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POTD Sun, 6 Apr 2014: ‘Nuff Said!

POTD Sun, 6 Apr 2014: 'Nuff Said!

Marathon Finisher, shirt and medal My POTD for the 6th April 2014, could only be one thing… my medal and shirt from the Manchester Marathon. My finish time was not a good as I wanted it to be: 5hrs 12min, but at least I didn’t walk until just before the … Continue reading

BLOG: Pay what you think it is worth

BLOG: Pay what you think it is worth

For the next two Friday Night at the Studio events I’m going to try a little experiment.  Rather than having a fixed fee for the evening the events will run on a “Pay what you think it is worth” basis. This week (4th April) we have StaceyM coming to the … Continue reading

POTD Fri, 28 Mar 2014: Kettle Abrstact

POTD Fri, 28 Mar 2014: Kettle Abrstact

Condensation in a kettle forming an abstract image For this POTD I decided to create an abstract image using our kettle. We have clear plastic kettle that has a blue glow when it is switched on. When it is near boiling condesation forms on the inside. The orange glow is … Continue reading

POTD Thu, 27 Mar 2014: The Winter’s Tale

POTD Thu, 27 Mar 2014: The Winter's Tale

The Winter’s Tale Stockport Garrick’s latest production is William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. This POTD shows a scene in the first half of the play – the full set of images can be seen here: http://photos.imb.biz/garrick/winterstale (As ever with theatre images please be aware that they may give away plot … Continue reading

POTD Tue, 25 Mar 2014: Tesco Zoom Blur

POTD Tue, 25 Mar 2014: Tesco Zoom Blur

Didsbury Tesco car park at night Sometimes I struggle trying to do a photo every day. I struggled with this one. I was out doing some late night shopping at Tesco and decided to take my camera because I hadn’t taken anything for my POTD. I tried a couple of … Continue reading

POTD Sun, 23 Mar 2014: Re-inspired

POTD Sun, 23 Mar 2014: Re-inspired

Take My Hand a new Lifelines monologue Since the end of C3, Ann and I have been attending “Ivy Manchester”. Ivy is very different to C3, C3 at the end had 6 of us attending on a Sunday morning, Ivy has 400. Getting involved with Ivy is not without problems … Continue reading

POTD Sat, 22 Mar 2014: The Finished Lounge

POTD Sat, 22 Mar 2014: The Finished Lounge

The Lounge I have recently been posting POTD images which are connected with my decorating of the lounge/dining room. For anyone who is remotely interested – here is the finished lounge. PLEASE NOTE: This is not a source of free photographs. This photograph is (c) Ian M Butterfield. All rights … Continue reading

POTD Thu, 20 Mar 2014: Decorating Tip

POTD Thu, 20 Mar 2014: Decorating Tip

Brushes and rollers wrapped in clingfilm For this POTD I want to give you one of my favourite decorating tips. If you don’t finish painting at the end of the day, and know you will be using the same brushes or rollers with the same paint the next day. Don’t … Continue reading

POTD Wed, 19 Mar 2014: Rachel Travers

POTD Wed, 19 Mar 2014: Rachel Travers

Small Group Shoot with Rachel Travers at Ian’s Studio This POTD image comes from a small group session with model Rachael Travers. Small group sessions have a maximum of three photographers and are a time when you can spend more time studying lighting techniques. This time we worked with glamour … Continue reading

POTD Tue, 18 Mar 2014: Lamp shade

POTD Tue, 18 Mar 2014: Lamp shade

Lace effect lamp shade Decorating continues and we now have a new lamp shade in the dining room. I only have one requirement to do with a lamp shade… that it actually lets the light out. Our previous ones didn’t (much to my frustraition) and when looking for replacements it … Continue reading

POTD Mon, 17 Mar 2014: Barcode Border

POTD Mon, 17 Mar 2014: Barcode Border

Room border and curtain rail Well, I have finished decorating one corner of the room! Only 7 more corners to go! The aim is to have the whole room done ready for the beginning of next month. I know the photo is incredibly boring, but if you are viewing this … Continue reading

POTD Sun, 16 Mar 2014: A little light rain

POTD Sun, 16 Mar 2014: A little light rain

Matt Emulsion and Roller Time for a little light rain. Wall paper border removed (eventually) so time to set to with the painting of the dining room. The colour is called “light rain” meant to be grey but looks light blue. PLEASE NOTE: This is not a source of free … Continue reading