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Candid People By The Coast

Images from the North Coast of England

“Lone Rider All @ Sea” Southport

 Lone Rider All @ Sea

“The Photog” Llandudno

The Photog

“Family Making Way” Llandudno

Family Making Way

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Rockfest 2009

This past weekend, I went with a few friends to a local Rock festival in Barton, Manchester. The were 5 Acts on all day at this annual event, and they included

GLAM 69 (Good solid performance, 4 STARS)

Glam Guitar Dark Art

Glam 69 Lead

U2 II (First rate, my personal favorite 5 STARS)

Bono Covered...
Bono from U2II Lean
Bono From U2II Stand

WHO’S NEXT (Again, very good, a long set and very enjoyable 4 STARS)

Rodger Daltrey Covered...
Rodger Daltrey Posed
Daltrey & Townsend Gig

Pete Townsend Covered
Who's Keith Moon Covered

GUNS 2 ROSES (Not so bad, but there was less substance than there was performance 3 STARS )


& DAVID BOWIE EXPERIENCE (Again, very good and almost as good if not as good as U2 II5 STARS)

David Bowie Covered

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the seventh idol comic; remembered


3 images towards the end of this post contain elements of nudity that may be offensive or inappropriate to sensitive readers or children. Please beware, but ALL the images are CGI RENDERS and are in the context of story telling only.


Some of you may remember that in 2006 I began a project called “THE SEVENTH IDOL”. It was primarily an attempt at an online comic but whilst in some ways it was successful, in many others, it wasn’t.


My plan was to create a rendered comic and associated websites etc, and in that way, I learned a lot about website construction, rendering with programs such as Daz 3D and Bryce, as well as becoming members of such online communities as DeviantART and this very site, WordPress.

A little backstory: I’ve been a budding writer since I was 16 and have generally written screen & teleplays, but that have dabbled in many other forms such as short stories, novels, poetry and comic books, and have considered giving songwriting a go to boot!

Journey_Trough_The_Labyrinth_by_nEopolThe 2006 comic had three issues, with the first effectively being a double, but its major flaw that it was too rooted in screenplay writing and plotting, and I could not get my head around the methods of telling the story through a comic, let alone the technical problems of learning new software such as Daz 3D and the highly complex Bryce. Now I’m sure some people would have something to say about Bryce being complicated but to me it was! But I managed to get a few good renders out of it so I was somewhat happy.

 Some of the more obvious drawbacks at the time regarding my Daz 3D work, was the lack of skin textures and other details, aswell as costumes. I hope to showcase some of the improved models and sample clips from the presently abandoned animated version soon.

The comic was made up of several key elements and these were: –

– Background photographs, many of which were taken locally, in Manchester.

Meeting_by_nEopol                3D models and props rendered in Daz 3D








   External environments rendered with Bryce 5 & 6 Falling_by_nEopol










Sky_by_nEopolColouring and lighting using Photoshop & the now defunct Picture IT

After three issues and the resolution of the initial plotline, I put the project on hold and felt that I had learned a lot of  the do’s and don’ts but never really got back into it as I had intended. Life, as it often does, got in the way.


I do very much hope to try this again with the knowledge that I had acquired over the years and was very keen to try animation, which I have tested but still have technical reasons as to why I can’t proceed right now. But here’s a taste of  the original, which for all it’s faults, I must admit, I’m still proud of. Some of the imagery in this issue is in my opinion very good, but the pacing is way to slow and is too dialogue heavy.

 3rd Idol

Better luck next time…

There are more images available on Flickr & DeviantART.


Anyway, here is the first issue for old times sake…



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Windermere Airshow @ Bowness

This photoset covers the Windermere Airshow last weekend, which was held at Bowness, on the shores of Lake Windermere, in the Lake District.

In all fairness it wasn’t the best airshow I had seen but it had a few notable moments and a few are captured here.

The U.S. Mustang was quite a site, and the sound was equally as inpressive.

“Minimulist Mustang”

Minimulist Mustang

The crowd seemed to agree, but still the mood was quiet as we had to wait a long time between planes..

“Airshow Crowd Portrait” (Exlusive to WordPress)
Airshow Crowd Portrait

“Mustang From Above” (Exlusive to WordPress)
Mustang From Above

“Mustang By Cloud”
Mustang By Cloud

The aerobatics where impressive, though simple…

“Aerobatics Over Windermere” (Exclusive to WordPress)
Aerobatics Over Windermere

“Airshow Crowd Landscape” (Exclusive to WordPress)
Airshow Crowd Landscape

But this had to be the crowning show of the day. The Vulcan Bomber thundered accross the otherwise peaceful Cumbrian sky, roaring with fury. The site was as impressive as the deafoning blasts of sound.

“Vulcan By Sunlight”
Vulcan By Sunlight

N.B. All (Exlusive to WordPress) images were so at the time of publishing but may well be avialable on Flickr or other sites afterwards.

© nEoPOL 2009 All rights reserved



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Llandudno over the past 3 years

This is a photo set of Llandudno, North Wales. The images were captured over the past 3 years, spanning 2006 – 2008.

The first is view from the Great Orme, looking out over the Welsh bay…
Ocean View

A high key image of the promenade.
Blurry Crowd

A weary traveller has scaled just one of the peaks looking over the coastal resort.
Climbing Photographer

Another view from the Orme, this time looking back towards the town from severaly miles away.
Long Stot

Sunset on the prom.
Setting In Wales

The railway on the left is one of mode of transport up the Great Orme. It is a cable railway system, which pulls the trains up and down, whist the road will serve as a more conventional method.
Road vs Rail

A more deatled look at the railway lines.
Orme Railway

…and finaly, the engine that drives it. The wheel house is located half way up the Orme, and this cable systemn serves the railway.
Great Orme Railway Cable

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people & passing

This is a collection of images which feature people caught by the camera.

The first is the Albert Dock in Liverpool.
Warm Dock

This is from a set which I call “The Elusive Photographer”

Taken in Manchester, near G-Mex.
The Photographer

Sunset on the promanade at Llandudno, North Wales.
Sunset Over The Bay

This is one of my latest favorites.  The fact that the figure is pin sharp and the world he is looking upon is blury yet somewhat recognisable seems to be a great metaphor for life. Or is it just me! LOL!
The Photographer @ Whimsey

Again, taken at the Albert Dock in Liverpool, this image demonstrates how Health & Safety has even managed to  break it’s way into the  seafareing industry! Also, that the fantastic Radio City tower has just crept in, in the background and is slightly out of focus.
Cool Rigging

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Flames in the shutter

As I may have already intimated, my most successful images to day have been those of fire. So I’ve decided to showcase a selection of images from the “Flames” set from Flickr.

All these images where taken naturally with no post manipulation.

This image is entitled “Cauldron In The Flame”. This was taken at a high shutter speed but low F stop. This image to me, seems to show a figure holding a cauldron or bowl inside a flame.

Cauldron In The Flame

This image is entitled “Horror’s End?”. Again, this was taken at a high shutter speed but low F stop. It seems to clearly depict a image of a man or woman for that matter, seemingly suffering in a ring of fire.

Horrors' End?

This image is entitled “Hell’s Angel” and simply depicts just that in my eyes. Also, it would seem to be a female form, based on the structure and pose. . This was taken at a high shutter speed but low F stop.

Hell's Angel

This image is entitled “Flaming Duck”. This was taken at a high shutter speed but low F stop. This is one of the clearest images that has come out of this set. It lookd remarkably like a cartoon duck.

Flaming Duck

This image is simply entitled “Flames”, and you may have guest it from that, that this was the first image to be posted. It is a much simpler composition and is nothing more that a piece of paper burning, again at a low F stop and hight shutter. You may be able to make out the letter R withing the flame. This has happened at least twice during this set.


And finally, this image, entitled “Flaming Macro!”, has often been seen to have certain sexual connotations, but in all honesty, I didn’t see that until it was pointed out! But now, yes, I can see it. I was more taken with fluidity of the flames and the macro of the fir shot. This was taken at a high shutter speed and a higher F stop.

Flaming Macro!

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