Welcome to my blog. It started life as a general blog then became a photo a day project now it has reverted to my personal blog. For more examples of my work please visit my business site. Dover Design Photography - Kent Wedding Photographers.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009



Monday, March 30, 2009


086/365 The clocks changed on Sunday, the long awaited light evenings are here and what do I end up doing? Taking another picture of the trumpet which is now photographed more often than it is blown. This wasn't what I had planned but there is always tomorrow, we're not going to run out of days for a while yet!

Sunday, March 29, 2009



Deep, deep undercover - well actually a footpath around a Ministry of Defence training area. Another Sunday afternoon, another dog walk and this is my best shot of the day.

Saturday, March 28, 2009


084/365 A long time ago I was into skateboarding - I was OK at it but didn't have the 'no fear' attribute necessary to be really good. My son came in this morning with this board, his friend has leant it to him in a bid to get him into it.

Nothing to do with the picture at all but we went to the cinema to see Marley and me tonight. It made a nice change to get out as a family. After getting over the shock of the ticket price - we only wanted to watch the film not purchase shares in the company - we settled to watch the film. I knew it was going to be sad and it really was a weepy ending - many red eyes were visible when the lights came up at the end.

So I was a wimp at skateboarding and cry at sad films...

Friday, March 27, 2009

086/365 Barfrestone

083/365 Barfrestone No excuses today, off work with little planned. My wife suggested that I should photograph something old... the clothes in my wardrobe or maybe the mother in law? What she really meant was something historical from the local area. I found myself in Barfrestone where the 12th Century church was an obvious subject. Unfortunately 365 luck was following me so of course the heavens opened delivering a fantastic example of British weather. Before getting soaked I did manage to get a few snaps which can be seen on Flickr.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

085/365 Cheese Grater

082/365 Cheese Grater
As the sun set tonight the sky looked really dramatic. I grabbed my gear jumped into the car and headed off into the sunset! I drove around for twenty minutes or so until I lost the light completely, came home and in desperation took a picture of a cheese grater. Well it was that or the beer bottle which is now empty. I am so looking forward to the clock change which will give us the lighter evenings and hopefully more opportunities. The reality of course is there will be more time for doing more jobs so I will still be snapping kitchen utensils and dog grooming aids.
Time for another beer.....cheers

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


081/365 Time and inspiration are in short supply. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

083/365 Happy Birthday Eric

080/365 Fifty!! Happy Birthday Eric .... It's his 50th today and his brother Tim asked for his 365 friends to try and shoot something with the 50 theme.

Monday, March 23, 2009



Sunday, March 22, 2009



080/365 New toys...

077/365 New toys...

Friday, March 20, 2009

079/365 Not mine!!

076/365 Not mine!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009



Wednesday, March 18, 2009



Tuesday, March 17, 2009



Monday, March 16, 2009



Sunday, March 15, 2009


071/365 #1 071/365 #2
The sun shone today and following a morning of tidying in the garden we ventured once again to Samphire Hoe. I've posted two pictures because I like them both.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

073/365 Curry

070/365 Curry
Curry - take away...

Friday, March 13, 2009


Talking of inanimate objects...

Good intention faded into lack of time, mixed with a couple of glasses of red with dinner, result = Daffodil in a wine glass.

I like daffodils but I don't think I could drink a whole one.

Credit to the wine glass goes to Lance and to the fact that the bottle is now empty...

Thursday, March 12, 2009


068/365 It is interesting where this project takes you. At the start I thought it would be much more a diary of my daily life but it quickly became much more photography, rather than subject based. I would never have believed that I would be spending so much of my free time taking pictures on inanimate objects. So much, that when I post a picture like today's I almost feel like I have let myself down - which is clearly stupid. I think part of this has come from joining the Flickr groups where we wax lyrical over out of focus pictures of bananas. I have learned a lot from some fantastic photographers but need a bit of a reality check!
Anyway, enough waffle. Today's picture was taken at Dog obedience classes and features my daughter Hannah and Marley, who collectively are very much stars of the show.

PS. Watch out for my out of focus banana - coming soon ;-)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

070/365 Bollards

067/365 Bollards It's been one of those days....

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

069/365 Moon

066/365 Moon A bit of a throwaway tonight - out of focus and badly exposed but in mitigation it was dark and it's a long way away.

Monday, March 09, 2009

068/365 Seeing Red

065/365 Seeing Red Regular visitors here will remember that I have an assistant who does my shredding. It appears he has learnt a new trick, after completing the morning's paperwork he ate my glasses.

Set up here

Sunday, March 08, 2009

067/365 Bob

067/365 Bob

Saturday, March 07, 2009

066/365 Fowlmead

066/365 Fowlmead Country Park, opened in 2007 is a new nature reserve and leisure park that has been regenerated from the former Betteshanger Colliery spoil tip. The area has been landscaped with extensive planting of native plants and trees although it will be some years before they reach maturity. Whilst this appears a great project for the environment it is a real shame that the mining heritage has been forgotten. Everyone in the area refers to the area as Betteshanger so it beats me why the bureaucrats had to invent the Fowlmead name. When the park was opened I played at the opening event with the Betteshanger Brass Band.

Friday, March 06, 2009


065/365 Looking out of the office window this afternoon I could see interesting clouds with shafts of light from the setting sun. Sadly, by the time I got an opportunity to get away the drama had gone. Anyway, it's the weekend and I nearly captured what I wanted which must be better than not knowing what you wanted in the first place!!

Thursday, March 05, 2009


064/365 I'm not a happy bunny today. Short of time and ideas I got my camera out and realised that the wireless flash transmitter was missing from the hot shoe. The last time I remember seeing it was when I took the dogs for a walk, as it was dry I had slung the camera round my neck in tourist style. I can only assume that I have dropped it on the walk. The triggers are just cheap ebay items but I hate losing things. Anyway, tonight's uninspiring picture is rusty screws lit by LED torches. apl666.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, March 04, 2009


063/365 Rubbish day today - no time for a 'proper' picture. This is Log Man, sitting on the edge of the bamboo forest - I may exagerate slightly but the stuff is really spreading.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

062/365 Losing the plot

062/365 Losing the plot What did you do last night? Me, in between training, dog walking and the latest episode of 24 I took a picture of a bottle of kitchen cleaner. Roll on the lighter evenings and some good weather...

Monday, March 02, 2009

061/365 St Nicholas Cole Abbey

061/365 St Nicholas Cole Abbey
My meeting finished early today and on the way back to the tube I saw this reflection of St Nicholas Cole Abbey in the building opposite.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

060/365 Samphire Ho

DSC_1881 Four million tonnes of spoil from the building of the Channel Tunnel has been turned into a grassland which is  hoped will become an important conservation area. At the far westerly point is a small stretch of shingle beach and up in the cliffes is this semi derelict construction yard. We didn't see any dogs!!

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