Monday, 31 January 2011

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.

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Presents


030/365, originally uploaded by craigand.

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Jelly Beans!


029/365, originally uploaded by craigand.
Yes.

Reflected Clouds


028/365, originally uploaded by craigand.

Clouds reflected in the HSBC building

Friday, 28 January 2011

Keyboard


027/365, originally uploaded by craigand.

Obligatory keyboard shot, because everyone should have one.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Gingerbread


026/365, originally uploaded by craigand.

A gingerbread person made by Larissa.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

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.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Pizza


024/365, originally uploaded by craigand.
Mmm

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Singstar


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

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Dessert


022/365, originally uploaded by craigand.

Friday, 21 January 2011

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.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

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.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

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.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

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.

Monday, 17 January 2011

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.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Amulet


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

Friday, 14 January 2011

Stig


014-365, originally uploaded by craigand.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Feelin' Blue


013/365, originally uploaded by craigand.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

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!

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

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.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Meccano


010/365, originally uploaded by craigand.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

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.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Clock Watching


008/365, originally uploaded by craigand.

Friday, 7 January 2011

Sylvanian


007/365, originally uploaded by craigand.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Swirl


006/365, originally uploaded by craigand.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Measure Up


005/365, originally uploaded by craigand.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Hand in Hand


004/365, originally uploaded by craigand.

A couple in Sheffield town centre.

Monday, 3 January 2011

Cheese


003/365, originally uploaded by craigand.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

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.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

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 don't have it in me. But if I get 2 or 3 good pics in a single day (good enough to post on here, anyway) then I'll aggregate them all every Sunday. And let's face it, that's pretty much what I did last year anyway.

On a very positive note, I have a photobook of last year's attempt en route. Looks to be very snazzy and I'm looking forward to seeing them laid out on the page.