Photoshop’s Droplets and Photo Mechanic

Sports shooters – I have written a short article explaining how to create a droplet in Photoshop, and unleashing its speed in Photo Mechanic.

You’ll find it here

Posted in Football, Photo Mechanic, Photography, Photoshop, Sport

Bizarre Marketing!

Readers of my blog may remember that back in the summer, Linda bought me a hedgehog house for my birthday. It came from Amazon.

Now, as we’ve bought one hedgehog house, Amazon recommend that I buy another!

If this carries on, our back garden will be a small town for hedgehogs with hedgehog houses everywhere.  Will Amazon start selling hedgehog schools, hedgehog town halls, hedgehog shopping centres?  The list goes on!

 

Screen Shot 2015-08-19 at 6.04.27 pm

 

Posted in Computers, Corporate, Wildlife

New hedgehog house

For a birthday present, I was given the money to buy a fine hedgehog house; a splendid one-floor, one-room desirable residence with a hallway and leaf-carpeted floor, in which new residents are encouraged to move in – and will be welcomed with a meal of cat biscuits.

The house was  installed yesterday afternoon.

Did anybody stop by to check it out? I used the infra-red trap camera to find out…

 

The hedgehog left the house ten minutes later, but she/he knows where it is!  Hopefully, a hedgehog mum will give birth to a family of hedgehogs in there.

[UPDATE]

Subsequent recordings have shown that the gap on the right is a kind of highway between gardens for our usual visitors – foxes and (especially) cats.  As it would be like living next to  the M1 Motorway for nocturnal lorry drivers, the poor residents of this house wouldn’t get a wink of sleep.

The house has been relocated to what I hope is a quieter part of the garden, with a rather fetching ‘To Let’ sign outside.

Watch this space!

Posted in Animals, Wildlife

Brighton Womens Team – Pictures of the Season

Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club asked me to provide my top ten photos from the Womens 2014-15 season, with a little background to each.  The photos – and my explanations were put on the Seagulls website.

BHAWFC Christmas 2014

 

Posted in Football, Sport

Published Pictures

It is always nice to see one’s work in print, especially when they are used by three newspapers all on the same day!

Here are some quick snaps of the pages containing my photos of the Brighton & Hove Albion v Derby County match, published in the Independent, the Mirror and the Sun, via Pro Sports Images.

Published in The Sun, Wed 4th March 2015.

Published in The Sun, Wed 4th March 2015.

Published in The Mirror, Wed 4th March 2015.

Published in The Mirror, Wed 4th March 2015.

Published in The Independent, Wed 4th March 2015.

Published in The Independent, Wed 4th March 2015.

 

Posted in Football, Photography