Posts Tagged ‘Wales’

I’m late, I’m late for a very important date.

Week 22 proved to be incredibly challenging for me as the theme was self-portrait and try as I might I didn’t like any of the clichéd shots I kept taking of myself either arms extended or gurning into a mirror and with time limited and self-conscious double chin hatred precluding all of the shot’s I kept trialling from being shared I decided to think a little more about who I am as an artist.

I’m a father, I’m a dog walker, I’m a husband, I have a job managing a small office, nothing there spoke to me either, not because I’m not proud of all of the above but because I wanted to capture something deeply personal and there are plenty of other talented people out there who do all of these things successfully.

Then I began thinking about what has helped shape my style and personality most since I began this project and kept coming back to my thumb injury for which I am still awaiting an operation date from the NHS.

Self Portrait

I’ve winged and whined in these pages before about my sore thumb and how I have battled to ignore its constant aching over the last 6 months and I’ve gotten better at keeping quiet about it and not boring my friends and family but the long drive to the Vale of Glamorgan and back over the long weekend brought the stark reality back home to me. It is still bloody sore and I can’t shrug off something like a long drive as easily as I once could.

So there you have it my excuse reason for not showing you a picture of my ugly mug but instead a shot of my poor sore left hand.

In my last post I promised you some exciting news and I may have gotten over excited as the news is hugely exciting to me but perhaps a little droll for all of you. None the less I no longer need to borrow The Falklandislander’s Canon EOS10D (although I still have it in my possession) as I managed to find a battered example for myself for the bargain price of £50 from the lovely people of www.cameraworld.co.uk they were open and honest about the condition of the camera but I couldn’t be happier, it’s alloy magnesium body bares it’s scrapes and scratches with pride and so far appear to be purely cosmetic. I mean come on this camera was over £1000 when new and it’s now mine.

Sure I’d love the have the cash to throw at a slightly more modern system but I love the feel and weight of this camera and it’s relatively low value gives me the confidence to take it everywhere with me.

You’ll be seeing plenty of pictures from it in the coming, months week and years I can assure you.

TTFN

Mr Bunny Chow

P.S. this weeks pic was actually taken with my HTC One X phone but pictures from the Canon are coming soon.

I haven’t forgotten you guys, but we’ve been away to The Vale of Glamorgan in Wales for the last couple of days and I’ve gotten ridiculously behind in my photography admin and talking to you guys.

I promise I’ve got some great stuff to share with you as  well as some exciting news but it will have to wait until I’ve got a tiny little bit more time.

until then I’ll just share this one shot from our trip away and leave you wanting more.

I’m too tired to fight with WordPress and the uploader doesn’t want to work, you really will just have to wait until next time.

TTFN

Mr Bunny Chow

 

 

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

TTFN

Mr Bunny Chow

another week seems to have flown on by and once again I’m sharing with you a photo from my project 52.

This weeks suggested theme was “in the workplace” and not wanting to take any clichéd shots of my desk and work station I tried to think outside of the box, as many of you know I work for a large car dealer group so could easily of taken shots of the showroom or the mechanics and their tools in the back but I didn’t really want to have to go through the explanations.

Instead the shot I have chosen was taken again using my little Canon IXUS 107 in the dumping ground above our parts department. I really like the mixture of textures and tones achieved.

What do you guys think?

In The Work Place

Next Week the suggested theme is depth of field so I’m going to have to put my thinking cap on.

 

I know I know I said I’d break out the big camera whilst in Wales but spending time with family got ahead of us and I never got around to it, so you’ll have to tolerate another Hipstamatic shot taken whilst out dog walking.

The suggested theme for this week was “UP” which I hope this captures, what do you guys think?

you can also see more pictures from this walk here

TTFN

Mr Bunny Chow