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Monday, 2 November 2009


I have no PC at the moment, so am using the laptop belonging to girlie #1.

This means no photos, so I am falling behind with my flickr 365 project. I have taken the pics but haven't uploaded them. So, very annoying. I know that I'm pretty sporadic with my posting, but I'd just got back into the swing of posting fairly regularly. So, really doubly annoying.

On the bright side, after receiving a €555 bill from Telefonica for my internet connection, I have now ditched them and have one of those plug in and go mobile type connection. After being on dialup for so long it is a complete revelation. The speed...

Going back in time

The main PC is at the doctors with a nasty virus, I am blaming the girlies for downloading music. So I decided to dig through my Flickr archives for something to post :-)

Way back in March of this year, we went to Muricia where one of our camera club members gave a talk on the use of natural and artificial light in outdoor photography. We used fill flash, reflectors and off camera flashes. We had "real live" models and makeup artists as well. Fortunately we all met up rather early and as the girlies were with their Daddy, I didn't have to worry about them getting in the way, getting lost or getting a cob on as they weren't being used as models - hahaha!
This picture actually got to number 19 on Flickr Explore, which is my highest placed explore, laughable really as the original was seriously over exposed. However, there is still something about it that I like, which is what counts I guess.

The models were all complete professionals and so easy and fun to work with. Only had a few language barrier problems

with this one, where I wanted them to look lovingly into each others eyes! Don't think that the chemistry was there actually.After this shoot, we retired to a nearby hotel, for an absolutely splendid lunch, and then spent the afternoon wandering around Murcia taking more photos and generally enjoying the day. As evening came we tried a few nocturnals, a disaster for me and of course it was obligatory to round the night off with a fantastic Tarta Murciana, a lovely spicy meat pie.