Photo and Film A Day

Two friends, one blog, a year long photography adventure
Old school licence plate found today on a Ziggy Peelgoods van over in Churchill square. I don’t know if the rule of thirds applies to this photo, so lets call it a non-theme picture.
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Old school licence plate found today on a Ziggy Peelgoods van over in Churchill square. I don’t know if the rule of thirds applies to this photo, so lets call it a non-theme picture.

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This is one in a set of 4 (maybe 5) owl fridge magnets I gave Melissa for Christmas. They are super strong, not weak and shitty like most of the magnets on our fridge. They are also wise.
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This is one in a set of 4 (maybe 5) owl fridge magnets I gave Melissa for Christmas. They are super strong, not weak and shitty like most of the magnets on our fridge. They are also wise.

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Playing around with the camera in the car while waiting for Janet. Something about this picture I enjoy. Not perfect rule of thirds, but I tried my best. 
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Playing around with the camera in the car while waiting for Janet. Something about this picture I enjoy. Not perfect rule of thirds, but I tried my best. 

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Melissa and I were out for a walk with Bigg-E after supper. Here she is with our pooch in front of The Rooms. The theme this week is the rule of thirds, MP and BG aren’t quite where I should have them but it’s pretty close.
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Melissa and I were out for a walk with Bigg-E after supper. Here she is with our pooch in front of The Rooms. The theme this week is the rule of thirds, MP and BG aren’t quite where I should have them but it’s pretty close.

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So the theme this week is “Rule of Thirds”. When looking for photography tips everywhere pretty much says to use this technique. If you would like to read about the technique more I point you in the direction of the wikipedia link, here. I went for a drive today out to Flatrock and found some great scenery but the light didn’t allow for great pictures. I ended up at a playground and just started shooting pictures of the empty swing, with this being my fave of the bunch. Too bad I didn’t do something like this for minimalist week!
Next week I think we have a plan in place so stayed tuned.
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So the theme this week is “Rule of Thirds”. When looking for photography tips everywhere pretty much says to use this technique. If you would like to read about the technique more I point you in the direction of the wikipedia link, here. I went for a drive today out to Flatrock and found some great scenery but the light didn’t allow for great pictures. I ended up at a playground and just started shooting pictures of the empty swing, with this being my fave of the bunch. Too bad I didn’t do something like this for minimalist week!

Next week I think we have a plan in place so stayed tuned.

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Here it is in all it’s nerdy glory. A few Stormtroopers would been nice as in the movie that’s what Luke & Leia are firing at when Vader strikes down Obi Wan. The Falcon opens up and there are a bunch of uber cool things on the inside that will no doubt make it into the blog down the road.
"Run Luke, run."
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Here it is in all it’s nerdy glory. A few Stormtroopers would been nice as in the movie that’s what Luke & Leia are firing at when Vader strikes down Obi Wan. The Falcon opens up and there are a bunch of uber cool things on the inside that will no doubt make it into the blog down the road.

"Run Luke, run."

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Here is Janet juggling, which are toys! It was a tough week finding material, but a couple good pictures. No idea what next we will be, gotta figure that out tonight.
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Here is Janet juggling, which are toys! It was a tough week finding material, but a couple good pictures. No idea what next we will be, gotta figure that out tonight.

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I wanted to take a picture of the finished product as a whole tonight, but didn’t get home until late and and was too tired to set something up. It’s hard to see in this pic, but Chewie is pushing a lever forward. Tomorrow I will get a good pic of the whole, haha.
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I wanted to take a picture of the finished product as a whole tonight, but didn’t get home until late and and was too tired to set something up. It’s hard to see in this pic, but Chewie is pushing a lever forward. Tomorrow I will get a good pic of the whole, haha.

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Finger puppets are toys. 

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Finger puppets are toys.

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The Falcon was just about done when I took this picture. It’s now done and will be tomorrow’s photo. 
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The Falcon was just about done when I took this picture. It’s now done and will be tomorrow’s photo. 

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We have a box of toys for the odd time a child may come to the house. I’ll be honest, not a single child has ever played with any toys in it, yet I have used it for so many photos thus far this week. 
I have a fun Rubik’s cube story, so it seems like the place to write it. As a child I was always fascinated with Rubik’s cube, but I could never figure out how to solve them. I will be honest, I was terrible at it. 
Along came the era of YouTube and all my Rubik’s cube woes were to be solved by lovely online tutorials! I found a tutorial that was easy to follow and I really liked, and was slowly, over the process of several weeks trying to solve the Rubik’s Cube. I cannot remember how many patterns there were, but I was well on my way to solving it, I would say 75% completed. I remember I walked into the living room one day and my mother had picked up the Rubik’s Cube and said “Matt I was playing around with the Rubik’s Cube, but I couldn’t solve it.” All of my hard work ruined, and back to square one, since that day I have never tried to solve one again, but perhaps I will give it another go.
Any ways, that is my story. If you’ve read this much I found this Smurf with a green brush in the box, thought it would be a neat idea to show the Smurf painting the Rubik’s cube. I am really happy with the picture.
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We have a box of toys for the odd time a child may come to the house. I’ll be honest, not a single child has ever played with any toys in it, yet I have used it for so many photos thus far this week. 

I have a fun Rubik’s cube story, so it seems like the place to write it. As a child I was always fascinated with Rubik’s cube, but I could never figure out how to solve them. I will be honest, I was terrible at it. 

Along came the era of YouTube and all my Rubik’s cube woes were to be solved by lovely online tutorials! I found a tutorial that was easy to follow and I really liked, and was slowly, over the process of several weeks trying to solve the Rubik’s Cube. I cannot remember how many patterns there were, but I was well on my way to solving it, I would say 75% completed. I remember I walked into the living room one day and my mother had picked up the Rubik’s Cube and said “Matt I was playing around with the Rubik’s Cube, but I couldn’t solve it.” All of my hard work ruined, and back to square one, since that day I have never tried to solve one again, but perhaps I will give it another go.

Any ways, that is my story. If you’ve read this much I found this Smurf with a green brush in the box, thought it would be a neat idea to show the Smurf painting the Rubik’s cube. I am really happy with the picture.

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This bucket of bolts is coming together nicely. Here it is about half way done.
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This bucket of bolts is coming together nicely. Here it is about half way done.

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Non theme picture for me! I absolutely adore taking picture during sunrise and sunset. This is my first once of the season. It isn’t that great, as I was driving home and didn’t have my camera (mistake number one), so I had to run and get it and run back to the spot. When I get there I was about 15 minutes too late. I will remember for next time.
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Non theme picture for me! I absolutely adore taking picture during sunrise and sunset. This is my first once of the season. It isn’t that great, as I was driving home and didn’t have my camera (mistake number one), so I had to run and get it and run back to the spot. When I get there I was about 15 minutes too late. I will remember for next time.

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Here’s the chassis taking shape on the Falcon. Going to spread it out over a couple of days so expect more photos of this particular toy over the next few days; I promise they all won’t be top-down, I wanted to show the general shape.
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Here’s the chassis taking shape on the Falcon. Going to spread it out over a couple of days so expect more photos of this particular toy over the next few days; I promise they all won’t be top-down, I wanted to show the general shape.

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Janet bought a tub of Mega Blocks probably 2 years ago to bring into the school for her kids. It has sat in our basement not opened, until today! I broke these bad boys open and had a little fun with them. Quality isn’t nearly as good as Lego’s, but still awesome. 
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Janet bought a tub of Mega Blocks probably 2 years ago to bring into the school for her kids. It has sat in our basement not opened, until today! I broke these bad boys open and had a little fun with them. Quality isn’t nearly as good as Lego’s, but still awesome. 

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