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Back to nature

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Having woken at the ridiculous hour of 5:30am this morning in order to fetch my parents from the Airport (lucky blighters have just been to Rhodes), I grabbed the camera and headed out the door. The reason was simple, on the way back over the Pennines the scenery was gorgeous, a low lying mist juxtaposed with the autumn colours just looked fantastic. There wasn’t a breath of wind, so I thought I’d head down to a local lake that I haven’t visited with the camera in the hope of getting some great scenary.

The best laids plans of mice and men, however… as it turned out there was the feintest breeze that was rippling up the lake, and the mist was obscuring the lovely colours. A quick change of plan and I started harassing the local birdlife. These were the result.

I think my favourite is the one with the swan dipping it’s head, but I couldn’t put my finger on why. The white background here doesn’t suit these images, they look best on a black background. Check them out on flickr (hit the zoom icon) for a better look).


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October 31, 2010 at 9:46 pm

Portraits in France

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A few portrait shots to share here from a recent trip to France. I can’t claim credit for all of these, I’m in two of them, taken by Jo (who’s in the others). I just did the exposure and she did the framing. Great job she did too, despite the model.

And then a couple of Jo. The poor girl has to put up with me pointing my camera at her far more than is healthy. The first of these is my favourite, it looks phenomenal in black and white too, but after a brief fascination with black and white portraits I’mback loving colour again. Black and white seems to be a nice change, but for the main I think colour is the way forwards. Then again I’ve got one of these on my phone in black and white as a background, so expect me to change my mind again.

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October 28, 2010 at 12:55 pm

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Cats and stuff

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Not posted in a while, other stuff going on, but this should get me back moving. If you’re not an animal lover never fear, I have non animal stuff too

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October 7, 2010 at 7:39 pm

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