Archive for December, 2008

Out with the old and in with the new

Well…another year draweth to a close. In a very foggy manner…

Spooky!

Foggy evening, Shifnal, Shropshire

It’s been a mixed one. I’m not too sorry to see it go. April was brilliant obviously, but then things always seem brighter when I’m next to the Pacific!

On the pier at Santa Monica

Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles, California

I never did get my family round for a meal, so I failed there. But on a positive note, some important things came out in the open which have hopefully helped me start to be able to lay some skeletons to rest (even if I have ended up ping-ponging backwards and forwards to the doctors). I would still like to have them round for a meal. Maybe next year!! My head’s still a bit cluttered at the moment and I can still only think about ‘so much’ at one time. Bit silly really.

Waxing lyrical

Head in the clouds

Back to 2008 – I also really enjoyed the courses I did – especially the photography one. I’m also really enjoying being part of the ‘Shropshire Flickr Community’. I’ve met up with them 5 times now – although only 2 were for the purpose of actually taking photos!

Dusk - Shrewsbury

Tower, St Chad’s church, Shrewsbury Shropshire – dusk

I think I have improved photography-wise over the year – although I’m very much aware that there’s still loads left to learn. But it would get a bit boring I suppose if there wasn’t something else to work on.

I’ve got a new lens on order at the moment. A proper macro one. I do hope it’s worth it…. *crosses fingers and toes*

Anyway, I’ll leave you with a picture I took this evening of the Christmas lights in the little town where I live. They’ve done away with a ‘real’ tree this year in favour of this steel structure. it’s made by our Christmas Lights Committee group. I have to say, I actually really like it! It’s very pretty in the dark when it’s all lit up. Our lights really are pretty good for such a tiny town.  The photo is a long exposure, and I like the ‘twinkly’ lens flare effect around the lights…

Shifnal Christmas Lights

Anyway – Happy New Year. May it be happy and healthy for us all. One hour and counting….

Brrrrr!

Honestly – you don’t post for a couple of weeks then WordPress go and change the dashboard AGAIN! lol.

I am still here I promise, I just seem to have been caught up in a frenzy of either doing music for drama or fiddling with photos (for me).

To amuse, here’s a frozen puddle in which I spotted the face of a cartoon bear. Please tell me you can see it too so I know I’m not totally bonkers. 😉

It's a miracle!