Foxes in daylight…

Fox in the Garden - Jan 2013-24I happened to have my camera in the right place at the right time this morning as I got a rare opportunity to catch a couple of foxes running around my garden. They didnt know I was watching and these are the shots I got.

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Upgrade! It was about time I got a new body…

60D_rear_lcd_1000Ive had my Canon 450d for 3 years now and as good a camera as it has been, I have to admit I had become frustrated and wanted to do more. So with some careful consideration I decided to take the plunge and upgrade.

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Assassins Creed 3 – Connor

My first choice in this new set of blogs on my nerdy toy collection is Connor from Assasins Creed 3. It also happens to be my newest addition. Have a look at some of the shots I took and see what you think of him.

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Intro to my Nerdy Collection

Nothing particularly interesting in this post I’m afraid, its simply a placeholder to explain what I intend to post here over time.

I am a bit of a geek when it comes to movies, cartoons I loved as a kid and gaming across the generations. As a result I have invested a fair amount of money into what others often to refer to as kids toys. Although anyone who enjoys them like I do will tell you “THEY AREN’T KIDS TOYS!!!” …. anyway with that out of the way let me explain what I plan to do here.

I am going to use this as an excuse to use my home studio equipment and I’m going to take pictures of my various toys over time and post them here. I will do several angles and then briefly discuss the item, how much I rate it and also provide a rough cost and where I can remember I will say where I purchased it. Sometimes and certainly in the initial few posts I may not remember as I will be going over some older items in my collection too.

I dont expect this to be a popular read but for fellow nerds you may enjoy it. I should also state that I’m not a collector and these items are not kept mint in boxes or anything like that. I bought them to look at and enjoy therefore the packaging had to go. Sorry to those serious collectors who are gasping in horror!

Working the London 2012 Olympic Games

This summer was one of the longest of my life and for some of my colleagues an even longer one. It was emotional, tiring, exciting and a privilege as I got to be involved in and work at the London 2012 Olympic games.

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Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death… does it always mean the end?

I recently acquired a friends red ringed Xbox 360. I had one of my own already but wanted one for the living room for the Kinect. So he said he had no use as he had replaced it and that if I wanted it I could have it. I thought perhaps I could repair it. So I tried…

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Making Slimer for Halloween

The source of inspiration...

A friend of mine is doing a drum cover of the Ghostbusters theme tune. He asked me to help him come with ideas to dress the room and add some Haloween spirit to the video. Now this is low budget stuff so I said how about I make a cut out of Slimer from the Ghostbusters. He is a ghost and relevant to the music as well. AJ loved the idea and so I set about thinking how I may do this.  Continue reading