Showing posts with label Photography. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Photography. Show all posts


Monday, 11 March, 2024

Here are a few pictures of the carnage. The worst part of today? Having to throw shelf after shelf of signed books, collected over many years and at great expense, into the bin!

Burnt to a char and still a smile on his face. I'm gonna be keeping this
fella no matter what he looks like after a scrub.

The cause of the fire - faulty electric socket wiring

Our digital clock

Our once bejewelled bedroom ceiling light

Our bedroom TV

The view from the bed

Our telly

My old Jaws shelf, videod here just the other day

Our bedroom fan

The plants in the front porch, however, loved the burst of heat.
I've never seen this Jade looking so good!

Caught the highest tide of the year briefly as we drove back to Mumbles after house-sorting:

We saw something strange as we approached the Airbnb then. Dont Ask! But it ended with a furious dog chasing me from the scene:

Been a busy day but can't complain when there is still time to chill with fudjcat and a good film - The Black Phone. It's our last day in this Mumbles holiday let tomorrow. On Wednesday we relocate to a cheaper caravan/trailer down Llanrhidian for a couple of weeks. Our landlord reckons it will take at least 6-8 weeks to make our house habitable again...

Guy N Smith - Ready for the 1st Photoshoots

Saturday, December 02, 2023

Finally ready to roll on the Lego version of the GNS The Slime Beast cover, I got cracking on it early. 

I just need to find the font used on the original 70's book
now, and make a Lego version of the NEL logo. But
that's for another day...

With one photoshoot done and God knows how many more to go, I cracked on with a couple more shoots later in the day. Although I usually love the cover art of Guy N Smith's books, I'm not the greatest fan of the cover photography of my favourite two novels of his - Nightspawn and The Dark One. To be fair, they also aren't the easiest to reproduce in Lego form either. And so I've recreated two of the grimmer graveyard scenes in the books to make my own cover versions of horror novels.

Oh what a beautiful morning

October 31, 2024

This scene greeted me this morning as I left the office car park and headed in to work:


Loosening the Chains of Office Mundanity (1)

Thursday, October 26, 2023

I try to keep talk of my day job to a minimum for several reasons. Firstly, it's not work that I feel particularly passionate about. To my eyes, it is a mundane drain on both my time and my energy - resources I want to spend on my creative output. But I have rent to pay, food to put on the table, two cats and a tortoise to raise and several rather expensive hobbies and interests I like to indulge in. And so I am chained to my office desk, on most weekdays at any rate.

Of course, one of the joys of my secondary creative outlet, photography, is that it teaches the eye and the mind to search out interest even in the most dire of situations and locations.  And securing a window desk in one of my hometown's tallest office blocks, with its unparalleled views over the distant urban countryside, I at least have the pleasure of some cracking sunrises and, at this time of year, the eerie morning mists that shift slowly through the distant valleys.

Trying to make the best out of bad situations, I hope to get at least two books out of my time spent working for 'The Man'. The first could be a series of photographs I grab while at the office. The second is a horror novel that I hope anyone reading these mad scribblings will understand I can't go into any real detail about yet. All I say at this point, and to close this particular blog post, is the above photograph set in motion a rather cool finale to the novel-in-waiting. Watch this space for further info, but don't expect a publication any time before 2025...

Cardiff: Day 2

 Sunday, October 15, 2023

Feeling (very) rough today, so I could muster only one photo, despite the fine park this road runs above:

Cardiff Weekend: Day 1

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Roath Park:

View from IKEA Window:

Garden Centre Pumpkin Patch

Wenalt Forest:

Penarth Views:

Typical Morning View

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

A typical weekday morning fleeting view of my street:

Tidal Gower ~ Whiteford Sands

Whiteford Sands #exploregower #gower #gowerpeninsula

Gower - Sheep Rhossili

Worm's Head, Gower #exploregower #gower #gowerpeninsula

Tidal Gower ~ Pennard Pill

Pennard Pill #gower #gowerpeninsula #exploregower

Tidal Gower ~ Mumblies Pier

Mumbles Pier #exploregower #gower #gowerpeninsula #mumbles #swansea

Tidal Gower ~ Blue Pool Bay

Blue Pool Bay, Gower #exploregower #gower #gowerpeninsula

Sunrise over Swansea

 Monday, September 25, 2023

A nice start to the work week:

Tidal Gower ~ Pennard Cliffs

Pennard Cliffs #exploregower #gowerpeninsula #gower #pennard

Tidal Gower ~ Bracelet Bay

Bracelet Bay at dusk #exploregower #gower #gowerpeninsula #mumbles

The view from my desk

Friday, September 22, 2023

Difficult to work with this going on outside the office window!

Tidal Gower ~ Whiteford Sands

Another image from my forthcoming book Tidal Gower. My favourite Gower beach, Whiteford Sands #exploregower #gower #gowerpeninsula #whitefordsands

Tidal Gower ~ The Great Tor

The Great Tor #exploregower #gower #gowerpeninsula