Posts Tagged ‘stone’

Day 59 – Easy pickings

November 18, 2009 2 comments


This image is made up of a few average looking things but they mean something to me. The wallet was my fathers, I have it 12 years now and keep it as a constant reminder of him. It was stolen from me about 8 years ago but lucky for me a a refuse collector spotted it in a rubbish bin and handed it into a police station the next day. The money was gone but the wallet meant more to me so it was a happy ending.

The jeans, well I just wanted them but didn’t like them once I had them. I keep them to remind me to think carefully about what I “think” I want. Yes I am a bit strange. I still keep a piece or stone from a job I hated, I was a laborer for a stone mason. Anytime I think that I can’t stand the job I’m in I just have to look at that stone and the job doesn’t seem that bad – for another few weeks anyway. I had intended turning the stone into a clock but never got around to it.

Manual Reading

While doing some housekeeping on the folders on my pc I found the new instructions for how to use the video function of my camera. I had downloaded it when I upgraded the firmware but never read it. That’s been fixed now.

Photographers Images Studied

For a bit of a change I went to corbis and did a search for Ireland in the creative category, results.

Work towards self-employment

Nothing exciting to report just reading my books today.


Day 16 – stuck indoors

October 6, 2009 Leave a comment


I was trying to take photos of a lily that were different from the normal one I see. This was the one I thought was best. I used off camera flash and a shoot through umbrella. Oh and I wasn’t in the mood to set up the tripod but regret not doing it now.

Manual Reading

Today I read about Manual Sensor Cleaning on page 151. As I mentioned before I try and avoid having to do this too often. A rocket blower I’m ok with but I’m reluctant to use a sensor swap unless I have to. It’s nothing to be afraid of but I wouldn’t be doing it every week. About every 6 months if it needs it.

Professional Photographers Images Studied

Today has been my first stumble at the project. I’ve been lazy and not looked at anyones images properly. I had an explore through flickr and pix so maybe I stumbled across a few professional images. Some of them looked very professional anyway and gave me some inspiration for future shoots.

A few other photos from today

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