Friday, 18 May 2018

Optic Show

Sun dogs and a circumzenithal arc were spotted this afternoon here at Folkestone, this is where a Go Pro type camera comes in handy. This airborne optic effect is caused by sunlight being refracted inside ice needles that makes up cirrus or cirrostratus clouds.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

On Stand By

This is what my famed west-facing hobby room looks like with all my devices left on stand by at night time.

Monday, 23 April 2018

Daady! You're Home!

Jet, the resident house cat, acts as if I've been away for months when I've only popped to the newsagent to get the papers.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Bike Ride

This is the results of a bike ride on what was a fine but rather chilly Thursday afternoon.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Restored Folkestone Harbour Station . . .

. . . but taken 10 hours later after the last lot.

Restored Folkestone Harbour Station

As viewed on this fair and mild Monday morning. The station is now fully restored but only as a pleasure walkway (trains can no longer get into it).

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Cranes and Wallflowers


The result of a quick stroll through Folkestone this morning.

Monday, 5 March 2018

There Is No "I" In Team

Clockwise: Me, nephew Martin, mother and Sister Lynn.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Abstract Grass

A light snowfall resulted in this sprinkling on my lawn, one half succumbed to the winter sunshine producing some surface heating while the other half remained preserved in the shade due to shade temperatures still being below freezing.

Thursday, 22 February 2018


Jet noticing the gradual increasing daylight and solar input in the late afternoon.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

The Beano Gang

My sister recently found these in a "bits & bobs" box in her attic and are now under my care. According to the tiny print on their backs, they appear to have been part of a McDonalds promotion in the early 2000's.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Green Power

Have set all the LED lights to green to try and make my house looks more festive, but all it did was to make it look like something out of Hammer House Of Horrors.

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Lights On!

Even though I'm not really feeling the festive spirit, I thought I'd some fun with LED lighting and did this to my house. Can you make out my cat?

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Rock & Roll

This isn't a photoshop layer effect, but a single 15 seconds long shot which involved me moving positions three times and letting an old hand held flashgun go off each time.

Friday, 8 December 2017

Plump Jet

He likes sitting on freshly tumble dried bed sheets.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

New Camera Test

Just taken delivery of a Sony RX100mkIII and have taken some test shots on what unfortunately was a grey drab overcast day.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Festtive Town Hall

Now that the scaffolding is gone and the tree in front is looking a bit more festive, it was taking this photo of Folkestone town hall last night.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

The Local Eye Of Sauron

Went for a wonder on this freezing cold but clear evening and had fun with a local crane (the same one that gave me HAL 9000), I shone a high powered LED torch onto it and was able to get that beam-like effect.

The bottom two photos is of the Memorial arch at night.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

HAL 9000 . . .

. . . watches over me while I'm in bed (hears the Daisy Bell song).

This is a bright warning light atop a crane as seen from my bedroom window.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Green Light

Wanted to scratch an itch (and add to my archives) before this Triennial-related feature is turned off soon. This is a mosque at Spring Terrace (close to Tontine Street) lit up by green lighting on a mild but rather damp Saturday evening.

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Fiery Sunset

The setting sun did a good job in casting the colour onto low level virga (precipitation dropping from cloud but evaporating before reaching the ground). Kinda made it look like buildings are on fire.

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Little & Large

"What are you looking at, squirt?".

Monday, 16 October 2017

Late Flowering

I don't want to cast nasturtiums on a cyclone-type storm situation that is occurring over Ireland as I type this, but it is all rosy here at Kent as I enjoy Summer's final fling.

And then later on in the day, a cold front laden with Sahara dust and smoke from Portuguese forest fires passed over us, which made the late afternoon sun go blood red and cast a sickly yellow hue in the sky.


Which was rounded off by this brief reddish sunset.