Category Archives: Photographic commissions

December 7, 2015 … the reason for the season

My friend Phil normally does most of the socially necessary photographs for the community at Eastbourne. Unless, of course, he is taking an active part in the event to be photographed, in which case he often calls on me to … Continue reading

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October 30, 2012 … a bit of this and a bit of that

Tofu, I should assure you,  is not normally on my menu. However, some days are like tofu. They have no flavour of their own, but pick up hints of whatever rubbed up against it in the pot. That’s how it … Continue reading

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October 15, 2012 … strange activities

Weirdness rules. One of the assignments for the 2012 Canon EOS Photo5 competition was specified as follows: “Spaghetti: Portraiture – Create a unique image which makes use of the interaction between spaghetti and people” I had many ideas, most of … Continue reading

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October 9, 2012 … a very sticky situation

My father was a model maker. Like me, he was not always a good one, but he was always enthusiastic. My earliest memory of his model making dates back to about 1949 or ’50 when, for some reason, he made … Continue reading

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October 6, 2012 … miniature mayhem

Competitions are fun and challenging. I am participating currently in Canon’s annual  EOS Photo 5 competition. The format of this, is that you receive a box of oddments, and must use them to create an entry for each of five … Continue reading

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May 25, 2012 … better to light a candle than curse the darkness

From the beginning, I have said I value feedback. My eldest son David asked a valid question on the forum  at the end of yesterday’s blog entry … “Is ‘a photo a day’ cramping your style – discuss?” Hm. There … Continue reading

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April 22, 2012 … if I am lost, I want people like these looking for me

What an amazing day, with amazing people. My youngest son is currently the relieving Wellington Search and Rescue Coordinator for the New Zealand Police. With his colleagues, he organised a regional  Search and Rescue training day. Since the Belmont Regional … Continue reading

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