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Yesterday saw more planting and tidying in the garden.
Why is it that you feel like you have done more work than you actually have?
I filled a new trough with soil and compost which has been built for Gills herbs. I was sat comfortably on my tea break chair next to a reasonable sized mound of soil which I was riddling or sieving into the trough. After around half an hour, I knew it had been this long as I was beginning to suffer due to a lack of tea intake I looked at the pile, I was expecting to see that it was down to at least half its original size, nope I had barely dented it. This type of situation is definitely demoralising and requires deep contemplation for a few seconds.
After the few seconds a tough decision needed to be made, carry on or do something else for a while to get that feel good factor back. I, being a tough old cookie decided to carry on and struggle through, I even gave up all thoughts of a cuppa. What was I thinking, I must have been going mad or maybe I was suffering from exposure to the dizzying temperature of 11 degrees that we had yesterday.
Finally the pile disappeared, a full 10 minutes later. Before you ask, I have no idea how I shifted more in 10 minutes than I did in the previous half hour. Trying to be logical I have come up with an equation to explain this phenomenon;
Lack of tea + No thought of tea + Extreme 11 degree temperature = Temporary borderline madness and extreme digging.
Who said what do I mean by temporary? Huh, the cheek.

Todays upload is what I actually call a Happy Accident. I was at Blyth with a friend to capture the sunrise. I set up my camera with my wireless remote for the shutter release. I hadn't however altered any of the cameras settings from my previous outing where I had used a 5 second exposure and ISO 1000.
My friend asked for my help, so I took a wander over. Whilst helping him I put the remote in my pocket and didn't realise I had pushed the button. The camera of course did as it was told and took the shot with the last settings used.
I finished helping my friend and returned to my camera, by which time the preview had disappeared from the screen so I was unaware that the shot had been taken. I only found it when I got home. I processed it and was really pleased with the finished image.
As I say a happy accident, if my friend had never called me over this wouldn't exist.

I hope you like it, all comments welcome. Thanks for looking.

Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:29 Oct 2011 - 6:40 AM
Focal Length:19mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:5sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:The Explosion
Username:Hop-A-Long Hop-A-Long
Uploaded:17 May 2012 - 7:21 AM
Tags:Accident, Beach, Blyth, Happy, Landscape / travel, Overexposure, Pipe, Remote, Sunrise
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Voters:gazlowe · CarolG · franken · nonur · MoragM · SlowSong · mrswoolybill · woolybill1 · chedd · WhiteRose1 · taggart · mikbee · AnneWorner · pluckyfilly · helenlinda · Brilane · Herge88 · bunbeam · jdinne · Lillian · Chinga · cheesey · Ayoob · Rende · Glostopcat ·
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franken Plus Member 123586 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2012 - 7:54 AM

Works for me - excellent!


nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2012 - 7:55 AM

I like this explosion and reading the story!Smile

MoragM  5 Scotland
17 May 2012 - 8:25 AM

The Happy Accident produced a super result!

mrswoolybill Critique Team 8774 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1265 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2012 - 9:16 AM

Apocalypse at Blyth.

woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2012 - 9:24 AM

An unusual and rather intriguingly minimalist composition.
I am rather good at using old camera settings - or should that be bad?
Love your extended intro; just like old times Smile

taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2012 - 11:35 AM

I love this happy accident-- a minimal seascape!

mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2012 - 11:47 AM

Explosive rust ?
I have seen it all now Andy !!
A happy accident indeed.

pluckyfilly Plus Member 9343 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2012 - 5:40 PM

Quote: Explosive rust ?
I have seen it all now Andy !!
A happy accident indeed.

your camera works well with and without youWink

17 May 2012 - 8:28 PM

Happy accident indeed, works for me


Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2012 - 10:40 PM

Just love that lead into this great shot!

Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
18 May 2012 - 9:45 PM

Very good indeed!
Love the angle .

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