Saturday, 28 February 2009

Day 059: Smashed Kitty

Todays shot was of a watch Charlie had bought online, however when it arrived the face was smashed via the post.

My job was to take piccy to send back to confirm that it was broken.

Friday, 27 February 2009

Day 058: Flash Attempt I

So we went to get the car today :) Now £108.28 lighter GRRRR!

Anyways on the way back stopped off and took a few pics :) This is the first shot I took. There are a few others but i quite like this as it was the first :)

Placed two flashes one just under the bridge and one a little further back to light the back ground a little.
Not the BEST shot but not bad for a wee attempt.

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Day 057: Let there be LIGHT!!!

Okay my girlfriend rocks !! it is official! My Valentines Day pressie arrived today!! Going to have a wee play with them tomorrow!!
Very excited!!!

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Day 056: Young Love

So today was a bit of a hectic day. After the car deciding to reject the key on me last Wednesday I today took Rudolph to the Skoda garage to get looked at. I then took a walk up to Pumpherston to see the lovely Charlie and met her for lunch.
I was going to use a picture of the key for todays picture but i took this one today on the camera phone and thought it was rather damn cute :)
PS (Getting the car back on Friday and going to cost £108.28 for a new key to be delivered and coded :( )

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Day 055 : Every shoe tells a story!

Ok so the story goes I was tidying out one of the cupboards trying to find the spare car key!!

I stumbed on a backpack which I checked in case the keys had fallen in, no keys but Charlies shoes that have been missing about 11 months now. So this picture was taken and zapped across to one now very happy girlfriend.

Also Bruce this ones dedicated to you :)

Monday, 23 February 2009

Day 054: 2 for 1

Okay so today in for a rare treat I could not decide on which picture to post so today we have a 54A and B.

The first shot is of Charlie and her wee sister Natasha. I was lucky enough to be invited along to Charlies shoot with Tom today to sit in, It was at Duncans studio in Pumpherston area, and along with myself there was Charlie, Natahsa, Tom and Alex with Duncan popping back towards the end. I was able to get a few wee pics of Charlie and a couple of her and her sis. So here is the first.

Next, we all decided to get a shot of ALL of us. So using a 10 second exposure Tom set the camera on the tripod and held the trigger for the lights in his hands and we all jumped around like fools.
So in the photo we have Charlie, Keith, Natasha, Tom, Alex and Duncan. This was my fave I think for a few reasons,
Firstly there are a good few shots of all of us. And secondly Charlies facial expression top right is awesome!!

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Day 053: Rabbit Nose

Okay so today is the first time i have uploaded for a while BUT all photos have been shot! So just a case of getting all online

Todays shot was one of Charlie. We went to the Borders to see her Brother for his birthday but we arrived a little early so had a drive and got some nice shots out in a wee country estate, which I am going to get on my other blog which I have just started, Of all the shots this one just cried out to me! Something very cute and individual about it :)


Saturday, 21 February 2009

Day 052: Get Away!!

So yesterday pics was the pampering goods from Lush.

Today we actually put them to use! There are a few shots of me from the day a few self portraits, but this for me was the best. After chasing Charlie round the room with the camera i managed to get this one :)

Friday, 20 February 2009

Day 051: Pampering

Whilst Charlie and I were out picking a few things up in Ocean Terminal, we decided to take a wander round lush and after a wee bit of sales patter from the assistant we opted to have a night in of pampering.
Got some cleansers, toners face masks and moisturisers
Well us photographers do need to look after our skin :)

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Day 050: River City

Okay so todays shot was taken whilst on the River City set for the day. Sat in this rather cold old bus all day. Was ok though some good people to work with and some good banter :)
Did not want to risk taking any pics on set. So this was the best I could do :)

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Day 049: Day out with Gordon

Today took a wee drive out with Unclem Gordon. We visited Inverkeithing, North Queensferry and then over to South Queensferry.
This shot was taken down on the slip. 15 second exposure and then darkened down a wee bit in photoshop.

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Day 048: Cant be comfy

Very confused as thought I had taken something else for today...but cannot find it. So have this pic that I snapped of Holly today sitting in that does not look like the comfiest of poses!!
Holly seems to be appearing in the blog lots !! SOrry folks! And I have realised myself and after a comment or two that the blog is starting to be full of some .....shall we say not so good shots.
I want the blog to be me making an effort to take a photo a day, but at the same time do not want it to be just any old shot, something which I think i may have fallen prone to on many an occasion so far. So I will try my best from now to put a little more effort into it and plan some of the shots.

Monday, 16 February 2009

Day 047: Hug in a Mug

Took quite a few photos today. And though this is maybe not technically the best its my favourite from the day.

Charlie bought this jacket at the wekeend after a little persuassion from myself! I REALLY think it just looks like the Batchelors Hug in a Mug advert (hence shes hiding her head) For anyone that cannot remember it it was an advert for Cup A Soup

Click on TV advert and you will see what I mean. Also for any Hollyoaks fans it looks a little like a jacket that Carmel sometimes wears :)

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Day 046: LOVE / HATE

Todays is a LOVE HATE image!!
The picture is of Charlies Ventolin inhaler.
Charlie suffers from Asthma, and just lately has been struggling a wee bit. This is her lifeline.
Hence I LOVE it cause without it I might not have her!
But I HATE it because I dont like her having to rely on it :(

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Day 045: In Training is Valentines day so you would think that this would be some mushy image of me and Charlie.
BUT to save all your poor souls from that!! Here is a shot of Holly.
The three of us took a wee drive out to Newhaven and just had a wander around the harbour. This shot was taken of Holly walking along outsife the Loch Fyne restaurant. She has a fear of bridges and open slats, so Charlie was trying to get her over her fear a little bit and she did really well.

Friday, 13 February 2009

Day 044: REALLY!!!

Ok so Charlie and I were out today doing a little window shopping and popped into a shop on Princes Street.

On wandering to the back of the store (Debenhams we think) found this little baby!! NO PHOTOSHOP here! But possible the smallest escalator in the world lol!!

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Day 043: Graveyard Shift

Took a drive out to see Charlie today for lunch at work.

On the way back took a wee jaunt just off the beaten track and found this small graveyard. It seemed so beautiful but also so eerie with the snow.

Had a wee wonder around the gravestones. Thought this image had to be black and white to put across the atmosphere of the place.

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Day 042: Rudolph the Red Nosed White Horse....

Todays image is of a now empty :) bottle of rather tasty beer :)
This was a present from the one and only Tom Thomson for my Christmas.
HAd been chilling nicely in the fridge and was enjoyed today with dinner! Was LOVELY!!!!!!!
Thanks Tom :)

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Day 041: Out with Colin

Colin is off on his holidays in the next couple of days so we went out for a wee drive today and ended up in Callendar park taking a few shots.
This was one of my faves just trying to get the colour breaking through the trees.

Monday, 9 February 2009

Day 040: Holly and the Snowball

So this evening about 10 om we started to get snow.

After about an hour it was getting quite thick! I popped out with Holly and built a large snowball (about 2ft diameter). It was going to be the bottom of my snowman but Holly had different ideas!!

Thisis all that was left by the time i went in and got the camera!!

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Day 039 : Staples

Went with Charlie to visit her Nana and Papa's todya and saw all these one the road outside!! Quite Random......

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Day 038: Tea Leaf

So we have a tea leaf in the house! Holly has taken to stealing my socks!! Her latest Swag at her feet!
Shes a braver dog than me! I know where those socks have been!!

Friday, 6 February 2009

Day 037: It's really superb

Hmmmm dinner tonight was Pizzzzzzzza!!!
Dominoes!! YUM! What more can i say........

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Day 036: Lesson

Todays shot was taken of Holly (I think shes starred in the most photos now lol) I was spending the evening showing Colin how to use the 400D ahead of him going off on his travels. Was showing him a few bits and pieces when Holly decided to come and say hello!!

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Day 035; Give us this day our daily Bread

So for my birthday one of my wonderful present was a breadmaker which i have been making the most of, But my best friend Emma advised me to try making the dough in the breadmaker. Taking it out and letting it rise and then baking it in the oven. THis was the result!! What you think. Looks very rustic :)

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Day 034: With a little help from my friends.

Colin helped me set this one up. Was trying to get a shot of myself for my a passport sized photo to join the local swimming pool! This was the outcome and hence why i stay THIS side of the lens.

Monday, 2 February 2009

Day 033: At Loggerheads

Charlie was on a coure in Glasgow today so I decided to have wee wonder to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. It was closed the whole time that I was in Glasgow and reopened about a year after I left and moved to Edinburgh. These two caught my attention, and just pictured them there for all eternity caught in a fierce frantic battle! Also made me think of Night at the Museum where everything comes alive. I wonder what these two get upto at night!!

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Day 032: WOOF

Today was a day of dog pictures. The first was taken in Callender Park and was for a friend of Colins and is going forward for magazine publication. That was going to be the main photo of the day but we then took Holly with us to her Nana's where we got a few shots and she came out with this wee belter!! I think its a real cutie!!