Monday, August 31, 2009

Daredevil 2835

Daredevil 2835, originally uploaded by Photoportunity.

Saturday night, I was lucky enough to gain a press pass that allowed James & I to be in the centre of the arena at Scott May's Daredevil Stuntshow whilst it was in Keynsham.

What an evening, what a privilege, what a nice bunch of people and what a show. I can't recommend it enough. If they are in your neck of the woods, get along and see them!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Nicholas Cage & Knowing

Just wasted 90+ minutes of my life watching this movie. I know I won't get it back. Depressing. All shadow no light.

Halfway through I got bored and went out into the garden to photo a single strawberry caught by one of the rays of the sun that sneak around the corner of the house at the end of the afternoon.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Steamdaddy saga, Episode 2

Spent an hour this afternoon with Mike testing the latest prototype of Steamdaddy II, a selective focus gadget that doesn't cost the earth but does do things that I want to (like allow me to select a a part of the subject to stay sharp and create loads of bokeh @ F5.6).

Mike's done a great job and though the effect is not flattering, I am pleased with the end result. Hopefull we'll be done,done next week.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

One sip makes me immortal?

Karen's pond has a beautiful water-feature constructed (by Karen) from a blue plastic tub from Ikea. Watching the water run through this evening, I thought I try to capture the calling effect of the sound.

The net result reminded me of the films I've seen where the baddies are always searching for the Fountain of Youth.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Bye Bye Baby

Cerys says "I just don't feel Christmassy"
Originally uploaded by Photoportunity

This morning at 11.50 we lost Cerys after a short illness. Bye Bye baby. The perfect little angel dog.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Six @ La Rochelle

Six @ La Rochelle
Originally uploaded by Photoportunity

I got back from holiday Friday night last week. As usual I overpacked taking the 5D, my G9, flashes, controllers, etc.

Of course all I should have taken is the G9. It's smart, simple, produces great crisp images when I want them.

Even though the day was overcast and the building in shadow, I love the way the G9 has captured the onlookers of La Rochelle's Bastille Day celebrations.