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Night Sky

031/365, originally uploaded by craigand. Our happy place at night.

Taken at a relatively high ISO (400) because I used a 30 second exposure. Could have used lower ISO and BULB setting but frankly it was freezing, my hands were shaking and I don't have a remote release. It would have been shakier than a shaky thing with the shakes.

Presents

030/365, originally uploaded by craigand.

Jelly Beans!

029/365, originally uploaded by craigand. Yes.

Reflected Clouds

028/365, originally uploaded by craigand. Clouds reflected in the HSBC building

Keyboard

027/365, originally uploaded by craigand. Obligatory keyboard shot, because everyone should have one.

Gingerbread

026/365, originally uploaded by craigand. A gingerbread person made by Larissa.

Space Invader

025/365, originally uploaded by craigand. Made using the cunning technique of pre-focussing the lens, setting up the flash, and then throwing a foam rubber space invader in the air. Genius, I tell you.

Pizza

024/365, originally uploaded by craigand. Mmm

Singstar

023/365, originally uploaded by craigand. Like socially acceptable karaoke!

Dessert

022/365, originally uploaded by craigand.

Busker

021/365, originally uploaded by craigand. A busker on Fargate looking distinctly nonplussed about the weather. I've decided that there aren't enough people in my pictures and will endeavour to do something about that.

Pencils

Pencils, originally uploaded by craigand. An honourable mention. I already chose a pic of the day for the day I shot this, but it's really cool so I'm sharing it anyway.

City Lights

020/365, originally uploaded by craigand. A view over Sheffield from near the top of City Road, over the back yards and allotments. Very noisy due to having to crank the ISO because it was hand-held, and not as sharp as I'd like but that comes with the territory I suppose.

Under Wraps

019/365, originally uploaded by craigand. A lonesome covered car in an otherwise empty forecourt. There is some writing on it, so I assume it's a company car. Bit odd but I liked it.

Water Ball

018/365, originally uploaded by craigand. One of the famous orbs on the Peace Gardens in Sheffield. Sharpened slightly to give the water a liquid metal appearance.

Rails

016/365, originally uploaded by craigand. Railway lines running under Pitsmoor and Burngreave. I like the cramped buildings at the end of the line. Very industrial.

Ruins

017/365, originally uploaded by craigand. The remains of a crumbling factory at Shalesmoor. It's fenced off for some reason, and looks pretty cool just sat there amongst the urban development.

Amulet

015-365, originally uploaded by craigand. My free amulet that came with Návaz, the new album from Silent Stream Of Godless Elegy.

Stig

014-365, originally uploaded by craigand.

Feelin' Blue

013/365, originally uploaded by craigand.

Beer Garden

012/365, originally uploaded by craigand. This one is quite cool, but also pretty terrible. The concept is there, the framing is alright, the colours are nice ... but, oh my, the camera shake!

Time-bot

011/365, originally uploaded by craigand. My first "cheat" of the year. Too tired and busy to take any pics, so using this one from the 10th.

Meccano

010/365, originally uploaded by craigand.

Fridge

009/365, originally uploaded by craigand. Feeling a little uninspired today. Possibly just tired. Hoping to get out of the house a bit this week so possibly find things to shoot out and about.

Clock Watching

008/365, originally uploaded by craigand.

Sylvanian

007/365, originally uploaded by craigand.

Swirl

006/365, originally uploaded by craigand.

Measure Up

005/365, originally uploaded by craigand.

Hand in Hand

004/365, originally uploaded by craigand. A couple in Sheffield town centre.

Cheese

003/365, originally uploaded by craigand.

New Year Dinner

New Year Dinner, originally uploaded by craigand. For an early new year's pressie I picked up a giant cupcake mould for Emma to play with. The awesomecake in question was the first attempt. It wasn't 100% successful, but was still amazing. Once all the edges were sliced off (everyone was a little nervous about cutting down the middle) it became a towering monolith of cakey greatness. As demonstrated here.

New Year, New Resolution

Christmas, eh? Madness. This is just a small selection of the sweets, treats and general gluttony that has taken place over the last few days.

And it's also the first pic of my 365/2011 project. Hopefully a bit more organised and sane than last year. Last year's almost worked, but it's difficult to work photography around everything else in my busy schedule. There are many reasons I lacked inspiration last year, from being stuck in the same place day in, day out to being too tired to even contemplate art once the day's jobs were done.

A big factor, as always, was also not having a camera with me at all times. I've got the kit, the bag and the insurance now. Going to start carrying it with me more often, even if I end up not using it.

I'm relaxing my own rules this year. It'll be 7 pictures a week, rather than 1 picture a day. The reason for this is simple; some days I'm inspired and have the time required to get some nice shots, and other days I simply…