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  • POTD Sun, 1 Jan 2006: New year celebrations 2006 1 January 2006


    New year celeberations 2006

    We had ‘open house’ at our house to usher in the New Year. These two Scottish revellers were caught on camera a few seconds after midnight!

    The full set (5 images) can be found here: http://photos.imb.biz/other/newyear2006

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    This photograph is (c) Ian M Butterfield. All rights are reserved. No use Is permitted (including non-commercial use) without prior permission. If you wish to use any of my photographs please ask first.

    Image Reference: EY0101A-D00005

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  • POTD 3 Jan 2006: Design Work 3 January 2006


    concept for logo

    I’m currently designing a logo for a friend’s business.  This is today’s draft version.

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  • POTD 4 Jan 2006: Final Version 4 January 2006


    Today, I finished the logo design I was working on yesterday.

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  • POTD 6 Jan 2006: Uninspired 6 January 2006


    Sam

    I’ve been somewhat uninspired so far this year when it comes to taking “Photos of the Day”.

    I’m clearly getting desperate as today’s photo is a picture of one of the cats!

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  • POTD (8 years ago today) 7 Jan 2006 : Family Portrait 7 January 2006


    Family Portrait

    Had two family portrait sessions at home today. The above picture is from one of the sessions.

    PLEASE NOTE: This is not a source of free photographs.
    This photograph is (c) Ian M Butterfield. All rights are reserved. No use Is permitted (including non-commercial use) without prior permission. If you wish to use any of my photographs please ask first.

    Image Reference: EY0107B-D00071

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  • POTD 9 Jan 2006: King Kong 9 January 2006


    King Kong

    Saw the original King Kong film today.  I’d recorded it when it was on TV over Christmas.  It has been a long while since I’d last seen it.

    Considering it was made in 1933 the special effects were excellent.  Having recently seen Peter Jackson’s remake I was expecting the effects to be almost comical in comparison.  However they have actually stood the test of time exceptionally well.

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  • POTD 10 Jan 2006: Christmas is over… 10 January 2006


    The last piece of cake

    …it must be, we’ve got to the end of the Christmas cake. <Burp>.

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  • POTD 11 Jan 2006: Counting the Pennies 11 January 2006


    Counting the pennies

    Doing my end of year accounts / tax return today.  Not the most enjoyable part of running a business but it is the easiest way to keep the Inland Revenue off my back!

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  • POTD 12 Jan 2006: Mileage Claims 12 January 2006


    Edwardian Roadster on a Map

    I’ve been going though the records of all the miles I’ve travelled durring the year, so that I can claim my business miles on my Tax Return.

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  • POTD 13 Jan 2006: Tax Return 13 January 2006


    Windows Tax

    This has been almost the sum total of my view of the world today.  QuickBooks, Inland Revenue website, Google and a calculator.

    Oh what fun you can have doing your tax return!

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  • POTD 14 Jan 2006: Saturday Morning Lie In 14 January 2006


    Some weekends all you want to do is lie in bed with a good book

    The moment the bed was empty this morning Sybil (above) claimed it for her Saturday morning lie in.

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  • POTD 15 Jan 2006: Games Club 15 January 2006


    Settlers of Catan

    It was the first meeting of the Games Club today.  I’ve been planing this for the last couple of months: a regular (fortnightly) games club meeting in our church hall.  I thought for the first meeting, if we got 8 people I’d be quite content.  12 I’d be very pleased.  As it turned out we had 28!

    For more information about the St. Martin’s Games Club see http://games.2fields.co.uk

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  • POTD 16 Jan 2006: Just like that 16 January 2006


    When ever I set up for a portrait session I place an object against the background just to test the exposure.  The last session I did I used white foam head which we use as a ‘stand’ for our hi-fi headphones.  For some reason that currently escapes this ‘head’ is currently wearing a fez as well as headphones.

    As I was processing some of the images from that shoot today, I came accross this shot – a little over exposed as you can’t see the white head on the white background.  However the shot does have a certain post-modern quality about it.

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  • POTD 17 Jan 2006: First Stock Sale of the Year 17 January 2006

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  • POTD 18 Jan 2006: Oldham Coliseum 18 January 2006


    Oldham Coliseum

    I went over to Oldham (NW Manchester) this afternoon/evening.  The purpose of the visit was to go to a workshop on “Writing for the BBC” at the Oldham Coliseum.  It was a very useful and informative evening, but don’t hold your breath waiting for any of my material to be performed by the Beeb – the competition is just immense.

    I took the opportunity durring the visit to get a few night shots of Oldham.

    Wayfaring Waypoint for this photo

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  • POTD 20 Jan 2006: For My Sweet heart 20 January 2006


    Sweet hearts displayed on a lightbox

    I couldn’t originally post this POTD image on the day I took it. I took it to be the photograph on a valentines day card for Ann. But now that time has passed since that card was made and delivered. I can now share the image as one of my POTDs.

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    This photograph is (c) Ian M Butterfield. All rights are reserved. No use Is permitted (including non-commercial use) without prior permission. If you wish to use any of my photographs please ask first.

    Image Reference: EY0120A-D00298

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  • POTD 21 Jan 2006: A legitimate business expense! 21 January 2006


    Boxing Gloves

    Tomorrow I have a photo session with a model!  Actually the model is the daughter of a family I photographed last year and she’s a natural.  I’ve been working out what shots I’m going to take.  Ann suggested a shot with the model wearing boxing gloves might make a good stock photo.   You know – knock out sales etc etc.

    We went down to our local sports superstore to get a pair of boxing gloves to use as photographic props.  As we were at the till Ann asked me if I was paying for the boxing gloves out of my business account.  I assured her I was as it is a legitimate business expense.   The sales assistant looked bemused – I guess he thought I must have a very strange staff management technique!

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  • POTD 22 Jan 2006: Ouch! 22 January 2006


    Ow, my head hurts!

    I had an accident in the shower this morning.  We have a problem with back mold in our shower, as I was trying to clean it off the sealent I banged my head on the ceramic soap dish and shattered it (the dish, not my head!).

    As a result a significant portion of today has been spent chipping the broken dish off the wall, and sticking in a replacement tile.  I also took the opportunity to remove the moldy sealent, and then resealing the shower.

    This was not the way I had hoped to be spending the day, because as you may have read yesterday I was due to have a session photographing a model today – unfortunately we had to postpone it as she isn’t feeling too well and we’ve rescheduled for next month.  So instead of creating stock images of a beautiful girl, I only got to photograph a broken soap dish…. somehow I doubt there is much of a market such pictures.

    Ho hum!

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  • POTD 23 Jan 2006: Brighton Pavilion 23 January 2006


    Brighton Pavilion

    This is my latest sale – actually it sold on Thursday, but today is the first opportunity I’ve had to feature it as a picture of the day.  (I didn’t want to ‘interupt’ the run of Oldham photos).

    As ever – I never get to know who has bought the image but here is the details that I have.  So if anyone does see this in print please let me know.

    Country: United Kingdom
    Usage: Editorial
    Media: Consumer Magazine
    Industry: Retail books/magazines/newspapers
    Sub-Industry: Miscellaneous
    Print run: up to 1 million
    Placement: Inside
    Image Size: Spot size
    Start: 19 January 2006
    End: 19 February 2006

    The photo was taken durring last May’s trip to the south coast.

    BTW for those who don’t know “Spot Size” mean a small usage, possibly no bigger than a postage stamp.

    Wayfaring Waypoint for this photo

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  • POTD 24 Jan 2006: Dictionary 24 January 2006


    n, a book explaining words

    I didn’t know quite what to put as today’s photograph of the day.  I’ve been coding a website for one of my webhosting customers and a page of HTML/PHP doesn’t really make for an interesting photograph.

    I’ve been watching “Balderdash and Piffle” recently on TV. I saw a bit of an an episode this lunch time.  For those who don’t know the program it is all about the meaning of words.

    That gave me an idea – out came the dictionary this evening and “hey-presto!” (int. conjuror’s formula, calling attention) I have a photo of the day… and hopefully one that will make a good stock photo.

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  • POTD 25 Jan 2006: Noticeboard 25 January 2006


    Kitchen Noticeboard

    Note to self: I must get round to sorting out our kitchen noticeboard at some point. 

    (I considered pinning a note to that effect to the board but somehow I have the feeling it would just get lost in amongst everything else).

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  • POTD 26 Jan 2006: St. Paul's, Heaton Moor 26 January 2006


    St. Paul’s, Heaton Moor

    This coming Sunday there won’t be a service at St. Martin’s (the church we normally go to).  Instead the local Anglican churches are having a combined service at St. Paul’s, Heaton Moor.

    Yesterday, evening I was at our “Cell Group” (A home based Bible study group within our church…. no I don’t like the name either!).  One of the members of that Group, Don, was asking about the service:

    “Where is St. Paul’s, Heaton Moor?”, He asked.
    “It’s on the corner of St. Paul’s Road and Heaton Moor Road.” We told him.
    Somehow the description just didn’t sound that helpful!

    So today’s Picture of the Day is for you, Don.  This is a picture of the building you are looking for.  It was looking particularly picturesque in the setting sun this afternoon.  Unfortunately I can’t promise it will look like that on Sunday. 

    And if you still aren’t sure here’s a map too: St Paul’s, Heaton Moor

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  • POTD 27 Jan 2006: Wayfaring – Where is that photo? 27 January 2006


    Signpost

    I’ve recently discovered Wayfaring.  Those who read yesterday’s diary entry may have noticed that I created a Wayfaring ViewPoint to show where St. Paul’s church is in Heaton Moor.

    It occured to me that combining Wayfaring and this photo diary might make an effective way of showing off my Travel Photography.  So when a photograph in the diary has a specific location, I’ll try to also add it to My Wayfaring Map and link the map to the diary entry and vice-versa.  I’ll probably plot some of the past diary entries but mainly I’ll add the locatons of new entries (when there is a location to add).

    So what to use as today’s picture of the day then?  Well, what can be more appropriate than a signpost!

    So to view the Wayfaring Waypoint for this signpost and find out where it is – click here.

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  • POTD 28 Jan 2006: Books 28 January 2006


    Bookshop

    I’m currently thinking about Tunisia as my next overseas photo trip. I’m looking for a copy of “The Insight Guide : Tunisia“.  This afternoon I decided to go and look for it a book shop that I’ve been going to for over 15 years.

    The shop is in Cheadle and can be best described as being full of character!  The upper floor of the shop is crammed with books of all types and ages.  Over the years I have had quite a lot of science fiction books from this shop and it is often possible to find SF books here that are tricky to track down elsewhere.

    Sadly for me on this visit – if they did have the Insight Guide in stock – I couldn’t find it!

    Wayfaring Waypoint for this photo

    Other photographs of Cheadle

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  • POTD 28 Jan 2006: Books in a second-hand bookshop 28 January 2006


    Books in a second-hand bookshop

    I’m currently thinking about Tunisia as my next overseas photo trip. I’m looking for a copy of “The Insight Guide : Tunisia“. This afternoon I decided to go and look for it a book shop that I’ve been going to for over 15 years.

    The shop is in Cheadle and can be best described as being full of character! The upper floor of the shop is crammed with books of all types and ages. Over the years I have had quite a lot of science fiction books from this shop and it is often possible to find SF books here that are tricky to track down elsewhere.

    Sadly for me on this visit – if they did have the Insight Guide in stock – I couldn’t find it!

    Other photographs of Cheadle: http://www.alamy.com/stock-photography/4F9904D7-7009-4CA2-B66F-300CDFB4DC96/cheadle/7/0/0/1/Ian%20Butterfield.html

    POSTSCRIPT: Less than a year after this photo was take the bookshop burnt down.

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    This photograph is (c) Ian M Butterfield. All rights are reserved. No use Is permitted (including non-commercial use) without prior permission. If you wish to use any of my photographs please ask first.

    Image Reference: EY0128A-D00361

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  • POTD 29 Jan 2006: Bristol City Centre 29 January 2006


    Bristol City Centre

    It was our second Games Club this afternoon.  23 in attendance this time.  I had hoped to take a couple of close up shots on the games but time didn’t permit.   As a result this picture has been chosen as my Picture of the Day today for no other reason than it was the random image that ended up on my PC wallpaper! 

    Wayfaring Waypoint for this photo

    Other pictures of Bristol

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  • POTD 30 Jan 2006: Bishop's Palace, Wells 30 January 2006


    Bishop’s Palace, Wells

    Created a Birthday Card for Ann’s Dad today.  We wanted to use a picture local to his home (Bristol) but settled on this image of the Bishop’s Palace in Wells.

    (It’s ok… posting the picture here won’t give the game away as he isn’t on-line)

    Wayfaring Waypoint for this photo

    More Photos of Wells

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  • POTD 31 Jan 2006: Major Sale 31 January 2006

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