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Month: February 2008

Tilgate Park

Tilgate Park

The family and I took a trip down to Tilgate Park the other day. The light wasn’t great, and I ended up with a metric shedload of ‘meh’ pictures. I kinda like these two though. The dense undergrowth, and the back of a piglet who was a bit overkeen to leave the safety of the nursery pen and go and play with his daddy.

 

Icy Roof

Icy Roof

The roof of my car, taken first thing a few mornings ago. The rear end of my car was clearly visible from the window, and was nicely defrosted. The front half, however, was hiding behind our hedge, and Mr Frost had been well in attendance. Oh well, at least it meant I had time to finish my cup of tea…

(This is quite a tight crop of the original image, which had a far too shallow depth of field. Hence the sharpness isn’t quite there (even I can’t handhold an effective 480mm at 1/400s), but I do like the glassy effect of the crystals and the bokeh in the fore and background.)

B&W Water Tower

B&W Water Tower

This is, more or less, the picture I had in mind when I set out for this place last week.  I quite like it, but I think it lacks something.  A sense of scale, perhaps?  A dramatic sky?  The end of the shadow?  There’s always next time… (again)

 

No Motorcycles

No Motorcycles

Hmmm… not so sure about this one. I think it would be made better by a smaller aperture. It’s also been said that it could do with a rule-breaking biker haring down the bridleway… There’s always next time.

Canon 300d, 18mm (28mm equiv.), 1/125s at f/14. ISO 100

Prickly

Prickly

What is this? A thistle of some kind? Comments please :o)

Ahh, it’s a “Teasel“, apparently.  Thanks, Hugh.

Canon 300D, 55mm (88mm equiv.) 1/160s at f/9. ISO 100.