Bought a Shiny Black Tile to play with while I was at the hardware store buying paint.

Bought a Shiny Black Tile to play with while I was at the hardware store buying paint.

A casualty of today’s gardening, if you call grabbing a pair of shears and hacking down anything over six inches tall “gardening”.
More practice with off-camera flash.

A casualty of today’s gardening, if you call grabbing a pair of shears and hacking down anything over six inches tall “gardening”.

More practice with off-camera flash.

"No pictures! OK, just one."
I invested in an off-camera flash kit and I took a bunch of photos trying to figure out how to use it. Turns out it’s hard :(
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"No pictures! OK, just one."
I invested in an off-camera flash kit and I took a bunch of photos trying to figure out how to use it. Turns out it’s hard :(
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"No pictures! OK, just one."

I invested in an off-camera flash kit and I took a bunch of photos trying to figure out how to use it. Turns out it’s hard :(

Had to stop at a random village pharmacy to soothe our various ailments so I took this in the car park. Composition isn’t ideal but any lower and I would’ve had the dashboard in the frame.

Had to stop at a random village pharmacy to soothe our various ailments so I took this in the car park. Composition isn’t ideal but any lower and I would’ve had the dashboard in the frame.

Shot from the passenger seat of my mother’s car on a very dull drive. There were some fantastic cloud formations, though.

Shot from the passenger seat of my mother’s car on a very dull drive. There were some fantastic cloud formations, though.

Shot from the passenger seat of my mother’s car on a very dull drive. There were some fantastic cloud formations, though.

Shot from the passenger seat of my mother’s car on a very dull drive. There were some fantastic cloud formations, though.

And this was the shot I walked through all the rapeseed plants to get. It was a real pain to get the tree in focus due to the D60’s relative lack of AF points, so I had to eyeball it.
Still tempted to fire up photoshop and edit out that contrail but I haven’t decided yet. What do you think?

And this was the shot I walked through all the rapeseed plants to get. It was a real pain to get the tree in focus due to the D60’s relative lack of AF points, so I had to eyeball it.

Still tempted to fire up photoshop and edit out that contrail but I haven’t decided yet. What do you think?

Pineappleweed. Whenever I see this stuff I can’t help running my fingers through it. Feels good man.

Pineappleweed. Whenever I see this stuff I can’t help running my fingers through it. Feels good man.

I see this stuff called rapeseed oil and oilseed rape. One of them mysteries.

I see this stuff called rapeseed oil and oilseed rape. One of them mysteries.

When I was a kid a couple of friends and I used to mess around exploring the fields. Getting lost in them, hiding in them, getting tangled up in them. Thank goodness none of us had hayfever.
Anyway, I wound up having to wade through a field of this stuff to get the photo I wanted to take and it was very nostalgic. This isn’t a very good picture by any objective standard but I like what it reminds me of so I’m uploading it anyway.
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I had to use my old D60 for these photos because my D7000’s battery was completely flat for some reason. I got some OK results but man I missed the good camera.

When I was a kid a couple of friends and I used to mess around exploring the fields. Getting lost in them, hiding in them, getting tangled up in them. Thank goodness none of us had hayfever.

Anyway, I wound up having to wade through a field of this stuff to get the photo I wanted to take and it was very nostalgic. This isn’t a very good picture by any objective standard but I like what it reminds me of so I’m uploading it anyway.

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I had to use my old D60 for these photos because my D7000’s battery was completely flat for some reason. I got some OK results but man I missed the good camera.

Protips for Dumbasses #16

When checking your equipment before leaving the house, make sure you check that the camera turns on first.

I guess the battery didn’t charge or I forgot to turn off my camera last time I used it, because it was completely dead when I got out. Luckily for me, I keep my D60 in the car just in case so it was back to the original gear for me. I think I managed some OK photos.

Another installment in my occasional series “I should probably clean that”.

Another installment in my occasional series “I should probably clean that”.

Sunrise over farmland, Kirkby in Ashfield.
I wanted some nice sunrise photos but I didn’t recce the location in advance and it was waaaaaay less suitable than I thought it was. This was one of the few I was happy with.

Sunrise over farmland, Kirkby in Ashfield.

I wanted some nice sunrise photos but I didn’t recce the location in advance and it was waaaaaay less suitable than I thought it was. This was one of the few I was happy with.