036-2020 – Moon behind the trees


Today was a cold winter day with a clear blue sky in London and the moon looks particularly appealing behind those trees, perfect for today’s photo of the day, part of a photo a day challenge 2020. This was taken again handheld with the iPhone 11 Pro, 10x zoom, no crop. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 001-2020 – Midnight Fireworks 002-2020 – Waiting for the train 003-2020 – Echo, echo 011-2020 – Light trails 012-2020 – Sunday Steak 013-2020 – London City Police in action 022-2020 – 5 a side football 023-2020 – Purple Sky 031-2020 – Teatime 032-2020 […]

035-2020 – How to remove HDCP from HDMI signal


What is HDCP? High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) is a form of digital copy protection developed by Intel Corporation in 2000, to prevent copying of digital audio & video content as it travels across DP (DisplayPort ), DVI (Digital Visual Interface), HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) connections. Some computers and tablets encrypt the video output by default as a general policy, even if the content to be displayed do not require HDCP encryption. The result is no video. The workaround is to use the VGA Adapter, but if you want HD or higher resolution you might have to look into one of […]

034-2020 – London under construction


London is constantly under construction. Everywhere I go I see cranes and sites like this. Bishopsgate is pretty hot right now with many skyscrapers being build recently. Currently the tallest one under construction is 22 Bishopsgate. Also in today’s photo, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, are other iconic buildings such as, The Leadenhall Building ( aka. The Cheesegrater), 52-54 Lime Street (aka. The Skalpel) and Lloyd’s building. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 007-2020 – The Big Bang 008-2020 – Free Bike 009-2020 – Last drop 010-2020 – Two red foxes met to mate 018-2020 – Basildon […]

033-2020 – Catch up with friends


Today is Sunday – the best time to catch up with friends. The image below is a reminder of this moment and also the photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020.” Like, comment & share! Related posts: 001-2020 – Midnight Fireworks 002-2020 – Waiting for the train 011-2020 – Light trails 012-2020 – Sunday Steak 013-2020 – London City Police in action 022-2020 – 5 a side football 023-2020 – Purple Sky 031-2020 – Teatime 032-2020 – Climbing rose 034-2020 – London under construction 042-2020 – Street Art 043-2020 – London Wall Place

032-2020 – Climbing rose


Ena Harkness is a repeat flowering climbing rose. Large well formed, highly scented blooms, crimson-scarlet in colour are produced repeatedly through the summer into autumn. Foliage is dark green and glossy. With a vigorous and strong growing habit it looks fabulous growing up trellis, walls, pillars and pagola. Fully hardy. Grow in full sun or semi shade in any reasonable soil. Established height of 4.5 metres. I just planted mine today and made it photo of the day, part of “ a photo a day challenge 2020”. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 004-2020 – Mic check 005-2020 – English […]

031-2020 – Teatime


Today, everyone in the office at CASS Business School stopped working and gathered together for a short tea break. I believe it’s a great idea and an easy team building activity everyone should try at least once a week. So, day 31 photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020” is this top-down image of our table setup right before the first slice of cake has been cut. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 018-2020 – Basildon town centre is changing 030-2020 – Epson laser projector 029-2020 – Pension Investment Academy Event 028-2020 – How not […]

030-2020 – Epson laser projector


Today we have installed a new Epson laser projector in the main Lecture Theatre at CASS Business School, Executive Education, 200 Aldersgate Street. Below is the photo of the day, part of a photo a day challenge 2020. This projector feature a lamp-free laser light source, 20000 hours or virtually maintenance-free operation, instant on/off, wide color gamut and reliable 24/7 operation. It’s too good to be true? Time will tell. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 001-2020 – Midnight Fireworks 002-2020 – Waiting for the train 003-2020 – Echo, echo 004-2020 – Mic check 011-2020 – Light trails 012-2020 – […]

029-2020 – Pension Investment Academy Event


Today I am providing AV support for PIA (Pension Investment Academy) event at CASS Business School, 200 Aldersgate. Day 29/366 photo, part of a photo a day challenge 2020 is taken during this event. Related posts: 005-2020 – English Holly Hedge 006-2020 – 110 Fenchurch Street 007-2020 – The Big Bang 008-2020 – Free Bike 016-2020 – Leading Lines to St Paul’s Cathedral 017-2020 – Sleeping Beauty 018-2020 – Basildon town centre is changing 019-2020 – Stars Photography with a twist 025-2020 – Mr. Rabbit 026-2020 – Learning to drive 027-2020 – Leading lines to St Paul’s Cathedral on a […]

028-2020 – How not to microwave a bagel


Today I learned how not to microwave a bagel and the image below will definitely deserve to be photo of the day, part of a photo a day challenge 2020. The long story short, I wanted to make a smoked mackerel on a bagel sandwich, but my bagel was cold and wanted to warm it up a little bit. I placed the bagel on a plate and left it for about 1 minute in the microwave. Bad idea, water inside the bagel turned into steam. Steam and starch made it chewy. I had to throw it away. I didn’t give […]

027-2020 – Leading lines to St Paul’s Cathedral on a cloudy day


Day 27/366, part of a photo a day challenge 2020 goes to St. Paul’s Cathedral again, but seen from a different angle. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 001-2020 – Midnight Fireworks 002-2020 – Waiting for the train 003-2020 – Echo, echo 004-2020 – Mic check 005-2020 – English Holly Hedge 012-2020 – Sunday Steak 013-2020 – London City Police in action 014-2020 – The Walkie Talkie Building under the moonlight 015-2020 – Coloured Circles 016-2020 – Leading Lines to St Paul’s Cathedral 022-2020 – 5 a side football 023-2020 – Purple Sky

026-2020 – Learning to drive


Day 26/366, part of a photo a day challenge 2020 is about my daughter Diana learning to drive. In image below she explains to her mom how the indicators work. Related posts: 001-2020 – Midnight Fireworks 002-2020 – Waiting for the train 003-2020 – Echo, echo 004-2020 – Mic check 011-2020 – Light trails 012-2020 – Sunday Steak 013-2020 – London City Police in action 014-2020 – The Walkie Talkie Building under the moonlight 015-2020 – Coloured Circles 022-2020 – 5 a side football 023-2020 – Purple Sky 024-2020 – Fish and Chips with a view

025-2020 – Mr. Rabbit


Day 25/366, part of a photo a day challenge 2020, is dedicated to Mr. Rabbit and his hilarious behaviour that made my daughter laugh with tears.Everything started when Diana, my daughter asked me: – Daddy, what‘s this? – I said, it’s a display cabinet to store plates. Would you like me to make you some plates? – Yes please, said Diana. I started cutting pieces of cardboard, into round objects, pretending to be plates. Then, I found an empty cardboard box and made a table out of it. Next, we sat the dollies and Mr. Rabbit at the table and […]

024-2020 – Fish and Chips with a view


Friday, 24 January 2020 is the day when I normally eat Fish and Chips for lunch. It may look good and the view might have been spectacular, but I didn’t enjoy it. The chips were overcooked and dry. However, I picked the next image to represent the photo of the day. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 012-2020 – Sunday Steak 023-2020 – Purple Sky 022-2020 – 5 a side football 021-2020 – Two trees 020-2020 – Potato Gratin with Ham 019-2020 – Stars Photography with a twist 018-2020 – Basildon town centre is changing 017-2020 – Sleeping Beauty 016-2020 […]

Vând casa boiereasca in Brănești, Galati


Cauți sa cumperi o casa boiereasca in Brănești, Galati? Vine cu anexa din cărămida, beci, garaj, vie, livada, parțial mobilată și multe altele. Merita văzută! Utilitati – Construita in 1922, renovata in întregime 2006-2007; – 5 camere cu living, holuri, baie cu cada si cabina dus, încălzire centrala, apa curenta din 2 surse eco, 350mp; – Anexă p+1=45mp si beci în boltă din cărămidă L=12ml, h=3m, l=5,5ml; – Garaj – Vie lîngă casa=850 butuci, livada pomii diferiți =160buc; – Teren pentru alte culturi legumicole=1000mp; – Teren extra vilan arabil 2ha – Amplasat in Branesti, nr. 222 la DN26, 40km de […]

023-2020 – Purple Sky


Today’s image part of a photo a day challenge 2020 goes towards the sky and not any kind of sky, but a purple one. I was on the bike when I first saw the purple sky and initially I thought is from a billboard or something. But then I got to Bank and here it was again. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 001-2020 – Midnight Fireworks 002-2020 – Waiting for the train 011-2020 – Light trails 012-2020 – Sunday Steak 013-2020 – London City Police in action 022-2020 – 5 a side football 024-2020 – Fish and Chips with […]

022-2020 – 5 a side football


Day 22/366 was foggy from start to finish. This is how Westgate Shopping Park car park looked in the morning. I would like the picture of the day to mean something to me or to bring back memories in the future. For that reason the picture of the day goes to the following image. This image will always remind me about the 5 a side football game I played on court 4, Basildon Sporting Village on a misty evening. I have to admit that I run out of breath after 5 minutes of playing. Somehow I managed to score twice. […]

021-2020 – Two trees


Today was a frosty morning. The moon was a day after Waning Crescent phase and looked amazing against the blue sky. I tried to capture it with my phone, but it doesn’t do it justice. It looks like a blob in between the Two Trees. I have to admit that I’m impressed by the iPhone 11 Pro photo capability. This photo was taken handheld at 3s. A few years ago this was unheard of. For that reason, I made it photo of day 21, part of a photo a day challenge 2020. Related posts: 004-2020 – Mic check 005-2020 – […]

020-2020 – Potato Gratin with Ham


Today’s photo is dedicated to my wife. She kindly prepared a delicious meal, Potato Gratin with Ham, inspired from a book called “Recipes from around the world – Favourite potato Dishes”. To top it all up, she added 2 Chicken Kiev to the plate. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 001-2020 – Midnight Fireworks 005-2020 – English Holly Hedge 006-2020 – 110 Fenchurch Street 007-2020 – The Big Bang 008-2020 – Free Bike 009-2020 – Last drop 010-2020 – Two red foxes met to mate 011-2020 – Light trails 016-2020 – Leading Lines to St Paul’s Cathedral 017-2020 – Sleeping […]

019-2020 – Stars Photography with a twist


Today, I’ll teach you how to take stars photography without even stepping outside. Sometimes, I like to capture star trails like these. If you wish to be able to take similar images, you will need a table or a clothes dryer, a fluffy blanket, a small tripod, a phone holder, a smartphone and the £1.99 Slow shutter cam app. Works best if the room is bright. Next, hide underneath the blanket and start shooting. The idea came to me when my daughter asked me to build her a house so she can play with her toys. The clothes dryer was […]

018-2020 – Basildon town centre is changing


Basildon town centre is changing every day. Today was a cold sunny day in Basildon. Despite the freezing conditions, we’ve decided to go out and explore the new redeveloped Basildon Town Centre. In the East Square, demolition work is well underway, making room for the new Basildon town centre’s new 10-screen cinema and six new restaurants. Photo of the day 18 goes to the demolition of Basildon East Square. Like, comment & share! Related posts: 001-2020 – Midnight Fireworks 002-2020 – Waiting for the train 003-2020 – Echo, echo 004-2020 – Mic check 007-2020 – The Big Bang 008-2020 – […]