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Elbow One Day Like This with the BBC Concert Orchestra and choir Chantage

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A moment of contemplation

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Another from Christmas Eve

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Worth, IMHO, clicking through.

As ever, more over at PDP.

Christmas Eve Wedding - pics up on PDP

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Winter wedding in Weybridge - the record is now available at PDP.

Flipboard magazine - A reason to buy an iPad?

Yes. Why?
1. It just works.
2. Your friends' Flickr photos and Facebook updates appear as magazine-style headings and look fresh and professional.
3. Intuitive interface (are you listening Project?). Flip over the pages, go back, forward - you understand where you are in relation to the app.
4. It makes the iPad make sense.

Project magazine ... A reason to buy an iPad?

No. Why?
1. Download and install takes forever.
2. The design is broken as there is no way to navigate on most pages.
3. It loves itself more than the reader.
4. It freezes more often than a polar bear's arse.

Happy Christmas from Mrs Lemon's

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Taken yesterday at Joanne and Paul's wedding (congrats to you two once more!), this is Siena, a most beautiful bridesmaid. More to follow at PDP.

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11112009113, originally uploaded by patrickdodds1.

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shot_1292101150387, originally uploaded by patrickdodds1.

Assorted

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Assorted, originally uploaded by patrickdodds1.

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DSC_3016 black and white , originally uploaded by patrickdodds1. That's better.

Snow Show

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London took a bit of a pasting yesterday lunchtime:

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DSC_3536, originally uploaded by patrickdodds1.

Another Version

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DSC_3520, originally uploaded by patrickdodds1.

New Photography Galleries

A couple of new galleries at my website - Barry's 50th and Katrina's Baby Shower... Both fun events (see below for a report on the latter), and both with great people. You know, doing this photography, it is interesting to note just how kind and hospitable people generally are. Now, if only it were that way in the day job! Still, onward>>>.

Photographing Events No. 1: The Baby Shower

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An interesting shoot yesterday – a baby shower at a nightclub… Hmm, you might think, how does that work? Well, you hire out the club during daylight hours and invite family and friends along for an afternoon of silly, fun games and presents, cake, sparkling drinks and the like. And you know what? People (well, OK, women mainly, but their kids and partners too in some cases), they loved it.

Photographically it was demanding but then that seems to be pretty much always the case – events where there are no problems with light / perspective / the need for silence / the need for speed: events such as these don’t exist. If you are looking for such perfect conditions it might be best to stick to studio work. Of course, what you won’t get in the studio but you will with a live event is an opportunity to take shots like this:



Now, nightclubs aren’t, of course, known for sunshine but I thought that, it being daytime, there was a chance there’d be some available light. Well, that was partly right …