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Centre Parcs at night…

Posted in Weekly Wonderings with tags , , , , , , on 27 October 2015 by misselisabethuk

A lovely weekend was had by all at the new Centre Parcs in Woburn Forest, so I wanted to share a couple of the ‘at night’ pictures I took with you – as I try to stretch my repertoire:

Subtropical Swimming Paradise, Centre Parcs, Woburn

Subtropical Swimming Paradise – 1/4 sec. f/2.8 21mm ISO 500

 

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The path to the Pancake House – 1/6 sec. f/2.8 50mm ISO 500

Hope you are all having a great week.

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Light trails, night motion…

Posted in Daily Jollop with tags , , , , , , , , , on 11 October 2015 by misselisabethuk

This is part 2 of my experimentation with slower shutter speeds and my first time of taking any photos at night.  I share with you, below, a couple of photos I took last night not too far from where I took the photos for my last post It’s all about the motion… 

Warning!! you will need a tripod for this and a gentle button pushing finger action 🙂

 

Watling Street: 4 sec. f/11 25mm (Lightroom used to reduce the sodium glare from the streetlights)

Watling Street: 4 sec. f/11 25mm ISO 200

 

Watling Street: 4 sec. f/11 17mm

Watling Street: 4 sec. f/11 17mm ISO 200

 

I used Adobe Lightroom to reduce the effects of the sodium streetlights, taking out the orange/yellow glow.

Hope this inspires those of you who are new to photography to give this a go, or those veteran photographers to go and take some more night shots!

Have a lovely weekend all.

 

Opposite the Hays Galleria, London – December 2012

Posted in Daily Jollop with tags , , , , , on 24 December 2012 by misselisabethuk

Taken from the Hays Galleria, London – December 2012

Here’s one I’ve written in red… Left for Dead

Posted in I'm dying here.... with tags , , , , , , on 13 October 2012 by misselisabethuk

Seeing red?
He was left for dead.
Getting cold and stiff,
with a subtle whiff.

The night so black,
hid the thud and the whack.
T’was a bat of wood,
he fell where he stood.

Robbed of a life,
he thought would  be long,
he was wrong!

I N S O M N I A

Posted in Daily Jollop with tags , , , on 11 September 2012 by misselisabethuk

I’m
Not
Sleeping,
Open
Minded
Nights,
I’m
Awake!

WHAT TIME IS IT?? It’s silly o’clock with the insomnia queen…

Posted in General Scribbings with tags , , , on 2 September 2010 by misselisabethuk

I’m sure this blog will spark a riot of comments…. well maybe not at 5am on a very dark September morning but hey… talking to oneself is the first sign of madness right, or so I’ve told myself on a number of occasions…. or is it hairy palms…. hmm not sure…. anyhoo.

Today I will be mostly talking about insomnia, nothing to do with all that fandangled science stuff – although I am fully aware that by the end of this blog the men in white coats might be paying me a visit!!

So Insomnia…, some call it lack of sleep, some say it’s the brain over-processing on waking which prevents us going back to sleep… I call it my close and trusted friend who keeps me sane in times of difficulty. I call her… Insomnia, dammit you know that already… get to the point Liz.. Ok lol

Yep I have to say that Insomnia is my first realisation that something isn’t quite right in my life, it’s a defence mechanism almost preparing me for the challenges that lay ahead or that I am facing. When my thought processes need to be stepped up a gear to enable me to solve a problem or make plans, that’s usually when I will “suffer” (I use this term loosely) from this condition.

I used to see Insomnia as a pain in the butt, a frustrating consequence of having problems that needed to be resolved, now I see it as a trusted friend, an early warning system and I have recently learnt to embrace it as part of who I am and how I cope with situations and new ideas. In fact, the quiet early mornings I now relish and they often turn out to be a rewarding experience. I am definitely a morning person and have most of my wizard ideas at mental o’clock – those hair brain schemes you think up suddenly, which then gets the adrenaline flowing when an idea starts to grow, all this when everyone else is chucking up the Zzzzzs. Amazing!!!

And now… I am just thinking that this place I go to, to sort out my head, will be called Somnia – I do declare that that’s what it shall now be called. So when I wake up early from sleep I will be… in-Somnia…. get it? It may even be a continent in Liz World, an island in fact with banana trees (not that I like bananas but I like green and yellow together?!) and lots of purple flowers.. man-eating ones knowing my luck!!

Where were we, I seem to have gone off piste…. ahhh yes, the wonderful world of Insomnia… So I ask my blog readers to think of this, when you next wake up early and really cannot get back to sleep; get up, sit for a moment, write down the ideas or issues you think you are facing, maybe have some fruit tea (defo NO caffeine), relax, go into your subconscious, feel empowered to allow yourself to be awake at this time of the day, write a blog :), and realise that everyone will face Insomnia at some point in their lives. I believe it helps you to grow as a person, do not be angry by it, embrace it and sleep will come to you….

I only have one more thing to say…

GOOD MORNING, IT’S TIME TO GET UP!! W00T W00T ❤

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