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Dundee Stu


8 April 2005

Despite myself, I managed to watch all three hours of Pope John Paul II's funeral ceremony. I must admit that I was impressed by the event, although I did find myself thinking that perhaps there may have been better ways to spend all of the money. But, hey, that's just me - I was brought up in a presbyterian Calvinist church, so it is the way that I have been brought up to think. As I am not Catholic, while my wife and son are, and am not in the slightest bit religious (a by-product of being forced to go to Sunday school when I wanted to play football) - I am going to shut up right now before I inadvertantly talk myself into trouble! I banked my Nikon 100 cash-back cheque today, then went to the camera shop and went mad. I bought myself a +2 diopter and a Nikon rear lens cap. Went next door to Costa for a coffee before getting the bus home. When I got in, I realised that I had left the lens cap in the coffee shop. That means I will have to go back into town tomorrow to see if someone handed it in... and that's a bummer, because I hate going into town at the best of times, and especially on Saturday afternoons. Still, if I do go in (and I think I'm going to have to), then I will probably just have to get myself another diopter. They are a cheap way to get up close and personal - especially now that the flowers are starting to make their appearances.

Nikon D70 ,Nikkor E 50mm f/1.8 MF,+2 and +4 diopters
1/400s f/1.8 at 50.0mm iso1000 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
Guest 09-Apr-2005 21:25
Wonderfully mysterious. I would guess wire/boltcutters or some other similar precision instrument
Ian Clowes09-Apr-2005 20:32
Neat shot - need do get couple of filters and bits and bobs too..... I'm told they'll send the job offer next week, so maybe I can get some domestic approvals!
Gayle P. Clement09-Apr-2005 15:30
Strange but interesting, Stu.
Karen Stuebing09-Apr-2005 11:06
Makes a neat abstact. I like the darkness. And no idea what it is either. Hope you find your lens.
Guest 09-Apr-2005 10:37
it's a bit dark for me, but i don't feel the need to know what it is - works
well as an abstract.

it's not anything rude, is it? ;)
Guest 09-Apr-2005 05:11
c'est une très belle macro !
et en fait vous aviez envie de retourner à la ville vous acheter quelque chose de plus !
Jude Marion09-Apr-2005 03:58
Beautiful abstraction, Stu ... I like the subtle lighting and colours!
Very cool!
Gary Winters09-Apr-2005 03:12
Diopters! That's a great idea. I may have to pop into my LCS tomorrow and just see about that!
Coleen Perilloux Landry09-Apr-2005 03:00
Is it an open pair of pliers?
nomadicdragon09-Apr-2005 02:40
awesome macro
Gavin09-Apr-2005 02:37
Your liking the diopters I see Stu...:)
Elaine (etfitz)09-Apr-2005 00:35
Great macro!
Bob Smith09-Apr-2005 00:09
Great macro. Maybe you need to sup-"ply" a little more info on what it is!
Coleen Perilloux Landry08-Apr-2005 23:04
Try as I might I can't figure this out. It could be modern art with the eye and the nose, but then....
Guest 08-Apr-2005 23:02
Whats going on here Stu?