More Power!!

More Power, that’s what I want. Always MORE!! You can never have enough. Whether it is battery power for your laptop or your digital camera.

So today I acquired a portable 12v Battery Booster/Power pack from Maplins.

The idea is that it will live in the boot being charged, and rather than run the mains inverter from the power socket I will use the portable powerpack, which, should I ever end up in a situation that the battery dies , I can fire up the portable power pack and boost the car.

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Watch out you’ll crush me grunions!

Thanks go to James Breedon for the image shown above (one of the b*stards referred to in the text below).

240 miles, one tank of fuel and a grand day out. Yep today I took the Grand Cherokee to Birmingham for the Focus on imaging show at the NEC. A great opportunity to touch base with a few colleagues from the http://www.f8andbethere.com forum and the British Press Photographers Association. I travelled up with Neil Ford (a chap who helps administrate the F8andbethere.com forum, and all round techy chap, that is useful to know if you have Windoze or OSX problems ((contact Nubenu IT Services))

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“I know a dead parrot when I see one, and I’m looking at one right now”

‘E’s not pinin’! ‘E’s passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! ‘E’s expired and gone to meet ‘is maker! ‘E’s a stiff! Bereft of life, rests in peace! If you hadn’t nailed ‘im to the perch ‘e’d be pushing up the daisies! ‘Is metabolic processes are now ‘istory! ‘E’s off the twig! ‘E’s kicked the bucket, ‘e’s shuffled off ‘is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin’ choir invisibile!! THIS IS AN EX-PARROT!! © Monty Python

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Un-Democratic, Moi?

It is no secret that I hate Ken Livingston, the nasal-voiced twattish Mayor of London. Not content with the shafting of Londoners back the 1980’s by seizing power, yes, SEIZING, in the Greater London Council, and being responsible for many schemes that cost Londoners (and the country at large) many, many millions of pounds, he came back for a second spell as the elected Mayor of London.

Having shafted Londoners originally with the GLC HGV ban, which banned every truck over a certain weight, and then promptly issued GLC excemption to something like 10 times as many trucks as actually came into London at a huge cost. I recall regularly seeing local trucks in Manchester, Bristol and even Edinburgh with the GLC excemption plates on them. Ken then does it to Londoners again, by charging traffic to use the roads in London, but as that has been successful (too successful) and there are now not enough cars coming into London, to meet the costs of running the scheme, so the onanist ups the price. Despite a huge majority of Chelsea & Knightsbridge residents opposing the extention of the scheme in a referendum, the thick twat, is going to introduce it anyway. Hey Ken what about democracy.
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Football Photography

Originally Published in 2004

I love football, not just watching my own team the mighty Arsenal, but any football match, from Premiership to non league (OK, I will not go and watch pub football), It doesn’t matter if it is on TV or live, I love it.

At live games, it’s the atmosphere, and also the excellent views that I am fortunate to get, sitting on the touchline.

Many of my friends (that are not photographers) regularly ask to be my assistant on match days, and they are deeply envious. I was very lucky to end up doing football pics for the national papers. I was working for an agency, that didn’t do any sport, so I blagged a press pass to cover Reading FC versus Bristol Rovers using the Agency’s credentials, with their permission obviously.
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