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Sunday, 28 February 2010

Day Twenty Eight

Well this is it folks, the final day of this project.  So a wee trick nicked from Sir Bosanko just to say thank you to everyone who visited whether out of interest, nosiness, or accident.  Hopefully you have enjoyed at least one or two of the photographs.

This does not mean that this site will now slow down and get all boring.  I will be updating with my latest work as and when it comes along on top of the odd personal rant i may throw on here.

I hope you will all return regularly to see my work.

Thanks once again for visiting, the figures alone have made it all worthwhile.

The site had over 1000 visits during the 28 Day Sit-In and as they say, any publicity is good publicity.


Saturday, 27 February 2010

Day Twenty Seven

Well, it's the penultimate day of the project and I have my latest offering.  Today was spent cabling, tidying and making sure everything worked together as one in our very basic PC controlled Home Cinema setup.

Unfortunately we can't quite afford the huge tv, mass of amps and floor speakers to have the outfit we dream of, but it is getting there slowly.

Dont worry, I'll come up with something nice and interesting for the last photograph tomorrow ;)


Friday, 26 February 2010

Day Twenty Six

One of my all time favourite quotes is from the book Hannibal.  This was Dr Hannibal Lector's vision into Clarice Starling.  The quote is as follows.

"There are shallow rollers, and there are deep rollers. You can't breed two deep rollers... or their young, their offspring, will roll all the way down... hit and die. Agent Starling is a deep roller, Barney. Let us hope one of her parents was not."


Thursday, 25 February 2010

Day Twenty Five

Here is where i am supposed to come up with a deep, meaningful explanation for why i took this photograph and what it represents.

Reality is somewhat different, it is a match, I struck it across a Swan Vesta box and opened the shutter.

I like the results though, a reaction that is incredibly hard to try and understand in detail in realtime when the match is struck infront of you.  Seeing the sulphur still intact beneath the flame is pretty cool in my opinion.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Day Twenty Four

Day Twenty Four and more packages have been found lying round with interesting items in them. 

These were destined to be the new business cards.  They went out of fashion about 10 years ago and I'm on a one man mission to reinstate their coolness into modern society.

Thanks again for looking


Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Day Twenty Three

Well i'd love to have some nice wee story tonight to keep you all entertained.  Instead what you have before you is a wine glass, some warm water and Kerry pouring blue fairy liquid into the glass from above.

Unfortunately the batteries decided to give up the ghost in the flash, so further shots to try and improve were a no go until we have them recharged.

Thanks for looking


Monday, 22 February 2010

Day Twenty Two

No matter how many times i try and photograph the guitar, I never feel like i manage a shot that makes it a pretty as it truly is.  With a wee spot of lighting advice from Stephen Potts I got this as close to what i wanted.

Minimal post processing included slight vignetting round the lower half of the image to match the natural vignette on the top half, aside from this this is totally as shot, not even a creative crop.

Thanks again for looking


Sunday, 21 February 2010

Day Twenty One

Day Twenty One.  Scanning the house for ideas and every day i overlooked the small collections of VW Campers that were originally destined to spend their lives as egg cups and money boxes as opposed to shelved ornaments.

Anyway, hey were dragged off the shelves for the first vehicle photoshoot of the year.

Hope you like.


Saturday, 20 February 2010

Day Twenty


Tim is now a part of the family.  He was adopted during the purchase of a 1973 VW Type 3 Squareback which caused quite a stir in the Northern Ireland car scene.  Tim was the deal breaker, if he didnt come with the car then the deal was not being done.

As such Tims following began, he ended up with his own bebo and facebook pages, he dug round peoples houses and emptied their fridges.  His style and outgoing nature was the epicentre of cool.  He even saw centre stage at Portrush's Party On The Beach.

Tim still resides with us, however, due to his personality and hsi past shenanigans he has to be in the house between the hours of 7pm and 7am and the Police really do not like it when he isnt here.

Do not gamble with Tim, do not drink with Tim, do not fight with Tim and do not enter heated discussion with Tim - YOU WILL LOSE!!! Chuck Norris is Tims bitch ;)

Day Nineteen

Okay, so you know times are desperate when you resort to toilet humour. lol.  oh and no point zooming in there boys ;)

And before you all start, no im not riding on a chicken, nor is there better hanging out of a nest and no, i dont wax :P

So that said, who can come up with an original embarassing comment now.  i will leave that to you lot.

Thanks for watching


Thursday, 18 February 2010

Day Eighteen

Some light amusement for you on Day Eighteen.  When Kerry and I were doing the "pre-house move" Ikea strut, we happened upon this coat hook and for the simple reason it made me laugh, we bought it.

Anyway, I'm not sure if admitting this is a good thing, but i still find it amusing and secretly chuckle to myself when i walk past knowing there is a dogs arse hanging off our wall.

Hope you give a little giggle too.


Day Seventeen

We take a step into my past today.  Not just yesterday either, cos those pancakes had their repercussions and let me tell you it isnt nice.  This is from 18th December 2007, My last official day in the Royal Air Force.  From that day on I wanted to live the dream, grow my hair and be in the same country as my family and friends for most of the year.  I guess you could say I am living that dream, unfortunately paycheques aren't there when i awake.

Thanks for looking once again.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Day Sixteen

Well being Pancake Tuesday, what more did you expect.

I believe this was the most pancake looking pancake we managed to make, unfortunately the rest of them looked more like a poor effort at making an omlette.  Anyway, they tasted good and thats all that matters.

Thanks for looking


Day Fifteen

Well this makes a change, normally I would be out shooting the real cars.  Having spent the last 8 years or so driving, modifying and racing Hondas.  Having my life turned round and run by them, having friendships and relationships made and broke through them, i think it is only right that the Honda brand should have its place in this project.

Although it is only now, as I am posting this that I am realising just how many hundreds of small Honda items I could have put into this photo.  Still, I am liking the clean simplicity of what I shot.

Thanks for looking


Sunday, 14 February 2010

Day Fourteen

Day Fourteen.  A couple of years ago I was introduced to the world of Pinstriping and Kustom Painting.  As such I attended two Pinstriping Workshops at the North Coast Hot Rod Shop run by world class pinstriper Nefarious.

As such 2 years later I had a panel striped by Nefarious and had it tattoo'd across my shoulder blades.  So to say Pinstriping is a passion would be an understatement.  All I need to do now is actually get good at it. 

Again, another photo which will show a subject understood and respected by my close friends.  I do hope you enjoy.

Thanks again for looking


Day Thirteen

Day Thirteen and we are back to the DC's. More brand whoring for Ken Block and the ever classy element skateboards.

Lighting is once again just a single Nikon SB-24 with a card snoot made out of an "Old El Paso" fajita box.  Nothing special whatsoever to have the same effect you would get from much more expensive equipment which i am yet to remove from their boxes for this project.

Hope you like this as I know it will be an image that many friends can relate to.

Thanks for viewing


Friday, 12 February 2010

Day Twelve

A new day is upon us, and i felt my photo's were getting very "samey".  So here is a little injection of colour in the form of the straw collection.

Hopefully this brightens up your day a wee bit

Come back tomorrow and we'll see what we can conjure up for you


Thursday, 11 February 2010

Day Eleven

Day Eleven and i've hit the bottle!

Not quite, but i did break out the collection of Jaegarmeister bottles and stuff only a true Jaegar lover would own :D

As such we now have the photo on the left to stare at and see how much dust is really in our living room.  Looking back, perhaps a quick rub with a microfibre cloth would have been suffice to prevent the same thing happening again.

Hope you like it


Day Ten

Day Ten sees the common sight of our kitchen once again.  Having only got back home at ten pm tonight, then having to cook something for Kerry arriving home plus the 3 S's, time was unsurprisingly scarse today to come up with something funky and rewarding.

So instead you have a photograph of my dinner in the making.  For those who may be feeling peckish whilst looking at this, I would like to add that chilli is just awesome when made with baked beans instead of kidney beans :P

Yes i know, im just a kid that got taller :P

Thanks for looking


Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Day Nine

Day Nine in the Blogging House and a spot of lunch brought great surprise.

All i can really say is that I am glad Kerry is a lover of ducks, so she is taking this one under her wing and raising it as her own along with the other 500 or so ducks that seem to have made their way across the threshold without detection.

Thanks again for looking and hopefully this one amuses some of you.


Monday, 8 February 2010

Day Eight

Day Eight and we are back to uploading photographs at a reasonable time of day :D

Im just back in after having spent the day cleaning the Mini we were rallying in at the weekend.  So i sat down with a cup of coffee and a wee battenburg to settle the stomach until dinner time.  Two or three baby battenburgs later i chose not to finish the packet off just yet.  Out came the trusty D3, SB-24 and a couple of sheets of white A4 paper. 

The preview on the camera is good, but i held on until the photo was done before turning my attention to destroying the last battenburg.  It was very very tasty and I only wish there were one or two more packets of them in the house.

Thanks again for coming to have a look.


Day Seven

Unfortunately I dont have the funds to allow me to shoot a brand new, shiney, unmolested MacBook in all their glory, so instead you will have to suffice with the grubby, daily hack of Kerry's that i managed to "borrow" for a few minutes to take the shot.

I do have to say that despite the grubbiness, its probably the brightest photo I have taken in a long time.

Thanks for viewing.


Saturday, 6 February 2010

Day Six

My apologies for the delay today folks and folkettes.

However, a day of rallying and bashing up and down lanes in a well prepared '66 Mini Cooper S, had quite the attraction when offered.  Only home about half an hour and I am ready for curling up in my scratcher and saying cheerio to the world for 12 hours or so.

So this is my mediocre, random photo taken in the corner of the living room where the shoes get kicked off at the end of the day, I had to throw the aviators in for a touch of cheese/80's chic.

Thanks once again for taking the time to come on and look and I promise tomorrow will be better :D


Friday, 5 February 2010

Day Five

Day Five is almost over.  An incredibly small amount of time was left over for todays photo, so this is my offerings.

On the other hand, the severe lack of sleep over the past week is now kicking the hell out of me, so its goodnight and i'll see you all again tomorrow.

Thanks for looking


I'm quite chuffed ....

I have just decided to have a look at this sites analysis.

For those that are interested here are the figures.

For this week alone:-

370 Visits
70.54% of those being new visits
713 Page views
131 of those visits from referring pages - to which i have to specifically thank Alan Lambe for the link he has put on his page being the only non blog/networking site to have referrals from.

So once again, i would like to thank everyone who has been returning to see what's new each day and to those who pop by when there is nothing productive worth doing once you return from making that coffee.

Lets hope this wee corner of the interwebs stays as busy and if anyone has any suggestions for improvement then please do not hesitate to contact me or comment below.

Thanks again


Thursday, 4 February 2010

Day Four

Day Four, and firstly I apologise for it being posted so late.  I was for writing another story to go with this photograph, but that many muscle relaxants make it a very very hard task to do.... boom, boom!!!

Anyhoo, hopefully I still have everyones attention even if it is for a minimal amount of time.

Thank you for viewing


Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Trawling the archives...2...

Okay as promised i have been running back through some more of the old photos.

I still have gB's left to go through but I havent got round to even pulling that hard drive out of retirement yet.

Until I do though, here are some more shots for you to peruse when you are meant to be working.

Jim Bugg let me snap his bus on Portstewart Strand whilst we were distracting someone from the fact there was a large party being setup for them back in in Castle.

Paul Cullen - a good friend and owner of the North Coast Hot Rod Shop and the website Rule6

This shoot took place as part of the Bonneville or Bust story.  Taking one mans dream to run on the Salt Flats of Utah and turning it into a reality.

Bonneville or Bust

The Limelight - Belfast

A night out with the Rule6 guys to see La Faro, A Plastic Rose and ASIWYFA.

Good night with plenty of liquid refreshment involved.

Samantha Moore 

My sister, also disguises herself as an incredibly talented silversmith.  My congratulations go to her for her recent invite into The Goldsmiths' Company

Further photographs will be uploaded from this set, in the mean time please have a look at Samanthas work over at samanthamooresilversmith.com

Day Three

As I sat in the living room (multimedia and design studio ;) I heard a voice,  A light squeaky voice,  Calling in the distance.

After a minute or two of pointing my ears in various directions I found the source.  The Duck.

I really don't know what is going to happen if his cries for attention were already being heard on the third day of the project.  To remove the noise from the ambient, I did not immediately bow down to the ducks needs and take a photograph of him, no, I threw him in the washing machine which for those not in the know is an incredibly good make shift sound deadened cell for wayward soft toys and aggressive/beligerent beanie babies.

It turned out that during the struggle to throw him in the washing machine he managed to steal one of my SB-24's which was attached to my Bowens trigger.  In an attempt to recover my property i fired off the speedlight a few times and hoped that the daze would mean a window of a few seconds i could liberate my stuff.

It is now 15:10 and my speedlight, trigger and the duck are all still in there.  So i shall love you and leave you and to my mum and Kerry, if you dont hear from me within the hour, call for help !!!!


Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Trawling the archives...

Much of today has been spent trawling through my old folders of photographs from back in the day.  What has surprised me is that when they are put through my "new latest greatest up-to-datest fashionable" post production workflow they still fit in seamlessly with the rest of the photographs I have posted.

So to let you have a gander, here they are with a brief description by each one.


A local pinstriper and custom graphic artist from Navan.

This was shot at the North Coast Hot Rod Shop during a pinstriping workshop for 12 people, teaching the basics and indepth techniques of using the specialist brushes required to pinstripe effectively.

Shamrockers work can be found here - Shamrocker Portfolio

Day Two

Day Two

Day Two was no easier than Day One :(  The block is still working its way through my systems like a spot of man flu and as such I am once again posting a photo that i know i could have done better with.

Anyway, with the block in place I turned to the obligatory "done-to-death" pouring of liquid shot.  For the eagle eyed among you, you may notice that the glass is full of Coke Zero whilst "the Real Thing" is being poured into it.  Still it quenched my thirst once the shots had been taken :P

As per usual, please feel free to comment and critisise.

Thanks for looking


Monday, 1 February 2010

Day One

Day One

Day One is upon us.  My worst fear for this project came true.  A month of build up, promoting and general whoring of the site to gain interest and when the deadline comes, i get "block".

My head has been full of ideas from the first day I posted about the Sit-In, most have been roughly sketched out, and some remain a complete mystery even to myself at this point.  The block caused me quite a bit of stress today, worrying that even on day one I wasn't going to be able to produce an image.  This lead to having one or two cigarettes whilst racking my brains.

Turns out those cigarettes helped.

Hopefully tomorrow see's a return of the natural ability and i wont be running about like an ejit trying to dream up weird and wonderful ways of "making" a photo, it will just happen

Thanks for viewing