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on the way to a picnic

silar31 says:

Absolutely wild! How did you do the bottom two, are they street lamps? I love the 4th and 5th from the top, such pretty squiggles!

10th Aug 2006, 05:11

Caine says:

Nice series, D. So many pics with a honey-lemon glow to them, and I love your yellow light squigglies. :)

10th Aug 2006, 05:12

Geodyne says:

In the dark?!

10th Aug 2006, 07:16

nige says:

6 & 7 for me. nice. hope to see pics of chocolate cake eaten in the dark...

10th Aug 2006, 07:25

FilbertFox says:


10th Aug 2006, 08:15

Dhamaka says:

Thanks guys.
They're all motorway street lamps Silar. The last but one was taken looking straight up out of the car, the others looking forward
Geodyne - yes. We didn't leave my place till 11:57pm..
Sorry Nige - the battery ran out. In both camera and phonecam. But I had fresh cream with the chocolate cake...

10th Aug 2006, 08:33

Viv says:

I want to be able to play like that - the light pics I mean
- although long time since I had a midnight picnic and even longer since I had a midnight swim!

10th Aug 2006, 08:36

Dhamaka says:

It's taken me 3 trips in this car to try to get the lights right Viv - either the road is too bumpy or the suspension is wrong or he just goes too fast

It was *so cold* the water didn't even look attractive. The car thermometer said it was 12 but it felt much, much less

10th Aug 2006, 08:41

Viv says:

I haven't a camera that will play like that...:(

as for the swimming - hadn't realised it had been part of the plan - just what midnight picnic made me think of

10th Aug 2006, 08:52

Dhamaka says:

Viv - the top 4 were done with my phonecam..

10th Aug 2006, 08:57

Viv says:

yes - but I haven't got one of those either

most phone cams have more features than my camera!

10th Aug 2006, 09:01

Dhamaka says:

no light/exposure features at all? I just turned the exposure up to maximum

10th Aug 2006, 09:03

Viv says:

nope none at all!

10th Aug 2006, 09:04

Dhamaka says:

:( again
I know this might be a contentious thing to say, but what happens when your family upgrades their phones? Izadora always gets first refusal of mine..

10th Aug 2006, 09:07

seaneeboy says:

[potential controversy] were you driving while taking these? [/potential controversy]

10th Aug 2006, 09:27

Caine says:

Viv, I got light squiggle shots with my little point and shoot - no adjustments. Just focused while at a stoplight, then snapped as we accelerated.

10th Aug 2006, 09:32

Viv says:

ooh will try if I get the chance

10th Aug 2006, 10:36

Dhamaka says:

Sean - of course not!

10th Aug 2006, 11:00

seaneeboy says:

Hard to tell what you mean by ";-p" - If you weren't driving, then good, but if you were I'd point out it's blogging an illegal activity and as such would ask you not to carry out such stuff on moblog.

Also, if you did I'd be really dissapointed that you both did it in the first place and made light of it.

I'd point out to others in this thread that taking pictures while in control of your car is against the law, and dowright dangerous for yourself and those in the area (even if it is a "Quiet road")

I just say it because I worry about you all. Even if you tell me not to, I still do.

We now return you to the usual flippancy :)

10th Aug 2006, 11:07

Dhamaka says:

Do me a favour Sean - once again.

Of course I wasn't driving. In fact, if you look at the photos, you will see they're taken from the passenger side of the car..

:-P is a reaction to the fact you could even think that I could be a) so irresponsible that I'd do something like that and b) stupid enough to blog breaking the law on a public forum...

but I appreciate your concern... daddy... :-)

10th Aug 2006, 11:11

seaneeboy says:

Thanks, just doing my job... if you want to delete the post I understand :)

10th Aug 2006, 11:13

Dhamaka says:

not at all...

10th Aug 2006, 11:13

mrs540air says:

love the sqiggles - hoew are the plans for Bulgaria going ?.

10th Aug 2006, 15:26

Dhamaka says:

Going next month instead. I need to have better contingency plans in place if my laptop's in the hold (ie not with me all the time) and I can't guarantee that I'll get to Bourgas early enough to get the train I need to Sofia

10th Aug 2006, 20:03

MaggieD says:

Sorry to hear your plans have been so messed up ..... hope it will all turn out OK in the end ...BTW love the pics ..... but midnight picnic and skinny dipping ..... leave that to you youngsters.......

10th Aug 2006, 21:32

Dhamaka says:

I think it is turning out better in the longer turm Maggie

skinny dipping? In that weather? In this country? No.Way

10th Aug 2006, 21:38

paintist says:

absolutely fantastic series of pics, and now you have told Viv how to do it , I can try it with my camera :-)

11th Aug 2006, 05:28

Dhamaka says:

Look forward to seeing it Paintist!

11th Aug 2006, 07:16

whit woo these are cool, like the same ones as nige. sounds like good old fashioned fun which is of course the best kind :)

11th Aug 2006, 19:53

Dhamaka says:

Thank you!
we could have timed it for a warmer night, but it was excellent fun

11th Aug 2006, 20:53