The Eye of the beholder




The Eye of the beholder

Originally uploaded by Dave Frost

Been a long time. Haven’t I used the nifty fifty since the Tamron 17-50 f2.8 arrived in the kit bag, so now making a conscious effort to use it more.
Didn’t really get out much further than the back garden so ended up taking another one of the dog. Pensive look from Daisy in this one which was hand held at f1.8 with a shutter speed of 1/30 at iso 1600

Tranquility is a caravan in blue.




blue caravan

Originally uploaded by DaveFrost

Lord knows how old this caravan is. Located on the older hidden side of Thorney Bay caravan park it sits, mostly empty, waiting for someone to come. With no mod cons whatsoever, and separated from the more modern monstrosities, tranquility takes on a new meaning.

As for the owners, I last saw them some years ago. Themselves older than this lovely van. Someone still cares for it though. Someone is still paying the ground rent.

The perfect chair for a stick-in-the-mud

Was out for a wander with the kids yesterday and for once I actually had the camera with me. When I saw this chair, forlornly abandoned on the Thames Estuary mudflats at Canvey Island, I couldn’t resist firing off a few frames. It was mid-afternoon and the sun was really harsh so the lighting was a bit challenging to say the least. When I went back, the tide was in, and the chair was hidden from view by the brackish, muddy waters.

Evocative, emotive, or just a boring shot of a broken chair and some unhealthy looking mud…….. Only you can decide how you view this.

The Chair - An abandoned chair

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Photography forum offering new Free Photoshop Action.

Still no photo’s – been really busy, but did come across this which might be of use to you.¬† Great place, and well worth joining the forums too……

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onOne Software – DSLR Remote for Canon DSLR Cameras & iPhone

Imagine if you will an application that will allow you to control your Canon DSLR remotely using wireless networking.¬† I’m not talking about a wireless shutter release, I’m talking about Canon’s EOS Utility, available on your iPhone, to control a tethered camera from a completely different room (not sure why you’d really want to do this though).¬† It’s not the future, it’s been around for a while, but not content with it working as designed in the first place, the guys designing the software have now released a new version.

onOne Software – DSLR Remote for Canon DSLR Cameras & iPhone.

I saw this once before, but then my iPhone broke a little bit.  Actually, it broke quite a lot. Subsequent drama ensued when O2 (bless their cotton socks) refused to pay for it to be fixed, despite it only being a month or so outside of the 12 month warranty, and with 5 months remaining on my iPhone contract.

That aside, I now have a new job, and a new iPhone – Once I’ve checked the corporate policy regarding “suitable” applications for both the laptop and phone, I may well be giving this a whirl.