Posts Tagged ‘CANON’

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Isle of Wight – Lavender

October 20, 2012

If you’ve never been to the Isle of Wight and are ever nearby (i.e. in Southern England), give it a visit. A weekend is more than enough time to see it, and of course, go in Summer! Within a 30 minute period, one can drive across the island… πŸ™‚ Aside from the beautiful beaches I highly recommend a visit The Garlic Farm, and to the Lavender Farm.

Have a great week πŸ™‚

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Gearbox

July 29, 2012

I recently visited the London Motor Show, a free event held in Canary Wharf (the banker’s district)! A lot of cars that I have no intention of buying but, a great open gearbox in the Aston Martin showroom presented me with the opportunity to get a cool photograph. I’m pleased with this, it came out nice and sharp despite the handheld shot.

Been a tiring few days full of studying but, this week I get to go to the Olympic tennis at Wimbledon (scummy organisers seem to not want SLR’s to be brought in), and today I managed to get some tickets to Paralympic football at the Olympic stadium. Quite excited πŸ™‚

Have a great week πŸ™‚

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The Swarm

July 8, 2012

Pencils are wonderful subjects to work with. They’re beautiful, they generally stay in place and they’re silent.

Have a great week πŸ™‚

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Bluebells

June 17, 2012

So, here’s some bluebells… happy Father’s Day for any Dad’s out there…

Have a great week πŸ™‚

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Ink Blot

May 20, 2012

Well honestly, I pointed and shot… no great back story, no amazing tale … just that’s about it.

I have a fear that Summer has gone… last week was pretty good and now it’s back to … well, it’s not raining but it’s not warm either. Come back Summer, I’m missing you.

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Bubble Blue

May 13, 2012

Well, this has been the first sunny weekend in maybe a couple of months. Saturday – sunny, Sunday – sunny. Beautiful!

and… what a lovely weekend it’s been. We took advantage of the lovely weather to get outdoors heading down to Pooh Country (Ashdown Forest), childhood home of A. A. Milne and the inspiration for his lovely works. Just wandering about in the hills, stumbling upon the enchanted forest, piglet’s pit and of course, playing poohsticks on the bridge. Lovely and most wonderfully, not in any way, shape or form commercialised. Free to do, and a lot of charming, easy happiness. What more can one ask for?

Well, after that, I noticed that we weren’t too far from Brighton so, rather than heading home, we headed further away, to the beach for a couple of hours. Lovely!

Of course, my camera was with Β me, so now I just have to PP the 400+ shots.. πŸ™‚ – I’m sure I’ll reduce that down when I throw out the rubbish photos.

Today – Theme Park Day – Back to Chessington, first time this year and, despite the gorgeous weather… not at all busy.

Best weekend this year. πŸ™‚

This is one of those photos with an obvious name… I really don’t like naming photos and so, I end up with stating the obvious for… it’s blue and has bubbles in it.

Have a great week πŸ™‚

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Virginia Waters

April 29, 2012

There’s been a pleasant spike in visitors recently for which I’m really grateful for. I try to visit the blogs of everyone that leaves a like or comment but, sometimes the likes don’t have links…. Thank you to everyone that visits, and to those that leave Β a like or comment, it’s very much appreciated.

After a recent slump today I got back into taking some photos… a new batch… and still a few more ideas to work through next weekend. I tend to do batch photograph, then process them and have a few months worth. Right… right, it’s not ‘right’ but, it works for me… that way I can dedicate some time when I have it… and relax when I don’t.

Have a great week πŸ™‚

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Eggs on Forks.

April 15, 2012

Eggs. you can fry them, poach them, scramble them and boil them or, you could paint them with light.

My recipe:

Take one egg, place on two forks that are intertwined.

Turn off lights and ensure eggs on forks are sitting on a white board.

Set camera to timed exposure and aperture to around f10.

Set time to 30 seconds, and click shutter button (a remote trigger is recommended).

Whilst the time is elapsing, use a torch to paint the egg, and then swing it around to create a lovely background pattern.

Import into lightroom and then perform minor alterations until perfect.

Export to WordPress and enjoy…

Have a great week πŸ™‚

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Paperclips

April 8, 2012

I love that today is Sunday and I still have another day off work πŸ™‚ Β Below is a rather strange photo I took for a competition in which we were encouraged to try something a bit different so, I pushed the colour as much as I could πŸ˜€

Happy Easter Peoples… and, have a great week πŸ™‚

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Oil and Water

March 25, 2012

This past weekend was a lot of fun and very tiring. We stayed at the Legoland Hotel this past weekend just as it was being invaded by Star Wars characters. Coming to breakfast to see armed storm troopers is a great sight. πŸ™‚

Anyway, the picture below was a lot of fun to create. Oil drops in water, with wrapping paper underneath. One child doing the lighting, the other pressing the trigger button and me doing the focusing… fun πŸ™‚