183-2020 – My Aneroid Barometer


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about my aneroid barometer, which until today was hanging on my wall as decor and not used for its intended purpose-predict the weather. I just learned how to calibrate it and from now on I will try to see how accurate is compared with the main weather channels and the actual reality. I am starting to appreciate old technology. I am blown away by the simplicity and craftsmanship and unlike our today gadgets don’t require electricity to function. Next, I will try to get myself an […]

182-2020 – Great Deal


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, might be useful to you if your car is due for and MOT and Full Service, and looking for a great deal. Please note the * which basically means that most likely you will end up paying more. I paid £213 (when I booked it online) not £188 and the entire process took 2 hours not 1 hour and 30 minutes as advertised. Drop the car and wait or comeback when ready. The staff is very knowledgable and overall I had a pleasant experience. Definitely recommend the […]

181-2020 – Higher Mommy, Higher!


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about one of the few fun activities my daughter can enjoy during our daily walk around the block. As I was taking the photo Diana wouldn’t stop laughing and shouting: Higher Mommy, Higher! Like, comment & share! Related posts: 002-2020 – Waiting for the train 013-2020 – London City Police in action 023-2020 – Purple Sky 034-2020 – London under construction 059-2020 – Splash 080-2020 – Life goes on 091-2020 – Keep Your Distance 110-2020 Hristos a Inviat! 121-2020 – Shy Rainbow 142-2020 – Cherries 153-2020 […]

180-2020 – Tomato Flowers


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about the first tomato flowers shooting out of the plants I transplanted 6 days ago. The flowers were splashed with mud hence the black spots here and there. As you can see in the images below, the plants are not very tall at the moment but happy to see the first flowers already here. I took the photos with my Canon 5D Mark 3 and Oshiro 60mm, f2.8 Macro lens, but when I edited them in Lightroom I noticed that lens profile is missing for this […]

179-2020 – Perfect Pose


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is a perfect pose of Diana, which technically she took it herself. The camera was setup for a group photo of our family, on 10 seconds timer when Diana suddenly pushed me aside demanding to take the photo. She pressed the shutter and quickly run in front of the lens and stroke this pose. In Adobe Photoshop, I extended the background a little bit and exported it as *.jpeg full resolution and smaller version for web use. Below are a few more images captured during the same […]

178-2020 – Stormy Weather


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about a stormy weather over Basildon Sporting Village. Looks like it’s going to rain tonight, lucky me, I don’t have to water my plants. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 148-2020 – Caribbean Authentic Food 169-2020 – Gloucester Park Tiny Planet 170-2020 – Gloucester Park Fishing Lake 177-2020 – Thorpe Bay at Sunset 072-2020 – Fashion Trends 160-2020 – Basildon Town Centre at sunset 002-2020 – Waiting for the train 023-2020 – Purple Sky 080-2020 – Life goes on 110-2020 Hristos a Inviat! 142-2020 – Cherries […]

177-2020 – Thorpe Bay at Sunset


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is an aerial image of Thorpe Bay at Sunset as seen from Gunners Park. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 148-2020 – Caribbean Authentic Food 169-2020 – Gloucester Park Tiny Planet 072-2020 – Fashion Trends 170-2020 – Gloucester Park Fishing Lake 002-2020 – Waiting for the train 023-2020 – Purple Sky 034-2020 – London under construction 059-2020 – Splash 080-2020 – Life goes on 110-2020 Hristos a Inviat! 142-2020 – Cherries 174-2020 – New addition to the garden

176-2020 – Unripe Strawberry


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is a close up on an unripe strawberry 🍓 Last year I’ve had the strawberries in a hanging basket, but this year I transplanted them in the garden. So far the transplant was successful, and can’t wait to try them when ripe. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 172-2020 – Healthy Breakfast 129-2020 – Chamomile 174-2020 – New addition to the garden 001-2020 – Midnight Fireworks 012-2020 – Sunday Steak 033-2020 – Catch up with friends 043-2020 – London Wall Place 058-2020 – London Skyscrapers 069-2020 – […]

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175-2020 – Kidney Stones


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about my kidney stones who woke me up at 4 am today and made me check into the hospital. After 3 hours of continuous pain, the stones finally came out and the pain suddenly stopped. The IV paracetamol they gave me had little or no effect in taking away the pain. To make sure, the doctor send me to do a CT scan and confirmed the stones are out. At 8:40 am they sent me home, but before that the nurse removed my IV from my […]

174-2020 – New addition to the garden


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about the new addition to the garden, 20 tomato plants. It took me about two hours to dig and plant all 20 tomato plants. Each plant cost me £1 and I spent another £1.99 on Bamboo Stakes and £4.49 on Levington Tomorite, a tomato food ready to use. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 172-2020 – Healthy Breakfast 007-2020 – The Big Bang 018-2020 – Basildon town centre is changing 039-2020 – Super Snow Moon as seen through the telescope 047-2020 – Festival Leisure Park 064-2020 […]

173-2020 – Swing


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is of my daughter reaching for the swing, unexpectedly as I was taking the photo of the day. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 011-2020 – Light trails 021-2020 – Two trees 032-2020 – Climbing rose 049-2020 – Pretty Like Mommy 057-2020 – Tower Bridge Panorama 078-2020 – Wink 089-2020 – Hail Falls 108-2020 – Vintage Soda Siphon 119-2020 – Huge Red Apple 140-2020 – Root Sprouts 151-2020 – Seven Sisters 172-2020 – Healthy Breakfast

172-2020 – Healthy Breakfast


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about my healthy breakfast recipe with Gluten Free Oat so Simple by Quaker, warm milk, grapes, sliced banana and raspberries from my own garden. I hope my recipe will inspire you to live a healthy life closer to your friends and family and start growing your own fruits and vegetables. What you see on TV should be for your entertainment only. Sooner or later we are all going to die, let’s live this life to the fullest. No regrets!Like, comment & share! Related posts: 005-2020 – […]

171-2020 – Pigeons on a birds feeder


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about 2 pigeons resting on a birds feeder. I’m very impressed about the zoom capability of my phone. The birds were at the other end of the garden, about 10m away and the 10x zoom on my iPhone 11 Pro managed to bring them in the frame. In Lightroom mobile I cropped the already cropped image as 1×1 aspect ratio and still looks great. I understand that the image resolution is not the same, but for web use is more than enough. I forgot last time […]

170-2020 – Gloucester Park Fishing Lake


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, has been taken in the Gloucester Park By the Fishing Lake at sunset. After a nice long walk around the Gloucester Park Fishing Lake this evening we sat down on the bench and enjoyed the view. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 148-2020 – Caribbean Authentic Food 169-2020 – Gloucester Park Tiny Planet 072-2020 – Fashion Trends 160-2020 – Basildon Town Centre at sunset 002-2020 – Waiting for the train 023-2020 – Purple Sky 034-2020 – London under construction 059-2020 – Splash 080-2020 – Life goes on […]

169-2020 – Gloucester Park Tiny Planet


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is of the Gloucester Park in Basildon at sunset with the Tiny Planet effect. Another image captured with my Insta360 One X and edited in Lightroom mobile. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 148-2020 – Caribbean Authentic Food 160-2020 – Basildon Town Centre at sunset 055-2020 – Museum of London 057-2020 – Tower Bridge Panorama 072-2020 – Fashion Trends 100-2020 – Come Closer 107-2020 – Holly Trinity Church Tiny Planet 143-2020 – Inside Sundial 021-2020 – Two trees 049-2020 – Pretty Like Mommy 078-2020 – Wink 108-2020 […]

168-2020 – Holding Hands


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about Diana and her new best friend Chloe, holding hands in the paddling pool. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 010-2020 – Two red foxes met to mate 021-2020 – Two trees 031-2020 – Teatime 041-2020 – Walkie Talkie building after the rain 056-2020 – Daily Commute 067-2020 Family Photo in the Studio 088-2020 – Delicious Pancakes 098-2020 – Like a heart 118-2020 – Easter Treats 129-2020 – Chamomile 150-2020 – Flowers for the front garden 161-2020 – Double vision

167-2020 – Angry Bird


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about an angry bird resting on my garden’s fence. I am not an expert but after a quick research I believe this is “blue tit”, recognised by the blue cap and yellow breast. I captured a few other birds on camera, but I have no idea what they are. Feel free to name them in the comments below. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 009-2020 – Last drop 019-2020 – Stars Photography with a twist 030-2020 – Epson laser projector 048-2020 – Look at St Paul’s […]

166-2020 – An unexpected visit


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about an unexpected visit from a local squirrel, interested in the goodies inside one of the bird feeders. This explains why the bird feeder is half empty after just few days. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 006-2020 – 110 Fenchurch Street 017-2020 – Sleeping Beauty 027-2020 – Leading lines to St Paul’s Cathedral on a cloudy day 038-2020 – Sunset in Basildon 052-2020 – Spring is coming 063-2020 – Teaching in progress 084-2020 – Salted Caramel 094-2020 – Indoor Slide 114-2020 – Busy Bee 125-2020 […]

165-2020 – Egg underwater


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is of a broken egg underwater. It looks like a big nose under a helmet. What do you see? Leave a message below. This is the second part of the session I started last night when I photographed a strawberry floating in water. I started setup around 11pm so In the first session I only had time to shoot, edit and post the strawberry. After midnight, meaning today, I resumed my photo session and these are some of the images I am kind of happy with. The […]

164-2020 – Strawberry


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is of a strawberry 🍓 floating in the water. A big thank you to my daughter and wife who was helping me taking this image. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 007-2020 – The Big Bang 017-2020 – Sleeping Beauty 028-2020 – How not to microwave a bagel 039-2020 – Super Snow Moon as seen through the telescope 046-2020 – Distilled water 053-2020 – Hollywood Bowl Basildon 074-2020 – Baking 085-2020 – Playing in the garden 104-2020 – Playing with Play-Doh 115-2020 – Our Little Ballerina 136-2020 […]