Salford 5th December 2017
A poem originally wrote by inky for Allpoetry.com, now making an appearance here as the christmas embargo is officially over!
(wrote on St Andrews Day….)
I’m writing on St. Andrew’s Day,
to make a festive plea.
Don’t neglect mother nature
for the sake of a Christmas tree.
Now, before you all yell “Humbug!”
at my festive rhyme
consider if you will the subject
that i’m spending the time.
yon Scots pines have been up in the highlands,
where its taken some time to grow
for some forester to swiftly chop it down
with one or two axe blows
“Its tradition!” I’ll hear the hardened
who don’t listen to my plea
they say it’ll thrive – its not even alive
as the needles fall from the tree
So get yourself one in a bucket
one wi fresh branches and shoots
after chrimbo and snow – it’ll continue to grow
in a place where it’ll spread its roots
and you’ll see it in garden each winter
as it grows upon year after year
and the children will play, wi the toys on the day
the tree brings the Christmas Cheer
lunch was two hours ago
and dinner is hours away
the hunger pangs are out of the cage
And they’ve begun to play
So over to the brown bread you go
And forage for a filling or two
When the jars of peanut butter and jam
Located above tonight’s spiced ham
Decide to greet you hello
Just the thing till dad makes tea
And summmat that you’ll eat with glee
Out in the garden without delay
Before running around the garden to play
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”. 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….
Land of the Giant Polar Bears 🙂
Off into the Wild blue Yonder
and here’s a couple when I got home 🙂 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!
If you’ve got any favourites – feel free to let me know!
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
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”
Looking Up (A starfish falls)
Feeding the Heffalumps
Salford, 18th may 2017
Mr Milnes tale , captured perfectly
In a moment
Notes of colour , delicately transferred onto
It’s material base
As models go, it sings the
Tale of the Hundred Acre Wood, in wonderful wonder
Uniquely created for a special store,
Reds through to Violets bring characters to life
Location : Brain and Spinal Injury Centre, Salford UK
16th November 2016
I’ve had fun this morning at BASIC’s photography session.
It was a still life session with a difference – using a Racing Bike and some little toy characters
Framed with a backdrop provided by our leader and tutor Maggie.
Here’s the bike we used for the shots 🙂
I came armed with my Sony DSC-300 and my Xperia Phone as backup
A Close up of the spokes on the wheel
While I was taking the shots – I heard a tiny voice in the classroom….
“HELP!!!” he yelled
A little Lego Man – dropped through the sky (ok…it was the background curtain…)
He Landed on the wheel…
Before landing on one of the Bicycle Pedals….
Upon Closer Inspection of our photography subject – we found he wasn’t alone! 🙂
Stuck by the Brake pads 🙂