It’s been a cold and very foggy day today in Dunmow…at least where I live. If you walked up to the High Street you got above the fog and it was a clear blue sky…still very cold though.
This is no reflection on what actually happened on Christmas Day – we had a lovely day (and a very pleasant morning walk in Rowney Woods, which we had all to ourselves)…but it was an amusing title.
Today’s shot is a straight forward black and white of telephone cables in the fog…obviously I’ve fiddled with it to make it this very high key image.
We’re heading into the time of year when it is difficult to get out when it’s light…although I was out at sunrise this morning…but it was flat grey so nothing worth shooting, except a very nice large Grey Stork…but I had the wrong lens on my camera (a very common complaint!). So you get a shot of part of the headstock of my bass guitar, which I liked becasue it reminded me of the lines and curves theme I had a few weeks ago…and these lines and curves were sat about 6 feet behind me all the time!
It’s almost 2 months and this is the first shot of one of our cats in the 365…which is good. It’s also, I believe, the first time I have converted one of Elijah to black and white…just to see how it looked…and he does have magnificent whiskers!
I came back from America with this free gift…and that’s all I have for your today…but at least I have now caught up with posting my 365 images…so that’s good!
Walking around Doctors Pond in Great Dunmow I noticed some pretty flowers in bloom in some of the gardens that adjoin the pond. This is a black and white version of the shot – if you are interested I have included the original colour version of the photograph…which I liked, but fancied playing around in Photoshop with it and came up with the main image.
You will have noticed that, since the end of my last 365 project (a photo a day for a year) some 21 months ago, the amount of updates on this blog has fallen dramatically. This coincides with a severe drop off in the amount of photography I have been doing becasue I haven’t had the push of getting out there every day…so I have started a new 365 project today.
A last minute decision to troop into London on Saturday wasn’t quite as successful as I’d hoped due to a heavy fog that took forever to lift…and then still lingered as quite a heavy haze.
The longest day, or as photographers like to think, the shortest night, was on or around the 20th and 21st of June this year. There’s quite a gathering of photographers to be found roaming the streets of London on this night doing the sunset to sunrise over nighter and I joined the throngs this year.