Day #151

Day #151Title: Electronic Engineer
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Extras: Tripod / CamRanger
Notes: Rather last minute for this month’s In The Frame shot, but I just managed it. As some of you may have noticed, I’ve been back at my television engineering career for a few months recently. I trained in Electronic Engineering at university and took up a job as a Broadcast Engineer at the BBC once I graduated. I’ve always been interested in how things work so it was a natural progression for my career path. In early 2000, I hung up my screwcrivers and made a jump into software engineering and web development, which I’ve been doing ever since – initially for the BBC and later as a freelancer. In 2010 I had the opportunity to go back to the BBC as a freelance engineer for their General Election coverage and have been doing various stints of contract work for them in subsequent years. It seems like you can never hang up the screwdrivers forever! One for Treasure Hunt Theme #05 – Once A Month, May.
Today’s PAD: Day #2343

Day #150

Day #150Title: This Job’s Killing Me
Location: BBC Elstree
Camera: Canon EOS 100D / 18-55mm EF f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Extras: Gorillapod / CamRanger
Notes: So tired today. The end of 8 weeks work (and 12-days of consecutive shifts, including two overnights) at the BBC. I’m dead. And in case you’re wondering, my colleagues found this coffin in a skip – it was a prop for a recent TV show. We thought we might be able to use it for storage!
Today’s PAD: Day #2342

Day #149

Day #149Title: Lens Envy
Location: GNPC Meeting, Great Notley
Camera: Canon EOS 100D / 18-55mm EF f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Extras: Gorillapod / Wireless remote
Notes: This evening, Motor Sport Photographer Peter de Rousset-Hall came to give a presentation at our photography club. He brought along some excellent images and showed us his kit. This is his latest acquisition, the Canon 200-400mm f/4 L IS USM with internal x1.4 extender. He kindly let us all have a look at it – but it wasn’t until I got home I found out this was over 10-grands’ worth of glass! I was eternally thankful I handed it back in one piece!
Today’s PAD: Day #2341

Day #148

Day #148Title: Life In The Rear View Mirror
Location: Ingatestone Station
Camera: Canon EOS 100D / 18-55mm EF f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Extras: Mini tripod / Wireless remote
Notes: I nearly fell asleep on the train on the way home this evening, so thought I better try and wake myself up a bit before driving home from the station. It’s not a very satisfying result, but hey ho.
Today’s PAD: Day #2340

Day #147

Day #147Title: Face Down Tuesday – Mortuary Edition
Location: BBC Elstree
Camera: Canon EOS 100D / 18-55mm EF f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Extras: Taken by a friend
Notes: A couple of days ago, I was dead on my feet. Today, I was dead on my face, it would seem! I found another corridor which doubles as a random bit of the Holby City set – with a door labelled Mortuary. So, what else could I do other than a quick Face Down Tuesday?
Today’s PAD: Day #2339

Day #145

Day #145Title: Up Among The Hoists
Location: BBC Elstree
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 8-15mm Fisheye EF f/4 L USM
Extras: Gorillapod / Wireless remote
Notes: You get a good view of the whole studio from the gantry and my fisheye lens emphasised the perspective to dramatic effect. You also see the lighting hoists at close quarters, a great fit for the current 52 Weeks theme, Mechanical.
Today’s PAD: Day #2337