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054/365, originally uploaded by craigand.

Helter Skelter

053/365, originally uploaded by craigand.

Tendrils

052/365, originally uploaded by craigand.

Bulb

051/365, originally uploaded by craigand.

Breakfast Eggs

050/365, originally uploaded by craigand. Perfect boiled egg and soldiers, served in shot glasses for that "morning after" feel.

Car park

049/365, originally uploaded by craigand. At night.

Wot, no pick 'n' mix?

048/365, originally uploaded by craigand. Daniel looking dismayed after being denied further picking and mixing.

Cars in the snow

047/365, originally uploaded by craigand.

Frost

046/365, originally uploaded by craigand. Crystals of frost forming patterns on the roof of my car this morning.

OTTON MILI RO

045/365, originally uploaded by craigand. A crumbling old road sign near Alma Street.

Moonbow

044/365, originally uploaded by craigand.

Fat Cat

043/365, originally uploaded by craigand. Ian getting to know the fat cat in the Fat Cat.

Anathema

042/365, originally uploaded by craigand. Anathema played O2 Academy tonight. It was awesome, in the most literal sense of the word.


Ready to go!

041/365, originally uploaded by craigand.

Shrubbery

040/365, originally uploaded by craigand. By security light

Drive Time

039/365, originally uploaded by craigand.

Do Not Cross

038/365, originally uploaded by craigand.

Decisions, Decisions

It's February. The weather is miserable, the evenings are dark, and the mornings are grotty. Sounds like an ideal opportunity to escape somewhere else, and so we are. A 4 night city break in Prague awaits.

But now I have a quandary. Last time we went I only had 1 lens on my old Fuji S1. The kit Nikon 28-105mm f/3.5-5.6. Not the fastest, widest or longest lens in history but a good enough all-rounder. I got some nice shots with it, even though I was primarily shooting in P mode and storing the images as JPEG. Its tendency to choose f/9 at ISO 320 on the 3 megapixel crop sensor means that the depth of field is very deep indeed.

This time my kit bag and general technique has changed somewhat. I have a Canon EOS500D in it along with 3 lenses and a speedlight. I have taken to shooting RAW and processing in Aperture. I try to shoot in Av or M most of the time as I find that, for most things I shoot, depth of field is more important than precisely controlled shutter speed. And of course…

Lamp

037/365, originally uploaded by craigand. A street lamp with striking contrast. Yes, this is number 37. I changed my mind about which one to use. I used the busker at first because I'm practising taking pictures with people in, but this picture is so much stronger than the previous choice that I felt foolish for not using it.

Random things

Busker, originally uploaded by craigand. Was a little more inspired than I have been of late today. Here are a few I feel like sharing.
Lost glove, originally uploaded by craigand.
Hustle bustle, originally uploaded by craigand.
Bike, originally uploaded by craigand.
On the wall, originally uploaded by craigand.
Tiny door, originally uploaded by craigand.
Four pictures today, to catch up. Been tired and uninspired this week so I've caught up for the weekend. Cheating? Maybe. Do I care? Nope.


036/365, originally uploaded by craigand.
Nice cup of tea and a sit down.

035/365, originally uploaded by craigand.
Cells.

034/365, originally uploaded by craigand.
Fuzzy wuzzy duster.

033/365, originally uploaded by craigand.
Don't touch that dial!

Northern Oak

032/365, originally uploaded by craigand. Northern Oak playing West Street Live. Heavily processed because the red lights obliterated so much detail. Got most of it back, though. Thank goodness for shooting in RAW.