DAY 85 H.M.S. Duncan

The 2014 NATO conference is being held in Cardiff and Newport and as part of the event NATO parked some nice warships in Cardiff Bay. Popped down yesterday to HMS Duncan, the last of a batch of 6. They’re 8000 tonne destroyers. I’ve been up close with the Type 23 before so it was a real shock to see the Type 45 up close, because they’re massive.

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Day 41

Early train today, time for some shots before work. Cold but bright, great sun and shadows. I’m very pleased with the finished articles, worked in Lightroom 4 and Perfect Photo suite 8.¬†Enjoy


Early Morning Sun on building 2, April 2014Early Morning Sun on building, April 2014

Day 34

More fog this morning, but only one shot I like, and it’ll take some work, so later in the day when the fog had lifted I got this one. Another slow news day I’m afraid, but it’s ok. Isn’t it?


Day 27

Lunchtime. Walked a different route. Found the Marquis of Bute peeping tom at the tower block in the centre of the city. I like the look. The compression caused by the extreme zoom. Worked in LightRoom 4 and Perfect Photo Suite 8.Marquis of Bute


Day 20

I had a good day today. Not work, work. And certainly not getting to work, work. My 0710 arriving at 0740. Nothing like half an hour standing on a freezing platform to put your back in spasm! Thanks once again, Arriva Trains, Wales.
Any; I went out at lunchtime. And got some nice images. Then after work, I explored around the east side of the Millennium Stadium and got some good stock images. However, my shot for day 20 was the last shot of the day. Walking back to the station, D300 in hand, when a seagull swooped down, nicked a chip of the floor and flew off. I waves the camera at it and fired. I got this. I like it, hope you like too,
Karl 18th March 2014

Last shot of the day. A seagull came swooped down and stole a chip and I stole a shot.
Last shot of the day. A seagull came swooped down and stole a chip and I stole a shot.

Day 13

Really hard today.

Left Porthcawl in warm sunshine and arrived in Cardiff to freezing gloom. The most interesting image was this strange juxtaposition, which I have obviously called execution. It tells a story (of sorts).

So 13 has been unlucky, but I was still out there looking. I was tempted to cheat and use some of the stuff from yesterday which was much better. Hay ho.

the humorous juxtaposition of images.
the humorous juxtaposition of images.

Day 9

Sorry for the delay. This was shot on day nine, but i was knackered and unable to post the image. I got some nice images yesterday with some sun (yes-it’s been a rarity in these jet stream jumble days), but the image I chose to manipulate was very much stuck in yesterdays weather. A nice image of the Radissonblu, Cardiff, reflected in a pool of fag butts. Day 10 will be on Day 10. Enjoy.

all I want is you
all I want is you

Day 6




I am so looking forward to the weekend.

It’s difficult sourcing images (not impossible) when your shoot times are too and from work. As the days lengthen, opportunities will become greater, but now I have to admit I’m struggling, hence the abrasive use of post production filters. I am not opposed surreptitious use of filters, but I’m old school. I’ve come from a film background, which is the greatest of disciplines. Get it right in camera. Or better yet shoot it how you want it in camera. The original of this images is ok, but not whoohoo! Hence the use of filters. Don’t think any worse of me, lol.City Blue