Agnes the Horse
Not a particularly artistic image today, but this is a picture of a wonderful wooden sculpture of a horse in the Royal Dorset Hospital and serves as a reminder of my brief stay here. Thanks to all the staff for looking after me and getting me home quickly.
I was admitted to hospital last night because my blood wasn’t clotting properly. I’ve been treated and am feeling much better today, but will be kept in for a few days for observation, so it looks like my Photo365 project will be missing a few days, but it can’t be helped. Hopefully I won’t be in for too long.
Last of the Christmas Tree Decorations
Shot of my favourite Christmas tree decorations taken on the 12th night as the decorations were being taken down.
Dendrobium Orchid close-up
Dendrobium orchid lit by a Speedlite 550EX (front camera right) and Speedlite 430EX (rear camera left)
Scallop Shell Texture
Close-up of the surface of a scallop shell photographed using a single speedlite positioned at a low angle to create a raking light and reveal the surface texture of the shell.
Photographed using the stroboscopic flash mode on my recently acquired Speedlite 550EX.
– 16 pulses @ 30Hz frequency and shutter speed of 0.5 seconds.
Detailed instructions for strobe flash exposure can be found on Gerard Maas’ website here:
Manda at West Bay
A disappointing start to 2011 weather-wise, used built-in flash at -2 stops FEC to brighten the subject and make the colours pop slightly on a very dull and dreary day
Well, it looks like its time for the New Years Resolutions again, here are mine:
- Find a Job in Hydrogeology
- Keep eating healthily and keep off the 2 stone I lost last year
- Update my website & keep a blog
- Get in control of my finances
- Take 1 good photograph every day of the year
- Learn about flash photography techniques
- Take more flash photos outdoors
- Document a year at a single location (1 photo per month)
And most importantly of all, make sure the wedding is well organised and that I’m on time!!!!