Just walking along Abersoch beach I came across this very strange looking light, which I had never seen or photographed before. Obviously I grabbed a quick snap shot before it vanished into thin air. I am not sure what created this or how but as soon as I saw it I knew I would try to record it. After capturing the above photograph I approached the weird light, but it disappeared. If anyone reading this knows what this is or has ever seen anything like this before please get in touch in the comments below…
There is a small fun fair with two or three rides as part of Manchester’s Christmas Markets in Piccadilly Gardens. Not as interesting as the ice rink, but still worth a look. This was taken just before dusk, but with the right setting I was able to shoot through the flying customers and focus on the Debenhams Store and Arndale Tower buildings in the background. Putting the camera on burst mode I fired of a dozen or more frames and then selected the one I liked best, based on where the flying people were. The two with their arms out stretched made the above image a winner for me!
This is another rather abstract image to illustrate the word “bokeh”. Bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blurry out-of-focus areas of an image, or in this case the whole picture shows bokeh. Different aperture shapes produce differently shaped circles. The word comes from the Japanese word “boke-aji”, which means the blur quality. Tomorrow’s post will show a sharp version of this image, but before I publish it, does anyone have any idea what this could be?
Fortunately this is not my screen, but it belongs to a friend at university who has the same laptop as mine. The story goes he had been coding websites late into the night and was so tired that when he finally decided enough was enough and it was time to go to bed. He simply closed the lid of his notebook. Sadly, he didn’t realise he had left a pen on top of the keyboard and closed it with such force that this is how his screen now looks.