#MySundayPhoto - Caught You by Darren Coleshill

For weeks I've been trying to capture a bee enjoying some flowers and finally I got one. This isn't the best but I'm normally too slow off the mark. 

So here is my attempt for #MySundayPhoto this week. 

Have a great Sunday and I will comment over the week as I'm off to sell various rubbish at a boot fair, at least it'll be a sunny day for it. 

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

#MySundayPhoto - Skater by Darren Coleshill

Something a little bit different for this week's #MySundayPhoto. This was taken on the Southbank where they have a little skate park. No idea who he was but he didn't mind me taking photos. 

I love the colours in this and just how focused he seems to be. 

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Have a great Sunday and I look forward to seeing everyone's photos. 

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

Premier Inn London City Tower Hill Review by Darren Coleshill

Over the course of a year I tend to stay in London between 4 and 6 times. Each time it's in a different location and I like to stay somewhere nearby so I'm not dragging my bags all over London. 

In June I headed off to a parent blogger conference and needed to stay overnight so I booked myself into a Premier Inn that I hadn't stayed in before. My chosen hotel was Premier Inn London City Tower HillI've stayed in a few Premier Inn hotels around the country and I stay with them because you know exactly what you get. 

You'll always find a comfy bed waiting for you, helpful staff, clean well stocked rooms and usually in central locations. 

When arriving I got off at Tower Hill underground which allowed me to walk past the Tower of London and enjoy the views before getting to the hotel which is just a few road away. 

 

I got to the hotel at about 8pm and quickly checked in before going to the restaurant. At this Premier Inn the restaurant is on sight and when I visited it was peaceful and the staff very pleasant. I hadn't pre-booked my meals but they explained the meal deal to me and for £14.99 (I think) I had a soft drink, burger and desert which at London prices is amazing value. 

When I got to the room I was greeted with a kingsize bed, flatscreen TV, tea and coffee facilities which were a welcome sight after a long day. The real plus of this room was the massive wall in shower instead of the small cramped ones you can find in London hotels. 

Even though this hotel was near to Tower Bridge and pretty much in the centre of London this was one of the quietest hotels I've stayed at. I'm not sure how many people were staying the weekend I was there but I didn't hear any banging of doors, no clomping of feet and had one of the best nights sleeps in a long long time. 

If you're looking to stay in London and be close to all the landmarks I'd highly recommend this hotel. 

I was given this hotel room for the purpose of this review, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

#MySundayPhoto - Rosey by Darren Coleshill

I have no real reason for this #MySundayPhoto apart from to try and cheer people up. This is one of our new roses in the garden and I thought as it's been a pretty rubbish few weeks in the World this might help to brighten it up. 

If you find yourself bored today head over and view the daily vlogs I've been creating. They're not the best but I'm enjoying them so far . 

Have a great Sunday and I look forward to seeing everyone's photos. 

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

Favourite Photo of June #MySundayPhoto by Darren Coleshill

I'm pretty sure these months are getting shorter and shorter. June has ended and we've headed into July and that means I need to pick a favourite photo from the June #MySundayPhoto link ups. 

This month's photo is from Verily Victoria Vocalises who joined in with this photo.

I love how it's been captured with the bee just about to land on the flower. 

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

#MySundayPhoto - By The River by Darren Coleshill

I like to take photos of famous landmarks but put my own unique spin of them. So this week's #MySundayPhoto is of St Paul's Cathedral from the  banks of the river Thames. 

This was once again a merge of 3 photos to add drama to the sky and the breakers leading into the water. 

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If you'd like to view the whole collection then head over to my London Collection Gallery

If the weathers nice we're off fruit picking, hope you all have a good Sunday. 

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

#MySundayPhoto - View From The Shard by Darren Coleshill

As I mentioned last weekend I had the chance to go up The Shard and admire the views and take some photos. This was a brilliant experience and something I've wanted to do for a long time. 

#MySundayPhoto - View From The Shard

Up on the 68th floor the views are incredible but still behind glass so I do apologise if you spot a bit of reflection.  

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If you'd like to view the whole collection then head over to my London Collection Gallery

I'm sure many of you went to BritMums Live and I hope you had a brilliant time. 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

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. 

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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