Thursday 12 May 2011: Onwards and...
440/365: ... upwards.
Very upwards if you're a garden snail and a mean woman moves you from the ivy leaf where you're happily snuffling about (do snails even snuffle?!?)... and plonks you on a brick because she's a bit tired and hasn't taken any decent photos.
But, I'm sure you wanted to eat my lettuces, so let's call this a fair deal. I get a blip. You get to look at... LOOK at (not eat!)... my lettuces.
Oh, and I put the technical info on about this photo when I posted it to my Flickr 365 project and I wondered if anyone wanted to know it on here? Anyway, it was taken with a 28mm lens plus a Raynox 150 macro lens adaptor (hand held as I bust it slightly after a dropping incident - that doesn't count as a technical detail though... right? Anyhoo...)... but it's two images aligned and focus stacked so that the shell and the snail were in focus (ish!)... then overlaid with a picture of a v.dirty window as a texture mainly because I liked the slight vignetting and bokeh. Then, a 50% grey overlay layer so that I could use a white / black brush for dodging and burning... teensy bit of sharpening. And. Bosh.
*Is* anyone interested in techie stuff? I'm never sure! Plus, it always sounds a little bit poncy if I explain what I did when mostly it's just me going 'hmmmm... what feels right for this image' and going from there.
Essentially my brain is fried. I have marking to finish off but my day at work has been so busy that I have zero sensible-headed energy left. Five meetings, lots of thinking, a tad of planning and a whole day where I struggled to stay on time because every meeting over-ran slightly into the next. Think I need to try to sort out working from home a bit. The commute is running me ragged and the meeting frenzy is robbing me of all productive time.
PS Maddy is reading a story
PPS Felix is peering over her shoulder at it
PPPS I hate being too tired to even savour these bits of the day properly.