And Finally… Phil Collins – 10th Anniversary Tour 2017
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And Finally… Phil Collins - 10th Anniversary Tour 2017

Talon Music Ltd in association with And Finally Ltd present  And Finally… Phil Collins 10th Anniversary Tour 2017 Phil Collins wishes And Finally… Good Luck’ ahead of their 10th Anniversary Tour. The 11-strong tribute band receive praise from the man himself after they send him a DVD of their latest work. Now established nationally as the UK’s Number One Tribute to Phil Collins, ‘And Finally…’ are set to commemorate their 10 years of performing with their hotly anticipated ‘10th Anniversary Tour’ at the Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne on 10th March. The … >> Read More Here <<

A New Pensioner’s “first day out”!
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A New Pensioner's "first day out"!

Seaton Wetlands & More A New Pensioner’s “first day out”! Tuesday – the forecast was a bit “down” for the Wednesday and we decided to take a day out on the “good day”! First “stop” was a drive thro’ Axminster (seeing it in the daylight instead of night time at the Axminster Inn with Mojo – Stone Cold Players!! A very nice place! We then made our way to Seaton Wetlands – WHAT a beautiful gem that is. We DID get caught foir a photo as “normal people” and not … >> Read More Here <<

Poole Quay to Wareham Boat Trips
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Poole Quay to Wareham Boat Trips

A boat trip in Poole Harbour, up to Wareham thro’ the River Frome. Overcast and very windy – the trip was….a bit chilly on the way out. But the journey was excellent Back in July 2013 we decided to take one of the Poole Quay to Wareham Boat Trips This trip is WELL worth the time taken and it just shows a different view of the area The Poole harbour is a very busy area and it just shows how you “miss different aspects of an area you may think … >> Read More Here <<

The And Finally Big Band
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The And Finally Big Band is an offshoot of the critically acclaimed ‘And Finally… Phil Collins’ show. Producer and drummer Tim Harper has always wanted to create a traditional jazz swing orchestra in the style of Phil’s own big band and this is it! The And Finally Big Band accurately recreates a combination of both of Phil’s live Big Band shows using the original music arrangements and performed by a twenty piece band of world class musicians. Such great classics as Sussudio, Two Hearts, In the Air Tonight, Invisible Touch … >> Read More Here <<

Fine Art America
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Fine Art America

It was suggested by my ol’ mate David Matthews of A to Z Illusions that I should add my photographic work out on Fine Art America! Who ME?? Well I have and their site is a huge place to add any art of any kind it seems and I know David has sold some work thro’ the site. I have a slide show of the photographs I have out on that system and they should show below. A Professional Network for Visual Artists, Photographers, Art Collectors, and Gallery Owners FineArtAmerica.com … >> Read More Here <<

Eggardon Hill – Across The Dorset Countryside
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Powerstock Village, Dorset - photo

What a lovely area we are so lucky to live in…and 5 minutes from home there is this kind of scenery! Can’t be bad. I wonder what it was like back in the storms of winter 2013 / 14Some would say the light at the middle of the afternoon time of day is NOT the best to take a photograph up in this sort of area, but when the mood takes or the time allows – sod it – why not!We were walking over the Eggardon Hill fort and the … >> Read More Here <<

Keep your Camera with you
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keep your camera with you

Wildlife and nature photography. I love seeing the pictures that people are able to capture. Being in the right place at the right time can be a matter of luck! But be prepared and make sure you have that camera with you. THAT way you make sure luck is on your side! At the time of writing this (December 2011), there are two program series’ on BBC TV – Springwatch and Autumnwatch. The team are ask to be sent photographs from the public, and they have some beautiful work in … >> Read More Here <<

A piece of Photographic Trivia!
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Early 2003: Apparently a tobacconist in Rome photographed a pair of suspicious characters outside his shop on a mobile phone camera. He text messaged the picture to the police. The police recognised the characters in the picture as a pair who were wanted for a series of robberies! Shortly after the men were arrested. Is this the first time a picture message was used to catch criminals? … >> Read More Here <<

Durlston Castle – Looking out over the sea
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bizzy-bee at Durlston Country Park Coastal walk

Sea, sun, and a beauuuutiful walk. This is a place to really get back to a natural view, no huge buildings apart from the castle. I can imagine the recent winter gales being “interesting”! However – make a point of getting up there and take a walk along the south west coastal path. It is beautiful!   … >> Read More Here <<

We’ve Moved!!
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Isle of Portland storms 2014 - image

As with many things – well, things change! I felt that using a domain name that was not directly attributed to ME, despite my being the administrator, I felt it was better to move the site to mikefinding.com and be totally seen as the Guv’nor here! Well – that’s what I like to think anyway!! With that in mind, yes, we’ve moved and now I hope we’ll stay here and grow. The last few months have been a real eye-opener as far as UK weather has been concerned and we … >> Read More Here <<

October 27th – the day before the Storm!
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What to do on a Sunday afternoon – the weather is set to be a “bit rough” and the work in hand was not beckoning to be dealt with! Anyway – it was Sunday… Well, it WAS blowing up and I had said that I was going to get a rough sea shot of SOME kind before too long. I suggested that I would go to West Bay (or Broadchurch, as it’s become known!) and take a walk along the access prom past the harbour and just past the “Broadchurch … >> Read More Here <<

Copyrights Explained
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Copyright explained - graphic

A while ago I asked for Any Questions relating to your photography and connected topics. One of the questions asked in a recent reply to that email blast was how are copyrights managed. It just happened that I had a book in my possession called Cash from Your Digital Camera that I bought some years ago. They had an explanation that I thought relevant, so here it is with thanks to Canonbury Press. Posted in their book Cash From Your Digital Camera © 2009 COPYRIGHTS EXPLAINED … >> Read More Here <<

What is Aperture? Aperture is a hole in the camera. Isn’t it?
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Camera Aperture Settings - graphic

DSLR photography tips and the way to use a camera to the best results possible. Many times I have heard folks say “what on earth is aperture?” Or “what setting do I use?” Photography Tutorial – FIRST Lesson! What is Aperture ? Nowadays most point and shoot cameras can do the whole thing automatically – that’s great. But if a bit more creativity and trouble is required – we need to know what Aperture is and what it does. Using a DSLR camera is rather different to a point and … >> Read More Here <<

Why You Should Be Photographing With Film in 2013
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Film or digital - graphic

THIS is still a huge debate and one that only cropped up with me just this last week! I was visiting an exhibition run by The Dorset Independant Photographers and got chatting to Andy White – one of the exhibitors. It seems that several of the other exhibitors were still working with film.  Here I have found an article by Michael Ernest Sweet on just that topic – a very good read. Why You Should Be Photographing With Film in 2013 by Michael Ernest Sweet The old digital versus film … >> Read More Here <<