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Day #3613

Posted by Caz on Tuesday, 21st November 2017

Day #3613Title: 3D Sketch – Art Deco
Location: At home
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: I love Art Deco architecture, so it was inevitable I would have a go at building something in that style in LEGO. This is a design from Tom Alphin’s excellent book, The LEGO Architect. At present, it’s only the front entrance to the cinema, so I need to think about how to make the back into a proper building before it makes it into my Micropolis layout – but it was a useful exercise getting a feel for the building techniques and the shape and size of the finished model. Food for thought.
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Day #3612

Posted by Caz on Monday, 20th November 2017

Day #3612Title: 3D Sketch – Modernism
Location: At home
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: I had a noodle around with my LEGO Architecture Studio set today – the idea is to use it as a toolkit for making 3D sketches and prototypes of things I want to build properly in coloured LEGO. Being all white, it rather focuses the mind on shape and form, a bit like making a monochrome photograph. I will probably use this design for a Micropolis module soon, but I need to decide the colour scheme and get the proper bricks sorted out – the Studio set is to be kept together and not robbed of pieces here and there, or I will never keep track of what I need to replace!
One Year Ago: Day #3247
Two Years Ago: Day #2881
Three Years Ago: Day #2516
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Nine Years Ago: Day #325

Day #3609

Posted by Caz on Friday, 17th November 2017

Day #3609Title: Brentwood Crown
Location: Shenfield, Essex
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 100mm EF f/2.8 L IS USM
Notes: Thankfully, I needn’t have worried. My High Speed Water Droplets & Splashes talk and demo at Brentwood & District Photographic Club this evening went off without a hitch. They all seemed very interested and I was pleased to get this shot made during the demo.
One Year Ago: Day #3244
Two Years Ago: Day #2878
Three Years Ago: Day #2513
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Eight Years Ago: Day #687
Nine Years Ago: Day #322

Day #3608

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 16th November 2017

Day #3608Title: Green Goop
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 100mm EF f/2.8 L IS USM
Notes: Tomorrow I am giving another of my High Speed Water Droplets & Splashes talk and demo at Brentwood & District Photographic Club. They do say don’t work with children or animals, and I would like to add “or live demos”. So I always like to check that the splash kit is working correctly. Fortunately, after making up a fresh batch of goop, it all went well, and I’m ready for my talk. Fingers crossed it will be alright on the night too.
One Year Ago: Day #3243
Two Years Ago: Day #2877
Three Years Ago: Day #2512
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Day #3489

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 20th July 2017

Day #3489Title: Tranquility Base
Location: At home
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 45mm f2.8 Leica DG Macro-Elmarit ASPH
Notes: 48 years ago today, I was sitting in my mum’s knee watching the Moon Landing on the telly. Apparently. I remember nothing about it. But it is always fun to recreate these things in Lego – this is the Lunar Lander from my recently-built Apollo 11 rocket, one of the new Lego Ideas models. The lander fits in the top, and there are three stages which separate out, each with its own engine, just like the real thing!
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Day #3386

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 8th April 2017

Day #3386Title: It’s Good To Have Goals
Location: At home
Camera: Apple iPhone 5s / Rear Lens, 29mm f/2.2 equivalent
Notes: Today I was very busy writing the logs for my French and Belgian geocaching adventure. I had had a tiring trip, so sitting on the sofa all day with my feet up seemed like a very good idea. I didn’t got out, and I was very absorbed with my task. The next day, I had a horrible sinking feeling that I had forgotten to take a photo for today! I was gutted. But then, in a moment of straw-clutching, I looked at my phone and realised that I had taken this image of some of my unactivated geocoins on the right day. Relief has never been so palpable! I will activate them when I reach 8000 finds (currently on 7261), have set 100 hides (currently at 72), or cached in Germany, Holland, Sweden, Denmark, Czech Republic and Austria, respectively. It’s good to have goals. And it saved my Photo A Day bacon! Phew.
One Year Ago: Day #3021
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Day #3382

Posted by Caz on Tuesday, 4th April 2017

Day #3382Title: European Driving Essentials
Location: At home
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 45mm f2.8 Leica DG Macro-Elmarit ASPH
Notes: It’s years since I drove my own car abroad (although I did have a hire car when I visited Spain in 2014) so I needed to stock up on a few essential items which are required to drive in France: High-viz jacket, GB sticker, headlamp deflectors and two breathalyser kits! Yes, I’m on my way to the continent on Thursday after arranging a very last-minute trip.
One Year Ago: Day #3017
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