I’ve been eyeing up the blossom on the trees around Kendal recently.
I had a bit of free time this evening and went walkabout around Kendal.
I really liked the elderly lady walking under the blossom trees, her coat was the same colour as the blossom! In my mind her name is Blossom!
I’ve been experiencing a lot of problems with my broadband recently which is interrupting the publishing of images.
I am keeping up with the new Project365 and have been posting on Blipfoto here http://www.blipfoto.com/RichardBerry
Now that I’m dealing with someone here in the UK, things seem to be getting sorted with my internet connection.
I just lost the plot with EEs call centre in India, they are nice enough, but they just go through a check list.
I swear if someone asks me to restart my router one more time they’re going to end up wearing it as a hat, permanently!
One customer support representative suggested that there was no problem with the network, but rather my iMac, two iPhones, MacBook Air, iPad, Apple TV and Windows laptop all had developed problems and I should fix them!!!
I pulled up onto the dark marsh and killed the engine of the car and was met with silence.
I don’t get spooked easily, but after only 5 minutes or so at Humphrey Head I started to feel uneasy.
When I decided to call it a day I didn’t take my wellies off and slip my sneakers back on, but rather opted for a clumsy entry into the car followed quickly by the doors being locked!
The parking area down there is strewn with old bottles, wrappers and litter of all kinds. I just wasn’t sure who might turn up in their car and for what purpose…
I did manage to get an interesting image out of it, even if it’s not what I set out to make.
(Click the image for a larger version)
Finally I have begun a new Project365, but where should I share it? Flickr, Blipfoto, 500px, Google+, Twitter, Facebook,here on my blog or all of them?!
So many choices and so many ways to be seen. Do I have the time for all those platforms? Perhaps…
Anyhow, I’m committed to this now so let’s see where it takes me.
Click the image for a larger view!
I’m really starting to get to grips with the Fuji X-Pro1 and today I was out and about with the 14mm F2.8 which I have on loan from Matthew Maddock (huge thanks for that!)
I was going to hold out for the 10-24mm that Fuji have announced for November, but there’s a good chance it could come later than that so I decided to sell my brand new 18mm F2.4 lens and put the money into the 14mm, I’ll get a good 6 months use out of it at least.
I’ll be stepping into an X100s with the fixed 23mm lens which will fill the gap left by the absence of the 18mm.
Here’s little slideshow gallery from this morning, including a special cameo appearance by yours truly!
It feels like so long since I actually got out to take landscape photographs, what with design work coming in, finishing off university for the year and the kids on top of all that!
I managed a sneaky stop at Ullswater on my way home from Penrith today and hand held this shot, taking three landscape images and stitching them in Photoshop.
Taken with my new Fuji X-Pro1 and an 18mm f / 2 (1/250 sec at f / 8.0 ISO 200)
I haven’t been slack with my 365 on the side of getting out and doing things, I just haven’t been sitting at the computer!!!
One, two miss a few…
The weather has been so miserable of late and I’ve been doing some (paid) work that isn’t mine to share so the 365 suffered a bit.
Very foggy all day long which was kind of interesting.
Today’s image is a part of my current university project with the theme being ‘adventure’, with adventure to be interpreted by the individual.
I’m working on a little series of urban adventurers with the hope of hooking up with a few other folks over the coming month.
If you are a skater, BMXer or do any other exciting activity in an urban setting around Cumbria, feel free to get in touch and we can arrange to do some pictures.
This one was inspired by the print on this Moon t-shirt.
These are for sale from the Kendal Climbing Wall shop and online here.
This is a test of a little idea I had, I was wondering if I could make a panorama of an entire street.
This is only 4 images and the camera was handheld, but I’m reasonably happy with how it turned out although there are several errors.
I think if I use the tripod and align the bottom of each building at the same point in the frame I could get the whole of Highgate (Kendal) in a single panorama.
The only issue that I can see is that Highgate goes up a hill and down again.
This is one for 8am on a Sunday morning.