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...

till death us do part...


till death us do part..., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.

365:2011 - 23rd February 2011 - Day 53 of 365

This is Kate; she is my Wife and just like Mary Poppins she is practically perfect in every way...

I'm not sure I've ever really taken a "real" portrait before... Just another thing to get better at I guess...

Apologies for the lack of recent comments... Insomnia and work are getting the better of me... it nearly caused the end of the 365 yesterday...

Reminded me of:
♫ She Bangs The Drum by The Stone Roses ♫

For:
February's Alphabet Fun: 2011 Edition - W is for... - Wife!

he's more machine now than man...

365:2011 - 22nd February 2011 - Day 53 of 365

Another rubbish nights sleep followed by a bad day at work...

The background is not faked... that was just a dark(ish) room, the stars are dust...

Reminded me of:
♫ Cantina Band (cover) by Ash ♫

For:
February's Alphabet Fun: 2011 Edition - V is for... - Vader

The Rogue Players - Robots

nostrils bigger than his eyeballs...

365:2011 - 21st February 2011 - Day 52 of 365

Following a night of insomnia and a difficult day at work I struggled to find inspiration for today's shot... Luckily the camera went off in my hand as I thought about it perfectly capturing my "thinking face"...

Off out to see my bruv for his birthday tonight...

Accompanied by:
♫ If Looks Could Kill by Camera Obscura ♫

For:
February's Alphabet Fun: 2011 Edition - U is for... Ugly and unkempt...

The Daily Shoot - Self Portrait

this night is winning blue...

365:2011 - 20th February 2011 - Day 51 of 365

This weekend has flown past but it was a relaxing Sunday today. I went on a photo drive where I got lost, muddy and struggled to find anything I wanted to photograph...
In the end, I managed to salvage this from the images that I took... but it still took lots of processing to get something I was happy with...

This shot was taken in the day, but the processing has made it look a bit more nocturnal...

Title taken from:
♫ Night Majestic by Au Revoir Simone ♫

For:
February's Alphabet Fun: 2011 Edition - T is for... Trail...

The Sliders Sunday

Saturday, 19 February 2011

chocks away...


chocks away..., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.

365:2011 - 19th February 2011 - Day 50 of 365

A quiet day today, not much happened really... Unless, of course you count the trip I took to Staverton Airport, where I ran up and down the runway with my arms out, occasionally stopping to catch my breath and take some photos. It turns out that running around on runways is illegal... Who knew?!?

Anyhoo, once I'd escaped from the law and was safely hidden in my secret underground bunker, I still couldn't settle on a shot I liked...

Accompanied by:
♫ Tonight We Fly by The Divine Comedy ♫

For:
February's Alphabet Fun: 2011 Edition - S id for... - Staverton Airport

Our Daily Challenge - The New One - The End... of a runway...

P.S. Approximately 50% of the above statement is false...

whaddaya mean they're fake...

I'll have you know these are genuine "Roy-Bans"...

365:2011 - 18th February 2011 - Day 49 of 365

I bought these fake Ray-Bans at Glastonbury a few years ago... The dark lenses are excellent for opening your pupils as wide as they can go in order to let in the maximum amount of those harmful UV rays...

Happy Friday everyone... It seemed a long time coming...

Accompanied by:
♫ The Sun and the Rain by Madness ♫

For:
February's Alphabet Fun: 2011 Edition - R is for... - Ray-Bans (hazardously fake) and rain (also fake, but less hazardously so)...

The Daily Shoot - Yellow

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

librae, solidi, denarii...


librae, solidi, denarii..., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.

365:2011 - 16th February 2011 - Day 47 of 365

Hmmm... not the most inspiring of shots... but it was nice to get my entire yearly earnings all into one photo...

Inspired by:
♫ It's Yer Money After Baby by The Wonder Stuff ♫

For:
February's Alphabet Fun: 2011 Edition - P is for... - Pounds and Pence!

The Daily Shoot - High Key

ook...


ook..., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.

365:2011 - 15th February 2011 - Day 46 of 365

A very long day... Not much time for photos today...

This is an orangutan head thing I got at San Diego Zoo...

Reminded me of:
♫ I Want To Be Like You by Louis Prima ♫

For:
February's Alphabet Fun: 2011 Edition - O is for... - Orangutan!

Monday, 14 February 2011

i put my nuts on the line...

365:2011 - 14th February 2011 - Day 45 of 365

A whole day of training today in "Supervising for Success"... I can barely contain my excitement... no really... I can't...

At least I finished work early...

Anyhoo; today Macro Monday is asking for a visual representation of metaphors, so I chose "Putting one's nuts on the line" which, for those who do not know, is a metaphor for taking a risk...

Reminded me of:
♫ Pistachio by Lisa Hannigan ♫

For:
February's Alphabet Fun: 2011 Edition - N is for... - Nuts!

Macro Monday - Metaphors

Sunday, 13 February 2011

i watch you whilst you sleep...

365:2011 - 13th February 2011 - Day 44 of 365

A busy day today with lots of visiting going on...

I was just playing around with my flash, partially inspired by Tyla and Jim...

Reminded me of:
♫ Mad Dogs and Englishmen by Late of the Pier ♫

For:
February's Alphabet Fun: 2011 Edition - M is for... - Matt! (Or Me, or Mad, or Murderer)

The Sliders Sunday

henge...


henge..., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.

365:2011 - 12th February 2011 - Day 43 of 365

Today Katie and I took a drive with Smitha. a visiting Indian colleague of mine. We drove around Wiltshire and visited Stonehenge, Avebury and a couple of other places. We, and more importantly Smitha, had a great time. I took loads of photos, but chose this one to use as my 365... The clouds were epic today and many of my shots are just of the sky...

Reminded me of:
♫ These Stones Will Shout by The Raconteurs ♫

For:
February's Alphabet Fun: 2011 Edition - L is for... Large, ancient, standing stones... (Weak? Maybe...)

spot the spider...


spot the spider..., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.

365:2011 - 11th February 2011 - Day 42 of 365

It was a nice day for a lunch time photo trip, but I couldn't think of anything beginning with K for February's Alphabet Fun. Whilst trying to come up with something I took a look at the the local map and found a village, not too far away, called Kinsham... so I took a drive to see what I could find...

I didn't notice the tiny spider until I processed it...

Also someone seems to have kidnapped the Microsoft hill and locked it away...

Happy weekend People!

Reminded me of:
♫ I See Spiders When I Close My Eyes by The Boy Least Likely To ♫

For:
February's Alphabet Fun: 2011 Edition - K is for... - Kinsham (and knackered fence...)

Fence Friday

stick of joy...


stick of joy..., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.

365:2011 - 10th February 2011 - Day 41 of 365

My old joystick, much neglected. I think I bought it to play TIE Fighter in about 1994...

I was back at work today...
It was mental...
Tired now...
Back soon...

Reminded me of:
♫ Lose Control by Ash ♫

For:
February's Alphabet Fun: 2011 Edition - J is for... - Joystick!

The Daily Shoot - Unusual PoV - Because I've never looked at the joystick like this before...

Theme Of The Week - Monsters - Because it looks like a monster... sort of... if you squint...

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

i...


i..., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.

365:2011 - 9th February 2011 - Day 40 of 365

My cold fought back and won, so I've been at home today... I did a little work, but mostly I spent the day sleeping and feeling ill... bad times... Hence the very simple shot...

Accompanied by:
♫ Asleep by The Smiths ♫

For:
February's Alphabet Fun: 2011 Edition - I is for... - i (and ill...)

where are they going?..


where are they going?.., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.

365:2011 - 8th February 2011 - Day 39 of 365

A late post tonight. I have been to skittles. This was taken at lunch-time and just processed whilst slightly drunk... which is likely to be a silly mistake as I am still fighting a cold... by that I mean the drinking and not the processing...

As for skittles: We won and I got top score... whoop!

Accompanied by:
♫ Running Up That Hill by Kate Bush ♫

For:
February's Alphabet Fun: 2011 Edition - H is for... - Hill!

Monday, 7 February 2011

radioactive superhero juice...

365:2011 - 7th February 2011 - Day 38 of 365

Whilst carrying a vial of radioactive green goo home from my local nuclear waste dump, I tripped over a discarded loaf of wholemeal bread. As I fell the the vial flew from my hands, spinning end over end, eventually landing on the immaculately clean and white pavement a few yards ahead of me. For a few hopeful seconds it wobbled on its base, turning and teetering before finally losing its balance and spilling the precious, superpower giving contents all over the, previously mentioned, immaculately clean and white pavement...

I knew I should have put the lid on...

Other than that it was pretty good day...

Inspired by:
♫ Drink the Elixir by Salad ♫

For:
Our Daily Challenge - The New One - Out of Balance

February's Alphabet Fun: 2011 Edition - G is for... - Green Goo!

Sunday, 6 February 2011

ignition...


ignition..., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.

365:2011 - 5th February 2011 - Day 36 of 365

I had the shot I wanted in mind all day and thought it would be easy... It wasn't, at least not for me... I must have taken 200+ photos. It got to the point where I was fed up of taking pictures of the hob. However, this one sort of achieves what I was going for...

I hope everyone had a nice weekend...

Accompanied by:
♫ The Flame That Burns by Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan ♫

For:
February's Alphabet Fun: 2011 Edition - F is for... - Fire!

The Rogue Players - FIRE FIRE FIIIRE!!!!

The Sliders Sunday

Saturday, 5 February 2011

pachyderm idolatry...


pachyderm idolatry..., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.

365:2011 - 5th February 2011 - Day 36 of 365

Nothing special today, just a wooden elephant statue that is carved from driftwood... I think I bought it about 10 years ago in Sand Bay... I'm not that sure why I bought it... Probably just because it's weird...

Anyhoo... It's a manky day here today and I didn't fell like facing the wind and rain; so a photo of a hula skirt wearing, driftwood carved, dusty, old pachyderm it is...

Accompanied by:
♫ Elephant Elephant by Evelyn Evelyn ♫

For:
February's Alphabet Fun: 2011 Edition - E is for... - Elephant!

Cliché Saturday - Black and White

Friday, 4 February 2011

thinking of escape...


thinking of escape..., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.

365:2011 - 4th February 2011 - Day 35 of 365

Another muddy lunchtime walk... I'm not sure the cleaners at work are going to be very happy with the mess the mud from my shoes left under my desk this afternoon...

Not sure about the processing here... it's been a long day...

Happy Weekend!

Inspired by:
♫ D is for Dangerous by Arctic Monkeys ♫

For:
The Daily Shoot - Sense of Dimension

February's Alphabet Fun: 2011 Edition - D is for... - Danger!

Fence Friday

Thursday, 3 February 2011

with a sky blue sky...


with a sky blue sky..., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.

365:2011 - 3rd February 2011 - Day 34 of 365

I managed to get out at lunch-time today. It was very sunny and I drove for a fair few miles looking for the shot I wanted of the Malvern Hills.
I found a handy field that gave me roughly what I was after; a clear, unobstructed view without pylons, houses, masts, giant robots, lions, tigers or indeed bears getting in the way...

It's not very often I take infinite zoom, high f-stop landscapes and I was pretty amazed at how it showed up a large number of dust-spots on my sensor... nothing a bit of editing couldn't handle... but still...

Reminded me of:
♫ Sky Blue Sky by Wilco ♫

For:
Our Daily Challenge - The New One - Glimpse - A glimpse of the Malvern Hills...

The Daily Shoot - Low Horizon

February's Alphabet Fun: 2011 Edition - C is for... - Clouds!

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

"Mind is the battery cell. Intelligence is the switch..."

365:2011 - 2nd February 2011 - Day 33 of 365

The quote above is by Sathya Sai Baba, a man who proves that strong spiritual beliefs lead directly to awesome hair...

Struggling for time this week; hence the simplistic shots... Back soon.

Reminded me of:
♫ Electrolite by R.E.M ♫

For:
Our Daily Challenge - The New One - Quoted

February's Alphabet Fun: 2011 Edition - B is for... : bright blue battery...

a is for a wet orange pippin...

365:2011 - 1st February 2011 - Day 32 of 365

Sometimes my lack of imagination astounds me...

Reminded me of:
♫ Apples and Pairs by Slow Club ♫

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

Monday, 31 January 2011

evening light...


evening light..., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.

365:2011 - 31st January 2011 - Day 31 of 365

I'm still a bit ill. Not properly ill, just ill enough to whine about it incessantly... I left work early tonight and was happy to find that even at 5:00pm it was still just about light enough to get a photo... 365 always gets easier as the evening lighten up...

Reminded me of:
♫ Evening of the Day by Supergrass ♫

For:
The World Through My Eyes - Monochrome Monday

Sunday, 30 January 2011

ways to make it through the wall...

365:2011 - 30th January 2011 - Day 30 of 365

I made the mistake of going out last night, even though I knew I had a cold coming... It was fun, it was a late one and for some, it was a messy one; I wonder if Amy will remember her birthday bash? But a hangover on top of a sore throat means that I feel a bit ropey today...

However, I did manage to drag myself from my death-pit and go for a drive for a couple of shots...

Reminded me of:
♫ Ways To Make It Through The Wall by Los Campesinos ♫ <-- They are playing in Gloucester on Tuesday... w00t!

For:
The Sliders Sunday

where to start?..


where to start?.., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.

365:2011 - 29th January 2011 - Day 29 of 365

Today I bought an axe... Let the good times roll...

Accompanied by:
♫ Heads Will Roll by Yeah Yeah Yeahs ♫

Inspired by:
Wolf Choir

For:
Flickr Group Roulette - Wolfy Genius

Friday, 28 January 2011

attention! low voltage...


attention! low voltage..., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.

365:2011 - 28th January 2011 - Day 28 of 365

Post and run... Skittles tonight... More (drunken) ramblings later...

So I went to skittles and lose we did... but it is OK because we had fun... and that is what it is all about...

Anyhoo...

This was taken up Bredon Hill not far from where Wendesday's was taken. I liked the sign and felt I should come back for it...

I didn't touch it, because I'm a wuss like that, but just behind me where I took this I saw a sheep walk between the wires... so I'm not sure anyone switched it on...

A bit drunk now, so going to randomly comment on some poor unsuspecting Flickrites...

Happy Weekend and and HFF!

Accompanied by:
♫ Danger! High Voltage by Electric Six ♫

For:
Fence Friday

Thursday, 27 January 2011

ruins: medieval and modern...

365:2011 - 27th January 2011 - Day 27 of 365

Following a visit to the chiropractor this morning I was able to get a few shot of Gloucester City. These shots represent the ruins of Gloucester.

The "modern" ruin in the background of these shots is the empty shell of Gloucestershire College of Arts and Technology, where I began my education in engineering... It has been closed for a number of years...

The medieval ruin in the foreground of these shots is all that remains of Greyfriars, a Franciscan monastery. I don't think they taught mechanical engineering, but it has been closed for a number of years... about 473 years...

Accompanied by:
♫ History by The Verve ♫

For:
The Rogue Players - Let's Get Dippy....

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

power to the people...


power to the people..., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.

365:2011 - 26th January 2011 - Day 26 of 365

Managed to briefly get out at lunch time. Went up a hill, took some photos before it started raining. I also found a good contender for a future fence Friday too... W00t!

Not commenting much at the mo'. Hope to catch up with Flickr soon. Very busy.

In other news: A website blogged about my 365: Shutter Salt... Yay!

Accompanied by:
♫ Power Doesn't Run On Nothing by The Thermals ♫

For:
Our Daily Challenge - Lines

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

connection to what?


connection to what?, originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.

365:2011 - 25th January 2011 - Day 25 of 365

Just a quick one today. 'Twas a long day at work...

This is hanging out of a wall at home... I'm pretty sure it's redundant, but am I sure enough to chop it out?..

Accompanied by:
♫ Connection by Elastica ♫

For:
The Rogue Players - Pick a word, any word...

Our Daily Challenge - Side by Side

Monday, 24 January 2011

where did the time go...


where did the time go..., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.
365:2011 - 24th January 2011 - Day 24 of 365

This was my watch.

For many years he accompanied through life, lightly hugging my left wrist, supporting me through whatever my late teens, twenties and early thirties could throw at me.

During my exams at school he sat on my desk cheering me on. Through college and university he sometimes woke me for lectures and always warned me when the pubs were opening. He was there when I met my wife, when I started my job and when I got married...

Then, during our holiday last year; we were enjoying the sights of New York together, when suddenly he flickered and died. He was such a good friend he had never even told me he was ill...

That was six months ago and not a day has past since when I have not glanced at my wrist, expecting to see him smiling back at me, his face lit up with digital chronography...

Ever since he passed away his empty shell has lain in state on my bed-side table. People tell me I should replace the battery, but that would be like trying to replace a soul. Someday, when the mourning is over, I may decide to get another watch; but not yet... the pain of loss is still too real...

Somehow, strangely inspired by:
♫ Astronaut by Amanda Palmer ♫

For:
The Rogue Players - Watch Me...

And:
Macro Mondays

Sunday, 23 January 2011

escape to the country...


escape to the country..., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.
365:2011 - 23nd January 2011 - Day 23 of 365

Had a nice Sunday lunch out with my family today. Afterwards I went for a drive. Due to the cloud cover it was getting dark very early, but I managed to get some shots before I lost the light entirely...

Accompanied by, the awesome:
♫ Let's Get Out Of This Country by Camera Obscura ♫

how much effort could it possibly take...

365:2011 - 22nd January 2011 - Day 22 of 365

Kate and I went into Gloucester City Centre and Docks today. Whilst there we bought a door (exciting!) and I took lots of photos I didn't like... pfft...
Gloucester was a nasty as ever... I know you should love the place you were born, raised and reside in, and in some ways I do, but I truly think that the not-so-fair City of Gloucester could be twinned with Mos Eisley... The new signs could read:

Welcome to Gloucester - A Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy

(Kate tells me that I actually love Gloucester... and should stop moaning about it just because I'm in a miserable mood... ;)

Accompanied by:
♫ To Save Me by M Ward ♫

Friday, 21 January 2011

lunchtime apocalypse...


lunchtime apocalypse..., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.

365:2011 - 21st January 2011 - Day 21 of 365

Today I went for a photo-hunting drive at lunchtime, found a picturesque hill with sheep, frost, trees, clouds and other things then rattled off a few shots. I could hear some Chinook helicopters in the distance, recognised by their distinctive sound (Yes, I am that sad...). I looked around but decided they must of past on the other side of the hill... Suddenly, they appeared in my viewfinder... Yay! There were actually three of them, but one flew behind me...

Happy Weekend People!

Accompanied by:
♫ Helicopter by Bloc Party ♫

Thursday, 20 January 2011

the child with the man in his eyes...

365:2011 - 20th January 2011 - Day 20 of 365

This is Zac. He is a mentalist... just like his Dad...

Post and run tonight. It's Kate's Birthday!

Title inspired by:
♫ The Man With The Child In His Eyes by Kate Bush ♫

For:
Our Daily Challenge - The New One - Begins With I (Infant)

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

the smell of leaf mould and the sweetness of decay...

365:2011 - 19th January 2011 - Day 19 of 365

I managed to have a quick walk around a local orchard at lunch time. Lots of mud, not very attractive, so I post processed it... I post processed it a lot... Perhaps too much...

Accompanied by:
♫ The Trees by Pulp ♫

For:
The Daily Shoot - Path, road, or trail

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

that's no moon...


that's no moon..., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.

365:2011 - 18th January 2011 - Day 18 of 365

I took a few photos of the moon... this one came out the best... I have to say that I'm very, very impressed with my new uber-zoom lens...

Accompanied by:
♫ Man On The Moon by R.E.M ♫

For:
The Rogue Players - Let's Moon Each Other

Psst... It's not really the moon... it's a moon shaped stress-ball placed on a t-shirt with stars on it...

Monday, 17 January 2011

hot, english & topless...


hot, english & topless..., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.
365:2011 - 17th January 2011 - Day 17 of 365

A full day of training today and one of the other people being trained kept calling everything "mustard"...

mus·tard
n.
As in good, not as food. Naming or calling something 'mustard' means it is good.


I'm not sure I've ever heard it used like this before... but maybe I just forgot... Anyhoo, I think it must have been playing on my mind as I thought about potential photos...

Accompanied by:
♫ Hot Soft Light by The Hold Steady ♫

For:
Our Daily Challenge - The New One - Topless Without People

Sunday, 16 January 2011

bleak trees...


bleak trees..., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.

365:2011 - 16th January 2011 - Day 16 of 365

A restful, rainy, windy Sunday. I've not really done a lot today but that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it... We intended to go for a walk, but the wind and the rain soon put an end to that idea... Instead, we had a very brief drive, just so I could get a couple of shots for 365...

Accompanied by (one of my all-time faves):
♫ Fake Plastic Trees by Radiohead ♫

For:
Flickr Group Roulette - Slider Sunday

Our Daily Challenge - The New One - Afternoon

Saturday, 15 January 2011

tribute³...


tribute³..., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.

365:2011 - 15th January 2011 - Day 15 of 365

A few weeks ago; top Flickr buddy and fellow 365er, ~cynthiak~, completed her 365. Today's photo is a tribute to her tribute to A Portrait of a Man by Jan Van Eyck. That is a lot of tributes... but I hope you kept up...

It's my first SP of this 365... it took ages and my turban wrapping skills clearly need some work...

Reminded me of (because the "turban" is Kate's skirt...):
♫ Pencil Skirt by Pulp ♫

For:
The Rogue Players - It's A Cyn

Friday, 14 January 2011

fenced in...


fenced in..., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.

365:2011 - 14th January 2011 - Day 14 of 365

I went for a walk in the rain today, just to try and get a photo in daylight. I wandered around the (flooded) river-banks of Tewkesbury, got muddy, got damp and got windswept... and then got some funny looks back at the office, when I eventually returned...

That is Tewkesbury Abbey in the background.

Happy Friday People!

It just had to be:
♫ Fences by Phoenix ♫

For:
Fence Friday

Thursday, 13 January 2011

repeat...


repeat..., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.

365:2011 - 13th January 2011 - Day 13 of 365

Unfortunately today is another picture of the kindle, that's two in nine days... is this obsession? Or maybe just a sign of critically low inspiration levels? Either way, I look forward to having some free time in daylight... something that is in short supply during the weeks of winter.

That said; I am not unhappy with this, I suppose it is a little different to the last shot and I like the textures.

One photo a day... easy. as. pie. (or not...)

Ironically accompanied by:
♫ Once and Never Again by The Long Blondes ♫

For:
The Daily Shoot - Tag

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formula one...


formula one..., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.

365:2011 - 12th January 2011 - Day 12 of 365

Just a quick one tonight. Skittles started again (woot)... and we won (woot)... but busyness has meant little time for commenting (sorry)...

Anyhoo... along with Jim, Eva and Tyla I have decided to try and stretch my photography skills (or lack thereof) by joining Lighting Essentials - Project 52:

For Assignment One I need a mission statement... So here it is (drunkenly composed post skittles...):

"Photography provides me with a creative outlet from not-so-creative-anymore career. It makes me happy, it keeps me vaguely sane and I want to get better at it...."

Accompanied by:
♫ The Chain by Fleetwood Mac ♫

For:
The Daily Shoot - Shiny

Our Daily Challenge - The New One - Focal Point

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