TMCPHOTOGRAPHS.CO.UK: Blog http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog en-us (C) TMCPHOTOGRAPHS.CO.UK enquiry@tmcphotographs.co.uk (TMCPHOTOGRAPHS.CO.UK) Sun, 06 Sep 2015 13:38:00 GMT Sun, 06 Sep 2015 13:38:00 GMT http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/img/s12/v180/u335244506-o700654055-50.jpg TMCPHOTOGRAPHS.CO.UK: Blog http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog 120 120 30 Day Project http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/8/30-day-project So here is the challenge! I'm going to add each day to the same blog post right here!

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Day 1 - Self Portrait

Ugh! I really dislike having my photograph taken - even worse when I have to do it myself! So after many failed phone selfies I decided to go old school and mirror!

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Day 2 - What I am wearing, ok so none said I actually had to be in them right?!

Still in denial of the British Summer..........

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Day 3 - Clouds! Literally just got in from woork 20 minutes ago so a tad limited but here it is! 

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Day 4 - Something green - I went for the food and drink option (always a favourite of mine!)  here is the Ying and Yang in our fridge healthy green vegetables and ......Gin! 

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Day 5 - After Dark - personally I prefer After Eights but hey ho! Had to wait until it went dark then trying to adjust camera settings in darkness was quite interesting! anyway! solar lights - here it is!

 

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Day 6 - Obsession - I have many obsessions, too many to be healthy I think! However, one of my most photogenic are our 4 cats Cookie, Peper, Reggie-Lee and Toffee.  This is Reggie-Lee waiting for me to feed him Happy #Caturday!

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Day 7 - Changes to come.....so when my daughter returns to Uni in a couple of weeks her rom will be getting a make over - guess the theme!

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enquiry@tmcphotographs.co.uk (TMCPHOTOGRAPHS.CO.UK) 30 day 30 day photography project TMCphotographs photography project http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/8/30-day-project Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:35:20 GMT
Weddings! http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/8/weddings Mark and I are truly blessed that all these wonderful couples have allowed us to share and capture their special days

First Dance Sometimes the weather isn't so great but you can still have fun!

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We like to capture all those special little details .......

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And we always love making people smile for us!

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Contact us for more details!

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enquiry@tmcphotographs.co.uk (TMCPHOTOGRAPHS.CO.UK) Midlands wedding photographers Tamworth Tamworth Wedding Photographers Tamworth photographers Wedding photography blog photography tmcphotographs http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/8/weddings Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:38:05 GMT
Tamworth LitFest Launch http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/2/tamworth-litfest-launch Saturday March 7 2015 - Tamworth LitFest Launch day! We have authors, we have artists, we have Comic Book Guitars!

 

Be there at Tamworth Town Hall! We're there all day!  

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enquiry@tmcphotographs.co.uk (TMCPHOTOGRAPHS.CO.UK) Tamworth Tamworth LitFest Tamworth Town Hall http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/2/tamworth-litfest-launch Sun, 08 Feb 2015 16:45:19 GMT
It's been a while... what have you been doing? http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/2/its-been-a-while-what-have-you-been-doing Have you been waiting around for another blog post from us?

 

Sorry.

Our 365 project should have been started when we didn't have our wedding to plan!
Best laid plans and all that..

Good news is, we have virtually everything in place now for the big event on Sunday May 3rd and it seems to be going by very, very quickly!

We both appreciate the kind comments and feedback through our various social media sites and trust we can continue to keep you interested.
May your days ahead be as happy as ours!

 

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This panorama was shot with an iPhone 5 in the National Trust property at Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire, UK.
For those interested in discovering more about this interesting place check out http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kedleston-hall/

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enquiry@tmcphotographs.co.uk (TMCPHOTOGRAPHS.CO.UK) 365 blog national trust project tmcphotographs.co.uk http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/2/its-been-a-while-what-have-you-been-doing Sat, 07 Feb 2015 18:36:56 GMT
365 project, day 24 - first dates! http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/1/365-project-day-24---first-dates So, you may or not know that Mark and I are getting married in 14 weeks - hence our haphazard approach to blogging at the moment!  Panic is beginning to set in!

 

I thought I would take you back to a photograph I took on one of our first dates :D, it was very cold but very beautiful!

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enquiry@tmcphotographs.co.uk (TMCPHOTOGRAPHS.CO.UK) 365 blog first date kingsbury kingsbury water park project sunset swan tmcphotographs http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/1/365-project-day-24---first-dates Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:32:08 GMT
365 Project Day 23.. The Long View. http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/1/365-project-day-23-the-long-view IMG_27451IMG_27451

 

Scotland is quite a drive from here in The Midlands of England, but look at the view.

How is the view from the window of you home, your car or your place of work?

Let us know and feel free to post a photo on the Facebook page!

 

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enquiry@tmcphotographs.co.uk (TMCPHOTOGRAPHS.CO.UK) 365 blog landscape http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/1/365-project-day-23-the-long-view Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:50:48 GMT
365 Project Day 22... missed opportunities.. http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/1/365-project-day-22-missed-opportunities Okay,

 

so sometimes we all get caught up in other things and we forget the things we said we would do.. such as blog everyday.


Discipline and focus can be important, at this time of year many of our friends are using both to reduce weight they have accrued over the holiday period or simply to feel better during the grey winter months.

Thing is... 

somethings need priority such as loved ones or your own well being.

reach out to what ever you need to achieve it.

 

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as always, take care of yourself and those whom you care for and have a smile on us..

 

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enquiry@tmcphotographs.co.uk (TMCPHOTOGRAPHS.CO.UK) blog thoughts http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/1/365-project-day-22-missed-opportunities Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:43:50 GMT
365 Project Day 21 ..Let the audience decide.. you choose http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/1/365-project-day-21-let-the-audience-decide-you-choose Everyone has a preference for colour or black and white (monochrome) images..

So in the interests of audience participation, which do you prefer?

 

The original image was shot in Dovedale, Derbyshire.

Either leave a comment below or on the Facebook page please!

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Have an awesome day either way and thanks for your continuing support!

 

 

 

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enquiry@tmcphotographs.co.uk (TMCPHOTOGRAPHS.CO.UK) 365 blog. dovedale photography tmcphotographs http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/1/365-project-day-21-let-the-audience-decide-you-choose Wed, 21 Jan 2015 20:26:15 GMT
365 project day 20 - Stranger danger or an opportunity to meet new people? http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/1/365-project-day-20---stranger-danger-or-an-opportunity-to-meet-new-people A few years ago I went along to Birmingham to take part in the '10 stranger' project, a group of photographers got together in a coffee shop and ur mission was to approach 10 complete strangers and ask if we could take their photo - candid shots were cheating!

Although it was quite nerve wracking at first to approach people and explain I wanted to take their photo, I met some really lovely friendly people who were most obliging! So obliging I ended up with me than our target of ten!

 

Here is one of them:

 

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enquiry@tmcphotographs.co.uk (TMCPHOTOGRAPHS.CO.UK) 10 strangers 365 birmingham blog portrait street photography http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/1/365-project-day-20---stranger-danger-or-an-opportunity-to-meet-new-people Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:28:02 GMT
365 Project Day 19.. Longing for Summer and How to PhotoBomb! http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/1/365-project-day-19 It's the height of winter...

 

.. and apparently everyone is either booking their summer holidays, being very depressed about the cold weather, having a lack of post-Christmas money or being generally not-very-happy..

 

This is Barmouth and this is how Teresa loves to photobomb my shots when she gets a chance!

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it's also one of many reasons why I'm so looking forward to 3rd May, this year!

If you know us, you will know why, if not.. then perhaps you should :)

 

Have a great day whatever you are doing and remember that your smile and sense of fun enlighten someone else.

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enquiry@tmcphotographs.co.uk (TMCPHOTOGRAPHS.CO.UK) 365 barmouth happiness photobomb project teresa wedding http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/1/365-project-day-19 Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:58:33 GMT
365 project Day 18 - Is Everything Black and White? http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/1/365-project-day-18---is-everything-black-and-white 20120327_bbclm_002220120327_bbclm_0022

 

This photo was shot at The Black Country Living Museum.

The line of the footpath directs your eye to the narrowboat which is framed nicely by the arch of the bridge.  It's only when you start to look around that you start to notice the reflections in the water; the second, partially submerged boat; the textures of the wall on the left, perhaps the sign in the shadows of the arch..

The point is.. don't take daily things around you for granted, look for the beauty in every day people, objects, scenery and shapes.

It may just prompt a smile.

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enquiry@tmcphotographs.co.uk (TMCPHOTOGRAPHS.CO.UK) 365 blog birmingham black country museum monochrome photography http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/1/365-project-day-18---is-everything-black-and-white Sun, 18 Jan 2015 21:35:13 GMT
Day 17 - 365 project Europa Hotel, Belfast http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/1/day-17---365-project-europa-hotel-belfast The Europa Hotel is a four-star hotel in Great Victoria Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland. It has hosted presidents, prime ministers and celebrities, including President Bill Clinton during his visits to Belfast in 1995 and 1998.

It is known as the "most bombed hotel in Europe" and the "most bombed hotel in the world" after having suffered 28 bomb attacks during the Troubles.

 

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enquiry@tmcphotographs.co.uk (TMCPHOTOGRAPHS.CO.UK) 365 Belfast Europa Europa Hotel blog photography http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/1/day-17---365-project-europa-hotel-belfast Sun, 18 Jan 2015 09:42:51 GMT
365 project day 16 -m Crumlin Road Gaol http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/1/365-project-day-16--m-crumlin-road-gaol From the outside - which is a much nicer place to view a gaol from!

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enquiry@tmcphotographs.co.uk (TMCPHOTOGRAPHS.CO.UK) 365 Belfast Crumlin Crumlin Road Gaol History blog http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/1/365-project-day-16--m-crumlin-road-gaol Fri, 16 Jan 2015 21:48:32 GMT
365 project day 15 - Victoria Square http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/1/365-project-day-15---victoria-square shot from almost the top of Victoria square, Belfast (I was too queasy to take one looking down from the very top!)

 

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enquiry@tmcphotographs.co.uk (TMCPHOTOGRAPHS.CO.UK) 365 Belfast Victoria Square Victoria Square Belfast blog photography http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/1/365-project-day-15---victoria-square Thu, 15 Jan 2015 22:04:20 GMT
365 project day 14 - A bit of Belfast history http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/1/365-project-day-14---a-bit-of-belfast-history Crumlin Road Jail - now a tourist attraction!

Read more about the history of the prison here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HM_Prison_Crumlin_Road

This photo is of the tunnel which runs under the main road direct from  the court house which is now standing derelict after a major fire in 2009 - read more about that here! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crumlin_Road_Courthouse

Allegedly.....possibly quite understandably the tunnel has the ghost of a former warden who died in the tunnel - glad the lights were on!

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enquiry@tmcphotographs.co.uk (TMCPHOTOGRAPHS.CO.UK) 365 Belfast Crumlin Road jail blog history project http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/1/365-project-day-14---a-bit-of-belfast-history Wed, 14 Jan 2015 19:12:16 GMT
365 Project Day 13 - apparently it's going to snow quite a lot! http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/1/365-project-day-13---apparently-its-going-to-snow-quite-a-lot You know those pictures you see all too often on social media.. expectation versus reality?

Well.. over the past two days the UK media have been warning of a snow storm hitting the whole UK with archive pictures from goodness knows when. 

Here's some Birmingham UK.. as it is.

 

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happy snow day ;)

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enquiry@tmcphotographs.co.uk (TMCPHOTOGRAPHS.CO.UK) 365 birmingham blog http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/1/365-project-day-13---apparently-its-going-to-snow-quite-a-lot Tue, 13 Jan 2015 21:45:05 GMT
365 project day 12 - getting arty! http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/1/365-project-day-12---getting-arty While we were on our weekend break we paid a visit to the Ulster museum - free entry for all but donations welcomed.  What a fabulous place! Something for just about everyone of all ages and interests. 

 

This is a cheeky shot of a sculpture in the art gallery.........

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enquiry@tmcphotographs.co.uk (TMCPHOTOGRAPHS.CO.UK) http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/1/365-project-day-12---getting-arty Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:57:46 GMT
365 Project Day 11.. The lines leading to Samson and Goliath http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/1/365-project-day-11-the-lines-leading-to-samson-and-goliath So today, being our last day away, we did the whole tourist thing in freezing cold temperatures with an absolute gale blowing around us.

The large yellow structures which the rail lines lead into are now defunct shipping cranes situated in the world famous Harland & Wolff Shipyard, Belfast.

This was of particularly special interest to me as my grandfather, Joe, long since dead, worked most of his life there..

 

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enquiry@tmcphotographs.co.uk (TMCPHOTOGRAPHS.CO.UK) 365 blog photography project http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/1/365-project-day-11-the-lines-leading-to-samson-and-goliath Sun, 11 Jan 2015 22:05:39 GMT
365 Project Day 10! This is low light http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/1/365-project-day-10-this-is-low-light A low light with a struggle but it is worth it.

The green lines were the signal sent from the Titanic after hitting the iceberg, it works as a light show, scrolling across the walls and floor.

To the right is the transcript..makes the 'story' very, very real.

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enquiry@tmcphotographs.co.uk (TMCPHOTOGRAPHS.CO.UK) 365 blog photography http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/1/365-project-day-10-this-is-low-light Sun, 11 Jan 2015 22:00:32 GMT
365 Project Day 9... RoadTrip! http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/1/365-project-day-9-roadtrip So, you may have noticed we fell behind already, but hey!, we were on a mini holiday in Belfast..

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This is the entrance to The Titanic Experience!

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enquiry@tmcphotographs.co.uk (TMCPHOTOGRAPHS.CO.UK) 365 blog photography project tmcphotographs http://www.tmcphotographs.co.uk/blog/2015/1/365-project-day-9-roadtrip Sun, 11 Jan 2015 21:56:45 GMT