Instagram Theme - #PhotalifeWATER by Darren Coleshill

The theme for Instagram was #PhotalifeCHILDREN and judging by all the photos it was a popular theme. It was difficult to pick my favourite four photos to show people. 

My favourite photo from my collection was this one. 

Now it's time to pick the four photos to show, I've picked a few from different people in the hope you'll discover new accounts to enjoy. 

This week's theme to join in with is #PhotalifeWATER, make of that what you will. Sea? River? Drink? It's completely up to you. 

#MySundayPhoto - HMS Belfast by Darren Coleshill

On Friday I had the pleasure of attending a photo event with Nikon which saw me walking around London trying to capture photos of the city that others may not get. I also got to go up The Shard at sunset but those photos are to follow once I've edited them. 

This week's #MySundayPhoto is of HMS Belfast overlooking the city. This was just as it was starting to rain so I took a quick photo before seeking a coffee shop. 

Olympus OM-D E-M10 + Panasonic 20mm 1.7 20mm f/1.7 ISO200 1/4000

Olympus OM-D E-M10 + Panasonic 20mm 1.7

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f/1.7

ISO200

1/4000

Have an amazing Sunday and happy Father's Day, I shall be enjoying the day with my family. I will be commenting on the photos over the next few days. 

Please tag the following accounts Instagram posts (@Photalife) Google+ Posts (+DarrenColeshill) Facebook Posts (Photalife) and Tweet me (@Photalife).

The awesome people at PhotoBox have joined in and are offering a 60 x 40cm Classic Canvas as a prize each month until the end of year. I will pick a winner at the end of the month.

The winning photo might not be from the person who took the most amazing photo but perhaps it will be a photo that tells a beautiful story, or a photo that brightened up the day.

Again thank you every much and please feel free to add the badge to the post.

Photalife

Prints from Wall Snaps by Darren Coleshill

For me there is no point taking photos and storing them on a computer. I like to print my photos out. For example after our recent holiday I printed out every since photo we took and make a photo album full of the memories. 

Dotted around our house you'll find prints and canvases that I've had made of photos that I've taken. These include photos of the girls, leopards, landscapes and many others that I'm proud of.

I like to try out different companies to see who is the best and who provides value for money. The latest print we've received is from a company called WallSnaps. They make a few different items such as canvases from £19.99, Pano Prints from £9.99 but we decided on a Framed Print. 

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This was the photo that we decided to get printed. It's one of my personal favourite photos, it's got a splash of colour and a beautiful reflection. If printed wrong this wouldn't have the same effect so I felt it was a good test. 

We picked a 30x40cm frame with a black frame and a white mount. You can pick a number of different choices such as a white frame, different sizes and any colour mount you fancy. 

I was really impressed with way this came out. The frame came perfectly packaged which is always a concern when ordering frames. It also came with everything needed to hang the picture, I hate it when canvases and frames etc arrive without the hooks and you an never find the right ones. 

The colours and the way it's come out I'm very happy with it and would have no trouble recommending WallSnaps to people looking for a framed print. 

I was sent this item for the purpose of this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own

 

#MySundayPhoto - Sleeping Beauty by Darren Coleshill

Sorry but it's another photo from Disney for this week's #MySundayPhoto. This time it's from inside Sleeping Beauty's castle which was pretty dark and gloomy. Again this was me trying to come up with a photo that others might not capture. 

This was created by merging 3 bracketed photos together in software called Aurora HDR and with some tweaking and adjusting this was the result. 

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Have an amazing Sunday and I look forward to seeing and commenting on the photos over the next few days. 

Please tag the following accounts Instagram posts (@Photalife) Google+ Posts (+DarrenColeshill) Facebook Posts (Photalife) and Tweet me (@Photalife).

The awesome people at PhotoBox have joined in and are offering a 60 x 40cm Classic Canvas as a prize each month until the end of year. I will pick a winner at the end of the month.

The winning photo might not be from the person who took the most amazing photo but perhaps it will be a photo that tells a beautiful story, or a photo that brightened up the day.

Again thank you every much and please feel free to add the badge to the post.

Photalife

Instagram Theme - #PhotalifeB_W by Darren Coleshill

I confess last week's Instagram theme of #PhotalifeFUN was picked because we knew we'd be at Disney so it seemed the perfect week to use it. 

My personal favourite photo from the week is of course from Disney and it's this one as it signalled the start of our adventure. 

I loved seeing other peoples take on the FUN theme and these are my favourites from the week. 

This week's theme is Black & White so please tag your photos with #PhotalifeB_W and I look forward to seeing what people come up with. 

#MySundayPhoto - Disney by Darren Coleshill

This past week we have been making memories with the girls at DisneyLand Paris. A trip we've been looking forward to for a long time. The photos with the girls getting excited at meeting characters are ones for the family album, ones to show the grandchildren in years to come. 

Of course I couldn't go there and not try to come up with different photos that others might not have captured, so this week's #MySundayPhoto is of Hotel Cheyenne and it's completely empty. 

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Have an amazing Sunday and I look forward to seeing and commenting on the photos over the next few days. 

Please tag the following accounts Instagram posts (@Photalife) Google+ Posts (+DarrenColeshill) Facebook Posts (Photalife) and Tweet me (@Photalife).

The awesome people at PhotoBox have joined in and are offering a 60 x 40cm Classic Canvas as a prize each month until the end of year. I will pick a winner at the end of the month.

The winning photo might not be from the person who took the most amazing photo but perhaps it will be a photo that tells a beautiful story, or a photo that brightened up the day.

Again thank you every much and please feel free to add the badge to the post.

Photalife

Healthy Lunchbox Ideas by Darren Coleshill

This year I’ve made it a my aim to eat better more specifically at lunchtime. When I’m in my office I tend to be sitting there most of the day and that includes for my lunch too. The habit has been to snack during the day and a plain boring sandwich so I’m trying to improve this. 

I’ve changed my lunches so I always have fresh fruit nearby and also a yogurt to enjoy and my sandwiches are more filling to help with the snacking issue. 

Flora got in touch with me to help me out and suggested I have a look at their easy lunchbox recipes and give one of them a go. The one that grabbed my fancy was the Ploughmans Sandwich. 

Filling and who doesn’t like a Ploughmans sandwich? Why this one…well time in the morning is important so it needs to be quick and easy to make. 

Ingredients

    •    4 slices Warburtons seeded bread

    •    1 tablespoon pickle

    •    2 slices ham

    •    2 Thick slices cheddar cheese

    •    1 apple, cored and sliced

    •    15 g lettuce leaves

    •    15 g Flora Gold

Simply spread the Flora on the bread and then in it goes. The thicker the ham and cheese the better. Not only has this now become my favourite sandwich for when I’m in the office but it’s also perfect if I have a shoot during the day as it’s filling and keeps me going. 

This simple to make yummy sandwich won’t disappoint. 

What’s your favourite healthy lunch?

Favourite Photo of May #MySundayPhoto by Darren Coleshill

Is it just me or did it feel like May flew past? As it's June I need to pick my favourite photo from everyone who linked up to #MySundayPhoto in the month of May. 

This month's photo is from Leanne from A Slice of my Life Wales who joined in with this photo. 

It's just so perfect, they both look so comfortable cuddled and sleeping together. 

Pop over and link up to My Sunday Photo which opens every Sunday at midnight and is open all day. All different photos are welcome and people of all different abilities. Link up a blog post or a photo from Instagram. 

Thank you all for taking part. 

Photalife

Instagram Theme - #PhotalifeFUN by Darren Coleshill

The theme for last week was #PhotalifeNATURE which I enjoyed as lots of my photos generally feature this theme. 

My favourite photo of my own was this one. 

There was lots of beautiful photos this week and I'm really grateful to everyone that joins in and I hope people enjoy it. 

These are my favourites from this past week. 

I'm hoping for blue skies this #bankholidayweekend! Do you have any plans?

A photo posted by Jen Dixon (@mymummyspennies) on

It's been cold and dull here so a day for looking back at moments of #capturingcolour

A photo posted by Over 40 and a Mum to One (@over40andamumtoone) on

Now it's time to announce the theme for this week and I've gone for something a little different and it's #PhotalifeFUN. Tag your Instagram photos that fit that theme. 

#MySundayPhoto - Bluebells by Darren Coleshill

This week has been busy so much so that I've hardly taken any photos. This week's #MySundayPhoto was taken a few weeks ago but it's one of my favourites from a bluebell walk we went on. I hope you like it. 

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This weekend the link up will close at 10pm as we're away from Monday and I'd like to get all my commenting done before we travel. 

Please tag the following accounts Instagram posts (@Photalife) Google+ Posts (+DarrenColeshill) Facebook Posts (Photalife) and Tweet me (@Photalife).

The awesome people at PhotoBox have joined in and are offering a 60 x 40cm Classic Canvas as a prize each month until the end of year. I will pick a winner at the end of the month.

The winning photo might not be from the person who took the most amazing photo but perhaps it will be a photo that tells a beautiful story, or a photo that brightened up the day.

Again thank you every much and please feel free to add the badge to the post.

Photalife