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Parade
Spectacular
Athletes
Bans
Makes
Body
Drought
Loses
Here Comes The Rain
Chicago Rail
Coffee Time
Taking A Break
Fake
All Shopped Out
Banks
Camera Envy
3 Shoes
Receives
Sets
John Wilson
Ten
Police
Snow Walker

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Here Comes The Rain

Chicago Rail

Coffee Time

Taking A Break

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!

All Shopped Out

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

Camera Envy

3 Shoes

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

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

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!

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.

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.

Snow Walker