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cattyal's Blog

cattyal

There is only one world; the world pressing against you at this minute. There is only one minute in which you are alive; this minute here and now. The only way to live is by accepting each minute as an unrepeatable miracle.

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  • 365 - take 2 - 315

    No splashes today - I've decided to take the evening off from doing them and did a quick still life instead - however I don't consider it up to scratch so won't be showing it off :) I at least joined with the Monday Night Challenge - good job too ...

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    7 Apr 2014 10:01PM | Read

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  • 365 - take 2 - 314

    I spent far too long this afternoon messing about with the splashart machine and I really did't come up with much to be proud of. It was all useful experimenting with lighting and gels and wotnot but I suspect my gum/water ratio needs working on as ...

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    6 Apr 2014 10:01PM | Read

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  • 365 - take 2 - 313

    As is pretty normal for a Saturday I've been out all day and by the time I got home was disinclined to put too much effort into anything. As the splashart kit is set up in the living room I can at least it takes minutes to set up and I can do a ...

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    5 Apr 2014 10:00PM | Read

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  • 365 - take 2 - 312

    I thought I'd get the perspex sheet out to try some crowns on and it makes a flipping mess :) It was just a try-out and I really couldn't be bothered to keep wiping the sheet down so here's a crown within a crown and lots of messy drops everywhere. ...

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    4 Apr 2014 10:05PM | Read

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  • 365 - take 2 - 311

    I thought I'd see what kind of crowns I could produce this evening and happily they're pretty straight forward. Ok I need a nice layer of water in the tray to give me better reflections and the lens now needs a good cleaning but it was a useful expe...

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    3 Apr 2014 10:15PM | Read

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  • 365 - take 2 - 310

    Intensive photo sorting has been done this evening but I did stop long enough earlier to pic some flowers from the garden for a play. Since the camera and flashguns were downstairs I opted to be lazy and whilst experimenting with the position of the...

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    2 Apr 2014 10:27PM | Read

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  • 365 - take 2 - 309

    I spent a very pleasant day at the Steam Museum in Swindon today. It was a bit of a trawl getting there as I chose to go by bus having already purchased a weekly pass that would cover the trip. Still, it's a pleasant route from Cheltenham to Swindo...

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    1 Apr 2014 8:51PM | Read

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  • 365 - take 2 - 308

    A busy evening here trying to get a batch of pics ready but I've not a hope of getting them finished tonight. I did at least take a few pics earlier knowing that I'd need something with today's date on it so here's another collision pic. I'm of...

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    31 Mar 2014 10:14PM | Read

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  • 365 - take 2 - 307

    Not a lot to report today - much of the morning was spent clearing the decks and setting up for some baby, & her parents, pics this afternoon. Half the room got dumped into my bedroom and then of course it all had to be removed again. Other tha...

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    30 Mar 2014 10:08PM | Read

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  • 365 - take 2 - 306

    I pottered off to Cirencester today for a bit of a mooch and junk hunt. No junk found and very few photos were taken but it was nice to just potter with no agenda other than making sure I didn't miss the bus home. The Cirencester Hare Festival st...

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    29 Mar 2014 10:25PM | Read

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    I thought I'd make a mess with oil and water tonight - only problem is I will have to tidy up and wash everything up no - ok, tomorrow. The living room looks as though a bomb has gone off :) However if the sun comes out on Saturday then I'm off to ...

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    28 Mar 2014 9:43PM | Read

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    I thought I'd try milk with the drip machine tonight and bought a pint of regular instead of my semi-skimmed. Quite frankly my efforts were rubbish and I think a day or two away from the machine won't hurt and next time I play I'll try to do it when...

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    27 Mar 2014 10:13PM | Read

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  • 365 - take 2 - 303

    Well I seem to be on the wonk tonight and whatever I did didn't make the blindest bit of difference. A tad frustrating to say the least but I quit - until tomorrow :)

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  • 365 - take 2 - 302

    My plans to go back to doing a bit of still life fell by the wayside this evening as my new Yongnuo flashguns arrived today and of course I had to try them out. Ok, one of them out as I'm short of a stand but will sort something out tomorrow. I'v...

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    25 Mar 2014 10:33PM | Read

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    After a comment this morning by a work colleague I decided that I had to try to do a drop pic inside a lightbulb. Happily I just happened to have a bulb all ready emptied out and ready to use :) The problem of course with an enclosed space li...

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    24 Mar 2014 9:34PM | Read

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