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    Day 174: Erosion management

    I visited the RPS print exhibition in Barnsley today with a friend, and from there we headed over to the Peak District. We saw a pair of helicopters making regular trips between two points, and went to investigate. It turns out that one of the l...

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    Day 173: Natural grace

    Whilst my fiancee was trying on wedding dresses, I took a look around Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens. This young fern drew my eye, and I spent quite a while choosing the best combination of focal length, aperture and working distance to get the e...

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    Day 157: The proof is in the printing

    The reason for yesterday’s run-around was this. I was approached after a display of my work and asked for a bespoke print of my shot from Day 144. I was quite excited about this for a number of reasons. First of all, I’ve only recently sourced a...

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    Day 156: “Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try”

    We’ve spent the day doing various shopping trips, part of which involved picking up some art supplies. On returning home, my fiancee surprised me by producing a book that I’d been eyeing up in the store, which contains amongst other things a vas...

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    Day 155: Gremlins

    When the weather forces you indoors, it’s best to turn to studio work. I like to have a few models on standby, and this one works for tap water. No close up filters used for this, just the tamron 18-270 PZD and a couple of small flash units. ...

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    Day 154: Stonewall

    One for the texture fans out there today. Just a nice simple piece of observation, and one that’s fairly typical around these parts. However, I did like the fact that a bit of careful framing drew attention to the two contrasting colours in the ...

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    Day 153: Hyperbole

    Today’s shot is brought to you courtesy of one of my other beloved wastes of time: origami. This is a favourite model of mine, which takes about half an hour to make and prevents a square sheet of paper from ever lying flat again. Every fold mad...

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    Day 151: Embracing the mundane

    When I first picked up a camera with the intention of learning about photography (as opposed to idly snapping in ignorance), one of the first things that became obvious was that there was potential for a photograph in everything. The next thing ...

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    Day 118: comic relief

    My fiancée came home this evening with a dance game for the wii that she’s been singing songs from all week. She gets right into these games, and always puts a smile on my face. My own efforts were pretty laughable. It’s not a great photogr...

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    Day 117: Dream state

    It’s been one of those days where nothing’s quite felt real (lots to think about today). I thought that this may reflect that, and certainly distracted me for a while I concentrated on getting a shot with just a hint of movement. Nikon D300...

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    Day 116: The season of giving

    And this season, someone gave me a cold! The next few uploads will be centred around my house so that I can preserve my health and hopefully make sure I don’t have to miss any work. I gave my partner this ornament a couple of years ago (she...

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    Day 111: Industrial Wasteland

    Industrial wasteland There was an odd sort of glow today, which picked out all of the details within the local skyline. Given the bleakness of the foreground, it seemed appropriate to go with a muted colour scheme for this one. Nikon D3...

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    Day 102: Twinkle twinkle…

    This is one that really needs to be seen it as large as possible. It’s a very subtle image, and it loses something every time it’s downsized. When you’re photographing stars with a wide angle lens, you’re at the mercy of the resolving power ...

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    Day 98: Barnyard sunrise

    It’s a great feeling to know that I’ve got a shot for the day before 9am! This was taken above Rotherham, shortly after sunrise. It was necessary to wait for the sun to rise a bit to allow some of the light to fill in the shadows behind the barn...

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    Day 96: Pulsar wristwatch

    Pulsar wristwatch I think I'd be quite happy to photograph watches for a living. Each one's got its own character, and they can be quite a challenge. I've photographed this particular one before. The last time, I used a dedicated macro lens...

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