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Photo mission #5: enn + 1 [20050430|14:52]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Three photos from yesterday that I felt were particularly good.


Picked up thirty seconds later by the Camden Council rubbish collectors.



Four 38s in a row lined up on New Oxford Street. I couldn't believe my luck.



Tottenham Court Road at dusk. This is a dronk photo. When you are drunk by 8 pm, you know you're in for a rough day tomorrow.
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[User Picture]From: opheliablue
2005-04-30 14:12 (UTC)
Oh I like them - that last one is beautiful.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-05-02 11:23 (UTC)
Thank you. I'm slowly getting over my self-consciousness about stopping at the side of the pavement and pulling out my camera. Or riding at the front of the bus with my camera out, waiting for a good shot.
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[User Picture]From: sparklepbass
2005-04-30 14:16 (UTC)
the sky in the last one is amazing!
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[User Picture]From: bellelaqueen
2005-04-30 16:51 (UTC)
ditto, the sky looks great.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-05-02 11:26 (UTC)
Hooray for Mother Nature. She's very obliging. Sometimes. :-P
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-05-02 11:25 (UTC)
It was just exactly the perfect time to turn the flash off and still get a great shot before dark. Luck!

(Also, I think I forgot to comment on your last photo set, dangit. The ivy one was strikingly crisp and clear.)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-05-02 11:38 (UTC)
I will have to go dronk photo questing more often, I see. Oh, darn.
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[User Picture]From: mysti77
2005-04-30 17:56 (UTC)
you take excellent photos. i usually think i've taken great pictures and when i get home and put 'em on the computer, i find that they lack 'something'.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-05-02 11:42 (UTC)
Oh, I get that too. I think maybe one in five of the shots I take are as good as I thought they were when I looked at them on my little viewscreen, and maybe one in five of those are truly great. I've found that making careful note of the lighting conditions pays off best, especially since my digital is just a point-and-shoot. It's a nice point-and-shoot, but still...
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-05-02 11:44 (UTC)
I know! I took notice of it because enn had suggested "broken umbrellas" as a photo mission, and then I thought, how weird to leave the it open and lay the handle atop the rubbish like that.

What the hell is Happy Slapping?!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-05-03 08:41 (UTC)
Wow. I guess I'll have to be even more cautious when I'm walking around by myself. Although I admit, I already tend to give a wide berth to groups of hoodie-wearing teenagers.

I don't think we exported anything. There are violent idiots everywhere. London has lots and I suspect it always has.
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From: klig
2005-04-30 21:24 (UTC)
The umbrella photo is great. ANd the combination of a black umbrella and rubbish is probably the most London thing in the world.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-05-02 11:44 (UTC)
Ahaha, too true. I didn't even think about that. Although the rubbish being in a neatly tied bag is a bit of anomaly. :-P
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[User Picture]From: becala
2005-05-01 19:33 (UTC)
When you are drunk by 8 pm, you know you're in for a rough day tomorrow. Yeah, I'm quite delicate today myself. Gorgeous shots, too. I wish I'd remembered to take any pictures at all yesterday. Was too busy being dr0nk.

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-05-02 11:49 (UTC)
Heh. Marco and I came out of the bar and I went "OMG LOOK AT THE LIGHT I HAVE TO TAKE A PICTURE." So he stood there rolling his eyes while I fumbled my camera out of my pocket and looked like a big dumb tourist. It's a good thing I have very little shame these days.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-05-02 11:50 (UTC)
P.S. Where did you wish you'd taken pictures?
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[User Picture]From: wurlitzerprized
2005-05-01 22:44 (UTC)

the ghost club

your photos are great. (the whole lj series...)
how about "the society for psychical research" aka "the ghost club."
might be a good assignment when dronk.

"Since its founding in 1862, the Ghost Club has welcomed many luminaries to its membership, such as noted Ghost hunter Harry Price, as well as people from more varied professions. The list includes Charles Dickens, Sir William Crookes, Air Chief Marshall Lord Dowding, Arthur Koestler, Dr.C.E.M.Joad, Donald Campbell, Sir Julian Huxley, Sir Osbert Sitwell, W.B.Yeats, Sigfreid Sassoon, Dennis Wheatley, Dennis Bardens and Peter Cushing. Present members include the explorer and founder of Operations "Drake" and "Raleigh" Colonel John Blashford-Snell, OBE, and noted paranormal investigators Maurice Grosse, John and Anne Spencer and Reverend Lionel Fanthorpe, as well as author Lynn Picknett . The previous chairman of the Ghost Club was W.T.G. (Tom) Perrott, a life member of the club and an eminent figure in the field of psychical research. The club has investigated many famous locations during its lifetime, such as Borley Church, Chingle Hall, The Queen's House, RAF Cosford Aerospace Museum, Glamis Castle, Winchester Theatre, Woodchester Mansion, Michelham Priory and the Clerkenwell House of Detention."
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-05-02 12:02 (UTC)
That's a fantastic mission. I think I might start at this house. thanks!
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[User Picture]From: sadira42
2005-05-02 14:29 (UTC)
I heart that umbrella picture. It's so oddly symmetrical and freaky.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-05-03 08:56 (UTC)
It seemed to me to be a strangely reverent way to treat something that's broken. I liked it.
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[User Picture]From: katyakoshka
2005-05-02 20:19 (UTC)
1. Umbrella photo: Priceless.

2. Hee.

3. Dr0nk photo: Double-plus good.

By the time I go to NOLA next, I must have a camera. Because, while not being London, it is a place for dr0nk photography. :D

Also, I haven't been commenting, but I have been appreciating. Just, um, quietly. Loved the bookstore photos. Will now go comment.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-05-04 07:37 (UTC)
Heh. Well, you can always go to a club and continue drinking until 2 or 3 AM. I've had a couple of evenings out here where I've gone for drinks with people after work, then had dinner (during which we drank), then gone to a pub, followed by clubbing until 4 or 5 AM. It makes my head hurt just thinking about it, which is unfortunate because I have a boozy rest of week ahead of me.
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