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Day #218

Day #218Title: Contrasts
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
A now for something completely different… The contrast between this and yesterday’s shot struck me immediately. Today was grey, wet and miserable – the complete opposite of the vibrant sun we had 24 hours earlier. The sunflower was living, outdoors and colourful. These were silk, indoors and lit by the drab light of a north-facing window. I deliberately went for the high-key approach and overexposed the image – this is pretty much as it was straight out of the camera, apart from a slight crop. As this week’s theme is Red (which I’ve rather done to death on Day #88!), I was trying to emphasise the colour in the roses whilst bleaching out the net curtain behind.

Day #201

Day #201Title: Summer Fête Reflections
Location: Ingatestone
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 100-400mm EF f/4-5.6 L IS USM
It was Ingatestone’s Summer Fête today, and the Camera Club always has an exhibition of members’ work in one of the tents. It’s one of our biggest recruiting events, as the local population is out in force, often with a camera in hand. This year, as well as the usual side shows, bouncy castle, fire engine, balloon-bending and candyfloss stalls, we were able to see sheepdogs herding geese in the main arena. And The Royal British Legion Youth Band Brentwood performed various tunes whilst showing off their marching skills. The band members must have been very hot in their bright red uniforms in the full sun. I particularly liked this shot as the instrument has been polished to within an inch of it’s life, and shows some great reflections of the other band members in the bell.

Day #132

Day #132Title: Redeye
Location: Maldon
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: I spent the afternoon at a friend’s house in Witham, and realised it was only a stone’s throw from Maldon via the back roads, so I made a detour to the Hythe on my way home. An old Thames barge was coming up the Blackwater to moor and I tracked its progress as the tide brought it upstream. I took plenty of regular pictures, but this one stood out as something a bit different, so that’s why I chose it for today.

Day #88

Day #88Title: Exploring Red
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 30D / 50mm EF f/1.8
Notes: Inspired by some single-colour portrait shots on Flickr, I decided I’d spend the next few days exploring the colour spectrum. And it’s dark and rainy outside again, so some table top photography will cheer me up. The first colour is Red, and this little chair fitted the bill perfectly.