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Howdy all,

yes it’s that time where I’m going to waffle a little bit about my Project 52 and the suggested themes from Google+ and I’m not going to break the mould as it works for me.

The suggested theme this week was Spring/Autumn and as I mentioned last week I didn’t really want to just share an image of a daffodil, so despite the fact that I took some pictures of daffodils this week I’m not going to share them with you, instead I’m going to share two images that take the term “spring” a little more literally than was perhaps intended.

The first image is of a motorcycle of unknown provenance stripped back to almost its component parts attached to a Swallow Side Car which just has fantastic patina.  For those of you who indulge my geeky tendencies the Swallow Side Car Company morphed into Jaguar Motor Cars after the second world war when their initials became unacceptable in polite society.

Spring has Sprung

Because I like to spoil you I’ve got a second picture to share with you this week again taking the interpretation a little bit too seriously its of the high lift spring underneath a heavily modified Suzuki/Range Rover Hybrid.

Spring has Sprung again

Next week the theme is Planes, Trains and AutoMobiles, I wonder how badly I can stray away from that seeing as I’ve stuck them in this week.

Until the next time


Mr Bunny Chow


Welcome back and thanks for visiting I know that I’ve been pretty dry on my good old fashioned rants of late but away from the fact that my two year old doesn’t want to eat his dinner until he’s been put to bed, screamed his lungs out till he’s gotten up and only then eaten his dinner (it’s only been a couple of days but it wears thin pretty quick) life in the Bunny Chow household has been sailing pretty smoothly.

Nanny Bunny Chow arrives this weekend anyway so she can assume the role of evil parent who insists that all meals don’t consist of yoghurt and cheese on toast.

Anyway back to photography, this weeks suggested theme from Google+ was depth of field. The ideal way of achieving depth of field is to open up your camera’s aperture to the lowest f-stop possible and you’ll get lovely creamy blurred backgrounds or bokeh but to get those really low f-stops you need really expensive posh equipment or at least equipment I don’t own with both of my camera’s only opening up to f2.8 I was forced to go with Macro and see how I got on. I also forced myself to shoot in colour for a change and am actually pretty pleased with how it turned out.

You can view the full album this shot came from here.


Depth of Field

 Next weeks theme is Spring/Autumn so I need to think about whether I go with the cliché and find some Daffodil’s (they weren’t in flower last night when I looked anyway) or go on the hunt for something more original.

As always I appreciate any and all feedback and invite you to share my photography with those around you.


Mr Bunny Chow

I thought I’d experiment and do a gallery post of some recent photo’s that I’m proud of.

they were taken with either my Fuji HS20EXR or little compact Canon IXUS 107 and have had minimal editing other than a little cropping.

I shot them in black in white, partly because I love black and white pictures but also because I’m trying to improve my composition and shooting in black and white gives me one less thing to think about when composing a shot.

Please let me know what you think of the pictures

blackberry boy

bug eye

Bunny eyes

dribble BugMr Plod



faded roseSwallow Sidecar and unidentified motorcycletechnology for the children

As some of you will know I’m an amateur when it comes to photography but it’s a medium I adore and am always looking to learn.

I shoot a lot using my iPhone 4 and it’s built-in camera as well as several of the well-known apps like hipstamatic and instagram to play with colours etc which is great fun and certainly easy to create stunning and thoughtful pictures with.

Earlier in the year we were burgled and our insurance payout meant that I could replace my old Fuji S5000, with a more modern camera and following much soul searching and thought decided against buying a full fat DSLR, partly because of the prohibitive cost of zoom lenses and even more because of the flexibility given by modern super zoom bridge camera’s right out of the box.

I researched dozens of models but having so loved my old Fuji I set my heart on the excellent HS20EXR it’s a stunning bit of kit with a zoom range from 24mm to 720mm equivalent or 30x optical zoom in new money. It also retained my preference for using standard AA batteries as rechargeables are cheap and they’re available worldwide.

In the few months that I’ve had it I’ve managed to capture some stunning pictures and I’ve not regretted my choice one iota.

As a father of two under two’s I don’t have a huge amount of free time to go out and play with my camera, but alongside taking hundreds of pictures of them I’m hoping to set myself some challenges or learning assignments to take my photography to the next level and would appreciate any reader ideas and feedback for what I should take on.

I’d also be keen on taking part in photowalks in the greater London area if anyone knows of any coming up.

As time is not something I have in abundance I’m also keen to try to keep my photography pure and stay out of the editing room so am not interested in learning about HDR style photography or playing in lightroom or other expensive adobe software hourstealers. I might use Picnik to change to black and white and fill highlights or shadows but that’s my lot.

Looking forward to hearing from you.


Mr Bunny Chow