To celebrate nothing other than Catharine having the day off and me being at home, here we have a 2 course lunch which included this smoked haddock on spinach and mash, with a mustard sauce and topped with a poached egg. Produced by a Michelin starred chef at a restaurant on the shore of Christchurch harbour and eaten at a table with a front row view. Winter special – £12.95 per person – until you start on the wine list, you can’t go wrong!
Dad about to have a panic attack – the Prom Dress shop!!!!
Have spent a large part of the day watching the Djokovic/Nadal tennis final from Melbourne. What a fantastic match and hats off to both men for their skill, fortitude, fitness, determination and mutual respect. The quality of play and the subjects of my last few posts reminded me of an essay I was set at Uni; “Sport is Art – Discuss”. What do you think?
Having decided at about 2-2 in the fifth set that this was going to be the subject of my blog today, I started experimenting with taking photos of the television coverage. This shot was taken just after Djokovic had won and must have been exposed just as the Beeb were transitioning from one image to another. Whether the slow shutter speed had synched with the frequency of the picture refresh rate I have no idea. Anyway, other than a small crop, the application of a vignette and a border, and a small tweak of exposure and contrast, this is how the shot came out. There’s no merging of photos, or anything that complicated. I’m quite pleased with the effect.