kaberett: Reflections of a bare tree in river ice in Stockholm somehow end up clad in light. (tree-of-light)
About a fortnight ago now, I went to see the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit at the Natural History Museum with [personal profile] swaldman (we are making a habit of this!). I was certainly of the opinion (and I think Simon agreed?) that this year's finalists appeared to have been selected more on technical difficulty than on anything that we could emotionally connect to in the pictures; this was cemented rather for me by the fact that I have more favourites from the 25 People's Choice Award finalists than from the rest of the exhibition (certainly proportionally and possible absolutely). Voting is open until the 16th of January -- maybe go play if you feel that way inclined?

The particular ones I'm having difficulty choosing between are Caterpillar curl, Jelly starburst and Tasty delicacy (which last hits all my buttons around Victorian botanical and zoological illustration).

My highlights from the main exhibition. )
kaberett: a watercolour of a pale gold/salmon honeysuckle blossom against a background of green leaves (honeysuckle)
Item the first: I turned Rilke's Briefe an einen jungen Dichter into an ebook. Here's the epub; if you'd like other formats let me know, because I can trivially do conversions (with calibre) and upload. (There's a free translation into English as HTML; if you want that ebooked too, get the translator's permission and let me know and I can do that for you.) A favour request: Rilke's letters aren't up on Gutenberg, hence making the conversion myself. I'd offer my ebook to them but, er, they appear to require signing up to a forum to go "here I made you a thing", and I absolutely cannot face that, so if any of you are already involved with them, I'd appreciate it if you'd pass this on? (And, you know, if they wanted to compile it into a volume with the rest of his letters, that'd be nice too, but I'm not going to bother doing that til I've decided whether I get enough value out of this set for it to be worth it.)

Item the second: I've taken a small pile of not-terribly-good photos of entertaining/otherwise pleasing bits and bobs in my area. (I am... getting used to my point-and-shoot. The last one I owned took 35mm film, didn't have any ability to zoom, and I haven't used it in, er, A Very Long Time.) Seven photos below the cut. )
kaberett: Overlaid Mars & Venus symbols, with Swiss Army knife tools at other positions around the central circle. (Default)
-- in particular, an assorted picspam. Shoddy cameraphone, sorry, but it gives you the idea.


Clump of pale blue dwarf irises at Anglesey Abbey this spring gone.

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kaberett: Overlaid Mars & Venus symbols, with Swiss Army knife tools at other positions around the central circle. (Default)
Herein the three shots I'm happiest with from the most recent roll of film. The film stock was a little sadder (next lot will likely be worse, as it's 10 years old and salvaged from my grandfather's freezer ;), so please to forgive that.

Half of this film was shot by [personal profile] noldo on Our Great Malaysian Daytrip and is FLOWERS, and those will get uploaded early next week.

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kaberett: Overlaid Mars & Venus symbols, with Swiss Army knife tools at other positions around the central circle. (Default)
... of a very hurried point-and-shoot nature (my lift was arriving), but I think it does a pretty good job of capturing the colour contrasts. Taken yesterday evening.

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[personal profile] crazyscot kindly passed a superfluous film SLR camera on to me. The last time I did any photography I was about 12 and using a 35mm point-and-shoot camera: I'm still a very long way from sure about what everything does (yes, I have RTFM, thanks :-p) and, of course, I don't get instant feedback on what I'm doing...

I'm well aware I've got a lot to learn but concrit is welcome.

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