Worst TV game show Q&A's ever
Posted July 22, 2012
Out of the mouths of babes …. and game show contestants… enjoy. (UK) UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE (BBC2) Jeremy Paxman: What is another name for ‘cherrypickers’ and ‘cheesemongers’? Contestant: Homosexuals. Paxman: No. They’re regiments in the British Army who will be very upset with you. BEG, BORROW OR STEAL (BBC2) Jamie Theakston: Where do you think Cambridge University is? Contestant: Geography isn’t my strong point. Theakston: There’s a clue in the title. ...
Life in a Northern Town
Posted July 10, 2012
‘Life in a Northern Town’ is a project I have had in mind for about twenty-five years and am only getting around to capturing these images and publishing them now; "Life in a Northern Town" is a pop song by The Dream Academy, an English pop group of the Eighties. A Salvation Army Band played And the children drunk lemonade And the morning lasted all day, all day And through an open window came Like Sinatra in a younger day Pushing the town away, ah Ah hey ma ma ma Ah hey ma ...
Got a X100 to improve my vision
Posted June 23, 2012
After a difficult six or nine months, I sold my old camera three months ago, when I thought any new photography was finished. Got some positive news this week about my eyesight future prospects and had a further eye operation. So I celebrated and acquired a new camera this time a compact camera, ~ Fuji X100 but still trying it out and getting to know it ~ and that may take a while Am trying to get back to good old fashioned RangeFinder monochrome sans negative Am using the in-built r...
the '82 files
Posted January 16, 2012
I have been working on a project from my former life ~ 1980 - 1985 where the days of the real cameras ~ a Nikon F2as with real monochrome negatives developed and printed in my own dark room I am revealing some from the '82 files of 35mm monochrome film negatives archive collection just released after thirty years Some willl recognise the darkroom effects and the absence of digital editing and hopefully you will appreciate the difference The purpose to see how much or how little my sty...
an irishman and his dog in fog
Posted October 28, 2011
There once was an Irishman named Hogg who duly went out with his dog came out of the bar and into the bog and couldn’t find his way in the fog
Irish Ghost Story
Posted October 28, 2011
This happened a while ago in Dublin , and even though it sounds like > an Alfred Hitchcock story, it's true. Sean Bradford, a Dublin University student, was on the side of the road hitchhiking on a very dark night and in the midst of a storm. No cars were traveling that night. The storm was so strong he could hardly see a few feet ahead of him. Suddenly, he saw a car slowly coming towards him and stop. Sean, desperate for shelter and without thinking about it, got into the ca...
I let a Galway girl steal my heart.
Posted October 20, 2011
I let a Galway girl steal my heart. Now I know they say that the girls from Dublin are pretty, but there's none to beat this girl from Galway City. Hair of blonde, five feet two and eyes of blue, well I ask you what's a boy to do. I still see her occasionally on Facebook, and wonder what's she's doing, but I haven't the heart to ask her. Somebody's always stealing someone's heart, I remember another blonde, the Monroe girl who stole the heart of a president. And look what happe...
Another Blonde Chapter: the little yellow racer
Posted September 18, 2011
Another Blonde Chapter: the little yellow racer There she was, fresh faced, little make up, and the loveliest blonde hair you ever did see, kinda girl you’d notice; and I did, she was worth noticing. She was indeed the loveliest person I had ever seen, reminded me pretty much of Michael an Israeli soldier I had met during the Six Days War. “I’m off out Mum ~ promise I’ll not be too long, homework’s finished”. He made his way down town to a hall where men and big boys gathere...
Quotes to inspire
Posted August 02, 2011
I have gathered some quotes (some from fellow BlueCanvas members pages) With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things." ~ William Wordsworth There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in. ~ Leonard Cohen "You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus" ~ Mark Twain “If we are artists, then we can create our life with love, and our dream becomes a masterpiece of art." ~ Don Miguel ...