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  • 10 - 365

    'g' and I am finally up to date with my photo project. We have a number of china animals along a wall in our kitchen and on the sheep there are these blue swirls that represent its fleece, to me they represent the letter g, well in my hand writing...0


    4 Sep 2011 1:47PM  |  Read


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  • 9 - 365

    'f' is next and no apologies for this, this was the best I could do for f, a couple of wall cupboards giving me the letter! This is the trouble with this project, you have to keep it up, it is not worth doing otherwise, some shots will be naff, but ...0


    4 Sep 2011 12:35PM  |  Read


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  • 8 - 365

    'e' comes after d so here it is. A clasp off my lowepro camera bag, pretty simple but reminds me of the wonderful caligraphy in old books. 0


    4 Sep 2011 12:27PM  |  Read


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  • 7 - 365 photo project

    'd' is the next image in my 365 project, one end of a pair of scissors. I was hoping to do this all in lower case but it is so hard to find stuff, so having to do a mixture of upper and lower to continue this. Goes to show it really does make you ope...0


    4 Sep 2011 12:23PM  |  Read


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  • Return

    Well, i am back 450 miles later and not a holiday for photography......:( It rained every day, the zoo was out, the sun didn't play ball at all, the only time the camera came out was on the way back, we stopped off in Preston to visit the Ribble R...0

    3 Sep 2011 7:43PM  |  Read


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  • Short break

    Am off to South Lakes Wild Animal Park and the Lakes for a few days, hoping to get some decent animal shots, especially the Giraffes. Plus some nice sunsets, weather permitting. Going to have to catch up on my 365 photo project and my ring flash p...0

    30 Aug 2011 11:30PM  |  Read


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  • Ring flash project update

    I have found some items to get the flash head going now, simple evryday objects that cost a few quid. A small casserole bowl and a small length of ventilation tubing all for the princely sum of 6.50. Cut a hole in the base of the bowl and the lid to...0


    30 Aug 2011 10:14PM  |  Read


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  • 6 - 365

    The letter 'c' came again by chance, my wife's bracelet laying on a blanket caught my eye. It is amazing how hard it can be to 'open' your eyes to find subjects and this 365 photo project is really helping, I would suggest anybody having a go at i...0


    30 Aug 2011 5:04PM  |  Read


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  • 5 - 365 photo project

    The letter b of my 365 project, one of my dogs leads hanging down and the clasp makes for a nice letter b, 2 down 24 to go!!!! Again taken with the 28 - 300 Sigma, hand held with a bit of sun light coming from the right, via the window in the front ...0


    29 Aug 2011 12:12PM  |  Read


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  • 4 - 365 photo project

    Good morning, OK, started to go for the alphabet with my project and boy is it tough trying to find things, it took me a whole day to get 'a' and here it is and found it totally by accident after di...0


    28 Aug 2011 12:34PM  |  Read


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  • 3-365 phot project

    3 of 365. We have a clown sits on our mid landing and it can in the right light look quite scary. This was taken looking down the stairs at it, using the bannister a lead in and a very large aperture to throw it out of focus, another of my out o...0


    27 Aug 2011 2:37PM  |  Read


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  • Photo project 2-365

    No2 of 365, Me making a cuppa at work at about 2:30am, decided to open the lens right up and focus on the nut on the workbench and throw me totally out of focus, set on timer so I could get in frame nicely while the camera was p...0


    26 Aug 2011 3:12PM  |  Read


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  • 365 photo project

    Well it has been 5 years since joining EPZ and I have enjoyed every minute of it, that is a big thank you to all of you out there who have supported and encouraged me over the years, and to Pete and the rest of the staff at EPZ towers for running a s...0


    25 Aug 2011 4:22PM  |  Read


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  • Ring flash project

    As promised here is a picture of the completed speedlight mods. Basically, removed the flash unit from the head and attached a 3 core cable to the existing wires in the head that the flash used to be soldered too, plastic cover to block the openin...0


    25 Aug 2011 4:12PM  |  Read


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  • Attack

    Sat at work having a brew and watched in amazment when several, what looked like Blackbirds attack a Buzzard. This went on for a few minutes, the wonderful thing was it looked so graceful as both attackers and prey dived and swooped with elegant ease...0

    23 Aug 2011 9:03PM  |  Read


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