......

Left Image - Olympus E-3; Zuiko 35mm macro lens; ISO400; f8.0 1/60s; 35mm.
Right Image - Olympus E-3; Zuiko 35mm macro lens; ISO400; f5.6 1/125s; 35mm.