I have talent on my mind this morning. Today’s picture is my great niece Megan who will be on The Voice (BBC One) this evening. The programme has already been recorded and so I think she did well. This photo was taken at The Vine in Darlaston, but she has also sung at The Black Horse and Horse and Jockey in Wednesbury so I hope they remember her. (more…)
January 16, 2016 | Categories: culture, Life, photography, social media, television | Tags: Black Country, Megan Reece, The Voice, Wednesbury, Wednesbury's got talent, Wolverhampton | Leave A Comment »
You will probably be taking photos this Christmas and it can be tricky when we have low light and we only have one chance to get some decent pictures. (more…)
I write a lot and post images of the town I live in and the Black Country. I try to promote the area in a positive way. I know it’s shallow just to judge people and places by the way they look, but that is what many people do. First impressions are important as young people going out looking for a job know. (more…)
December 6, 2015 | Categories: Black Country, humour, local, philosophy, photography, psychology, rambling, social media | Tags: Black Country Wednesbury, childhood, Natural beauty, nature | Leave A Comment »
I designed a new banner for our Facebook history page this morning. Social media is all about engaging with members or fans and keeping interest alive. It’s the same if you run a community group or a small business. (more…)
August 12, 2015 | Categories: Black Country, charity, culture, history, photography, self improvement, social media | Tags: Facebook, Pinterest, social media, Twitter, Wednesbury history | Leave A Comment »
I designed this advertisement for a charity fun day event and tried to give it a fun look. Image is important for events, places and people. Even this website has an image and I try to make it colourful. (more…)
The weather finally improved at Easter for a narrow-boat gathering at Easter. It was still cloudy which gave poor light, but I raised the ISO on my camera and took lots of pictures. It’s a good idea to use a wide aperture and get quite close with narrow-boats. (more…)
Some technological changes disrupt what has gone before. My picture today is of the Midland Metro tram line, which is one of the latest ideas in travel. It looks very modern, but is really an old idea modernised; rather than disruptive. (more…)
I photographed the charity bike ride from the Frying Pan in Darlaston to Bridgnorth. That’s quite a way, I did that ride when I was a lot younger! In this picture you can see it was very sunny, which gave a lot of long shadows. (more…)
When the weather is bad, I stay in and edit my images to produce something artistic. Last week I took this photo in the sunshine and this week I tried some different editing. Editing in PhotoScape isn’t difficult, but you learn how different things work with experience.
Yesterday I offered readers the opportunity to write for a Zillion Ideas. Most aspiring writers want some recognition. It’s not just writers that need people to pay attention to what they do, but all artists. Whatever we do, whether it’s performing, art or painting pictures with words, we all want recognition.
Sunday afternoon photography
I took this photograph yesterday afternoon, we tend to go out on a Sunday because the roads are quiet; in theory. Yesterday, I got caught in a traffic jam and again trying to come back because of road works. I can share this information using my blogs and when I got back yesterday, I edited the photos and shared the best on Facebook with friends around the world. To make friends on an international scale you do have to find common interests. (more…)