I decided to minimalise my blog header - I'm a bit fickle like that. But the real reason behind the change is that it's an incentive to one day take a photograph that's so good I can use it as a permanent header and a statement about my progress as a photographer.
But for now, I thought this photograph that I took a couple of weeks ago would make a good response for The Sunday Creative. I darkened the background a bit in Elements for a more dramatic image. And I learned something about the bright spots of light in the background - the wider open the aperture is, the rounder the spots. When the aperture is narrower the spots change from circles to hexagons because they become the shape of the aperture. As Michael Caine would say, "not a lot of people know that" - although I suspect all you guys who read and comment on my blog do :-)
My new lens (50mm f/1.4) arrived yesterday. On my way to work this morning there was the most amazing blue and pink sky so I quickly stopped on a fuel station forecourt and took a couple of pictures with it - can't wait to get home and see how they turned out.
From which you may have deduced that I'm writing this blog at work. Moi? As if...