Wednesday, 2 March 2011

i heard you on the wireless back in '52...

365:2011 - 2nd March 2011 - Day 61 of 365

Still abstract...

Accompanied by the very awesome:
♫ Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles ♫

For:
The Rogue Players - Bokeh You!

Our Daily Challenge - The New One - Macro/Close-up

radiation abstraction...


radiation abstraction..., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.

365:2011 - 1st March 2011 - Day 60 of 365

Please press the "L" key and view in light-box

Went a bit abstract today... not really sure where I was going but I liked the result... I have also done an ALTERNATIVE...

They both reminded me of some sort of futuristic space station... but then everything does...

Accompanied by:
♫ Stuck Between Stations by The Hold Steady ♫

For:
The Daily Shoot - Repeating Pattern

Our Daily Challenge - The New One - Starts With A - Abstract...

butter me up baby...


butter me up baby..., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.

365:2011 - 28th February 2011 - Day 59 of 365

Today was a good day...

Post and run... I'm playing skittles tonight...

Inspired by:
♫ Broken Breads by The New Pornographers ♫

For:
The Daily Shoot - Inspired by a sound - The sound was the song above that came on my iPod at random...

Our Daily Challenge - The New One - Companions - Bread and Butter...

Sunday, 27 February 2011

underneath the bridge...


underneath the bridge..., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.

365:2011 - 27th February 2011 - Day 58 of 365

Yesterday I said that if you squinted at the photo you could see one of the Severn Bridges... Well, your day of squinting is over my friend, because today, on the motorway whilst travelling back from Bristol (where we picked up a table Kate had bought on Ebay), I missed my junction. My "correction route" took us very close to Severn Beach and the end of the old Severn Bridge, so we stopped for a quick walk and I took a couple of shots. The opposite end of this bridge is Wales... but we hadn't had our inoculations, so we didn't cross...

Reminded me of:
♫ Something in the Way by Nirvana ♫

For:
The Daily Shoot - Glowing - The bridge was glowing in the sunshine...

The Sliders Sunday

zen like...


zen like..., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.

365:2011 - 26th February 2011 - Day 56 of 365

This afternoon, whilst Kate was at the gym, I went for a drive and walk to try and get some much needed inspiration for a photograph... As it is the final day of my February Alphabet Fun challenge, I needed something related to the letter Z...
It was a muddy walk but as I stood there, on top of Haresfield Beacon, with the sun going down over the River Severn in the distance, I felt incredibly peaceful, "Almost Zen-like" I thought to myself... and there I had it... "Zen".
With that, I rattled off a few shots and legged it back to the car before I was stranded on a hillside in the dark...

This place also reminded me of the early part of Nineteen Eighty-Four when Winston and Julia meet up in the countryside; a rare oasis of peace in the World and in stark contrast with where they live (in George Orwell's vision of a dystopian London). In the novel, this trip to the countryside represents a happy time before everything goes very wrong, when Winston and Julia are forced to betray each other in Room 101 and conform to society's strict rules...

If you squint, you can see the Severn Bridge...


Accompanied by:
♫ Peace in the Valley by Alabama 3 ♫

For:
February's Alphabet Fun: 2011 Edition - Z is for... - Zen...

And:
The Rogue Players - Inspirational Reading

And (by complete accident):
Flickr Group Roulette - Saturday Sky

And, because pictures of the sky are so very clichéd:
Cliché Saturday

My, what a group whore...

the other kind of yolk...


the other kind of yolk..., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.

365:2011 - 25th February 2011 - Day 55 of 365

yolk - noun - A greasy substance found in unprocessed sheep's wool.

I've very glad it's Friday. It's been another long week...

I struggled for a Y for FAF... but hit upon an idea I liked and went out at lunchtime to find some sheep!

Happy Weekend!

Accompanied by:
♫ Dyed in the Wool by The Young Knives ♫

For:
February's Alphabet Fun: 2011 Edition - Y is for... - Yolk... not that one... the other one...

Our Daily Challenge - The New One - Soft - Wool is soft...

The Daily Shoot - Horizontal Line

Fence Friday

excessively warm, angry bap...

365:2011 - 24th February 2011 - Day 54 of 365

Big rush for this one. Took this in the morning before work because I went to Birmingham to see Mogwai play after work... They were amazing and the loudest band I have seen in a long time, 23 hours later, my ears are still ringing...
This is a Hot Cross Bun. In the UK (and elsewhere?) we eat them around Easter time... but I like the fact it has a big fat X on the top, perfect for FAF...

Accompanied by:
♫ Rano Pano by Mogwai ♫

For:
February's Alphabet Fun: 2011 Edition - X is for... - The big X on the top of this bun...

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