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A photo (or three) a day for 2012.

An afternoon ramble around Southsea…

Anyone fancy a Christmas Day swim?

Anyone fancy a Christmas Day swim?


Just a brief, light shower despite the clouds...

Just a brief, light shower despite the clouds…


Seating on Southsea seafront...

Seating on Southsea seafront…


The Naval War Memorial...and the Spinnaker Tower in the distance...

The Naval War Memorial…and the Spinnaker Tower in the distance…


Rocks and waves...

Rocks and waves…


Moon and bird...

Moon and bird…


United Salons unisex hairdressers in Castle Street...

United Salons unisex hairdressers in Castle Street…


Chantelle shop window...

Chantelle shop window…


Junction of Albert Road with Exmouth Road, with the Kings Theatre on the left...

Junction of Albert Road with Exmouth Road, with the Kings Theatre on the left…

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6 thoughts on “An afternoon ramble around Southsea…

  1. Thanks for letting us walk with you a bit on this Christmas day! Very interesting photos. The moon shot is awesome!

  2. Well, andelieya, you know it’s a pleasure having you as cyber-company along the way ;). As for the moon shot, it was only possible because I replaced the digital compact I’d been using for this blog (I don’t own a digital SLR, and neither do I covet one) a couple of months ago with a (still relatively inexpensive) Canon digital compact with a 10x or so zoom. Even then, it still requires significant cropping of the original jpeg, to get a reasonable sized image of the moon, and without the presence of the bird and the subtle variations in the clouds, I wouldn’t have uploaded this photo, since I’d have found a straightforward image of the moon too sterile aesthetically ;). I am happy with it as it is though. Incidentally, I also took a photo today of some flocks of birds flying in V formation, but they were too distant to make an image worthwhile uploading here. Anyway, I’m glad you like the one that I have uploaded :).

    • You did a very good job with the moon if you used a camera like a Canon Powershot! I agree, a moon photo alone without anything else in it would not look too interesting. I’ve tried that before, and it turned out extremely plain.

      • Actually I did the camera a slight disservice, as it has a 12X optical zoom apparently, and I was using it at its maximum extension :). It is actually a Canon Powershot, an SX150IS, which I bought for £69.00 (around 110 dollars) a couple of months back. It got some bad customer reviews, on account of its proclivity for gobbling up battery life, but I find using Lithium batteries, and never using flash (which I dislike in any event) will give me several hundred images before I need to replace the batteries, and I’m happy enough with the camera’s performance :).

  3. Anyone who swims in the sea at this time of year is barking! The sea is too cold for me at any time of year (but I’m a wimp lol).

  4. He was one of a group of friends on the beach, a handful of whom also ventured into the water, but none of them stayed in there for very long ;).

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