Archive for the ‘ humour ’ Category

The Grimaldi Memorial Service 2011

Every year on the the first weekend in February, clowns from far and wide, attend a memorial service for the celebrated clown Joseph Grimaldi at Trinity Church, Dalston, London. I’ve been fascinated by Grimaldi since my first flat in Exmouth Market, London, was opposite to a property that Grimaldi had once lived in, some 200 years ago. I decided to go this year and get some images and took the family along. The whole service was delightful and we all enjoyed it, especially my son who loved seeing all the clowns. The service was even attended by the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow MP and his wife Sally, who was pictured in an infamous photo this week.
Here are some of my images of the day and they were all taken on a Nikon D3S in low light.

The Joys of Live Broadcasting !!

I heard about this today and on a drab, fairly lifeless Monday, it made me smile ! Naughtie, Naughtie !!
Warning !! The language may offend and amuse in equal measure.

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Australia’s secret Ashes weapon ?

I’ve heard though the grapevine that in Australia’s desperation to win the Ashes that they have dropped their leading fast bowler Mitchell Johnson and are replacing him with Doug Bollinger. Johnson had a bad game at the Gabba without doubt, no wickets, no runs, dropped catch etc but are England going to be terrified of a Mr Tumble lookalike charging in ? Paint on a red nose and he’d be a dead ringer !!
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See what I mean ?

Having fun with Poladroid.

I’ve been having a bit of fun with an application that I’ve been shown recently. It’s called Poladroid and is a free download that can turn your images into Polaroid style pictures. It’s easy to use and is available at http://www.poladroid.net

I love the examples that I’ve tried and thought I’d post the results here. Have fun !Piccadilly Circus Steps

autumn-leaves

Botany Bay, Kent

ipad and velcro !

I keep being asked if the new apple ipad is going to be useful for photographers. I still don’t know, but it is useful for many other reasons. See this video by Jesse Rosten for further details. Very clever !

A wedding photographer takes the plunge !

Here’s an utterly classic photography clip from you tube. I know that a wedding photographers job is difficult but this is simply hilarious. Enjoy and have a little bit of sympathy.

To shake or not to shake ?

The football world and half of the country ( estimate ! ) were watching on Saturday to see if Wayne Bridge accepted “love rat” and former best friend’s hand in an apology. John Terry who offered his hand, was ignored by Bridge and can you blame him. John Terry, after his recent affair with Bridge’s ex-girlfriend was publicly humiliated in front of the TV cameras and the watching world. I was watching the drama unfold in my local bookmakers when one gentleman suggested that instead of shaking hands, Bridge would be better doing a Vinnie ! The comment brought smiles to all that had heard it and it shows just how powerful a great photograph is. When we’ve all forgotten about the Chelsea players and their infidelities, the image of Vinnie and Gazza will live on for years.

John Terry and Wayne Bridge (Pic:AFP/Getty Images)

Doing a Vinnie !! Count yourself lucky Mr Terry !

Paul Gascoigne, playing for Newcastle, is grabbed by Wimbledon's Vinnie Jones