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Day #258

Day #258Title: The Miller’s Window
Location: Stock Windmill
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 17-85mm EF f/4-5.6 IS USM
Paid a visit to Stock Windmill today as they had the mill open for viewing this afternoon. The three floors could be accessed via rickety stairs. It was pretty dark inside, with the exception of this lovely window with a few ears of wheat propped up on the sill. It made a nice found still life image. And for those of you familiar with my previous frustrations, yes, the sails were still pointing in the wrong direction for a good picture!

Day #218

Day #218Title: Contrasts
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
A now for something completely different… The contrast between this and yesterday’s shot struck me immediately. Today was grey, wet and miserable – the complete opposite of the vibrant sun we had 24 hours earlier. The sunflower was living, outdoors and colourful. These were silk, indoors and lit by the drab light of a north-facing window. I deliberately went for the high-key approach and overexposed the image – this is pretty much as it was straight out of the camera, apart from a slight crop. As this week’s theme is Red (which I’ve rather done to death on Day #88!), I was trying to emphasise the colour in the roses whilst bleaching out the net curtain behind.