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Red Sky at Night

146/365, originally uploaded by craigand. Red sky at night, Angel Delight.

Wood Pile

145/365, originally uploaded by craigand. The wood pile that used to be trees in my garden.Fallen off the wagon a little of late with one thing or another. Will be back up to speed shortly.

Swirly Digger

144/365, originally uploaded by craigand. Mini-digger with a freaky effect. This is basically a hand-held shot with some serious camera shake. The interesting swirls are caused by the lens's image stabilisation completely failing to help.
Part of the minidiggers set.

Cement Factory

143/365, originally uploaded by craigand. Cement factory at dusk.

Sunset over Pitsmoor

142/365, originally uploaded by craigand. Sunset over Sheffield from Pitsmoor

Daisy

141/365, originally uploaded by craigand. A daisy beats the odds and grows in the middle of a roundabout

Forever Blowing Bubbles

Just a quicky post of some bubble blowing activities that I think I managed to capture nicely!


Postbox

140/365, originally uploaded by craigand. I've lived in this city all my life, and I've never once noticed this old fashioned red postbox by the cathedral.

Hidden Plantlife

139/365, originally uploaded by craigand. A plant grows in a disused cupola outside the Kelham Island development in Sheffield. The circular border is provided by one of the many small holes clearly visible on the other side.

I also took this picture of the outside lip of the cupola. I couldn't decide which to use, but I figured the plant one was unlike anything else I've taken. Here is the other contender.

IMG_7198, originally uploaded by craigand.

Riverside Industry

138/365, originally uploaded by craigand. A view up the Don from Kelham Island. The remains of industry are clearly visible as derelict factories line the river.

Cathedral

137/365, originally uploaded by craigand. An unconventional view of Sheffield Cathedral. The crouching man and wonky bollard break up the straight lines and add a point of interest.

Another Car Park

136/365, originally uploaded by craigand. The car park. Where I park my car. Thrilling, ain't it?

Old and New

135/365, originally uploaded by craigand. A mish-mash of old, new and middle-aged buildings that I see on my way in to work.

Mini-digger

134/365, originally uploaded by craigand. There seems to be an influx of mini-diggers around Sheffield at the moment. This one was heading from West Bar down the pavement towards town.

Windows

133/365, originally uploaded by craigand. Extreme window cleaning.

Triumph

132/365, originally uploaded by craigand. Was feeling uninspired today, so I used the @dailyshoot for inspiration. The brief was to make photograph dominated by red. Well, I saw this Triumph TR 250 in the car park, and I saw that it was red. So there we go.
I also shot this lovely black and white pic. The B&W, combined with the swirly bokeh of my 28mm Makinon lens, make it appear almost anachronistic.

Flowers in a vase

130/365, originally uploaded by craigand. Some tiny pink flowers in a vase. And by "in" I actually mean "inside" and not just perched on the top.

Birthday girl

131/365, originally uploaded by craigand. Birthday cake!

After the rain

129/365, originally uploaded by craigand. A rather damp, surprisingly empty Meadowhall carpark turned a little reflective after the downpour.The second post set in a car park in 3 days. Can you tell what I've been doing a lot of lately? Yep. Shopping in the rain.

Hero: 108

128/365, originally uploaded by craigand. Hero: 108 Kingdom Krashers. A rather silly game involving cannon balls and armoured turtles. £4 from Home Bargains!

Car Park in the Rain

127/365, originally uploaded by craigand. A car park through the rain. Lovely effect from the water on glass.

Grass

126/365, originally uploaded by craigand. Grass and flowers at 60mph.

Glossop

125/365, originally uploaded by craigand. Looking toward Glossop over Hurst Reservoir from the Snake.

Low Speed Pursuit

124/365, originally uploaded by craigand. Low speed pursuit on the Snake Pass

Artificial Flowers

123/365, originally uploaded by craigand. Artificial flowers and their reflection.

In which I complain that coding standards are a waste of time

Just kidding. I'm not going to rail against coding standards. No, I'm going to rail against the absolute and dictatorial enforcement of coding style guidelines, to the point where a single misplaced curly bracket can fail the code review of a thousand line project before it's even started. I'm going to rail against the fact that many people these days don't actually know that coding style guidelines and coding standards are not the same thing.

Coding style guidelines are not coding standards. Coding standards are rules on how to construct software. Rules that have practical and defined benefits. Rules than can be proven to assist in the structured and correct building of code. For example:
Do not perform database access in the constructor.All database access should use the framework's DAL.Do not rely on complex instantiation instructions; provide a factory method.Do not inherit from a class in a different module or library; only encapsulate.Avoid singletons.Don&…

Sunset Pigeon

122/365, originally uploaded by craigand. A pigeon sits on a telegraph pole while the sun slowly sinks beneath the horizon, illuminating the clouds with sepia.

Canon EOS 500N

Canon EOS500N, originally uploaded by craigand. New toy. Well, the body is, anyway. Already had the 28-135mm stuck on the front of it. EOS 500N to complement the EOS 500D for if I fancy using film once in a while. Only cost £7.99 including postage, so ... bargain!

This is, of course, why there are a few grainy, filmy looking pics of late. Unfortunately half the "new" film I had turned out to have already been exposed. It just wasn't wound back in to the canister. Hope to get some more exciting pics over the summer using lower ISO film and a film scanner (well, borrow my dad's ...) rather than just scanning 6x4 prints.

Froggy

121/365, originally uploaded by craigand. A friendly froggy we found crawling up the wall by our marshmallow toasting BBQ session.

Sanctorum

120/365, originally uploaded by craigand. Aaron Sly of Sanctorum screaming out new material at The Frog & Nightgown, complete with 80s laser disco lighting.

Delain

119/365, originally uploaded by craigand. Charlotte Wessels of Delain sharing a metal moment with new guitarist Timo Somers.

Home comforts

118/365, originally uploaded by craigand. Home comforts.

Fun in the Garden

117/365, originally uploaded by craigand. Tiny trampolining. Taken with a 28mm from an upstairs window.

Ring road flowers

116/365, originally uploaded by craigand. Flowers blooming on the central reservation of the Sheffield inner city ring road.

Reclaimed by nature

115/365, originally uploaded by craigand. Nature reclaiming a disused car sales lot.