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oddityinabox PRO 12:36pm, 22 December 2006
ravi | [kekett] | www.kekett.co.uk

Hi there! Welcome to my daily photo diary for 2007 - Life In Pictures. Here you will see what I get upto... the highs, lows and all the many emotions between. An entire set of the photos can be found here. Quicklinks are below for quick access to the pictures:

001 | 010107 | new year's dawn 002 | 020107 | clifton suspension bridge 003 | 030107 | little gizzy 004 | 040107 | teddy bear picnic 005 | 050107 | csf 006 | 060107 | dad 007 | 070107 | light 008 | 080107 | sharkbait 009 | 090107 | system recovery 010 | 100107 | thames at dusk 011 | 110107 | dna 012 | 120107 | nina 013 | 130107 | looloo 014 | 140107 | rizr 015 | 150107 | bookshelf 016 | 160107 | every sperm is sacred? 017 | 170107 | guile 018 | 180107 | james 019 | 190107 | clifton suspension bridge mark 2 020 | 200107 | bath abbey 021 | 210107 | ashna 022 | 220107 | lily 023 | 230107 | cha! cha! 024 | 240107 | wandle common 025 | 250107 | 20Q 026 | 260107 | nuts! 027 | 270107 | pensive 028 | 280107 | kekett 029 | 290107 | trains 030 | 300107 | wandle park playground 031 | 310107 | section p87
january

032 | 010207 | window view sunset 033 | 020207 | tachikoma 034 | 030207 | secret garden 035 | 040207 | looking glass 036 | 050207 | path 037 | 060207 | trapped 038 | 070207 | IR1 039 | 080207 | biscuits! 040 | 090207 | snow! 041 | 100207 | light tree 042 | 110207 | meerkat 043 | 120207 | jon 044 | 130207 | mat n mis 045 | 140207 | otters 046 | 150207 | cock 047 | 160207 | cardinal fish 048 | 170207 | southwark 049 | 180207 | glass 050 | 190207 | tiger 051 | 200207 | seahorse 052 | 210207 | wandle reflection 053 | 220207 | thistle 054 | 230207 | mights in tights 055 | 240207 | may 056 | 250207 | mountain village 057 | 260207 | money 058 | 270207 | beach 059 | 280207 | puffball
february

... Quickinks are being refurbished!
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sunshinecity 11 years ago
great shot!! Did you use a tripod?

sunshinecity
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oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago

Indeed I had to... Too cold and too long an exposure needed!
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
_monday - 064 | 050307 | squiggle

064 | 050307 | squiggle

I need to start getting back into macro photography. It was once my forte with my ixus as it had a macro minimum focusing distance of only 3cm. But moving onto the big brother proves a little more expensive but I'm still intending to start up again...
admin
There are definitely great pix here. Congrats.
Keep doing! :)
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
_tuesday - 065 | 060307 | sweet chilli deli sandwich

065 | 060307 | sweet chilli deli sandwich

What 99p can buy you today at McDonalds...

My university campus is attached to a hospital and for some strange reason the NHS trust decided to rent out part of their space to a well known fast food chain! Coming out of london bridge there's always some guy handing out vouchers enticing you to go and eat there... Today there was a voucher for one of their deli sandwiches. Heck for 99p I was feeling hungry! These sandwiches are going through some kind of patenting and McDonalds want to "copyright" a sanwich... Strange eh!?!?

Pic doesn't look that great as I didn't have my ixus with me so have to make do with my crappy camera phone. And I promise you... it tasted much better than it looks... Tho not worth its full price!

Exam tomorrow...
satrina* 11 years ago
Yum! good luck with your exam!

Satrina: av meg
oddityinabox PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by oddityinabox (member) 11 years ago
_wednesday - 066 | 070307 | venus

066 | 070307 | venus

A tought test/exam today but it meant that the majority of my day was finished by lunch... A snickers bar later I headed up to the labs where my supervisor was waiting to start preparing all the solutions and stuff for tomorrow's run of immuno...

I'll try and remember to take my camera with me to the labs to show you all what I'm upto but in short we're fixing thinly sliced mole rat brains onto slides so that we can then identify whether it is either vasopressin or oxytocin receptors in a certain part of the brain.

This will prepare us for a big run of 90 sections next week. This afternoon I was having to remember back to my A-Levels to the chemistry triangles:

Moles = Mass / Mol. Weight

And working out how much formaldehyde was need to fix, how much Sodium Hydroxide was needed to keep the formaldehyde at a reasonable pH. The right dilutions of the actual buffer to keep things at physiological pH and attempting to work out the MilleiQ machine to give me ultra pure water!

Test run tomorrow and the chance to do the experiment in a room at 4 degrees! Great fun... Not!

Anyway... to the picture... Walking home tonight and the sky was really clear for a change and up there was this really bright thing. I thought it was a star until my housemate, Babs, looked it up and apparently it Venus! Amazing!

Bigger here: farm1.static.flickr.com/145/413878133_a6d494057a_b.jpg
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Sounds like university life keeps you busy!

Love this shot!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
_thursday - 067 | 080307 | radioactive

067 | 080307 | radioactive

Fun day today... but tiring... Hence onlu just getting home now at...half eleven! Did my first ever round of ligand binding... was using a radioactive isotope of Iodine... which was fun and only protected by a biece of acrylic somehow impregnated with lead!
oddityinabox PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by oddityinabox (member) 11 years ago
_friday - 068 | 090307 | to make a lensbaby

068 090307 to make a lensbaby

I've been banging around the idea of getting a lens baby to experiment with recently and I even managed to have a 'lil play with one in a camera shop whilst browsing today. However... Starting at 70 and going upto 180 quid seems a little on the steep side to pay for what is essentially a toy. But then again... At least it would be well made i kept telling myself...

That said I was glad that all the shops I went to either didn't have them or didn't have them in an EOS mount... So I've decided to make one... At a max price of £30 I hope to build one from stuff lying around and things that are cheap!

The picture so far is all the bits and pieces I have so far:

- Canon EOS body cap (couldn't find a 3rd party one so had to get it - it will be the attachment to my camera with a hole made through it) - £4

- The apeture control off of a scrap microscope that was being thrown out (obviously... to change the apeture!) - FREE

- a 58mm screw ring (so I'll be able to attach various lenses to it... found in the scrap box in London Camera Exchange, London) - 50p

- 1+, 2+, 4+ and macro lenses (bought an eon ago for my last slr and hardly used... Will become the front lenses/telephoto when added together) - FREE

- wide angle lens (I also had this from my old slr and hasn't seen much use since getting my 400D) - FREE

Things I still need to get:

- Plastic bendy tube (I'm going to use a vacuum cleaner pipe for this and my best friend has just rung me up to say that someone had just trhown away a hoover and asked if I wanted the pipe... YES PLEASE!!!) - FREE

- Some kind of step up or step down ring (I haven't quite figured out which yet but because to get the wide angle to fit onto the rest I need a to convert the ring by 2mm i think! This wont actually effect me starting to use the lens but hey!) - ?

Other things

- drill
- knife
- hammer and chissel?
- superglue
- duct tape?
- silicone? - to plug any holes
- velcro? - in case I decide to create a pure macro lens too (yes I know I'm mad but it makes sense to me!
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
_saturday - 069 | 100307 | wandle wheel

069 | 100307 | wandle wheel

Not so far from me there is the river Wandle and if you follow it South you get to a little village in London called Abbey Mills. A working water mill!
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
_sunday - 070 | 110307 | pearl

070 | 110307 | pearl

I've promised myself that I would get back into macro photography and my favourite subjects are flowers! More co-operative than insects I must say!
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
_monday - 071 | 120307 | dandilion

071 | 120307 | dandilion
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
_tuesday - 072 | 130307 | little shop

072 | 130307 | little shop

We got some excellent priced tickets to see Little Shop Of Horrors in the West End! Absolutely awesome show... Although it was a little over shadowed by seeing Shilpa Shetty and H from steps in the auditorium too! Much to the girl's delights!
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
_wednesday - 073 | 140307 | red berries

073 | 140307 | red berries
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
_thursday - 074 | 150307 | buttercup

074 | 150307 | buttercup
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
_friday - 075 | 160307 | 2 strobe play

075 | 160307 | 2 strobe play

Don't really like this portrait of me... but was playing with using 2 flashes... one off camera and to the left of the picture and the other bouncing off the cealing.
oddityinabox PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by oddityinabox (member) 11 years ago
_saturday - 076 | 170307 | doctors march

076 | 170307 | doctors march

Taken on the day when Doctors in the Uk decided to march against the training schemes being imposed... more here: www.flickr.com/photos/kekett/sets/72157600029073189/
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
_sunday - 077 | 180307 | petite's

077 | 180307 | petite's
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
_monday - 078 | 190307 | faking it

078 | 190307 | faking it

Went for a pub lunch... artificial flowers fallen on the table... made for a nice macro!
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
_tuesday - 079 | 200307 | petit

079 | 200307 | petit
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
_wednesday - 080 | 210307 | life

080 | 210307 | life

Was playing with a wide angle today and I just couldn't help thinking that this tree could be used as "The Tree Of Life"...
oddityinabox PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by oddityinabox (member) 11 years ago
_thursday - 081 | 220307 | beauty dish

081 | 220307 | beauty dish

This is my friend Kiat, a very serious photographer himself (photos here: www.zoto.com/szekiat)! I've just finished assembling a homemade beauty dish and we were testing it out! Made from 2 stainless steel bowls with a Canon speedlight 420EX. Seems more like a spotlight tho so next time will try again with a bigger dish to get a better area!
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
_friday - 082 | 230307 | concentrate

082 | 230307 | concentrate

Was taking pictures again this year of a music concert in Southwark Cathedral, more here: www.flickr.com/photos/kekett/sets/72157600028951364/
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
_saturday - 083 | 240307 | shrubbery

083 | 240307 | shrubbery

Well... a mini shrubbery at least!
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
_sunday - 084 | 250307 | tree foot

084 | 250307 | tree foot
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
_monday - 085 | 260307 | tram line

085 | 260307 | tram line

Now don't try this at home! If you do... make sure you look both ways!
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
_tuesday - 086 | 270307 | shoe

086 | 270307 | shoe

I mean... who leaves a shoe on a tree...?
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
_wednesday - 087 | 280307 | bemused

087 | 280307 | bemused

Yet another portrait that I'm not really too fond of!
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
_thursday - 088 | 290307 | poison

088 | 290307 | poison

Whats your poison? I love this stuff!
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
_friday - 089 | 300307 | wet blossom

089 | 300307 | wet blossom

I was intending on getting a landscape picture of this scene... but by the time I managed to get out in the pouring rain and set up a tripod whilst holding an umbrella... a van had come along and parked... ruining the shot!
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
_saturday - 090 | 310307 | sleepy yet serious

090 | 310307 | sleepy yet serious

Now this cutey was just lying there just waiting to have a picture taken... only had my 30mm though so as i kept trying to get closer... he pounced!
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
_sunday - 091 | 010407 | edd's new toy

091 | 010407 | edd's new toy

Here's my friend Edd... I haven't seen him for a while and as a result I have yet to see his new geetarr! Here he is sporting this little number! Tis very shiny!
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
_monday - 092 | 020407 | new pc

092 | 020407 | new pc

I'm at Bristol now for about a month to revise and annoyingly the computer at my parents' had capoot! So we went out today to look for a replacement! Here it is... well the bright blue LEDs on the front of it! We didn't really care for great specs and so this one was a bargain! £250 with 2 year warrenty! My Ma was happy!
sunshinecity 11 years ago
cool shots
missed you!
oddityinabox PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by oddityinabox (member) 11 years ago
_tuesday - 093 | 030407 | gizzy

093 | 030407 | gizzy

Now that I'm back in Bristol I get to see all my old friends again. So at Sal's house I always take the opportunity to catch yet more shots of little Gizmo! Still as cute as ever... though complaining of tummy aches today!

I've not managed to get much work done yet... I'm just not in the mood for revision but i know that I'm going to have to get it done soon!
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
_wednesday - 094 | 040407 | leafy green

094 | 040407 | leafy green

Really can't get down to any revision at the moment.... I'm even beginning to procrastinate with my photography! Was out in the garden and this bid was the best of a bunch and even this is not focused properly! Perhaps I shoulf take my glasses with me next time!
Rebecca... PRO 11 years ago
You're right your flower macros are lovely! Particularly like the 18 & 20 march ones - is that cherry blossom?
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
I think they are actually. Although I'm not really sure! The amount of flower pics I take you'd think I would have an idea of what they all were!
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
095 | 050407 | eyeball
thursday - 095 | 050407 | eyeball

I can't help being lazy at the moment... am meant to be revising but being faced by a list of 250+ drugs to learn for just one of my modules this year just doesn't really inspire or motivate me right now!

This pic is a speaker, one of a pair that I make for my Design and Technology A-Level 5 years ago now. They work... but in need of some serious tlc to get them going again!
Meelifluous PRO 11 years ago
Beautiful photos. Truly.
Mee Mee Meelifluous
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
Hey, thank you. There are some great pictures in your photostream too. Especially your flowers... I'm a sucker for flowers!
sunshinecity 11 years ago
love the close up of your cat... and love the speaker too
oddityinabox PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by oddityinabox (member) 11 years ago
096 | 060407 | backyard set
friday - 096 | 060407 | backyard set

The weather has been brilliant for the past week and the cloudless sky is really something awe inspiring. Just looking out of one of the back rooms at my parents house you see the sun heading down and it puts a smile on my face.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Hello - just blowing through a few diarys while downloading the days shots. Good stuff here...

CollardGreens: Oops !
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
097 | 070407 | china swan
saturday - 097 | 070407 | china swan

Well I was going to write a little about the drugs I was learning about today was absolutely no relevance to today's picture but I have just heard the almightiest shrieak outside and now it seems like some can it dying outside... It is rather noisy! Now... I am in 2 minds here... I love cats and the thought of seeing one in pain and agony would make me cringe. Especially as there would be pretty much nothing I could do for it. Whilst on the other... If I don't do anything or at least see if its ok then I would hate myself for not looking!

Hold on... let me get the torch!

Right then... the cries seem to be getting louder and are completely irratic but I can't for the life of me see anything with a mini maglite from my bedroom window... Oh... what to do?!?

Just checked from the back of the house and still nothing... I'm going to have to go out and see... brb.

...

Man theres a stiff breeze out there... I couldn't find any dying cat though... I found 2 cats! Those bloody furry creatures were going at it outside my damn window! GITS... making me worry like that!

Go find another window to fornicate outside!
sunshinecity 11 years ago
hope all is well, we miss you!

sunshinecity
~ a picture, a story
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