Friday, 17 August 2018

Cloud/Sky/Land/Sea



A stroll along the Harbour arm revealed land based solar powered cumulus hugging the coast line today.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Raging Dusk Sky



Captured this decaying embers of a post-frontal sunset on my Go Pro from the relative safety of my famed west-facing hobby room here at Folkestone this evening.

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Mushroom Cloud


Spotted over the Strait of Dover this evening after general cloud and rain cleared away. It's coming up to that time of the year where the sea surface is warmer than the land, so cumulus can feed on the heat from the sea instead of inland whenever the air aloft is cold enough.
Also, land loses heat at night time while sea retains it (like a giant storage heater) so these sea-based showers could keep going through the night if it needs be.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Jet Pose



Couldn't let International Cat Day pass by me without a photo of Jet taken today.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Chaotic Dusk



As thundery stuff skirted around Folkestone and the setting sun was allowed to break through.

Monday, 23 July 2018

The Life Of Me




Top photo is my elderly mother having a rare sunbathing session and the bottom photo is my street with brand new LED lamps switched on for the first time (they all replaced the old orange sodium lamps, something I will miss after 35 years of living in the same house).

I need to get out more, don't I?

Sunday, 22 July 2018

3D Chess



I was given this as a gift recently, however I have absolutely no clue about chess so I know the pieces aren't in the right place but it is a cool looking idea. Looks a bit like a space age Bonsai tree.

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Shades of Summer 1976



As we are going through a protracted dry & warm spell.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

David Tennent . . .



. . . as Doctor Who.

It's been a while since I did a late night home made photo project, just trying to get my photography mojo back. I've almost forgotten how versatile the good ol' kit lens is on the D7000.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

May Mist



As sea fog rolled in from the Channel this evening.

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

Sunbathing



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.