aka Bah, Humbug
I've just spent the past hour or two unsubscribing from the mass of emails that I've received over the last few days with all & sundry wanting me to buy their 'x' product at their best ever discount....
Listen... if I needed it that bad I would search it out and what's more, I'd ask for opinions and even (shock horroe) do some research first. I'm not going to take your mis-guided approach to modern marketing as being anything but biased. But why make me suffer for something I never asked for?
"Bah Humbug indeed".
TL:DR - look at the pretty flower in B&W.
I drove for 5hrs to capture this cast iron statue as part of the #europhotowalk weekend. Definitely a place to revisit and another tick to my photo bucket list.
More about the statues here: http://www.visitliverpool.com/things-to-do/another-place-by-antony-gormley-p160981
Sunday night I was up Gilfach Goch watching Jenna and her rugby team play Treorchy U18's with the U15's playing Gilfach... the U18's game finished under floodlights but we were also treated to a wonderful sunset. Well sort of, as those of you that know GG will know it to be nestled in a valley ... so no actual setting of the sun captured.
Hand held using my 70-200mm f4 and x2 extender with an effective focal length of 288mm. ISO 320 and a shutter speed of 1/320 (freaky right).
Posting this to cheer myself up ... today is a bit** damp and although the family is away I'm unlikely to see any sunshine today.
#sunset #BeautifulWales #Southerndown #cliffs #rocks
** In Welsh terms a bit = a year of rainfall in other locations. To say it's rained a bit would be an understatement :)
I love this spot but the local farmer is spoiling the view more and more... I'm convinced they deliberately dump their farm trailers in the castle car-park and now they've even taken to locking the gate at nights - something they never used to do before. And I'm not even sure they have the right to do that ....
Still, these things don't deter me. I hope you enjoy the view and this was the night before Storm Barbara came rampaging across the UK.
At the far end shrouded in the mist (you'll have to trust me on this one or Google it) lies Clogwyn y Geifr and Twll Du (cliff of the goat and Black Hole) and I would imagine that if the sun had decided to come out that this sheltered spot is rather spectacular.
So glad I made the extra effort to walk the almost extra 1km (all uphill) to get here. Clearly, only myself and two other photogs felt so energetic at this early hour.
#europhotowalk #mist #earlystart #lake #BeautifulSnowdonia
Today in the UK it is GCSE (aged 16 [ish]) results day ... I am so proud of my beautiful daughter and her results. Yes... she got straight A's, A*'s and a Distinction.
But do you know what? The precise marks / grades are not what is important. What is important is that she is happy with them. That she's happy the effort she put in for study and revision paid off. That she is happy to have far exceeded her own expectations and also exceeded some of her teachers expectations. Really, this is all anyone can ask - which is why today I didn't ask her friends "what grades did you get" but instead asked them "are you happy with the grades you got" and "are you happy that you exceeded your expectations". Some of her friends didn't fare so well overall but all of them were 'reet chuffed' with their efforts and that they had exceeded their own expectations.
After all , with 30+ years in work, I can assure any youngster that in reality all these exams do, at this age, is give you a great grounding for setting up your future. They certainly don't make it. They give you an understanding of preparation, study, revision, etc and opposed to being the end (even if you now opt to leave schooling) it is just the start of a journey and hopefully one that takes her (and you) as far as you want it to go.
Da iawn da iawn indeed.
Personally, and it is only personally, I still don't like collections.
What's more, I don't like that G+ appears to have forced me to follow dozens of collections just because I follow a person. ...
So there has to be a way to turn this off en-masse? Anybody help me with this?
Sadly googleplussuomi.com appears to have been taken down so I can no longer easily link you to a timeline of my imagery. If anybody knows a direct replacement then please do tell.
-My Google+ Timeline (takes you off G+)-
I'm a tech head with a passion for way too many things. I have one wife and 3 children. A happy family man with not enough time, too little money and too much going on inside my head.
I love rugby (Wales) and even though I turned 50 recently I still haven't seen (nor plan to) a full football game. Love cricket; 10 Pin Bowling (closet to 300 I have is a 257); Tang Soo Do; Judo; Cycling and many other.
Come join my train wreck ride and have a laugh with me ...!
What's that... you want more?
OK here's - 25 things about me.
And another 25 for good measure.
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