It begins quietly enough

the sound of birds waking from their nests

and perching themselves on the sculpted columns of buildings

the sound sweetly moves past the windows

joined by a wail of a cat and a dog

arguing over the stray beefburger

dropped the night before

the rumble of tyres – joined by their horns

as products make way from a to b

kids on the march from home to school

noise from records in an aim to look cool

the birds fly away – soon to return

and you have to get up – as your ears start to burn




Back behind the Bridge

Location : BASIC Clicks Base, Portacabin, Brain & Spinal Injury Centre, Salford

Date : 14th July 2017

Camera : Sony DSC-H300 (No Tripod Required)



Diving over a tree!



We’ve been playing with Objects and Backdrops today – and the toy cars!

Continuing on from last week we set up our shots on the stations before taking the shots with our camera


Campervan on the beach


Using the clips from old magazines and the toy cars produced some really good shots and saved us the cost of location (Hee Hee!)




Pointing out the birds!

I revisited this picture from the last session. Using the pencils as “Pointers”.Β  I hadn’t spotted this till after taking the pic, but I created a “Sunrise” effect by marking them out.


Sat on a Polar Bear

As well as the lego men, Graham, one of the group brought in some railway model men

this allowed the group to be a bit more adventurous with our photos….


Convoy πŸ™‚



Land of the Giant Polar Bears πŸ™‚


Off into the Wild blue Yonder

and here’s a couple when I got home πŸ™‚ Created along the same principles – studio a bit more rustic than that of BASIC Clicks…but objects and subject matter stayed the same (Astronomy book provided a little colour!)


Heading home from the moon


Riding across jupiter
Riding across Jupiter!




If you’ve got any favourites – feel free to let me know!





Back in the Studio

Brain and Spinal Injury Centre, Salford

7th July 2017


We were back in the base camp of BASIC Clicks photography group on Friday creating scenes with backgrounds, toy cars and figures

taking every day items and creating something new, from behind the camera lens.

Another show at BASICs sponsor, John Lewis will be on display soon.

Here’s some of my favourites from Fridays session. Created with the trusty Sony Bridge camera.







Wine and Roses




Sailing boats

Riding around in Outer Space

Location : Brain and Spinal Injury Centre, Salford

friday 30th June 2017

Out there in outer space….

Me and my chums in the photography group at BASIC played around with some special effects today.

Using images from magazines and some toy cars and lego men, We created something rather special…courtesy of our cameras (including my trusty Sony DSC) and a Tripod.

Into the Atmosphere!

Now, creating the Images didn’t involve any space travel…just the right background and a close up zoom lens…as well as an anchor for the toy cars and figures we used in the shots.

“The Italian Job”
Taking Flight
Looking Up (A starfish falls)


Feeding the Heffalumps


Late Night Listening

Twenty to two

you’re wide awake

listening to the sounds

that the night owls make


The rumble of goods

from factory to store

the bells of the crossings

as the train tracks roar


Cool cats wail out

their tunes on the corner

sounding like a group

of funeral mourners


And the horns and the boombox

from some blokes passing car

Make you wonder why you

left your window ajar


But soon there is silence

tween fall and rise of the sun

till the birds bring the news

that the mornings begun.