06/01/2017 Day 6 of 365


In the Outwoods.

Canon 40D with Canon 50mm. f/4, 1/60s, ISO 100

05/01/2017 Day 5 of 365

“Rusty Runner”

Just how I feel at the moment.

One of a group of sculptures on Ashby Road near the university.


Canon 350D with Sigma 24-70 @ 24mm, f/4.5, 1/160s, ISO 400.

04/01/2017 Day 4 of 365

The Sock was created by the sculptress Shona Kinloch, having been commissioned by Charnwood Borough Council “to provide an attractive feature and focus of public interest”. It was unveiled in 1998.
The statue is of a man seated on a bollard, wearing only a sycamore leaf and a sock, which he is looking down at admiringly.
His sock is symbolic of Loughborough’s hosiery industry, and the rest of the sculpture contains images from the town’s history.
As is not unusual in these cases, The Sock was far from universally admired when unveiled but, as predicted, hearts have warmed to it and it is now a well loved feature of the Loughborough scene.

Canon 350D with Sigma 24-70 @ 39mm, f/2.8, 1/500s, ISO 800

03/01/2017 Day 3 of 365

Serene Swan on the canal today. Lovely graceful birds.  There are usually quite a few on the canal but today I only saw 1 pair.

Canon 40D with Canon 70-200L at 109mm 1/800s, f/5.6, ISO1600

02/01/2017 Day 2 of 365

A nice bright day today, although quite cold.

This is the old art college buildings reflected in Sainsbury’s window

I quite like the effect of the window panes cutting the image into squares, it reminds me of the joiner style collages by David Hockney. I will be looking to explore the possibilities of collages later in the year.

28mm, 1/250s @ f/8 ISO 400.

Some post processing: slight crop, contrast, levels tweaked and colour saturation boosted.

01/01/2017 Day 1 of 365



Due to the inclement weather I was unable to get out to take any photos today, so I had to improvise with an indoor shot.

After the indulgences of the festive period the shot seemed to fit the bill. Eat healthy and watch the calorie intake.

Hopefully the weather will be better for tomorrows upload.

Canon 40D Canon 380EX flash with Sigma 24-70 lens at 30mm, 1/250s, f/7.1, ISO400,



31/12/2016 Day 0 0f 365

Starting tomorrow I will be attempting to post a new photo each day for the whole of 2017, 365 photos in all.

Although the project starts tomorrow I thought I would post my favourite shot from 2016.

A Kookaburra taken at Phillip Island in Victoria Australia.

1/640s at f/6.3, ISO 400. Canon 40D with Canon 70-200L @159mm