Monthly Archives: February 2014

Day #2251

Posted by Caz on Friday, 28th February 2014

Day #2251
Title: Gold, Sapphires & Diamonds
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 100mm EF f/2.8 L IS USM
Strobist: 1 x YN560 from RHS, through Steady Stand diffuser @ 1/16; 1 x YN560 from LHS through Steady Stand diffuser @ 1/16; 1 x YN560 from top, bounced off white card @ 1/32; 1 x YN560 from front, through Gridded Snoot @ 1/8
Notes: Messing about in the studio this afternoon, photographing this ring which was left to me by my grandmother. It makes a great shot for Treasure Hunt Theme #55 – An Inheritance.
Today’s Selfie: Day #59
One Year Ago: Day #1886
Two Years Ago: Day #1520
Leap Day 2012: Day #1521
Three Years Ago: Day #1155
Four Years Ago: Day #790
Five Years Ago: Day #425
Six Years Ago: Day #59
Leap Day 2008: Day #60

Day #2250

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 27th February 2014

Day #2250Title: Portrait Planning
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 100D / 18-55mm EF f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Notes: My general photography daily image is rarely planned in advance – I just photograph what I see in front of me. But I’ve got lots of ideas written down for my self portraits this year – which has really helped as I’m not usually wondering what to photograph, just which idea to choose for today’s picture. I have made sketches of some of the shots, which never happens for my other photography projects. As part of our Creative Photography course we were encouraged to write a mind map about ourselves, sketch and fully plan a self portrait for our last assignment’s homework. So here’s my sketch for today’s selfie, Ghost In The Machine.
Today’s Selfie: Day #58
One Year Ago: Day #1885
Two Years Ago: Day #1519
Three Years Ago: Day #1154
Four Years Ago: Day #789
Five Years Ago: Day #424
Six Years Ago: Day #58

Day #2249

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 26th February 2014

Day #2249Title: Endgrain
Location: Essex Way, Ongar
Camera: Canon EOS 100D / 18-55mm EF f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Notes: A little detail from a fallen tree which I found during my walk this afternoon. I thought it would make a good find for Treasure Hunt Theme #68 – Cracks.
Today’s Selfie: Day #57
One Year Ago: Day #1884
Two Years Ago: Day #1518
Three Years Ago: Day #1153
Four Years Ago: Day #788
Five Years Ago: Day #423
Six Years Ago: Day #57

Day #2248

Posted by Caz on Tuesday, 25th February 2014

Day #2248Title: Holiday Memories
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 50mm EF f/1.4 USM
Notes: This evening I’m giving a talk about my Japanese holiday to a local photographic club, so during the afternoon I was sorting out some souvenirs, maps and other bits to take along for the folks to have a look at during the break. Here’s a selection of tickets for various attractions.
Today’s Selfie: Day #56
One Year Ago: Day #1883
Two Years Ago: Day #1517
Three Years Ago: Day #1152
Four Years Ago: Day #787
Five Years Ago: Day #422
Six Years Ago: Day #56

Day #2246

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 23rd February 2014

Day #2246Title: AM4/536
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 100mm EF f/2.8 L IS USM
Strobist: 1 x YN560 from RHS, through Steady Stand diffuser @ 1/16; 1 x YN560 from LHS through Steady Stand diffuser @ 1/16; 1 x YN560 from top, through Steady Stand diffuser @ 1/32
Notes: Another dull day outside, so I spent some time watching the last events of the Winter Olympics on the TV. In days gone by, this little electronic circuit may well have been one which helped carry the signal from the studio to the transmitter. It’s part of an AM4/536 6dB Video Distribution Amplifier. These days, the same thing could be achieved by a circuit the size of you palm, but that’s the march of technology for you. I though it made a good shot for Treasure Hunt Theme #17 – Technology.
Today’s Selfie: Day #54
One Year Ago: Day #1881
Two Years Ago: Day #1515
Three Years Ago: Day #1150
Four Years Ago: Day #785
Five Years Ago: Day #420
Six Years Ago: Day #54

Day #2245

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 22nd February 2014

Day #2245Title: A Tiny Masterpiece
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 100mm EF f/2.8 L IS USM
Strobist: 1 x YN560 from RHS, through Steady Stand diffuser @ 1/32; 1 x YN560 from LHS through Steady Stand diffuser @ 1/32
Notes: The final setup from my little session in the studio this afternoon. Another Play With Scale shot. The miniature painting is by talented Pennsylvania artist Jim Smeltz.
Today’s Selfie: Day #53
One Year Ago: Day #1880
Two Years Ago: Day #1514
Three Years Ago: Day #1149
Four Years Ago: Day #784
Five Years Ago: Day #419
Six Years Ago: Day #53