September 14th, 2012

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Attempt at tilt shift

Attempt at tilt shift by Helen in Wales
Attempt at tilt shift, a photo by Helen in Wales on Flickr.

36/52 for the group 52 of 2012

This week's theme was: Tilt shift

To really get the minature effect, tilt shift needs to be done with a subject that could be a model. Railways, railway stations and modern architecture work particularly well because you often see models of those things. Unfortunately, I don't have those sorts of subjects readily available and though there's a vantage point above Barmouth that would work well, I didn't get chance to get there this week. However, this shot gave me the chance to try the technique and if I can find a better subject, the effect should be more, well, effective. :)

(PS This was actually from last week, but for some reason Flickr and LJ weren't talking to one another when I posted, so it didn't get blogged.)



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Red warning sign

Red warning sign by Helen in Wales
Red warning sign, a photo by Helen in Wales on Flickr.

36/52 for the group T189ers weekly alphabet challenge

This week's theme was: R is for Red

I thought of doing a pillar box, but I've done pillar boxes before, but for weeks there's been a construction site on the lane where I walk the dog. (They're laying a gas pipeline across the fields and at this point it has to cross the road.)

As it was a glorious day yesterday, I took the chance to snap this once I had returned Brith to his owners.

(PS This photo was taken last week, but Flickr and LJ had had some kind of falling out and weren't talking to one another, so it didn't get blogged.)

Brith

Moment of enchantment -- Day 14

Today's moment of enchantment is brought to you in the form of a haiku...


Surprise

From the clipped beech hedge
a kamikaze squirrel
bursts into the air



I was walking Brith at the time and though the unexpected eruption of a squirrel from the hedge was momentarily startling for both of us, Brith then ignored it and we continued our walk as it landed and scampered off down the road. :)

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