|Kensington Gardens & Hyde Park
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
The weather here continues to be amazing. I took the 27 bus down to Kensington yesterday and walked around with my Supersampler in one hoodie pocket and my digital in the other. I know I said the Lomo was broken. It's still shredding a fine line down the middle of the film. I'm determined that as long as I can get the film to load - and now that I'm no longer trying to do that in sub-zero temperatures, it's much easier - I'll keep using it. Although now the film advancement indicator is now also broken. If you want durability? Don't buy a Lomo. And stick with the cheap, fun models so you don't feel so bad when they break. Anyway, the film goes in for processing today. In the meantime, here's my digital adventure.
What are you looking at, Swan?
Let me remind you that these swans belong to the Queen. They would never do anything as gauche as squabbling after scraps. Or attending Charles and Camilla's wedding.
I too have a thing for flowering trees (and back-lit leaves). I don't quite understand it but it's there and it's a good time of year for it here too. Lots and lots and lots of flowering trees.
Now, if you'll pardon me, I have aimless wandering to do. ;)
P.S. Got your letter today. A fantastic birthday surprise. Nice timing, even if it was unintentional. =)
2005-04-13 08:56 (UTC)
Hooray, aimless wandering on your birthday! I hope it was good times.
You're welcome to smuck me for sounding elitist, but I think your photos are getting better & better--composition & layout, especially. (Lighting, too). Of course, I've already admitted to being a sucker for nature, and as the weather improves, so does the subject matter.
Whatever the case, I've been thoroughly enjoying your shared photos. *curtsies*
Smack you?! No way. You're the expert here. I'm honored that you think I'm getting better. Thank you. I think I can feel my judgment getting better when I'm hunting around for a good shot, but sometimes it's hard to tell. Also, the weather may be improving, but the lighting conditions outside vary a lot, sometimes from moment to moment. Nature doesn't always cooperate.
2005-04-13 17:19 (UTC)
To Say Nothing of the Dog: "They bite, nobody told me swans bite."
Still a fantastic photo.
That's a Connie Willis I haven't read. D'oh.
Thank you. The swan was a most obliging subject. I walked all around him looking for the best angle and then I sat there and waited for a good shot of him preening.