It looks like we are in for several cold and dark days if the weather report has anything to say. Until the end of the month. I feel like life is standing still if I can't go out on my bike and do my daily pictures. Not that my daily pictures are very inspiring any more. I've been doing them for three, or is it four, years now. The regular practice is good, but there are other subjects besides picture with bike. I always say I should get more variety, but haven't done it yet. In a rut.
But perhaps the bleak outlook has given me a bit of a nudge. I am going to make an effort with still life photography again. The light here isn't as good as in the old apartment in Munich. Time to take a stab at using artificial light. I know nothing about it. So I ordered a soft box, not very expensive, and we'll see what I produce. I need props, too. Maybe I'll start with vegetables. Maybe I'll see what e-bay Kleinanzeigen has to offer.
For the moment, I have no props, no attractive vegetables or flowers, just this branch left over from the bouquet that Piroska brought us weeks ago. Using what was at hand, I had fun and it was a start.
I can't believe it's been eight months since I last wrote in my blog. Sometimes I feel I need the blog, sometimes I don't. When I post in Flickr or my various cycling sites, I am usually happy. I almost always have someplace to go with my bicycle shots, either the daily documentation of my rides in Flickr, or writing up our tours in CycleBlaze, or having fun with the bicycle challenges on Cycle365.
Today I have a bunch of pictures that I snapped in my room, all mundane objects that make up my little environment. They have no place on Flickr, and no bicycles here either, at the most my helmet.
I have a lens that I want to get to know better, the Lensbaby Trio 28. That's what I used here, no systematic comparison of anything, just haphazard snaps. The lens has three different optics, the velvet, the twist and the sweet. Each different but I didn't compare. Just snap snap snap.
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