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I’ve continued being useless at sharing with you and for that I apologise, it’s been a busy couple of months, outside of my usual parenting duties, I’ve shot a wedding which I will be sharing some pictures from with you soon as well as been on holiday to Majorca a small Spanish island in the Mediterranean so I thought that today I’d share a couple of holiday pictures and also a couple of my beloved dog and boys.

In other news I have managed to order myself a shiny new camera (Canon EOS 6D for those of you who care) which will hopefully begin paying for itself as I pick up a few more paying jobs. It is something I have wanted to do for a long time because as much as I love my old Canon EOS 10D she’s really just not up to the job of taking quality pictures in anything less than ideal light conditions and as I am marketing myself to shoot weddings and other portraiture I want to be able to deliver the highest quality final product to my customers.

Needless to say I am very excited and promise to share my thoughts on it (I haven’t decided if it will be a boy or girl yet) as soon as it arrives. I went along with ordering from a smaller company knowing it would take longer to get to me because they offered the cheapest deal I could find.

I have also invested in current copies of Lightroom 5 and Photoshop

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There is no greater love than that of a small boy and his dog

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CRW_4666 We drove around for ages trying to find this monastery, we’re not even entirely sure that this was it or just the church the monks use but it was most definitely closed to the public.

Another day we decided to drive down to Cala de Sa Calobra, the road is absolutely incredible rising to almost 700 metres and then dropping back down to sea level over a space of just 12 kilometres . I unfortunately was concentrating on the  driving so didn’t get any shots of the road (Mrs BC had her eyes most firmly closed for most of the drive and refused point-blank to take the camera) but watch this video I found of youtube to get an idea of what it’s like.

obviously the video isn’t mine so please respect the owners copy right.

At the bottom it is very beautiful but the restaurants are all very expensive and certainly the one we chose was rubbish. The beach is also very beautiful, but not ideal for kids with large pebbles and a quick drop off as opposed to your typical white sandy beaches.

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Well I hope you’ve enjoyed this little update and as I always do I promise to stop being so rubbish at letting you know what’s going on in the world of Mr Bunny Chow and family

TTFN

Mr Bunny Chow

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Calling all photographers,

for a long time now I’ve followed a wonderful blog with a huger readership called PhotoBoto’s, they were supporters of this very blog from the very early days and were even kind enough to feature one of my shots http://www.photobotos.com/my-leopard/ a little while back.

They are currently reaching out to their readership to go forth and seek out other photographers to share their shots and their stories with them to feature. So without further ado, I implore you my readers to dig through your archives and submit a photograph to them via this link http://www.photobotos.com/submit-a-photo/

I can’t promise you that your fortune will be made, but a little extra exposure (do you get the pun, do you, do you?) can’t hurt.

I promise I will get around to sharing some of my photography with you again soon, It’s been building up and up so I’ll just chuck in a quick one from our recent holiday.

Landie at Sunset

Landie at Sunset

Take care and TTFN

Mr Bunny Chow

this happens to me occasionally and I’m loath to ignore it because the thought behind it seems genuine, I’ve been nominated for another blog award, those of you readers unfamiliar with the blogosphere may think that this is a great honour and in some ways it is a recognition of what I do here, but there always has to be a but.

Blog awards are also much like the chain letters we’ve all received about the little boy in Ohio who’s been dying of something or other since 1984 and how no one has ever broken the chain, you know the ones, well yeah that’s how these blog awards work and I’m not someone who goes along with fulfilling the dream of little boys who’ve been dying for 30 years so I’m going to participate this time but only in part.

I was nominated for this award by wannabephotographer who’s a very kind and sweet lady and it’s for this reason alone that I’m going to play along a little bit.

So without further ado these are the rules

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Rules for receiving the Sunshine Award:

  • Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog.
  • Answer 10 questions about yourself.
  • 10 other fabulous bloggers must be nominated.
  • Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.
  • Share the love and link the person who nominated you.The 10 Questions:
    1. Favourite colour: today I’m going with olive drab
    2. Favourite animal: Kudu cow yummy and pretty all in one
    3. Favourite number: 13
    4. Favourite non-alcoholic drink: Coffee
    5. Prefer Facebook or Twitter? Google+ but am sticking with Facebook because my Mum kinda understands it.
    6. My passion: My kids and photography
    7. Prefer getting or giving presents: prefer giving, receiving always makes me feel guilty and awkward
    8. Favourite pattern: houndstooth
    9. Favourite day of the week: I’m a full time dad, all days are roughly the same but Mrs BC is extra Grumpy on Monday mornings so I can say that’s my least favourite
    10. Favourite flower: Flame lilies otherwise known as gloriosa superba the national flower of Zimbabwe and darn purdy too.

    Ten bloggers who deserve The Sunshine Award!:

  • yeah well I’m not going to pass this one along, I told you I was mean and grumpy and unwilling to pass on the feelings of guilt.

Otherwise, all is quiet on the western front, The Monkey Boy is full of cold and miserable but otherwise not much to report.

Please keep the comments coming on my previous post.

TTFN

Mr Bunny Chow

 

 

Well the amazing news is that I’ve been offered the opportunity to exhibit some of my photography at a local gallery.  Unfortunately there are costs involved in this honour and I need to weigh them up – the obvious costs being printing and framing, but I also need to hire the wall space (the lowest cost being a  6′ x 6′ area of wall) which has a two-week minimum hire charge.

My ego says hire the whole hall, print hundreds of pictures, leave them for six months and you’ll be a millionaire by then.  The reality is more like hire one 6′ x 6′ area for a month to six weeks and print out six strong images.

But how do I decide which pictures? Am I going to sell any of them?  How much will people be willing to spend on them? How much do I spend on framing?

This my dear friends of the blogosphere is where I am seeking your help…..

Please look through the pictures and let me have your comments on any or all of the following:
* which six prints I should go with;
* whether you would have them on your wall;
* how much would you be willing to pay for a framed copy of approx 10″x 8″ inches;
* should I go with a theme, wildlife as a whole/owls/big cats/Brighton etc. etc. etc.?

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Please share this post around your friends – I will be giving away one personalised signed print (of your choice) to whomever writes the most helpful comment (not in the least bit impartial but it’s my competition) wherever in the world you may hail from.

I need to make some decisions in the next fortnight so that’s how long I’ll keep the initial run open for. Don’t forget to mention which print number you’d like as your prize.

Please feel to leave your comments below or you can go through the Facebook page or email them directly to rantingmrbunnychow@gmail.com

You see I am agonising over every aspect – I need your help!

Take care and thank you in advance

TTFN

Mr Bunny Chow

P.S. I reserve the right to ignore all advice and take more pretty pictures between now and when the exhibition happens.

G’day to you dear readers,

I apologise for the rambling nature of the below post it has been written in dribs and drabs over the last week or so mostly in a fug of sleep deprivation whilst sitting on my throne so if it seems disjointed and rambling that’s why.

Firstly I’d like to discuss Social Media and my use of it.

I’ve been a Facebook user of some addiction for a good number of years now and partially through the intervention of Mrs Bunny Chow and partly through self realisation I have realised that it was impacting in a negative way on my real life relationships not only with my friends who I never see but also on the amount of quality time I have been spending with my wife and kids so I have begun taking steps to change this. Firstly I have deleted the Facebook app from my phone which stops me checking and reading random posts from people I barely know a hundred and fourteen times a day. Thus far I have also managed to resist the urge to log on via a PC and check through the same random posts. I have not turned off notifications though so if I am sent a message or tagged I will still get an email letting me know and allow me to deal with it if you feel it really is the way you want to interact with me although the email address rantingmrbunnychow@gmail.com is probably easier. I also still have the ability to post to Facebook through my phone although this will most likely be limited to letting people know there is a new post on this blog and major life events.

Twitter and I have always had an off again on again relationship, I do post stuff up there having just passed my thousandth tweet and I interact with a few people I’ve met through the site but mostly I use it as a way to follow the Zimbabwe Cricket team and the odd break to check out which random minor celebrity has said nothing interesting.

I love google+ but find myself using in a different way to the aforementioned social media sites. Yes it’s great for sharing pictures and random stuff off the internet with your friends and family but what I really love about it is the ability to create circles to follow and the amount of incredible photographers I have been able to interact with and learn from without having to bore my friends and family with my levels of geekery.

Outside of traditional social media I have since beginning this blog begun using google reader to follow other bloggers something I have previously ignored in my explorations of the internet and discovered some fascinating reading material varying in topic and levels of geekery/interest. I won’t bore you/embarass myself with my full reading list but I’d like to mention a few of my favourites.

Firstly there is the genius that is Crappy Pictures which I won’t explain other than to say read it/look at the pictures. The woman has an insight into children that is creepily uncanny.

Next up are our friends Caroline and Craig whose blog Damn Fine Food talks about their exploration of Sydney’s finest eateries and is great if you’re looking for a little inspiration for dinner or just some food porn to make you jealous that you can’t afford to eat out as much as them. They also chuck in a couple of their own recipes and the odd book review to keep things interesting.

Lastly I’ll add a plug for another food blog that tickles my funny bones Cooking for Assholes is an American (that’s why they can’t spell arse) food blog who’s recipes are simple and wholesome but written in a hilarious style designed to be accessible to all. 

In other news, both kids are still mildly infectious with coughs and snuffles meaning restless nights, with the poor long-suffering Mrs Bunny Chow taking on the worst of it as I still need to come to work and at least try to look like I am doing something constructive. The Bug is going for his 8 week check today (he’s actually 9 weeks this week) and his first round of jabs so fingers crossed that will boost his immune system and we’ll begin seeing less disease in our house.

My working week has actually been pretty interesting if stressful and carried out under the inefficient fug of exhaustion, I have been organising an art competition for junior school and nursery kids or in fact five art competitions taking place in each of our showrooms. This has involved tracking down and persuading teachers/head masters etc to take part, chasing up on the artwork once completed, collecting said art work and arranging display panels, flyers, invitations, competition prizes, kids entertainment etc etc. Not my normal line of work but it has been great fun although I look forward to it all being over.

I’ll leave this ramble there for now as it’s all tied together fairly cohesive way, at least in my head, and put together another post of shorter rambles over the next couple of days. 

Take care all and as always

TTFN

Mr Bunny Chow