For a grey day – actually to describe it as a grey day is a gross understatement – VERY wet!
I had a visit to the dentist today – just an inspection, and no problems found! I needed a taxi to get there and back (1/2 mile each way, and the climb up two flights of stairs at the surgery is really more exercise than I can cope with now), so I only took a basic PAS camera, but Green Man Alley is only about 10 metres from the dentist, so I managed to walk that far. The sign is quite recent, but the alley is quite old.
Apologies to Nikon 1 followers for choosing a very light and small P&S camera today, rather than a Nikon 1 with a 10-100mm lens!
It looked wonderful in flower, and has been very attractive one the flowers had gone and only the seed head was left. Now at last the stem and head has come away, so I took this last photo of it in the studio.
Wet and windy especially early in the day, so I continued with my experiments photographing glassware. For examples which have etched patterns like this, the dark treatment does seem more effective – next time I’ll choose some examples which have a stronger texture, which I think will respond better to light treatment. Also planned for another day when the weather is not good outside are some photos of metal objects.
As the weather forecast for the next couple of days is rather bad, I decided to spend some time reminding myself of techniques for photographing glassware. It took a long time to get the necessary equipment set up and to experiment with lighting. This is the first attempt -not very good I’m afraid, so I’ll try again tomorrow (I think that dark-field lighting may be more effective for this particular object).