B118 – I LOVE A FLARE

today I thought it would be a good idea to go out early morning around bethnal green / hackney and practice my sun flare skills, its my favourite camera technique and something that I really want to get prefect. obviously, using something like a 85mm prime lens really takes a sun flare shot to the next level and I’m hoping to get my hands on one of those next week, but for now my 24-105mm will have to do the job. I know you can add lens flare in photoshop but I want to learn how todo them in real life first before I use computer software.

my plan is to watch a tone of youtube videos on lens flare and see how I can improve, but for now heres a few photos I took this morning. I want to show these ones and then maybe tomorrow ill show you a few more that Ive done after watching some youtube tutorials.

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-I’m liking the over exposed look –
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– hackney road. 7am. –
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– the sun raise was perfect this morning –

B036 – I FUCKED IT.

** These pictures are just to explain my situation**

A quick bit of info, Im currently training for an Ultra Marathon in Switzerland across the alpes, its 70km long and I was hopefully going to be completing it in under 8 hours. Now fast forward to yesterday I was out on a 13.1 mile run, nothing I haven’t done before. When I hit the 12 mile mark but with a good speed of 7:45 per mile, my right leg went all floppy, but mumma did rest no quiter, so I pushed on for the last 1.1 miles and thats when I realised I had done some serious damage to my leg, I basically could walk or even lift the leg. When I got home I decided to dig into a packet of oreo’s and a can coke, to my surprise this didnt help, thats when I took the decision to head to hospital. where they then told me the bad news, I have ripped apart the tendons that connect my quad muscle to my pelvis. basically its put me out of walking and definitely no running for the next 6 weeks, and with the ultra marathon in 5 weeks, basically meaning I will not be running that race… its just the sofa with a tub of ben and jerrys phis food for me.

Please send me netflix series to watch.

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– this is just before they told me –
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– me getting used to crutch life –
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– the moment it all sunk in and pizza couldn’t even help –

B029 – Hackney Half Marathon

working at the hackney half yesterday was a good old summer event, I had alot of fun see some old chums and watching the runners pass that finish line. it was abit of an early start and meant I had to wake up at 4 in the morning on bank holiday sunday, but lucky anders left his bike at mine so I meant i got to ride there at stupid o clock in the morning.

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– so close but still so far –
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– thats a fast time –
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– this is from my cycle around 5 in the morning, it was weird victoria park being this empty –