Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Toying with food & drink.....

So, last night I set up the equipment in my kitchen and started playing with ideas. I was quite surprised at how many different effects and looks can be achieved with limited equipment and props. One of my favourites from the set:-

How versatile the pomegranate is! Mind you, the amount of time I spent cleaning up was probably equal to how much time it took me to do the set!!

This image has been colour popped on my iPad so excuse any imperfections (shrek fingers!)

Critique and comments welcomed. ....

Regards


Lee Martin
Photographer

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Sunday, 16 January 2011

A quiet Sunday

So today would of been my Brothers birthday. He would of been 54. It was no age, and I never had the chance to really spend time with him as we were such an age apart.

The grave where he lies is a lovely place, really peaceful. Across the grass less than 50 yards lies my father and my adopted dad Ezio. All together.

Life is indeed short. X


Lee Martin
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Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Flipboard IPad App: first impressions

I have been using Flipboard for a few weeks now and after an initial week of crashing it has had an update and seems to be performing well.

With it's sleek looks and awesome typeset & fonts it looks every bit a professional and well made application.







It's easy to use and navigates seamlessly between articles and pages. You can easily share articles and re-tweet to your hearts content. I am still getting used to layouts and where to put my content but that's all good because I choose where and what and how much!

Overall, I am impressed. Go take a look on the App store..


Lee Martin
Photographer

Sent from my IPad

Article: Sifteo demos its cute wireless game cubes for kids- Cool

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Lee Martin
Photographer

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Article: After Strong Holiday Sales for E-Readers, E-Books Outselling Print


After Strong Holiday Sales for E-Readers, E-Books Outselling Print
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/after_strong_holiday_sales_for_e-readers_e-books_o.php

(Sent from Flipboard)

Regards

Lee Martin
Photographer

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Article: Pioneer Brings Deeper Facebook, Twitter & Pandora Integration to the Car


Pioneer Brings Deeper Facebook, Twitter & Pandora Integration to the Car
http://mashable.com/2011/01/05/pioneer-facebook-twitter-pandora/

(Sent from Flipboard)

Regards

Lee Martin
Photographer

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Sunday, 2 January 2011

Sunday Roasting.....

As with all Sunday's, today we will embark on the old tradition of a family gathering for a Roast Sunday lunch!
Over the years, the meal sizes have reduced in size as have the members around the table. These days it's just my Wife, my Son, Mum & little old me.

I remember with a smile the days when the table was full of laughter and people ate their meals on a tray from the sofa as there was not enough room on the table! One particular memory that makes me laugh every time I tell it was the day when we were all at the table about to start a beautiful meal of Roasted Lamb with all the trimmings when my Dad (who had just returned from his usual pint (or three) at the local club) went into the kitchen to fetch the salt. He returned and proceeded to shake the container vigorously over his mountain of steaming goodness.
It was only when he caught a sniff of the so called salt that his face suddenly dropped....







The comparison in bottle shapes is obvious (after several pints!), you can imagine my old man was not impressed and went to bed hungry!

Things change so quickly, family, work, life - everything is so fast paced and before you know it your family is smaller and yet growing in other ways....

Enjoy your memories, live every day to the full...

Happy new year.

Still awake...

Sat in bed, tired yet brain is not shutting off this morning.....



The above pic I edited on the iPad.... Just FYI!!


Need to sleep I think.....