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Thursday, 23 June 2016

Time for a change

I took a decent enough photo of a local church spire but then decided I was not happy with it so messed around with different filters and this was the result. The black and white is the original photo while the other is the same one just edited using three filters and cropping the size, the filter used were solarizer, negative and old photo then solarized again to get the effect you can see.

Friday, 20 May 2016

Europe once more

If ever their was a sign telling us to leave the E.U. it is the latest statement from them telling us to build houses for more refugees excuse me while I laugh there is not enough social/local authority housing for people already living in this country without us being told to build more specifically for refugees.

Monday, 16 May 2016

In or Out of Europe

These are my thoughts on it, I have been reading and listening with a little interest into the reasons we should stay or leave the E.U. and to be honest I think they are all trash taking each other, the only real thing is the uncertainty of what will happen either way. Which is basically the same as when we joined the E.U. back in the 70's , they also keep going on about how many jobs will be saved if we stay but how about the millions of jobs and loss of our core manufacturing industries we have lost since we joined. Me personally I will be voting to leave as how much worse can this country get than it is already as I said these are my thoughts so please do not bother replying to this.

Monday, 8 June 2015

Migrant Artist Show

Yesterday I was priviliged to be invited to the preview of an art exhibition by a friend who was one of the artists, when I got their I was completely awestruck by the talent and work of the four artists involved. If you are in Newcastle I would recommend heartily that you drop in and take a look in you will be pleasantly surprised it is at the Holy Biscuit 1 Clarence Street and runs from the 9th to the 14th June it is open from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. these are just 4 pieces 1 by each artist the pity is my photos do not do them justice.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

My thoughts on the bus

Please be aware these are entirely my own thoughts in a satirical sort of way. While sitting on the bus heading out on my daily journey it amazes me the different people you see either getting on the bus or waiting for one or a lift off a friend or work colleague from students to office workers and manual workers. First lets start with the students some dress like they have slept in their clothes others are dressed to the nines as if they have a heavy date or going out on the drink hoping to get lucky, you also have the ones who look the part nice and casual no make up insight by this you could say these are the more natural and confident in themselves that they do not hide behind a fake facade. Next the more mature or supposedly mature bus users you have the men who try and get away with dying their hair and trying to dress and talk trendy while you have some of the women and here I will use an old adage mutton dressed like lamb, some manage to carry it off others will put you off your dinner the same is also true of the men. And finally of course you have those who dress and act their age, unfortunately I am not one of them as I still dress and act like I did in the Eighties.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

My Phototgraphy

Just lately while out taking photos I have started treating my digital camera like a film camera in most ways except I take more than the usual 36 frames, for a start before I take a photo I turn my monitor off and block it so I am not tempted to do any on camera editing or check the results of the shot, so I do not know what they are like until I get home and upload them to my laptop, just like waiting for them to be developed lol. If you try this you might be surprised with the results here are a few examples that surprised me.