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Photos taken on my HTC Desire and Olympus E-1 mostly taken while walking my 10 year old rescued greyhound, Tim.

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The beach at night

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I was late taking the dog for a walk this evening, it was nearly dark by the time we set out. So I headed for the beach. I love walking on the beach at night. I took the Gorillapod with me and took some shots of the beach. My little Casio Exilim camera has a fully manual setting and allows exposures up to 60 sec. It was quite dark so I gave it the full 60 sec. The reddish/orange glow is from street lighting in the nearby town.

Tomorrow TheOtherHalf and I head off in our caravan for five days on our own, sans teens. The first time we've done that (since we've had children, anyway).

We're off to Shropshire. So hoping for sunshine next week. The forecast seems to be good but I'm not sure if that's a good or a bad thing.

I'll have my phone, laptop and internet tablet so I'll probably check in here from time to time so long as I can get a mobile signal.
16th Aug 2009, 22:58   | tags:,,


nige says:

Are you sure you aren't on Mars? I dig that photo.

16th Aug 2009, 23:02

cariadus says:

Thanks, Nige. It does look a bit red planet-ish, doesn't it?

16th Aug 2009, 23:06

SLG says:

wonderful shot. Have a great time in the caravan

17th Aug 2009, 01:07

JokerXL says:

Light pollution can have it's benefits.
Lovely shot.
Have a great time in Salop, hope the weather's good to you, you don't want it too hot in a caravan either.
Sans teens is good, we're off away sans teens too in 2-and-a-bit weeks time.

17th Aug 2009, 05:20

Dhamaka says:

lovely colours and have a wonderful time together!

17th Aug 2009, 08:19

TheOtherHalf says:

Sans Teens but with the baby -oops I mean Tim!

17th Aug 2009, 09:49

cariadus says:

Thank you all, Just about to set off now. Going to take a leisurely afternoon drive up to Shrrewsbury.

17th Aug 2009, 14:52

mysteritmo says:

HL material!!

17th Aug 2009, 15:01

Caine says:

Nice shot! Gorilla pod, love those, I have one too. Have a nice holiday. :)

17th Aug 2009, 19:09

Twiglet says:

Have a good time Tim...And cariadus and TOH of course!

17th Aug 2009, 19:20

cariadus says:

mysteritmo, thanks :)

Caine, they're great, aren't they? Perfect for my little camera and quite an interesting effect having the camera 3 inches above the sand.

Twiglet, thanks :)

17th Aug 2009, 23:52

Caine says:

They are - one of those useful and really fun camera accessories.

18th Aug 2009, 03:21

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19th Aug 2009, 07:41

taniwha says:

Nige's comment is bang on. It reminds me a little of when I used to shoot with film. You could never be quite sure of how the film would react to the light. Here I think something similar has happened with teh red from teh town dominating teh scene which I think creates a really interesting effect.

19th Aug 2009, 08:08

cariadus says:

Wendle, thanks!

taniwha, I remember the days of shooting in Kodachrome on my OM1, having to use Cokin filters to adjust for colour balance - no Photoshopping then! I guess the modern equivalent is adjusting white balance in the camera, but the 'corrected' shots were just boring. I'm sure that if I tried correcting the colour in Photoshop the result would be the same so I just kept with the shot as it came out of the camera.

19th Aug 2009, 09:24

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