Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Topsy Turvey

Just a short one today, not much time before work.

After a topsy turvey week and another trip to the vets last night my little friend is finally on the mend, yippee!


Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Blot on The Landscape?

Another busy day, despite talk of "The Credit Crunch" & "Downturns" I seem to be busier than ever which is a good thing!

Tez seems to be on the mend, not 100% but his tail is wagging again and he's got his woof back, never thought I'd be so glad to hear him barking, funny little chap.

Today's image is another looking across our local golf course and another experiment in my steep editing learning curve. Blot? Well in the distance you can just see the piles of minerals extracted from a local quarry, some call it a blot and want it to be closed but it provides many jobs. I wonder if those wishing for closure think of that? One day there will be no more to extract and the land will be restored, I see no need to hurry that along at the expense of working people and their families. Your mileage may vary as they say!

A quick edit, I've now posted the uncropped version too. Which is better? You decide!


Sunday, 27 April 2008

Coned Off

Blimey what a weekend!

My little walking friend and general photography hindrance Terry has been ill this weekend. Ending in a rather expensive trip to the veterinary college this afternoon where they told me he was sick and all for the bargain price of £130! He seems to have turned a corner this evening and whilst still very poorly and feeling very sorry for himself I think (hope) he's on the mend.

So whilst he's Zzz across my side of the bed I'm here looking at images. Getting to know the 40D a little better and I shot this frame out on our local golf course which, unlucky for them and great for us, has two public footpaths running through it. It's a beautiful place, I can understand the attraction-it's just a pity you have to knock that little ball round with you!

Oh yes anonymous comments are now allowed so no need to log in to comment, so let me know what you think!

Update, edited this again, decided I didn't like the first one!


Tuesday, 22 April 2008

To Edit or Not to Edit?

I've been working on my editing the last few days, I really have a lot to learn and the possibilities are seemingly endless.

It brought to the forefront of my mind the old editing vs pure photography argument. I've no wish to start a row here or anywhere else (although a good debate is always welcome). I was thinking back to school days ( a long time ago) in the darkroom, we'd play with exposures etc. So what's the difference, sure we have mighty tools at our disposal these days but manipulation is manipulation. For instance what's the difference whether I put a filter on the lens or adjust during processing?

So that brings me to this, an old shot that I was playing around with. The original was nothing, I've look at it a thousand times, it was boring. It still may be a mediocre shot but it's far more interesting for the editing and now I like to look at it.
Let me hear your thoughts on this and the whole editing debate too if you wish.

Oh yeah the 40D arrived today, can't wait to get out with it :O)


Monday, 21 April 2008

Reflective Again?

Not much to say today, another boring Monday!

Tomorrow however should be a much better day because the new camera is on it's way, I've been tracking the parcel with more fascination than a small boy staring through a toy shop window, just hope the CF card arrives at the same time so I can try it out! ;O)

Another from Duxford today, just liked the way it flipped everything, simple things amuse simple minds as they say!


Friday, 18 April 2008

Reflective thinking............

Well it's happening, placed my order for a new body (camera body that is) and already suffering the guilt of spending the money! Still I made it myself, selling stuff off and a bit I had put by etc, a conscience is a terrible thing sometimes.

I'd like to say a Happy Birthday for tomorrow to CJ over at id7, hope you have a great day mate. Don't forget to pop over (link at the foot of the page) and see some great imaging, buy some even-get some prints on yer wall-at least leave a comment or two, they mean a lot.

Another shot from Duxford today, taken in the American Air Museum building, a fantastic looking place and full of reminders that we should be thankful.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

One Foot In The Past

Well I find myself in a frustrating situation, I have the money together, more or less, for the new camera but the shops with the best deals don't have any stock and will not take an order until they have some and I refuse to pay over the odds! I feel I may be impatient.


Went to Duxford this weekend, one of my favourite places to be where I can mix two passions, aircraft and photography. This was shot there in the land warfare hall, I wish I'd been a foot (scuse the pun) to the right, would have been better. Next time perhaps, I was laying on the floor in a museum, the looks I was getting were a bit odd!


Monday, 14 April 2008

Fields of Gold

I'm nearly there! The new camera body is in sight, now if I could just find somewhere with a good price AND stock!!

Managed to get out over the weekend, there was even some sunshine around, the fields are turning golden and reminded me of the countryside of my youth, across the bridge, beyond the stream towards the chalk pits, many happy times were spent thereabouts.

One foot in the past as always!


Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Water Under The Bridge

Well it's been a while since my last post!

I'm suffering from camera envy so much so that picking up the old Fuji seems like a chore. I know my feelings are shared over on id7 and glad to hear he's a step closer :0) I'm hoping that I shall have saved enough before the summer to get the new body and then suffer the guilt knowing I could have spent the money more wisely! ARGH

Anyway a few words of encouragement this evening (thanks old thing) regarding my images prompted me to post this evening. Another from Verulamium, I like water shots and there was plenty of ice too towards the bridge. Shame really that it was such a bright day, it left the sky looking burnt out but hey ho can't have everything.

Hopefully I'll get out with the camera this weekend and get some new material.

Until next time