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Dylan

Dylan

I am posting this from bed as my legs are about to come off. The effect of exercising for three days straight intensively, not resting and not be used to so much body strain.

Fortunately I don't type with my feet so I can still post this shot of Dylan the dog that I took on Mother's day in Peterborough.

I've not much to say on this shot. I couldn't get too close to the dog as he had lost his mate recently and wasn't taking it very well. He was skittish, unsure of himself, and with a gnarly set of gnashers I wasn't going to give him cause for concern.

Happiness is lip-salve

Happiness is lip-salve

I am surprised if this image looks any good at all; my eyes feel like belly buttons because of the lack of sleep i got last night. Our neighbour's garden door got off the latch, and with the intense winds, flapped and banged about at a quarter past god-knows-what-time in the morning.

Lack of sleep aside I am feeling pretty good really. I met up with an old friend for some game playing the weekend and got the living hell beaten out of me (it's the participating that's the thing though, right?) The running has been coming more easily to me and with all the exercise I feel awesome. And I even have some new photos to post. Amazing huh?

Empyrean

Empyrean

My colleague at work got a D700 today and I am totally jealous.

This was the camera I wanted to get but haven't been able to at the moment what with one thing and another.

It's probably a good thing as I have taken literally zero photos recently and there is only so long you can raid the archive. :(

Ian has said he will come out with me on a shoot, maybe in the town centre, so all is not lost. I may yet get a chance to take some new pictures soon.

Big smile

Big smile

I have been busy with lots of different things at the moment so haven't had a huge amount of time to take any photos or post anything new to imagi.

Between lots of birthdays, visits and the odd date or two with my lady I just haven't been near the computer.

Tonight's shot is an old one from Fuerteventura and reminds me vaguely of the clever way Matt Stuart takes photos, though not in the same league. If you haven't checked out his site I suggest you do. He is a sort of modern day Cartier-Bresson and, quite honestly, his shots are just so clever. I can only presume he practices a similar technique to the famous french photographer as written in his book on the decisive moment. It's funny because the shots look so opportunistic, they must be planned. How ironic.

Learning to Fly

Learning to Fly

This shot is from Bradgate park near Old John.

The photo is made from a set of exposures, one stop apart, put through Photomatrix Pro then worked on in Photoshop. I used a number of different adjustment layers to get the effect I was after.

The boy in the shot is the son of my fiancée's friend, who we ran into in the park. Oh yeah, one more thing. I didn't take this shot, Nik did. I haven't taken a fresh photo in weeks (yikes!). Maybe Nik should take over filling imagi? (Especially as I am doing an NVQ soon and will have less time to post shots. Great!)