New Year Greetings to All


We are on the cusp….from the old 2018 to a brand new 2019

31st December

(C) David Oakes 2018






DP Weekly Photo Challenge – Smile


I don’t care how many times you ask….I am NOT going to smile!

This weeks Photo Challenge is ‘Smile’….. but for this young lady a smile was not to be forthcoming. She much preferred the sultry look!   Just a suggestion for this week…you can see what others have suggested on the link below.

via Photo Challenge: Smile 

5th April

(C) David Oakes 2018

The New Reader


I did say that I was not sure about the new Reader layout.

From a Photographers point of view I now recognise that its is next too useless.

I follow this blog that features some great images :-

But take a look at this.  Would this first image, a screen capture from Reader, inspire you to take a closer look….


When this is what you should be inspired by…


On reading some of the comments on WordPress (

it would seem that the only way to get a proper taster is to add 100 characters, then you get a small image and text


I don’t call that progress.

20th December

(C) David Oakes 2016