That’s all I have

I take part in an occasional photography competition on Flickr called theΒ f64 challenge. It’s just a bit of fun and I normally get knocked out pretty early…but there has been a change in the rules meaning that your have to photograph to a theme…and I’m in the 3rd round…so I had a bit of fun with the theme of “mealtime”

More product photography for The Crimson Rabbit – 7 Tilda style dolls all out having tea…or at least they would be if someone would just pour it πŸ˜‰

If you want to buy one you can do so here – CrimsonRabbitBurrow and if you want to win one keep an eye out on The Crimson Rabbit’s facebook page over the next day or two.

Faffing around with the flash again tonight, I got the lighting just right on the pouring tea…now to fix the rest of it πŸ˜‰

Debbie baked a cake yesterday – a very nice Madeira cake…we had a slice this afternoon with a nice cup of tea πŸ˜‰

It is often the way that the simple shots are the hardest to take. Indeed I had to faff about with this a fair amount in photoshop to get it someway close to where I wanted it. Of course, as usually happens, I had to rush the shooting of this as it went straight into the frying pan when I had finished with it and became part of my tea!

For those of you not familiar with the whole concept of a 365 project, the idea is that, come rain or shine, I will take and publish at least 1 new photograph per day for a year. You will notice that this is post 001 of 366 – 366, because this year is a leap year so it’s extra special (honest).

The images will be posted here, on my Google+ account and on my Flickr account – you’ll get more here because I will (where appropriate and where taken) include images that didn’t make it to be the pick of the day

So – I wanted a good start and set off this afternoon to capture some of the glories of Essex, as I stepped out of the door the heavens opened…No matter I thought, I’ll go and visit one of the local Churches – I’m sure to find something of interest there. So a visit to Great Canfield Church followed. I dashed out of the car to the entrance of the Church only to find it all locked up…Not to worry, I’ll have a drive round in the pouring rain and see what I find.

I drive through Hatfield Broad Oak most weeks but have never visited the Church so I made my way there – the door was open and in I went. It was dark, very dark. I took some brackets (multiple pictures of the same thing but at different exposures) for HDR purposes and came home, rather wet and not at all sure I’d got anything worth keeping.

So, in true British style, I fell back on a nice cup of tea and a piece of cake. The cake, a Whiskey Dundee Cake was made by my mother for Christmas and is delicious. She told me she had to make it some weeks before Christmas and was worried about it drying out so had added extra whiskey. It hasn’t dried out but it’s not recommended to drive for a few hours after eating a slice πŸ˜‰