Month: July 2014

Soft

The summer is moving on and many Spring wild flowers are coming to an end, and the shapes are more interesting as they dry out. I took these yesterday and they aren’t exactly what I wanted as they are a bit ‘soft’ a combination of the breeze and a poor quality filter, but I quite liked them. I tried a few long exposures and a couple worked out capturing the movement in breeze, and captured the subtle painterly very early morning colour I wanted, but not quite the clarity. I will try a few more another day with a tripod and without the cheap polarising filter, serves me right for being a cheapskate!

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Machin Street in Tunstall runs across the heart of the terraces in Tunstall towards the old Loop Line which is now a walkway. Machin Street begins at what used to be called Bath Street close to the Library and after a slow incline drops steeply towards the old railway. It’s a messy mix of all sorts of mainly Victorian terraced houses and packed with parked cars all day. These photographs as part of my Streets Project, where I am photographing all the streets/roads within half a mile of my flat, were taken in February on a chilly day that quickly went from overcast to bright sun and then rain.

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Free E-Books!!

Today I have two free books to download for your Kindle or whatever e-reader you use, just the thing to take on holiday and read on the beach or sitting on top of a mountain, or just to read and brighten up your life…

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Underpainting is my novel set in the 1990’s about a relationship where one person is searching for the past and the other for the future and features art, mothers, bacon sandwiches, prostitution, secrets and phones.

Underpainting epub versionmobi version

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The Report is my novella based loosely on the premise and events in Philip K Dick’s “The Man in the High Castle” and brought forward to a fascist Britain of today.

The Report epub versionmobi version

If you have any difficulty getting these files contact me on timdiggles@gmail.com.

I hope some of you may enjoy these books!