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  • Day 202: spring comes to England

    Taken in front of the church at Hooton Roberts before starting work, and loaded into Pixlr, just to see what it did. Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @ 70mm; ISO 320; F/11; 1/250s. VC on.0


    17 May 2012 9:11PM  |  Read


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  • Day 201: On the move again

    Iíve barely stopped for the last few days, what with my recent secondment starting, and planning various things for the local Photographic Society. Tonight I displayed some on my older work, and it seemed to go down well. I was rather rushed though...0


    13 Mar 2012 11:09PM  |  Read


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  • Day 200: Fish

    In retrospect, I should have paid more attention to what kind of fish this was, but hey ho. I snapped this while having a walk around Wentworth Garden centre after work today. It was a short walk, as Iíve got loads to do over the next couple of day...0


    12 Mar 2012 11:08PM  |  Read


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  • Day 199: Farewell and adieu

    Todayís photograph is of a gift given to me by a friend at work. Iíve had a very sudden change of location within the same company which Iím hoping will be a very good opportunity for me. In many ways Iím sad to be leaving though, as itís been a wo...0


    11 Mar 2012 11:07PM  |  Read


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  • Day 198: Tokens of a former life

    This is a collection of some the State quarters that I accumulated before leaving the US a few years ago. Unfortunately there were another ten circulated after I left, so Iíve not got the full set. However, I do have one for each of the eleven stat...0


    10 Mar 2012 11:06PM  |  Read


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  • Day 197: Aston Martin

    The Aston Martin DB9 is one of my favourite cars of all time. Itís a beautiful piece of engineering, and Iím proud to say I own this one. Unfortunately, Iíve got no chance of driving it, seeing as itís only a few inches long Still, a guy can dream...0


    9 Mar 2012 11:05PM  |  Read


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  • Day 196: Playing fetch

    Weíll start of with a couple of cute attention-grabbers. Whilst Iíve been conscious of wanting to get some good photos again, Iíve tried to get a bit of downtime in this week. The weatherís not been fantastic, so Iíve had a great excuse to play wi...0


    8 Mar 2012 11:02PM  |  Read


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  • Day 195: Cotton stitched leather

    A close-up image of one of our table lamps tonight, since I managed to sleep my afternoon away. I canít even begin to explain how busy my week has been. Itís all been a bit of a blur. Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @ 78mm; ISO 200; F/8; 1/30s. ...0


    7 Mar 2012 11:00PM  |  Read


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  • Day 194: Catcliffe Glass Kiln

    You can see this structure from Sheffield Parkway, and I decided to have a look this week after my third trip down that way. Thereís not much of note around it now other than bungalows, but itís quite a prominent landmark. And it wonít be there for...0


    6 Mar 2012 10:59PM  |  Read


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  • Day 193: The Captainís seat

    Ted seemed to be looking out of the window this evening. I loved the way the light seemed to wrap around him. There wasnít much of it, so I turned off the VC and stuck the camera on a tripod. Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @ 38mm; ISO 200; F/10...0


    5 Mar 2012 10:56PM  |  Read


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  • Day 192: Fruit pastilles

    Look tasty, donít they? They were. No extra lenses for this one, just the 18-270 PZD, as it comes. Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @ 270mm; ISO 200; F/16; 1/160s. VC on.0


    4 Mar 2012 10:55PM  |  Read


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  • Day 191: Paper swallowtail

    Another origami piece today, and my favourite of several butterfly designs by Michael G. Lafosse. The beauty of a lot of his work is the simplicity behind it, and the scope for variation within the designs. I think the paper I used for this one wor...0


    3 Mar 2012 10:54PM  |  Read


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  • Day 190: Thrybergh country park

    I can tell you, it was much colder than it looked. Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @ 85mm; ISO 320; F/7.1; 1/640s. VC on. Another image after the breakÖ0


    2 Mar 2012 10:52PM  |  Read


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  • Day 189: Elsecar Reservoir

    I visited a different location this evening for a walk around. It turned into a really lovely evening, and I even got to see a kingfisher zipping across the pond five minutes into my walk (although that makes my last two attempts to find one eve...0


    1 Mar 2012 10:50PM  |  Read


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  • Day 188: Angelfish

    I spent most of my day hoping to get a glimpse of a kingfisher that didnít show. You canít win them all. Maybe Iím the only one who saw the shape of a fish in these plant stems. Maybe solitary confinement made me nuts. Clearly birdwatching is...0


    29 Feb 2012 10:49PM  |  Read


    Views : 784