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2017 Year In Pictures

356/365 Sunset

356/365 Sunset
356/365 Sunset by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA

The sun is being blinding at either end of the day again. It does seem stronger at sunrise and sunset during Winter Solstice. There’s probably a scientific explanation for that.

There’s a lovely view down the canal from this bridge – utterly obliterated by our nearest star.

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2017 Year In Pictures

290/365 Helium

290/365 Helium
290/365 Helium by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA

Disney are great at creating impressive theme parks, rides and film-related sideshows but one of my favourite things at Disneyland Paris was this balloon.

It just goes up and down on a tether, but is a wonderfully old-fashioned attraction which seems straight out of the 19th Century.

It also looks rather wonderful at sunset.

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2017 Year In Pictures

38/365 Sunset

38/365 Sunset

There was a spectacular sunset taking place while I was walking home, so I took a little diversion through University Park to get a better look.

I’m not sure black and white is the best option for sunsets, but I think this works OK with the reflections on the lake.

I’m getting better at using the built-in camera functions on my iPhone. It isn’t the most feature-rich camera around, but you can adjust the exposure times a bit, so I made sure that I didn’t over-expose this one. It all turned out pretty dark and moody.

Here’s the same photo in colour, for comparison:

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2011 Year In Pictures Photos and stuff

Setting

Setting, originally uploaded by rutty.

32/365

There was a nice sunset tonight. It’s a shame that the 3GS can’t properly capture those colours (it always overexposes sunsets) but I quite like how this came out anyway

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2010 Year In Pictures General Chunterings Photos and stuff

Beeston Sunset

Beeston Sunset

Beeston Sunset, originally uploaded by rutty.

32/365

It’s been one of those days that hasn’t offered much time for photography. Luckily, there was a nice sunset tonight, which I captured with my iPhone.

I did some editing using the free Photoshop app on the phone but have since adjusted it some more in Picnik on Flickr. I think this version adds a bit more drama.

I’ve taken this same scene a few times. We have a nice view over the roofs of Beeston from our top floor and you can see the Radcliffe On Sour power station in the distance (though not very well in this photo)

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2010 Year In Pictures General Chunterings Photos and stuff

Beeston sunset

Beeston sunset

Beeston sunset, originally uploaded by rutty.

8/365

We had a fantastic sunset tonight and I just about managed to get upstairs to get a couple of shots off before it subsided.

I’m always aware of going a bit too far with the post-processing of these – and I have upped it a bit here – but the colours tonight were just gorgeous

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Photos and stuff

Beeston sunset

Beeston Sunset

Beeston sunset, originally uploaded by rutty.

There was an absolutely astonishing sunset in Nottinghamshire the other night. We were at home and I happened to see it out of the upstairs window.

I had no chance of getting my camera out and heading somewhere photogenic before the sunset disappeared so I got my iPhone out and too this photo.

I used one of the better photography applications (Camera Bag) to give it a bit more interest. I rather like how it came out. The sky was way more read than this – the iPhone has a RUBBISH camera and this is the best it could do.

Still, came out OK