Today was quite a hard day. I have to go back to the hospital to have another biopsy. This time it is on a spot on my ear. It has been erupting in hard crusts. The ointment that the doctor gave me got rid of it for a while but it keeps reoccurring. Continue reading 12th June 2017
I started today by going to the service at the local church. Today we hard eleven people at the service. That may not sound many but the total population of the village is only about one hundred so ten per cent of the village at the service is far better than most of the villages around here. Continue reading 11th June 2017
P. was going out again today, so I opted to spend the day visiting Norfolk Open Studios. Obviously I was interested in the photography, ad there were three studios within a reasonable distance. The first was a lady who combined photography with painting. She took small details from her photographs and treated them, sometimes adding paint, to produce quite abstract results. Continue reading 10th June 2017
We stayed up until 3 a.m this morning watching the election results coming in. It didn’t seem too good when we went to bed looking like an open contest. When we woke this morning and turned the radio on, we had woken to a hung parliament. This doesn’t look good for the country in any respect. Continue reading 9th June 2017
Election Day. Today we made an early start and went out for Breakfast at Dobbie’s Garden Centre. we then went to the bank where I needed to get rid of some cash into the bank. I had collected my small change for over a year, and it had got too much to store. Taking the heavy bag of change to the bank netted over £200. It’s amazing how much change you can acquire over a couple of years. It also meant that I got rid of any old one pound coins before they lose their value in October. Continue reading 8th June 2017
It is still not a nice day. Plenty of rain, so not a lot I can do outside.
As a favour for a friend who is an avid coin collector, I have been doing some coin photography. Using a macro lens and an off-camera flash, I’ve taken these coin pictures for him to sell coins on eBay.
The technique that seems to work best is to mount the coin on something long to get it away from the background. I used a Pritt Stick. Then surround the coin with a cylinder of white paper. Use a lamp or flash so that the paper diffuses the light, and reflects it around. Continue reading Coin photography
Gregory Crewdson is a fascinating photographer, who has taken some of the most amazing photographs of small town America. His images are extremely elaborate and they remind me very much of the films of directors such as Albert Hitchcock and David Lynch. Continue reading Gregory Crewdson
An absolutely foul day. It rained all day today, and the wind was powerful. It was difficult to believe that it was June, it was more like a cold day in March. Continue reading 6th June 2017
Today I have another hospital visit. The hospital is in King’s Lynn, so I took the opportunity to do some shopping on the way. P. wanted some fabric to make a cuddly toy for her granddaughter, and I had to visit the bank to pay in some money for the parish magazine. Continue reading 5th June 2017