Outside there's an abundance of weird and whimsical things to find. Wonders that were created throughout life, going unnoticed among the ordinary hustle and bustle of daily routine.
Ray of hope
I've been waiting ages to find a suitable outdoor plate (background) for the stock image of they guy climbing the ladder which I captured at an outdoor festival 3 years ago. Paying particular attention to unusual areas and little nooks and crannies around the places the general public don't travel through at my local park. I found an area which is home to the excess felled tree parts so there's a lot of decaying and fresh logs lying around. I spent a good hour staring at various parts of it until I came across this tiny twig with a single bud and leaf.. as though it was fighting for a second chance at life even though the tree it came from had been sawn in two. There was sunlight just peeping through the trees, shedding a gorgeous soft light on the twig. Looking at it through my macro lens I also noticed the lovely spider web weaving around it. It was then, I found my perfect background and title.
Out of Office
Those time where you've spent too much time sitting at your desk, staring at the same computer screen, blinded by life online.. it's time to break free by any means necessary.
Two girl skaters doing desktop tricks off a stapler
Colour in your Life
The Morning after
The morning after the night before and the pain hasn't even kicked in yet.
As part of my Mini World series. This is Father Time. A photo I created in memory of my late Father. The items in the image are his, from his old pipe and watch, some books and reading glasses. My Dad was a man of many talents, he could fix anything and had amazing skills with his hands. There's so many stories I could tell you but the most important one is how great a Dad my Father really was. I Love you Dad. Gone but not forgotten.
Firewalking has been practiced by many people and cultures in all parts of the world, with the earliest known reference dating back to Iron Age India – c. 1200 BCE. It is often used as a rite of passage, as a test of an individual's strength and courage, or in religion as a test of one's faith. Firewalking became popular in the twentieth century when author Tolly Burkan began giving public classes throughout the United States and Europe in an effort to demonstrate that the practice was not paranormal. Modern physics has explained the phenomenon, concluding that the amount of time the foot is in contact with the ground is not enough to induce a burn, combined with the fact that embers are not good conductors of heat
One Lump or Two
The same guy I saw at the festival so I created a scene to suit his actions. This is a 4 image composite. It was also published in the 1x gallery and appears in the 2013 Photobook, Passion.
Taking the Biscuit
The world at your feet
Who ever you are and whatever you do. Your life is how you make it.
Just because you don't see them. Doesn't mean they can't exist.
David & Goliath
David hurls a stone from his sling with all his might and hits Goliath in the center of his forehead, Goliath falls on his face to the ground, and David cuts off his head.
Less time shooting, more time editing
A womans work is never done.
St Patrick's Day
Celebrate St Patrick's day and whatever you are doing, make it Irish
With the recent flooding, it was time to put some plans into action.
The ultimate selfie
boy jumping on teadybear
It's one thing getting lost but another ball game trespassing.
Eggs Box Gamer
There was a special technique Rod had developed, he swears he's never had a splinter in the eye!
One of the great things about long weekends is having the opportunity to relax and do the things you love. For me it's reading under my favourite lamp
It's that time of year when you need to wrap up warm, stick the home fire on and cuddle up in front of the TV.