By yesbuts

Yes but there is only one YesBut, yes but that makes two no three yes buts.

There is always a yes but.

Its the yes buts that make life so interesting.

You take a photograph and think “yes but if I take it from a different angle”

I view the world through a camera viewfinder (to be truthful its a LCD).

Its surprising what you see when you walk around looking for images to photograph.

Yes but your not interested in me 🙂

Updated 22nd September 2009

I started YesBut’s Images blog on 2nd June 2008, after incurring problems loading images on my original blogs Grumpy & Farting , My Shared Images and the original YesBut’s Images hosted on Google Blogger. In April 2009 I decided I wanted to start a second blog  dedicated to posting selected Black & white images and hence Black & White Picture Gallery came into being.

I am updating this profile as part of a review/rethink of the direction I should take my photography.

Some bloggers  try to achieve the objective of “a Shot a Day” – to take at least one photograph a day and post the best shot on their blog. While others follow a “Black & White Only Rule”. I have rejected both these concepts. The Shot-a-day applies an artificial pressure both to take photographs and to post a blog everyday- if I followed this rule it would only result in taking the joy out of photography and make blogging a chore. Similarly the “Black & White Only Rule” applies an illogical constraint on creativity. I love good B&W  images, but some images are better in colour.

The intention when starting the YesBut’s Images blog was, and still remains, to record events as they occur around me. Over the past two years, using my three cameras: a Canon G9, a Nikon D40 and a Fuji F31fd, I have accumulated a stock of photos I have yet to post on the blog. It will take some time to upload these, but after then I intend to apply a more stringent criteria on photographs posted – even if this will result in long periods when the blog  remains dormant

From the onset my objective with the  Black & White Picture Gallery was to post on an ad hoc bases only when I thought the photo was worthy of being placed in the gallery. As with  most best intentions that rule soon fell by the way side. Perhaps I should now go back and delete those images that should not have been posted in the first place – but I find it difficult to destroy things I have created. But from today on I will be far more selective.

I am yet to decide what fields of photography I should concentrate on.

I remain attracted to street photography, not only for the immediate effect an image can provide but perhaps even more so the long-term reactions that a photograph can produce in ten, twenty, fifty, years time, from seeing daily life in 2008, 2009, and hopefully (if I live that long) onwards.

The Canon G9, for a P&S camera, produces exceptionally good quality macro images. Close-up shots, open up a new and exciting prospective of the World around us – perhaps I should devote sometime and effort to this form of photography  (then again there is a further level of speciality: inanimate and animate objects (with even further specialised areas: flowers and plants, insects, etc.).

The attraction for me of modern abstract art is the way it can alter the way people preserves the World around them. Modern architecture with its imaginative use of construction methods and materials together with their reflecting surfaces produce a wide range of geometric patterns and shapes which shout to be photographed.

The way forward will be challenging, and exciting only time will tell the results – watch this space.

Updated 16 January 2010

When I last updated this profile, I was seeking some clarity in the direction I should take my photography. Regrettably it hasn’t been forthcoming, in reality I seem to find myself enveloped, metaphorically, in a grey dull stodge of uncreative.  I have just looked at my previous blog My Shared Images and realise my photographs have lost a sparkle and joy – disturbing.

By mid February I should have posted all my accumulated stock of photographs. While I can anticipate continuing to periodically post,  B&W images on my Black & White Picture Gallery I am yet to decide the future of YesBut’s Images . Perhaps my thoughts and mood are the result of the accumulated effect of winter gloom and cold, come the Spring things may brighten up and once again I’ll be enthusiastically photographing (but what?)


19 Responses to “About”


  1. 1 cindydyer
    21 June, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    Hi YesBut,

    When I saw your first comment on my blog, I got a kick out of the “YesBut” name. I can totally relate to that! I’m perusing your blog now and although you claim that you’re “yes, but an enthusiastic amateur,” your photos are really good!

    You mentioned Fuji. Do you shoot with the Fuji S2 or S3? I have one of each and the current camera (my newest) is the Nikon D300, which I am loving to no end!

    Keep up the (enthusiastic) work!

  2. 1 July, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    Hey YesBut!

    I’ve just started liking photography and I’m looking up blogs like yours to get tips.
    Love your pictures! They’re amazing and i learned a lot. Love the randomness. 🙂

  3. 3 pavelbogacz
    29 July, 2008 at 10:02 am

    Great blog. I’ll be back here soon.

  4. 4 weirdgirlphotgraphy
    11 September, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    Hello there! thanks for the input….I have posted new photos and would love for you to stop by again and this time I’ve explained how I approach my photography work. Whatever you give me I accept and it keeps me on my toes…Thank you!

  5. 5 coolwaterworks
    27 September, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    Hello… AMazing pictures you have here… 🙂

  6. 6 S. Le
    2 October, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    Nice blog! Fab photos!

  7. 20 October, 2008 at 10:15 am

    i will come here..again..soon…tomorrow again…the day after tomorrow..then again again again.

  8. 29 October, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    I like how you view life through the LCD. You got some really interesting viewpoints here. I can relate to the “yes, but…”, too.

  9. 9 artisticked
    5 November, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Great job with ur blog…!!….3 Cheers…….!!

  10. 23 November, 2008 at 11:28 am

    yes – I just found you – beautiful photos – and without the clutter of yeesbut, every shot and yesbut, too many words. Happy shooting

  11. 11 Rufus Mangrove
    24 November, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Yes, I really like your blog, but I wish you could post more photos!!!

  12. 12 GingerSnapsPhotos
    1 January, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Wonderful work! I am just starting to learn about blogs, want to start one for my photos. I love your titles. I see you photo alot of people – do you ask premission to use their photos, get it written, if not do you feel confortable selling them or entering them into contests? I really like the Yesbut – very cleaver and funny.

  13. 2 January, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Ew! and strangely interesting, this photo. Please come visit my blog. I wanted to email you but I can’t find an email address. – Chewy

  14. 14 Jeffrey
    26 February, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    I think the apple is done.

  15. 26 March, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    nice blog, thanks for amazing photos.

  16. 30 March, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Hey,

    Just been checking out your blog, you’ve got some great pics!
    Added ya to ma blogroll.

    Peace.

  17. 23 April, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Check out my blog tomorrow (after 8am Eastern time in the US) as I did some YesButs. 🙂

  18. 29 January, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Email me your mailing address and I’ll send you a clipping of a Juniper tree along with a photo from which the clipping came from. It is a smart tree for they turn a green/brown in the winter and a lush green in the summer. However, the smell is the definition of The Christmas Smell. 🙂

    Sorry I’ve lost your email address and this was the only way I knew to contact you. Please Delete as comment.

  19. 24 December, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    thank you for your daily inspiring yesbuts! merry christmas and a happy new year! sunny greetings from berlin, daniel


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