Whitby Goth Weekend April 2013

It has been such a long time since I posted anything to the blog. Life has taken different turns so the photography has taken a bit of a back seat. Over the next month I am planning more photos that I have not had chance to blog about.

So here is my 1st blog of the year. And nearly a year since I last blogged. Spent the weekend up at Whitby and photographed some of the goths and surround landscape. The weather was better than this time last year. Was nice to see a few family faces.

I will be posting a few more shots on face book. Will put the link on when I get them uploaded.

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The Olympic Torch at the Deep

Decided to get up early and go join the crowds and watch the Olympic torch at The Deep in Hull. One of the stewards snapped a shot of me with one of the torch bearers.  Even managed to get on a YouTube video.

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Live Art At Platform 2012

A few images of the fantastic artists and illustrators, who over two days filled two walls at Platform 2012 hosted by Hull University.

Art work done by visitors is also featured on  large roll of paper on the Hull School of Art and Design and Rabbit Heart Game Design table. Visitors where encouraged to unleash their artistic talents and make their mark.

All Image hosted at Flickr. Click on image for larger view.

Thanks To

Gareth Sleigtholme – apopheniainc.wordpress.com/

Lewis Alexander Jackson – www.lajackson.net

Domanic Li – www.domanicli.blogspot.com

James Fenwick – www.jamesfenwickill.blogspot.com

Coren Macniven – www.corenmac.tumblr.com

Vicky Green – www.vicksoir.blogspot.com

Jason Wilson – n/a

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Abandoned In East Yorkshire

I have been hectically busy over the last few weeks, I have not uploaded anything to flickr, or written a blog in over a month. I have not had much time to shoot for pleasure, been to busy with client work.

I am also in the process of moving my blog to WordPress on my website. Its been a bit of a learning curve updating my website, learning CSS and website design. I am just getting to grips with wordpress and finding a theme I am happy with.

Below are some HDR shots taken near Holmpton, East Yorkshire.

Camera: Canon 5d Mark2

Aperture: F8

Exposure: Normal And +/- one stop

Software: Photomatix 3.2  

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Betty Banzai grunge style poster

Day 182/365 Playing with photoshop

Had a photo shoot at Sugar Mill Night Club in Hull. This is from the second shoot of the day. Model feature is Betty Banzai from Model Mayhem. I want to do a grunge type poster similar to this Dirty Grunge Poster and Simple steps to create impressive illustration. Also this list of 450+ grunge brushes helped.

bb01 Original image

bb02 Background cut and left white

bb03 Duplicated layer, then Filter -> Artistic -> Cut Out. Set blend mode to 60% opacity.

bb04 New layer render clouds then blur, add radial shape in new layer

bb05 Build up layer with grunge brushes and changing layer blending styles, altering graduated blend mode

bb06 Continue with other brushes

bb07 Show all layers

bb08 Then text layer with graduated layer style.

Ganton School Charity Fashion Show and Pamper Night

Attended a Ladies pamper night at Willerby Manor Hotel, East Yorkshire. It was a fund raiser for Ganton School  to raise money for special bikes for the children at the school.

Ganton special school has around 190 pupils aged 3-19 with severe learning difficulties, at Ganton they have been raising money to buy some special cycles. they are along way from the £15,000 needed

The event raised £571. Around 150 people attended. With 30 local business stalls.

Here are a few photos from the night. More can be found on my Facebook Page


Day 8,9 and 10.

Day 8 Song I know all the words to:

Twinkle, twinkle little star. As demonstrated by Amelia my grand-daughter. Close contenders where, wind the bobbin up, two little dickie birds, and New York, New York By Frank Sinatra.

Day 98/365 Day 8/30 Song you know all the words

Day 9 song I can dance to:

Aerosmith, I dont want to miss a thing.

Played at my wedding for the 1st dance. About month later broke my foot and never danced the same again. Not that I was much cop to start off with.

Day 99/365 Day 9/30 Song you can dance to

Day 10 song I can fall asleep to..

Craig Armstrong: Rise. (Theme tune to The Negotiator)

Day 100/365 Day10/30 Song you can fall asleep to.

Day 6/30 Song that reminds you of somewhere….

The Killers: When we where young.

We’re burning down the highway skyline
On the back of a hurricane that started turning
When you were young
When you were young

Had this playing when we drove of the English/Scottish border. I had always thought the line was “burning down the highway, Scotland”. Thank you twisted lyrics.

Day 96/365 Song that reminds you of somewhere..

Day 3/30 Song that makes you Happy

ELO: Mr Blue Sky.

Photos taken pond on main road in Keyingham, East Yorkshire. All day have looking out the window, looking for blue sky and only just got shoot before sunset. And just after a downpour.

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Radio announcer (spoken) Warning!

Today’s forecast calls for blue skies.

Sun is shinin’ in the sky, There ain’t a cloud in sight

It’s stopped rainin’ Everybody’s in a play And don’t you know,

It’s a beautiful new day.

Mr. Blue Sky, please tell us why,

You had to hide away For so long (so long)

where did we go wrong.

Mr. Blue Sky, please tell us why,

You had to hide away For so long (so long)

where did we go wrong.

Day 2/30 least favourite song: The Offspring/ Pretty Fly (for a white guy)

The Offspring: Pretty fly (for a white guy)
Find this a really irritating song. And one of the reasons I won’t get a tattoo.

Day 92/365 Day 2/30 Least Favourite Song: Offspring/ Pretty Fly(for a white guy)

The world loves wannabes

Hey, hey, do that brand new thing

Now he’s getting a tattoo, yeah,

he’s gettin’ ink done He asked for a 13

but they drew a 31

Friends say he’s trying too hard

and he’s not quite hip

But in his own mind,

he’s the, he’s the dopest trip