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18/05/2012 - 10:41 AM

Day 218: Spokes

Another day on the bike, but I didnít take any photos while I was out, so I opted for another detail shot on return. This was another one of those shots where I considered the focal length to use first, needing a wide angle and minimal distortion. Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @ 60mm; ISO ...

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18/05/2012 - 10:10 AM

Day 216: St. Peterís Church

I cycled out of town by a different route today, which took me to a lovely little village called Barnburgh. The church here is lovely in the sun, as the stone is a very light colour whcih seems to glow when the sunlight hits it. Apparently thereís a local legend surrounding this church, wher...

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18/05/2012 - 10:06 AM

Day 215: barging through

My local camera club has set a challenge to its members, and Iím tasked with scouring one of the areaís major pedestrian and leisure routes looking for photographs. My travels today took me alongside one of the canals in town. Having had a good look today, I can see why theyíve called it a ch...

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18/05/2012 - 10:01 AM

Day 214: Data protection

Today we had a little barbecue, but it was old financial records we were cooking, not food. Weíre having a bit of a clear-out at the moment, and this seemed the safest way of protecting our information. Plus, you know, itís fun. Itís been posited that the reason men are so keen on watching ...

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18/05/2012 - 9:57 AM

Day 213: Maintenance

Today was the first of a few warm days weíre to expect, so I was on maintenance duty today. I love working on bikes. Iím rubbish when it comes to car maintenance, so itís a pleasure to work on something when you can just look at it and see how it works. Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @ 130m...

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18/05/2012 - 9:49 AM

Day 212: A dying sun

Thickening fog at the end of the day seemed to sap the strength right out of the sun this evening. I liked the muted quality of the colours that this produced, and decided that the photograph was best left to a plain, uncluttered composition. Incidentally, this is the sort of shot which sold m...

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This was the only photograph I took today, and it really reminded me of a glass sheet hologram that I gave to my dad one fatherís day. However, part of the reason for that can be seen in the petal in the rear left of the photograph. If you look closely, you can see a bit of chromatic abberatio...

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18/05/2012 - 9:42 AM

Day 210: Subdued

One of those cases where the weather conditions were responsible for my choice of subject. It was a very foggy morning today, but I was called into work early, which meant I couldnít hang around until that wonderful moment that often comes on mornings like this, when the sun just starts to punc...

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Öor is. You canít turn your back for a minute round here it seems. Amazingly, I would have expected this spade to get lifted. But apparently that would be too easy. They just took the shed from around it! Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @ 60mm; ISO 400; F/8; 1/320s. VC on.

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17/05/2012 - 9:31 PM

Day 208: Rotherham Minster

I took a walk into town this evening to shoot the most prominent of our local landmarks. I used a small ballhead underneath the lens to keep the camera at the correct angle, although the rest of the tripod stayed in the car. I did a bit of sensor dodging to build up the exposure time in the sha...

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17/05/2012 - 9:28 PM

Day 207: Chocolate galore

I was brought this selection of tasty treats today after my fiancťe returned from a trip to Cadbury World in Birmingham. Which made up for not being able to go myself! Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @ 270mm; ISO 200; F/7.1; 1/100s. VC on.

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17/05/2012 - 9:25 PM

Day 206: Door to nowhere

This sealed up doorway is in the grounds of Rotherhamís Boston Park. Apparently it used to form part of the College of Jesus, founded by Thomas Rotherham and now demolished. Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @ 18mm; ISO 200; F/10; 1/250s. VC on.

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17/05/2012 - 9:22 PM

Day 205: Afterglow

After a minor soaking in Leeds, we stopped off on the way home so that I could grab the last of the sunlight in Greasborough. You can still see some of the rain on the right of the photograph. It just needed a cyclist coming up the trail. Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @ 18mm; ISO 320; F/6....

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17/05/2012 - 9:18 PM

Day 204: Da-dumÖDa-dumÖ.

Iíve been working some pretty long hours since I started my new placement, so Iíve had to be creative today. I didnít realise we had so many serrated knives. Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @ 270mm; ISO 200; F/9; 1/160s. VC on.

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17/05/2012 - 9:15 PM

Day 203: Cherry Blossoms

Everything seems to be bursting into life this week, which is a pretty good sign that the warm weather is on itís way. Cherry trees line most of the streets around this area, and it really does give the place a face-lift. Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @ 270mm; ISO 200; F/10; 1/200s. VC on.

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