Christmas Tree

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

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Snack time

Bite

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

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)

 

 

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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

 

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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!)

 

 

 

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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.

 

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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….

 

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Convoy 🙂

 

 

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Land of the Giant Polar Bears 🙂

 

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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!)

 

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Heading home from the moon

 

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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

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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.

 

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Magnified

 

 

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Framed

 

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Wine and Roses

 

 

 

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Sailing boats

Riding around in Outer Space

Location : Brain and Spinal Injury Centre, Salford

friday 30th June 2017

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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.

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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.

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

 

Feeding the Heffalumps

Life in Miniature

Miniature

Salford, 18th may 2017

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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

Exceptional.

Adventures in LEGO world

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.

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Here’s the bike we used for the shots 🙂

I came armed with my Sony DSC-300 and my Xperia Phone as backupdsc_0014_1

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

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A little Lego Man – dropped through the sky (ok…it was the background curtain…)

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He Landed on the wheel…

balancing

Before landing on one of the Bicycle Pedals….

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Upon Closer Inspection of our photography subject – we found he wasn’t alone! 🙂

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Stuck by the Brake pads 🙂