H2O (water) on Steamed up Window

H2O (water) on Steamed up Window

Firstly and most importantly, happy mother’s day to my mum and to all the mother’s reading this. Secondly, I am hoping to enter a couple of images later this week into a photographic competition entitled “H2O”. After browsing through Flickr for inspiration I found this photograph of the word condensation, it was written in the condensation on a window. It give me the “idea” to try my own condensation photograph using the H2O symbol instead. Before you comment saying that I did it wrong, I know and it doesn’t matter to me that the 2 should have been lower. I took this photograph by using a kettle which I boiled up about a dozen times next the a window. I had the camera on a tripod and wrote the H2O with my finger on the window. It had been raining but at the time I took this photograph I think it was starting to snow outside. I am just unsure if it is good enough to enter. Please comment if you think it is good enough for a competition or not? Can you read the H2O clearly enough?

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine's Day

I hope you all have a fun Valentine’s Day. This photograph was taken back in October 2006. I was playing with a “painting with light” technique. Basically in a dark room, camera on a tripod¬†and have the camera set with a long (maybe 30 second) shutter speed or exposure. With a touch you point it at the camera and draw. This was taken in my kitchen and I used a Maglite touch, as they can been focused to give a small, strong light source. Hope you all like it, to be honest it was a bit of an experiment but it was very fun. Once again, Happy Valentine’s Day everybody

Magic Bus Seat Shadow

Magic Bus Seat Shadow

Today I didn’t want to take the SLR camera out so I pocketed my compact on the way out to the gym. Whilst on the Magic Bus travelling from the centre of Manchester out to Didsbury I turned around to see this interesting shadow cast onto the seat. As the bus turned corners the shadow (which was cast from the “Magic Bus” lettering on the glass wind-screen on the front of the bus) moved along the seat. Some of the time it said “magic” and occasionally it said “bus”. I was originally going to show you the picture of the seat with the “magic” shadow because I thought that it was magic that I had actually spotted it in the first place but in the end I scrapped that idea and went for the simple “bus” shadow instead.