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Norton's
Vineyard
GMC
Man
Cable
Civilian
Parade
Spectacular
Prime
Transport
Athletes
Bans
Officer
Makes
Markets
Pop
Body
Fresh
Murdered
Loses
Drought
Rebels
Record Store Day
Services
Reveal
Police
Alerts
Celebrates
Army
Ten
Pass
Troops
John Wilson
Run!
Affordable
Jobs
Awaits
Warned
Sets
Pledge
Receives
Council
3 Shoes
Balls
Camera Envy
False Advertising
Banks
Fergie! Come Back
All Shopped Out
Fake
Taking A Break
Coffee Time
Chicago Rail
Here Comes The Rain
Snow Walker
Service With A Smile

Norton's

Whilst in Santa Barbara, we decided to hunt out Norton's Pastrami & Deli. Featured on Diners, Drive-in's and Dives...it's definitely not a Drive-in or a Dive! but a great Diner...highly recommended for a great Pastrami sub!

Vineyard

Whilst visiting some of the great vineyards in Santa Barbara we were lucky enough to arrive at the Bridlewood Estate Winery whilst the guys were out picking the grapes.

GMC

Found this old truck when we visited Alamo in Nevada. We stayed at Cowboy's Dream, which is an amazing place...especially given it's in such a small town.

Man

This week's Word Of The Week (WOTW) entry The word was 'Man', and I've been playing around with a couple of new things this week. Firstly VSCO presets for Lightroom, which give some great traditional film effects...and secondly, some old russian M42-fit lenses on my Canon 5d mkii. It's amazing how well built, tack sharp...and cheap!!!...these lenses are. This is taken with a Helios 58mm f/2, that was made sometime in the 60's or 70's....and cost me 10 quid :-) Just good fun to mix old technology with new! Current WOTW participants are500px.com/NickCox,500px.com/JohnCox, and500px.com/LuceJennings. The word is decided by the first (usable) word in the top headline on the UK BBC News page at Monday 8am (GMT)

Cable

A late Word Of The Week entry for 'Cable' Using my new experiment of 60's/70's M42 lenses on my Canon 5d Mk ii...this was taken with my Russian made Helios 58mm f/2 Not a great shot, but wanted to try out the macro ability and sharpness of the lens...given that using these lenses on my 5d mkii means i'm shooting with manual focus, i'm pretty happy with the result Current WOTW participants are500px.com/NickCox,500px.com/JohnCox, and500px.com/LuceJennings. The word is decided by the first (usable) word in the top headline on the UK BBC News page at Monday 8am (GMT)

Civilian

My entry for 'The Word of the Week Competition' with Nick Cox (http://500px.com/NickCox) and John Cox (http://500px.com/JohnCox). The word was "Civilian" Another shot from our day at the Olympics. We got into the stadium very early and were able to see the "civilians" (aka GamesMakers and Omega timing team) setting everything up for the day The Word of the Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the top headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday.

Parade

My entry for 'The Word of the Week Competition' with Nick Cox (http://500px.com/NickCox) and John Cox (http://500px.com/JohnCox). The word was "Parade" (i'm behind on 3 others - Jailed, Free & Cvilian) A fantastic day out at the Goodwood Revival provided almost as many Word Of The Week options as the Olympics. In a rare moment of actually spotting a celeb BEFORE they walked past me, I managed to go "full paparazzi" and grab this shot of Ewan McGregor in full Belstaff gear just before he led out the Barry Sheen Memorial trophy race on a parade lap The Word of the Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the top headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday.

Spectacular

My entry for 'The Word of the Week Competition' with Nick Cox (http://500px.com/NickCox) and John Cox (http://500px.com/JohnCox). The word was "Spectacular", and so another chance to use one of the shots from our day in the Olympic Park. These black boxes were attached to EVERY seat in the stadium, and are what helped to great the light images in Danny Boyle's Spectacular opening ceremony. Each box has a grid of 16 (i think) LED lights...so with 70,000+ seats, I suspect the programming task was rather "interesting" and making sure each one worked was slightly more challenging than checking the lights on your xmas tree each year! The Word of the Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the top headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday.

Prime

My entry for 'The Word of the Week Competition' with Nick Cox (http://500px.com/NickCox) and John Cox (http://500px.com/JohnCox). This week's word was "Prime", and a chance to use a photo taken at the Olympics this week...something that I suspect will be a theme of Word Of The Week submissions for some time :-) As the 4x400 Men's relay heat was setting up, one of the official press photographers (from Sports Illustrated if the writing on the lens hood is correct) lined himself up in prime position at the side of the track ...with the stunning Canon ef400m f2.8L II prime lens if i'm not mistaken! The Word of the Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the top headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday.

Transport

My entry for 'The Word of the Week Competition' with Nick Cox (http://500px.com/NickCox) and John Cox (http://500px.com/JohnCox). So the usual Sunday stroll to desperately find a photo to go with this week's word "Transport", and I stumble across a Lambretta/Vespa vintage gathering less than 3 minutes from the house! Given our Dad's love of Lambrettas, this seemed like the perfect opportunity for the word of the week... The Word of the Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the top headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday.

Athletes

This week's Word of the Week Competition with Nick Cox (http://500px.com/NickCox) and John Cox (http://500px.com/JohnCox). We're all getting a little behind on the weekly competition....but here's mine from 2 weeks ago, for "Athletes" Again taken from the Sheffield park run a few weeks back The Word of the Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the top headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday.

Bans

This week's Word of the Week Competition with Nick Cox (http://500px.com/NickCox) and John Cox (http://500px.com/JohnCox). I spotted the two signs close to each other, and thought it might work for a shot showing things that were banned....and then I sort of lucked out by grabbing a shot with the two people on mobility scooters. Something about them being an exception to the ban, next to the cars parked apparently illegally in the banned section seemed to work...sort of...not quite...but will do for this week! The Word of the Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the top headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday.

Officer

This week's Word of the Week Competition with Nick Cox (http://500px.com/NickCox) and John Cox (http://500px.com/JohnCox). Actually 2 weeks ago... The Olympic torch relay came through Norwich on the 4th July, and I managed to get back from work just in time to run around the corner from home and grab some snaps...this one of the officer leading the procession and clearing the way The Word of the Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the top headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday.

Makes

This week's Word of the Week Competition with Nick Cox (http://500px.com/NickCox) and John Cox (http://500px.com/JohnCox). The word this week was "Makes", and this is a shot of my fiancee as she makes it across the finish line of the weekly Sheffield 5k park run. It's a little unfair to say "as she makes it..." as it suggests it was a struggle for her, which is far from the case as she is stupidly fit and is sub-23 minutes on only her 3rd week of doing it (2 times in Norwich, and this one in Sheffield whilst we caught up with my other non-WOTW competitor brother James, his wife Lucy, and our new niece Mary) She'll also hate having her photo up on the WOTW challenge (her second unwitting entry - see "jobs")...so if you don't hear from me for a while, you'll know why!! The Word of the Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the top headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday.

Markets

This week's Word of the Week Competition with Nick Cox (http://500px.com/NickCox) and John Cox (http://500px.com/JohnCox). The word this week (well actually 3 weeks ago!) was "Markets". Not a great shot, but I need to catchup!! The Word of the Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the top headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday.

Pop

This week's Word of the Week Competition with Nick Cox (http://500px.com/NickCox) and John Cox (http://500px.com/JohnCox). The word this week was "Pop", and this is shot of the Lollipop section inside our "Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe" on London Street in Norwich The Word of the Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the top headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday.

Body

This week's Word of the Week Competition with Nick Cox (http://500px.com/NickCox) and John Cox (http://500px.com/JohnCox). I had big ideas to try and ask this Tattoo parlour if I could photograph them in action on a client....but as usual, I ran out of time. So this is a shot of the Body Modification Studio in Norwich...when it's shut...on a Sunday. However I do like the fact that I lucked out on a sunny day and ended up with my reflection in each window...and therefore more bodies than planned. The Word of the Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the top headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday.

Fresh

This week's Word of the Week Competition with Nick Cox (http://500px.com/NickCox) and John Cox (http://500px.com/JohnCox). This week's word was "Fresh", so I wanted to attempt a "classic" macro fruit shot. I had intentions to build a lightbox, and learn more about that technique, but as usual ran out of time. In the end it didn't turn out quite as I wanted...the lighting is not great...the sprayed on water is not very visible...and probably many more things...but it was fun to try! The Word of the Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the top headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday.

Murdered

This week's Word of the Week Competition with Nick Cox (http://500px.com/NickCox) and John Cox (http://500px.com/JohnCox). So this week's word ("Murdered") was VERY tough. There's a pub in Norwich called the Murderers, but I decided that would be too easy. However, as the week drew to a close, i was ready to resort to the pub idea until a chat in a cafe with my other half Cassie led....via many random routes...to a staged murder. So...cue a trip to the local department store...and then £30 & 5 hours later we found ourselves outside in the backgarden at night with some chalk, a torch, and a child-hood excitement that was soon quashed due to the difficulty of lighting an evening scene with reflective Lego. Anyway, in amongst the dirty knees, blurred shots, and inability to make Lego men stand upright we got this shot....one of those most fun WOTW's so far! The Word of the Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the top headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday.

Loses

This week's Word of the Week Competition with Nick Cox (http://500px.com/NickCox) and John Cox (http://500px.com/JohnCox). So, I really struggled this week. "Loses" was the word and I simply had no inspiration. I took some shots of a kitchen shop in Norwich called "Looses", but knew that I was stretching the word slightly...so in the end, I had a quick trawl through some previous shots, and stumbled across this from February this year. It was taken at our Dad's 65th birthday celebration in Suffolk, where we bought him 65 £1 Lottery scratch cards, in the hope of becoming millionaires ;-) ... Needless to say he lost, winning only (from memory) £19. Still it made for an amusing start to the evening, and was a great fun family weekend. The Word of the Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the top headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday.

Drought

This week's Word of the Week Competition with Nick Cox (http://500px.com/NickCox) and John Cox (http://500px.com/JohnCox). No soon as the headline talked about a "Drought", did a week long down-pour start! I spent most of the week trying to capture shots of the non-drought, but the down-pours have been so short and sharp that I normally missed the moment. Try to form with the Word Of The Week, this was the last shot I took on the Sunday at the end of the week. Also, my second shot published from my new Fuji x100 The Word of the Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the top headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday.

Rebels

This week's Word of the Week Competition with Nick Cox (http://500px.com/NickCox) and John Cox (http://500px.com/JohnCox).

A week late on this one, mainly due to it being very busy at work.

This week's word was "Rebels", and given Norwich is far less rebellious these days than it was in history it proved hard to find something to take a picture of.

There was a restaurant called The Rebel Bar & Grill about 15 years ago, but that's long-gone.

The local Touch Rugby team are called the The Rebels, but i've done too many sports photos recently and, more importantly, had no idea if they were playing

So, here's a shot of our local "rebels" who congregate outside the Forum on Saturdays.

The Word of the Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the top headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday.

Record Store Day

It's the annual Record Store Day in the UK today This is a shot of SoundClash in Norwich, one of our few remaining independent record stores. Also the first shot i'm posting that was taken with my new Fuji X100 (thanks500px.com/nickcox for the birthday present contribution!). So far it's proved as quirky as people have said, but feels great to really focus on just taking 35mm shots and force myself to go back to basics a little...and when you get it right, wow the image quality is fantastic

Services

This week's Word of the Week Competition with Nick Cox (http://500px.com/NickCox) and John Cox (http://500px.com/JohnCox). Services was the word, and generated a number of ideas and shots before I went for this one. As part of Easter celebrations and religious services (yep that's the link!) there was an amazing Salvation Army brass band playing outside The Forum in Norwich....they were SERIOUSLY good. A large crowd meant I could only really get shots over people's shoulders, so on went the 200mm lens. There were 2 that I decided I could use, and i'll put the second up next week...but I chose this one mainly because it reminds me of the "Your Country Needs You" posters with the conductor pointing his baton at the lens...and it looks a bit like Harvey Keitel...well I think so! The Word of the Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the top headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday.

Reveal

This week's Word of the Week Competition with Nick Cox (http://500px.com/NickCox) and John Cox (http://500px.com/JohnCox). I spent most of this week taking photos of things such as archeological digs, and people being surprised at birthdays (mainly me!). However it turned out the photo that seemed to work best was (as usual) the last one I took as we sat in the sun in a pub in York. Most of my friends now know about the Word Of The Week, so whilst we were in York I had lots of suggestions of "take that shot, that will work for Reveal", including this one. Well, it amuses me :-) The Word of the Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the top headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday.

Police

This week's Word of the Week Competition with Nick Cox (http://500px.com/NickCox) and John Cox (http://500px.com/JohnCox).


Lots of opportunities this week, and I ended up using a photo from a situation I stumbled on rather than planned.


Strolling through Norwich I noticed two policeman walking along side-by-side. It actually took me a minute or so before I thought "oh hang on, this week's word is Police"...so cue me walking briskly behind them, trying to catch up, whilst I changed lens hoping they wouldn't notice me.


Several shots later, including one where the policeman on the right was looking straight at me with suspicion, I decided on this one. (For those UK viewers, it reminds me of the intro to the TV programme, The Bill!)


Worth commenting that during the week there was a moment where I actually thought "thank god I haven't got my camera". I turned the corner by St Paul's in London and saw lots of police. Unlike above, I was actually thinking "wow, this would do for the WOTW"...until I saw the guy on the floor who had been knocked off his motorbike and receiving some serious medical treatment. At this point I was glad for once that I didn't even have my point and shoot with me and therefore have the option to be unnecessarily intrusive.


The Word of the Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the top headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday.

Alerts

This week's Word of the Week Competition with Nick Cox (http://500px.com/NickCox) and John Cox (http://500px.com/JohnCox). A very busy week with both work and family following the birth of our new niece...is my excuse this week, for using a photo I took in September last year! Although frustrated I didn't get the time to properly go out and get photos, I have to admit to not having had much inspiration for a word that I thought would be easy. Anyway, this was taken during a Sunday afternoon stroll around Whitlingham lake in Norwich. I actually enjoyed going through gigabytes of old photos, and realised I have a few untapped "gems" that I should return to...either that or I should stop hoarding every photo I take The Word of the Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the top headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday.

Celebrates

This week's Word of the Week Competition with Nick Cox (http://500px.com/NickCox) and now John Cox (http://500px.com/JohnCox is back. Struggled this week with little inspiration for a word that I thought was going to have too many options. All week, as I travelled in and out of London I kept looking for something that would work... In the end, a shot from Norwich again....a reminder to avoid pubs next Saturday on St. Patrick's Day :-) The Word of the Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the top headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday.

Army

This week's Word of the Week Competition with Nick Cox (http://500px.com/NickCox) and now John Cox (http://500px.com/JohnCox is back. This is a shot of a number of toy soliders who are arranged on a shelf in a local pub in Norwich called the Ten Bells. It was really hard to get the lighting right as it was in the evening and the pub is a generally dark one. So I grabbed a lit candle from a table and, with camera in the other hand I tried to generate some light that created shadows, and therefore a feeling of a battle. Turned out ok, although a little annoyed at the DOF being too shallow The Word of the Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the top headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday.

Ten

This week's Word of the Week Competition with Nick Cox (http://500px.com/NickCox) is back. The word this week was 'Ten'. It also looks like the challenge is expanding and our Dad is getting involved. So just setting him up with a 500px account, and then there will be 3 entries each week!!! This week's word was "Ten" which gave more opportunities than I could imagine....this may be the first week where I upload more than one entry. The great thing about Dad getting involved is that his photo for "Ten" reminded me that I don't need to rely on photoshop so much. It's all too easy to spend hours worrying over how to process a bad photo, when you should just post...and that was the original idea behind the Word Of The Week. So true to the original intent, I went with the photo that I lucked out on, as opposed to planning and trying to get... The Word of the Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the top headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday.

Pass

After a long holiday hiatus, the Word of the Week Competition with Nick Cox (http://500px.com/digitalsights) is back. The word this week was "Pass". So I started the week with the intention of NOT posting another American Football shot, as there were so many options for taking a photo relating to the word. However as the week went on I think I had too many options in my mind, but never focussed on going and taking the shots. So when Saturday came, and I was ready to go and take the shot i'd settled on....the heavens opened, and it wasn't a photo that would have worked in the rain. Never mind I thought, i'll go to the UEA Pirates game on Sunday and get some great passing shots....unfortunately they had a real tough derby game with the Essex Blades, and basically ran the whole match (i.e hardly any passing). So...and yep that pre-amble was all me getting my excuse ready...here's a shot from a few weeks back at another UEA Pirates game. I actually had missed this one in my previous review of the shots I took. Not great, but at least 2 weeks in, and 2 photos done. Hoping next week proves more fruitful The Word of the Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the top headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday.

Troops

After a long holiday hiatus, the Word of the Week Competition with Nick Cox (http://500px.com/digitalsights) is back. The word this week was 'Troops'. So first week back and managed to have a couple of shots that I could use, but nothing really stood out for me....so decided to have some more processing practice and try another HDR shot This is the War Memorial in Norwich, England that overlooks the market. The building in the background is Norwich Castle. Despite being recently renovated in the last couple of years, it looked rather sorry for itself on a cold, overcast and very rainy day. Good to be back doing the word of the week, but hoping for better inspiration next week! The Word of the Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the top headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday.

John Wilson

Went to the first British Carp & Angling show at the Norfolk showground in Norwich...not because I have any interest in fishing, but because it was an xmas present for my best mate Chris. However I did recognise something whilst I was there, and that was the fishing legend John Wilson! So whilst Chris got a little too excited about leads, alarms, rods, and reels, I got out the new Canon 100-400L lens and played paparazzi for the day...well the fishing in Norfolk kind of paparazzi, if indeed there is such a thing!

Run!

Whilst 500px.com/nickcox and I are catching up on the Word Of The Week backlog, I realised there were a few shots that I'd taken recently but done nothing with. Given it's the NFL playoff's, I thought i'd use that as an excuse to post this (and maybe a few others!) The UEA Pirates play at home again the weekend after the Superbowl, so I'm sure there will be more pictures after that, especially now I have the 100-400L lens!

Affordable

The Word Of The Week competition with Nick Cox (500px.com/nickcox) entry for this week "Affordable" was the word, and the showroom launch of the new name for Warehouseexpress in Norwich (now called wex) meant an opportunity to get hands-on with the new Canon 1D-X! The best price i've found so far for when it ships in March 2012 is £5299...highly affordable....ahem! It's an amazing piece of kit, and the shutter sounds like a machine gun when taking 14 pictures per second...in full RAW!! I'd like to say it was with intentional irony that I took a photo of this astonishing high-end professional camera with my iPhone 4...but it was more me chickening out from getting my 5Dmkii out and looking like the biggest geek on the planet taking photos of a camera you can't own yet....so instead a sneaky iPhone snap! The Word Of The Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the first headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday

Jobs

The Word Of The Week competition with Nick Cox (500px.com/nickcox) entry for this week "Jobs" was the word, but 2 weeks ago as I've been busy with a week of surprises for my fiancé's 30th birthday One of those surprises was for her to be a Chef for the day at the Lavender House in Norwich, with the master that is Richard Hughes. Yes, we put her to work on her birthday! I can't recommend the Chef for the day experience highly enough (or the Lavender House for that matter). It was an amazing day for Cassie, and also for Niamh, Chris and myself when we turned up to eat the results in the evening...including sitting down to dinner in the kitchen itself! Do check it out www.richardhughescookeryschool.com and www.thelavenderhouse.co.uk and try for yourself! The Word Of The Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the first headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday

Awaits

The Word Of The Week competition with Nick Cox (500px.com/nickcox) entry for this week "Awaits" was the word and I've now realised I can do almost every word so far using a shot from a local UEA Pirates match! This one was from this week's game against the Hertfordshire Hurricanes...who, even to my uneducated eye, are an awesome team. The final score was 53-15 to the 'canes (as I now call them). I kinda liked this shot it as it showed the ref awaiting blowing his whistle, and the 'canes number 82 awaiting both the catch and the inevitable tackle. Given how the game went, I suspect most of the crowd were also awaiting the subsequent touch-down from number 82's successful catch. I, however, would probably have missed this, as I have to admit to not seeing most of the game due to some serious "camera gear envy". The 'canes official photographer was sporting two Canon bodies, a 500m Canon L prime lens (or longer) on a monopod, and most impressively...knee pads. Having reviewed my finances, i've decided that the knee pads are my next purchase. The Word Of The Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the first headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday

Warned

The Word Of The Week competition with Nick Cox (500px.com/nickcox) entry for this week....ok last week, we're both getting a little slack "Warned" was the word (not that Nick thought that!) and here's a shot from the several hundred I took at the local UEA Pirates match last Sunday. No, I haven't moved to the US to join Nick. The UEA Pirates are the local (in the UK) University's American Football team. Having been getting more into the sport recently, my friend Joe (who knows the Head Coach you know...) and I headed out to watch the first game of the season..."we" won 20-14 against Brighton Tsunami...no comments on the names please. Many better shots were taken, and will be duly posted, but this was the only decent one involving the ref and the flag being thrown-down, which was what I was trying to get for "warned" This was also my first proper attempt at sports photography and, whilst it doesn't come across in this shot, I learnt a hell of a lot relating to action/speed shots...including not getting scared when you see a bundle of large men crashing into you through the viewfinder (Hint: You've zoomed in...they're still quite a way away...) Anyway...we're off to the next home game this weekend too...so a chance to improve my skills The Word Of The Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the first headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday

Sets

The Word Of The Week competition with Nick Cox (500px.com/nickcox) entry for this week. "Sets" was the word and i'm now beginning to discover that the words that seem to have lots of potential are the hardest for some reason! Despite many conversations with family around trying to find badger setts, gig sets, dj sets, salt & pepper sets, setting concrete...etc etc, I ended up choosing a random last minute shot of the window of a local modelling shop (and am still shocked at the price of Scalextric these days!) The Word Of The Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the first headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday

Pledge

The Word Of The Week competition with Nick Cox (500px.com/nickcox) entry for this week. "Pledge" was the word, and as i'm now trying to use the competition as a chance to try different techniques, here's an attempt to make the photo look like an old film picture from "back in the day". In the era of ebay and cash-converters it seems strange to find a pawnbroker like this still trading in Norwich, so I thought the retro treatment suited the look of the shop. (Just ignore the modern day phone number on the door!) The Word Of The Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the first headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday

Receives

The Word Of The Week competition with Nick Cox (500px.com/nickcox) entry for this week. "Receives" was the word, and this is a picture of the East Of England radio & TV transmitter (and by the looks of it, mobile phone station too nowadays) at Tacolneston near Norwich in the UK. The Word Of The Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the first headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday

Council

The Word Of The Week competition with Nick Cox (500px.com/nickcox) entry for this week.




The Word Of The Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the first headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday

3 Shoes

Balls

The Word Of The Week competition with Nick Cox (500px.com/nickcox) entry for this week. Balls was the word, so a "tribute" to my local Premier League team Norwich City Shot through the window of the club shop on Carrow Road. The Word Of The Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the first headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday...with 8 hours to go before next week's is chosen, we currently have "Council"... let's see if it's still there in the morning

Camera Envy

False Advertising

Banks

The Word Of The Week competition with Nick Cox (500px.com/nickcox) enters it's heady 2nd week...and i'm already resorting to my library of unused shots. A hectic work week is my excuse, plus the ideas I had were bad. So a kid, riding off a bank, at the Soutbank in London = Banks. Better than not doing anything in week 2, even if the focus is bad and the noise is too high! The Word Of The Week is decided by the first (usable) word in the first headline on the BBC News page at 8am (GMT) on a Monday...with 8 hours to go before next week's is chosen, we currently have "Raises"... let's see if it's still there in the morning

Fergie! Come Back

All Shopped Out

Fake

My entry for our new word of the week competition with Nick Cox (www.500px.com/nickcox)...and this week's is "Fake". After a week of no inspiration I finally came across an age old con on Westminster Bridge...the "guess which box the ball is under" game. Spent a few minutes watching the guy appear to pay-out to fake punters that are all actually in on the scam, until some poor tourist fell for it and obviously lost their money. The con artists then packed up and moved further down the bridge, where I finally plucked up the courage to get in close and take photos. The person on the right "winning" is obviously one of the fakes. Fortunately they didn't seem to care about me taking close-up shots, but they soon ran off when they heard a police siren!

Taking A Break

Coffee Time

Chicago Rail

Here Comes The Rain

Snow Walker

Service With A Smile