Monthly Archives: January 2008

Day #31

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 31st January 2008

Day #31Title: Stating The Obvious
Location: No.19 Bus Route, Chelsea
Camera: Canon Ixus 850IS compact
Notes: I was in Battersea this afternoon to take down my photographic exhibition, then I needed to be in Holborn for Substandards Pancakes. The No.19 bus rather conveniently connects the two. Sitting on the top deck, somewhere near the Kings Road, I happened to catch the bus in front just passing the right word painted on the road 🙂

Day #30

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 30th January 2008

Day #30Title: Sushi Symmetry
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 17-85mm EF-S f/4-5.6 IS USM
Notes: I’ve been playing with my food today – even though mum always told me not to. The 366 2008 Flickr group I belong to has a weekly theme which you can use for inspiration on some or all of the days. Between #26 and #33 the subject is Food. Having been to the shops to buy some lunch, I dug out this lovely Japanese plate I was given as a present, rummaged in my cutlery drawer for some chopsticks and set out the luscious sushi. It was lit with natural daylight from a north-facing window. Really enjoyed the photography. And eating it afterwards!

Day #28

Posted by Caz on Monday, 28th January 2008

Day #28Title: The Ethereal Forest
Location: London Hill, Galleywood
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 17-85mm EF-S f/4-5.6 IS USM
Notes: It was foggy first thing, so I went out for half an hour’s shooting. I liked the recession of the trees in the mist. Not long after, it had cleared up, leaving just a boring grey sky.

Day #27

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 27th January 2008

Day #27Title: Penney Breaches The Defence
Location: Vicarage Road, Watford
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / Canon 100-400mm EF f/4.5-5.6 L IS
Notes: Saracens had a good match against Bath, winning 26-20. You can see my match photos elsewhere, but this is one that nearly got away – Rodd Penney breaks through the Bath defensive line and heads for the gap. Lighting was a bit tricky with bright sun on one side of the pitch and deep shade my side. At least an early kickoff (1:30pm) meant there was some sun for a change!

Day #26

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 26th January 2008

Day #26Title: Waving In The Breeze
Location: Dawes Farm, Handley Green
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 17-85mm EF-S f/4-5.6 IS USM
Notes: I found these Pampas Grasses near a set of ponds between Handley Barns and Dawes Farm, during my 4.5 mile walk around Mill Green, and I deliberately chose 1/30th shutter speed when taking the image, to show the grasses blowing about in the breeze. But I was struggling with the light today – there was only weak sunlight and thin, high cloud which meant things looked OK in reality, but as soon as a scene was committed to the camera, everything looked pale and washed out, with little contrast. Some fiddling with Photoshop has helped.

Day #25

Posted by Caz on Friday, 25th January 2008

Day #25Title: Bullseye Lenses
Location: Chelmsford
Camera: Canon Ixus 850IS compact
Notes: Another nice day today, and since I had an appointment in town this morning, I decided to walk there and back (over 4 miles done today, which is good!). I took various odds and ends along the way; this was on the rear light cluster of a Ford Focus, parked in a side street.