33/365 Winter

Technical notes:

Nikon D90. 3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR DX @ 62mm.  1/100 @ f/4.8 ISO 800

In case anyone in the UK hadn’t noticed, it snowed today.   Hey, it even reached the pages of the New York Times, so it must’ve been news!  I went for two photowalks through the park and round the Abbey.  Firstly just after dawn when it was stopping snowing and I thought the trains might recover, secondly at lunchtime with Sarah.  This shot was from the early shoot.  It was a toss-up between that one and this one for today’s pick:


A small handful of others – please do click through and have a look!

By the river Feeeeeed me In the snow! The next collection...
Waxhouse Gate Abbey & Gate House Sign of the (wintry) times Abbey
Early light Door Snow! Aaah! Winter

32/365 Self-portrait

To start the second month of my Project365, a self-portrait.  Camera held at arm’s length, lens facing towards me.   Next time I’ll try with a tripod…

Technical notes:

Nikon D90.  Nikkor 18-200mm 3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR DX @ 18mm. 1/30 @ f/3.5 ISO 800.

At the Watercress Wildlife Association reserve in St Albans.  This was the first time I’d taken my tripod and just sat quietly in the hide and waited for a shot or two!

31/365 Feeding time

You can see at least seven goldfinches.  And there were two more round the other side where you can just see a wingtip poking out.  Took about twenty minutes of waiting to get so many at once.

Technical notes:

Nikon D90, Sigma AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG @300mm 1/320 @ f/6.3 ISO 200.

A couple more – click to see them larger:

3 - 2 - 1 - Takeoff!Please sir, I want some more!

27/365 Sofa Buddies

Snowflake and snowball the polar bears sitting with Chocolate Moose. Not quite sure about the processing on this one; I think I need to calibrate the screen on the new laptop.

Technical notes:

Nikon D90. Nikkor 18-200mm f3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR DX @ 18mm. 1/60 @ f/4.0 -2/3 EV ISO 200

26/365 Old man river

Colours boosted slightly in Lightroom; but the reflections not adjusted any more than the buildings themselves. I need to try this again with a proper tripod!

A couple more – click to see larger:

Old man riverOld man river

Technical notes:

Nikon D90. Nikkor 18-200mm f3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR DX @ 18mm. 10s @ f/16 ISO 200.

25/365 Wine

Just that, really.   I need to try this one again lining the shot up more carefully; there’s a little distortion that needs correcting but I’d rather try and do that with a different lens.

Technical notes:

Nikon D90 Nikkor 18-200mm f3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR DX @ 65mm. 1/60@ f/14 ISO 200 with built-in flash at –1 EV.

24/365 Skylight

Resident’s First weekend in St Albans today and tomorrow.   It’s kind of the St Albans equivalent of Open House with various buildings throwing open their doors to the public for free.  I don’t know if it’s just me, but there seemed to be less places open this time around.

Never mind though, I went in to look at the old courtroom in the Town Hall.   So today’s snap is of the skylight in the centre. 

Technical notes:

Nikon D90, Nikkor 18-200mm f3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR DX @55mm. 1/125 @ f/5.6 ISO 200.