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how has another week passed by so quickly, Mrs BC and I are both still fending off colds and sniffles although the kids still seem to be managing to avoid any sort of disease so we should at least be grateful for that small mercy.

Photographically I’ve had a fun week playing with my 50mm f1.8 and the incredibly shallow depth of field that it’s capable of creating. My suggested theme was contrasting colours and I could have chosen any one of dozens of shots that fit in with that but the picture I have chosen amused me mainly because it makes no sense.

contrasting colours

Yes it is what it appears to be a 20 pence piece stuck to two partially sucked boiled sweets sitting on a fence post. I’d love to hear your guesses as to why as I’m clueless.

I also had a photo session with my friend Chuckles Les Paul and managed to get a couple of shots I liked.

how shallow can you go?

next time I’m going to up the ISO for these shots

and my final session of the week involved my dog Bunny Chow having a play session with Chuckles dog April, some of the shots look pretty aggressive but I assure you they were both very happy, if exhausted dogs at the end of it.

just Bunny

I can get your whole head in my mouth, in reality they held this pose for a fraction of a second and it was purely burst mode that ensured I captured it.

quick cuddle

and we’re off again

Next week’s theme is flowers so be sure to check in as well as popping over to see my father over at http://www.birdingzimbabwe.com

Until then

TTFN

Mr Bunny Chow

 

with a little less preamble here is part two of my share for my quotography project with Nick Exposed and Seeing Spots.

If you missed part one you can find it here.

My second quote was “every artist was first an amateur” which was initially said by Ralph Waldo Emerson an American Essayist who I know next to nothing about. I didn’t even bother doing any research as you will see from my below photo it wasn’t necessary, as my son The Monkey Boy comes home from nursery looking much like this every other day.

who needs paper when you can draw on your face

I hope that my thought processes are making sense to you.

Part three will follow shortly.

TTFN

Mr Bunny Chow

As I’m sure many of you are picking up by now I have fallen back in love with photography and spending as much of my limited free time as possible with a camera in hand experimenting and trying to learn more about this fascinating craft.

One of the things that I’m finding toughest though is that I’m too much of a wimp to approach strangers on the street and ask to take their portraits, nor am I brave enough to just take their pictures guerrilla style and not ask at all/ask later. I know that this is what many of the photographers I admire most do but I’m not there yet.

I know you’ve by now seen plenty of my abstracts and nocturnal wanderings but I’ve only had minimal exposure to portraiture away from my own kids and would love to learn more. So with that in mind I’m going to throw my cards on the table and offer myself out to you the public.

I can’t promise you amazing results but if you’d spare me yourselves I’m interested in taking portraits of you, your kids, your pets etc. etc.

For now at least I won’t charge for my time or digital copies of any pictures that you like so if you’re willing to come to me (Croydon, South London) it will be free, gratis, nada.

If you want me to travel or are looking for studio shots or prints then I’ll look to recoup my expenses and nothing more.

Give it some thought people, are your kids at that age where you want to remember them, are your parents getting wrinkly and interesting, do you have a wedding coming up and want some alternative candid shots (please still hire a pro it’s your special day after all) do you just fancy an afternoon having a giggle while I phaff about trying to look moody and cool.

My main passion is for Black and White but will experiment with whatever your needs may be.  

Please pass the word out to your friends and family and get in touch via rantingmrbunnychow@gmail.com and we’ll make a plan.

I look forward to the rush.

TTFN

Mr Bunny Chow