Saturday, 26 January 2008

Daily Photo #49

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Linda and I caught the train to Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter and had a wander around. After finding a cemetary with its catacombs intact, I took a few shots.

Quite please with the effects, converted a few to sepia for the mood.

Friday, 25 January 2008

Daily Photo #48

Just one of the things lurking around my shelves, a fossil of a Trilobyte acquired in Morrocco. Possibly one of the oldest things I own.

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Thursday, 24 January 2008

Daily Photo #47

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London street performer.

She was in the zone.

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Daily Photo #46

This was taken in my back garden in 2006. I just love the warmth in this shot and the natural colour. It was shot on a EOS 350D with a really average Tamron zoom lens on macro setting. Quite pleased with the result.

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Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Daily Photo #45

I took this one in March 2007. It was my homage to Debbie Harry and the punk era. Linda, as ever was an obliging model and this shot was accepted in the Tate's "How We Are Now" exhibition.

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Again, it was pretty cold that day but I like the lighting/pose on the shot along with the contrast and bleached out skin tones. It was a secret dream of mine to be a photographer for NME back in the days of when it was cool to read the NME, circa The Pistols, Blondie and Siouxie and the Banshees. I guess it doesn't show at all...much.

Monday, 21 January 2008

Daily Photo #44

So, according to all sources it's Blue Monday today. So, what do I do to combat the blues, I post an autumnal overcast sky pic! Go me, I'm sure I was Morrissey in a past life.

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Not trusting this puerile BBC advice nonsense on Blue Monday, I'm gonna go listen to some Laughin' Lenny Cohen now.

Sunday, 20 January 2008

Changes in my blogging habits

I find I'm tending to post more here than in my live journal now as I'm slowly cutting down on the use of that aspect of my blogging life. Sometimes, I just don't feel like engaging with that aspect of online publishing as the temptation to post personal friend's only stuff is too easy sometimes.

Also, in the past I have felt that not everyone respects the details/personal information that is posted in there so the discipline of blogging here is quite a challenge.

I feel a lot more at ease here, not blogging to an "audience" and the need to be more discrete and moderate in my words/attitude I think is a good thing. The temptation to "clash" with people in the "sandbox" environment of Live Journal is much too easy to succumb to. Also, I feel that maintaining a blog such as this is less a projection of one's lifestyle but more a diary or record of memories that I can recall or want to hold onto.

The "Daily Photo" aspect of this journal is the main thrust but I do find that the nature of choosing a photo and publishing it to be quite satisfying in itself whereas the meanderings of Live Journal could often leave me feeling empty or often vulnerable.

This is a much more positive experience, methinks.

Daily Photo #43

How we spent some of my birthday weekend last September. Up a hill in Lancashire. The air, view and atmosphere were utterly amazing. Surrounded by flocks of wildstock and horses, the vistas were quite fantastic!

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