A photo a day – last week’s pictures

Last week my photos of the day were all taken locally, mainly because I couldn’t travel far. Two photographs were taken in the house including a portrait of my nephew, Oliver and a small bar of Green & Black’s chocolate.

Other photographs close to home included an abstract picture of shopping trollies outside the local Tesco store, a canal gate and a night time shot of a petrol station.

The remaining shots from the week come from Preston’s parks. One shows off the autumn colours in Avenham Park as a guy on a bicycle rides along a path through the trees. His red top provided a great splash of colour and was an added bonus.  The other park image is from Moor Park where the observatory has recently been renovated.







Canal lock gate




The Moor Park Observatory

Preston, United Kingdom. 26th October 2016. Magnicent autumn col

Autumn colours


Night garage



In Pictures – PNE Ladies-v-Sir Tom Finney Ladies

This clash of two Preston ladies football teams was a local derby but it was one that became more one sided as the game wore on. The first half ended with honours even at one goal apiece.

In the second half PNE Ladies were pinned back for long periods and Sir Tom Finney Ladies  took advantage, scoring four more goals and getting the points. Preston did have chances but their strikers were too isolated and in the end it just wasn’t their day. That leaves Preston without a win still but I can’t help thinking that it will come good for them soon.

Here are my pics from the game – click on any pic to enter slideshow:


My 366 project has a blip

I guess technically I’ve failed with my 366 project because on one day last week I was somewhat indisposed with no access to a camera.  I did actually take a picture on my iPad but decided it wasn’t suitable for publication.

That means there are only six photos this week and a number of these have a bit of an autumn feel to them.

Another pic of the day was a property picture – an interior shot of a kitchen in a house to let.  I was helping my sister out here because, as is often the case, the agent’s shots were pretty awful. When so many people see a house for the first time on-line, I can’t understand why estate agents/sellers don’t invest more in proper photography. Anyway, within a couple of days of getting the new pictures the house was let!

So, blip over, my 366 project continues and by the end of the year I should end up with 365 photos.  I’ll still be happy if I can get to that point without any more misses.


Property photo


Avenham Park


The River Ribble


Ashton Park


Wooden gate



Three weeks in pictures

It’s been a busy few weeks and I’ve not been able to do quite as much on the photography front as I would have liked.  I have still managed to take a photo a day though and my 366 project is still just about on track.

Next week may be even more of a challenge but we’ll just have to wait and see how things work out.

For now here is a gallery of images from the past 21 days. There are a couple of grandchildren pictures in the mix plus quite a few pictures from around Preston.

It’s a great time of year for pictures. We’ve just got to that point now when the trees are looking very autumnal and we’ve been fairly lucky with the weather too. I’ll be keeping a look out for pictures opportunities featuring the great warm colours of autumn in the days ahead. With a bit of luck I may even get to post my daily pictures on a more regular weekly basis!