Friday, June 30, 2006

lesser stag beetle

in the archives .. another beetle

what i've done .. cropped the bottom off & greyscaled

What am i listening to? .. Maggotron - The Invasion Will Not Be Televised (1987)

camera .. pentax optio 550

Thursday, June 29, 2006


my first flower macro with the new camera (taken yesterday)

in the archives .. flowering scabious here & a butterfly on one here

what i've done .. brought up the colours & levels (made it less yellow)

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

bird on a wire

ok, so here's my first picture with my new camera!

what i've done .. cropped, nothing else

What am i listening to? ... Leonard Cohen - Bird On A Wire

Tuesday, June 27, 2006


pictures taken in my garden at the weekend (the plants on the floor in the top photo are radishes - i foolishly planted far too many, makes nice compost though!)

in the archives ... squirrels munching on my nuts .. & .. scrumping my strawberries

... got my new camera today!! ... now i've got to go & play with it (after the football of course!)

what i've done .. cropped, desaturated one of them, & reduced filesize lots ;(

What am i listening to? ... music from Ghana

Monday, June 26, 2006

saxifraga umbrosa

i can't believe i just spent over an hour trawling the web trying to find the name of this little flower! (it's smaller than a pinhead)

what i've done .. cropped, then faded the background slightly

What am i listening to? ... DJ Magic Mike & The Royal Posse (1990)

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Croagh Patrick

something different today ... these were taken a few years back, on a trip to County Mayo (Ireland), shortly before i got a digital camera (taken with a Canon Sureshot) .. i fell in a bog during a trip to the deserted village on Achill Island & the camera was never the same again ;( .. but at least it meant i had to go buy a nice new digital one! (talking of which ... i will be purchasing a Samsung Pro815 this week!)

further info on Croagh Patrick .. here & here.

what i've done .. scanned, cropped, & cloned out some spots the scanner helpfully put on!

What am i listening to? ... Dreadzone - Second Light

Saturday, June 24, 2006

emerging butterflies

pictures taken at Buckfastleigh Otter & Butterfly place

in the archives .. the butterflies & the otters.

what i've done .. nothing

What am i listening to? ... a hiphop mix ..DJ Priceless - Banana Loaf

Friday, June 23, 2006

Barbara Hepworth sculptures

ok, so it's another friday, but again no funky fungi for you! ... instead i bring you some funkified art! ;)

original photo can be found back in the archives .. here

what i've done .. can't remember! .. i was experimenting with it way back in February

What am i listening to? ... DJ MoneyShot - Mixed Ape mix

Thursday, June 22, 2006


what i've done .. cropped, slight contrast & saturation tweak

What am i listening to? ... Chunky Kustard

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

my reflection in a ladle

in the archives .. my reflection in a puddle & in a mirror

what i've done .. greyscaled

What am i listening to? ... Burning Spear - Live At Montreux Jazz Festival

Tuesday, June 20, 2006


in the archives .. dog rose

what i've done .. nothing

What am i listening to? ... Breezeblock Old Skool Jungle Special 30.05.06

Monday, June 19, 2006


in the archives .. other bee shots .. & .. the flower is an alium

what i've done .. cropped, slight contrast/colour tweak

What am i listening to? ... Dylan - Live At Therapy Session (Riga 170606)

Sunday, June 18, 2006


pictures taken in yesterdays corn field ;)

previous poppies posted .. here

what i've done .. top image: slight saturation increase & level tweak .. bottom image: desaturated all except the poppies

What am i listening to? ... Vicious Circle & Evol Intent - live on Renegade Hardware Show on Pyro Radio 190406

Saturday, June 17, 2006

corn field

i went for a wander this afternoon between the football matches .. nice sunny day .. took plenty of photos! ;)

slightly gutted that i've had to reduce these so much to get them down to around 250kb (reduced image size by two thirds, & saved at quality setting 4 - usually for these posts i save at 8 or 9!) .. so the detail is nowhere near as great as the original ;(

previous fields .. daffodils & oilseed rape

what i've done .. nothing

What am i listening to? ... College Boyz - Radio Fusion Radio

Friday, June 16, 2006

boat reflection

picture taken 2 years ago, next to where i live

what i've done .. cropped, enhanced colours

what am i listening to? ... De La Soul - Me, Myself, & I (EP)

Thursday, June 15, 2006

this mornings sunrise

i've been working the early shift the last few weeks so i've been getting up bright & early & enjoying the sunrise each day .. always a great way to start the day! (pictures taken from my bedroom window again)

previous sunrises here

what i've done .. nothing

What am i listening to? ... Ed Rush & Optical feat. MC Ryme Tyme @ Springsix, Austria, 27-05-2006

Wednesday, June 14, 2006


picture taken in a field across the road from where i live

what i've done .. levels, contrast, saturation

What am i listening to? ... Kim Hiorthoy - Melke

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

shield bug

the flower is a red valerian

what i've done .. levels, contrast, saturation

Monday, June 12, 2006


.. right, i'm experimenting with saying my brief piece here instead of in the comments .. we'll see how it goes!

I went to a wedding reception at Mount Edgcumbe a few weekends ago .. took this picture of Plymouth across the River Tamar .. the sun was going down to the left, & this building (the civic centre) looked like it was on fire.

what i've done .. desaturated all but the suns reflection on the building

What am i listening to? ... lots more music from the Mastermix Classic Cuts series.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Friday, June 09, 2006

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Friday, June 02, 2006