Friday 28th November

It is now getting to the stage that I can begin to wind down the transplant diary and I shall keep it going till the end of the year. My reasons for this are simply because, things are now stable and I am only visiting St Helier Hospital once every week nowadays.

My appointment today went well, my levels are all very good and Dr Andrews  is happy with my progress. It is fantastic to feel more settled about it all and as each day passes, I feel more and more at ease. I am, we as a family are now able to plan ahead but more on this a little later… Continue reading →

County Constabulary – Big seller on Alamy

County Constabulary


This image keeps on selling via Alamy, must have sold it a dozen times to the newspapers now! It was taken on a cold winter’s day whilst out shopping with my wife and mother-in-law. Just a very ordinary shopping trip but I often carry my camera with me. I did more so in those days.

It is the entrance to Northamptonshire County Constabulary HQ, in Northampton town.

ORIGINAL POST: November 26th 2008

Housing Developments

Many of us will be well aware of the current economic problems the country (world even) is facing, the housing market is changing, prices are coming down but not only that far more people now rent in the UK than ever before. Many more housing developments are therefore shifting their emphasis from encouraging people to buy but to rent from new instead. This would also indicate that less people are buying to rent, a trend that would seem now to be far less attractive than it ever was in the past, especially considering the economic downturn.

It is for this reason that I have been looking out for subjects that tell a story about the signs of our times. This is an angle worth taking, as you can capture great stock images that could right now be itching to be applied to a magazine page somewhere and thus making you money into the bargain. Sometimes you need to work out in your mind how your picture could be used by a client. Quite literally a case of trying to see with the clients eyes.

Fishing nets

The eye is in the detail as they say and this is certainly the case when rummaging around fishing ports. Fishing nets, lobster pots, old machines, rusty boats and barnacled anchors all make fantastic subjects. Also a great activity to undertake on an overcast day when the light is more diffuse.

Look for patterns that form graphical “statements”. What do I mean by this? How can I explain? Imagine you have a few shapes and want to make up a simple uncluttered picture, simply by re-arranging them. You can in a sense achieve this with objects you find whilst out with your camera. You may not be able to pick them up, so instead have to resort to physically moving around on your own two feet, angling your camera, zooming in and out. You can quite simply compose the shot to make it look as though you have shuffled its elements around and with this added effort can achieve far better results than had you just chosen to point and shoot instead.