Pete's Blog

A ramble of thoughts that might be useful

Photo365 - 365 - Happy New Year

I was intending writing Happy New Year with a sparkler for my last photo365. But I'm going to be rather busy this evening so I thought I'd have a go now as it's technically the last day, even though it's only half one in the morning!
31/12/2011 - 01:56 | Read More

Photo365 - 364 - bokeh

When you photograph highlights out of focus they create blobs of colour. The shape and size of the blob is dependent on the aperture configuration of the lens and the focusing point. They best looking ones are with lenses with more blades
30/12/2011 - 19:23 | Read More

Photo365 - 363 - Raining

My older son came up to stop over. We went for a bike ride yesterday and a curry in the evening. Today it rained all day so we had a few battles on Call of Duty MW3. Then we headed into town so he could check out some trainers. The rain on his black car
29/12/2011 - 17:34 | Read More

Photo365 - 362 - Phonebox

I cycled around Clumber Park today and took this shot in Hardwick village through the window of an old red phone box. It's a mix of reflections and see through grotty glass areas.
28/12/2011 - 18:57 | Read More

Photo365 - 361 - Eyes on you

I spent a day in Nottingham looking round the sales. I always call in Fopp records, and today picked up the old film by Ken Russell - Altered States on dvd and a Sigur Ros deluxe limited edition of meš suš ķ eyrum viš spilum endalaust. That was easier to
27/12/2011 - 22:52 | Read More

Photo365 - 360 - babies

I decide to go for a walk to get some fresh air after a full day easting and drinking. So the Boxing Day walk was around Whisby Nature Park nr Lincoln. The cafe was open so I called in for a bacon and and sausage sarnie
27/12/2011 - 22:50 | Read More

Photo365 - 359 - stuffed

Lazy day today after lovely Christmas dinner, so I decided to photograph the bottle of bubbly that we drank to celebrate over lunch.
25/12/2011 - 16:12 | Read More

Photo365 - 358 - Marbles

When I was a little boy I used to play with marbles a lot. As well as the usual games I invented my own. I used to roll them off the top of the stairs and watch them bounce down and see how far they would go.
24/12/2011 - 10:27 | Read More

Photo365 - 357 - Bauble

I just did the standard bauble in shot Christmas card pic for ePHOTOzine. I used a red cloth background to add extra colour and make the lights go brighter. Here's a version without. The background is the patio window.
23/12/2011 - 13:58 | Read More

Photo365 - 356 - Sunset Guitar

If you've followed my photo365 you will know I'm a fan of shallow focus, and bolting things on the front of a camera that weren't designed to be bolted on. My latest purchase is an 85mm f/1.8 Canon FD lens.
22/12/2011 - 15:30 | Read More