Today we had a nice morning / early afternoon in Sheffield centre. Where in we did some boring banky stuff then had a look in some of the shops. We ended up at the skate park on Division Street so I could take a couple of snaps of the trees (mmm trees) and then we had some dinner and came home 🙂 Sometimes simple days are the best.
These were taken late this afternoon, when I went to where my old school used to be. It was knocked down as part of the ‘building schools for the future’ project a couple of years after I left. It is completely over grown now and there is nothing left other than the concrete pitches where we used to play hockey and what not.
It was so overgrown that it bared no resemblance to what I could remember of it, and once I was inside the grounds no memories came back (when I was walking across the car park I remembered the gap in the fence where we used to sneak out on a Friday and buy chips from the fish n’ chip shop. So many kids used to sneak out and go there that they used to do lunch time special half portions!)
There are massive portions of the grounds which I had more or less no contact with for my entire time there, so I expect it to be huge but it wasn’t really. Odd how your memories of things fade. I didn’t really get much out of school; I had good friends and I did OK without even really trying. I didn’t hate it but I didn’t love it; I have no particularly fond memories of the place but I don’t have any memories which stick out as being dire. It just was.
I just cannot get enough of this autumny goodness.
As much as today was … I guess fair is a word I could use to describe it; today the weather was nice and sunny. Clear blue skies, warm! Lovely!
I set off out just before lunch to go to my favourite woods, but there was no where to park so I turned back with the intention of going back just before tea. I did think to myself as I was driving out the first time that the light was a bit, well, bright. So it worked out for the best as when I got there a bit later on I managed to snap these : )
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Bit of a pants day in terms of stress and anxiety; when I took yesterdays shot a lot of the images came out out of focus, but I put it down to me being in front of the camera off to one side and not being 100% sure where the camera was focusing, I was alone so I had to guess.
Today I was shooting me and kB and I had the same problem with the shots coming out soft and nothing really in focus, so I ended up getting mega angsty about it and trying to take lots of shots to prove to myself that it was OK.
Except that kind of back fired because they didn’t look OK; so then I started frantically looking at the cost of a new lens – only then to worry that it wasn’t the lens it was the camera, then oh sh*t what if I needed both.
Anyway kB did a science experiment on the camera/lens involving objects and a tape measure and everything seemed to be fine.
So then I took this shot, and my hair is very clearly in focus so all is fine again.
I hope that I’d just gotten myself worked up and was proving myself wrong rather than it intermittently working.