Spot the difference
Go on then, spot the difference.
Yes, that’s right! The second image has been taken with a different camera from a different position in the room. Oh, and if you look closely enough, you can just about make out that someone has stolen the 1m x 3m print of the Clifton Suspension Bridge off the wall.
Not only was this print my first large scale work to be hung in a public space (yay!) – It’s also my first work which has been valued highly enough by someone, that they wanted to pinch it! (Super double bonus YAY!)
Everyone around here seems to think I should be upset about the theft, but my ego disagrees.
Still, We’ve asked security to check through the weekends camera footage to see if they can spot someone leaving the building with a honking great picture of a bridge, but given that they’re more geared up for spotting people who park in the wrong parking bay – I’m not holding my breath. I’m also keeping half an eye on ebay, just for a giggle.
Extract from the incident report, as filed by security – “No CCTV Footage” – despite them having to carry it past a minimum of 3 cameras to get it out of the building. I suspect it really means “we didn’t look very hard”
I’ve got a nephew! He hasn’t got a name yet, but he was born today at about 1:30pm. Congratulations Mary and Mark!
A couple more photos of him in this album here.
Update: Meet Nathan Alexander Watson!
I’ve been playing again. I think I need more practice at water drop photography though, this was the best shot I got. Mostly, they were under lit (I might turn my flashes up a smidge)
I’ll probably return to this later in the month. I’d especially like to drop red ink into milk.
Editing – Part I
Stu’s Tuesday Challenge this week, is simply to “post your best photo ever” – which sounds easier than it is. I take a lot of photos, and to narrow it down a bit, I’ve taken the easy way out and thumbed through the thousand or so that are already online (I’ll leave the negative archive folders alone for now!)
I think I’ve got it down to 6, although I’ll go back through them later in the week and see if there are any I missed.
I’m finding this really hard though. Photos I know people have cooed over in the past (Including those which are hanging as prints in various peoples homes and workplaces) now leave me cold, Images I thought were memorable just look a bit “meh” – I’m my own worst critic though!
I will return to this, I will weed out some more interesting images, I *will* pick the best I can find.
I’m really quite pleased with how some of these images from last weekend worked out, I don’t get to take photos of people much (I really must sort out some models at some point) and I certainly don’t get to play with lighting in this way. This is the first time I’ve tried to balance strong sunlight with portable flashes – I can see myself doing more of this!
This one was another of my favourites:
Note for next time though, early afternoon makes this sort of shot more difficult than it could be – if the sun had been lower in the sky, Mary wouldn’t have had to stand on a garden bench!