Swindon is also affected by the floods.

Swindon has got off quite lightly in all of the recent storms and flooding. The weather has been awful at times but I believe we have not had it as bad as a lot of the South West. However there are pockets of flooding here. I pass this particular flood at Coate Water everyday whilst out running. Thankfully it is only the underpass and not the road as well.

Lets hope the weather now starts getting a bit better.

Sunday Project – No More

Well no photo of Sunday anymore. Why? I have been carrying out quite a bit of research and despite it being only the 4th Sunday of the year I have decided to bin it because it is not providing any benefit to me or anybody else. Stats are showing very few hits on those posts and to be honest I can understand why. There is no theme and is therefore completely random and unless I am on another assignment then I am just taking an image just for the sake of it with very little thought behind it. With very little information around the photo, why it was taken etc then why would anybody actually be interested in reading it.

What I should be doing more of is explaining things and why I do them, how I do them etc.

So as a start, I did a small photo shoot this morning. It was only mug shots for the person to send off as part of his profile as part of a competition. It was carried out in a gym, (in the squash court to be precise) where lighting is just awful. And short of getting the flash and umbrellas out it was a case of the ISO at 3200 and hope for the best. I just did not feel happy with the results which prob will suffice for what it was for but I just did not feel satisfied. Which at the end of the day is what it is all about for me. I have to feel emotionally involved in what I am doing and I didnt. Is that true of all professional photographers? I dont want to just earn money and not feel as though I have not done a good job.

So this blog is going to go back to the Swindon News/Photojournalism and I am not going to try to combine other things with it.

Likewise I am going to re-design my website to provide a better experience, better show case for my better images from both the UK and Spain and try to make it more interesting.

Project Sunday – 2

Coate Water Sunday 13 Jan

Coate Water Sunday 13 Jan

This is the second post and therefore the 2nd Sunday of 2013 of my project of taking an image every Sunday of the year for 2013
It was taken at Coate Water Country Park in Swindon late this afternoon whilst out walking with my daughter.

12-12-12 A cold and frosty day in Swindon

I thought I would celebrate 12-12-12 (lets face it I am not going to be around in 89 years for the next one)!!!! by going out into a Cold and Frosty Coate Water and take some images. It was a lovely walk around. I met lots of different people. One who was getting in and out of the water carrying out an inspection on the bridge. He had of course a team of people with him for health and safety ( supplying hot coffee)!!! He was a nice chap, not only did he enjoy his job but was interested in photography and was more than happy to pose for me. I also met a chap feeding the birds. They must have been really hungry as they were giving him a real hard time trying to get to the food. They must be struggling a bit at the moment.
All in all a nice but cold couple of hours.