Sunday Birds

In the words of Ozzy Osbourne, "I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired". I've been ill in some capacity for a month and half now, and I'm just so bored of getting to the end of one illness and another one starting to spin up. None of it's serious illness or anything (imagine how shit I'd be if I actually got ill), but one thing after another is so fucking annoying. Yesterday, my cough got so bad that I couldn't go out. Hadn't slept. Grumpy.

Today, we had visitors and we had to get out of the house! Brought the Canon cannon and shot a few birds. I like birds. The older I get, the more I like birds. They're so small and intricate. Starlings are my favourite, because they're shiny I think, but I like sparrows too.

This little fellow was having a right old shout. His mate nicked a chip and absconded with it.

The Open Market

I like the open market on London Road in Brighton. There's a lady there selling these delicious-looking flatbreads and we've wanted to try them for ages but whenever we're on London Road it's to go to Fatto a Mano. Not this weekend though!

Will I ever tire of watching people make food? I doubt it! She also had this big bucket of dough she was breaking pieces off when she ran out. Who doesn't love a good dough?

And I made friends with this little fellow. I think the owners were annoyed because I stayed petting him for a little too long. He was so soft, though!

Hands free

Ingenious hands-free in Brighton today.

Aimless and wandering

Spent the afternoon wandering around Brighton and catching up with a friend I haven't seen for ages. We covered the seafront, pier, Laines, Churchill Square, out towards Hove just chatting and shooting.

I love taking pictures with other people. Everyone's got such a different process; it's interesting watching how people approach scenes to try and get what they're looking for.

I left my bag at the office and brought the Canon with 70-200mm to try and learn it a bit better. My main take-away is that this is an incredible lens and I get why people love it so much. It's so fast, and you get such great reach that you can get close to some lovely moments that you'd just disturb with other lenses. I would never have considered 70-200 for street, and it is a massive piece of glass, but it's hard to complain about the results.

This lady was chasing a seagull trying to get a picture, and the seagull wasn't having any of it. I wish it had a different background, but the seagull's little strut makes me very happy

The basketball courts down near i360 are so busy. I could take pictures of people playing all day

I am in love with this picture, and the Full English headline on the back encapsulates the British seaside atmosphere perfectly.

I loved watching this woman playing violin. That disinterested look on her face, and the way the wind's caught her dress.

Another from the basketball courts. The sun was low in the sky, and these guys were on each other like glue. Couldn't have timed this better for the light

When I have a good day taking pictures like this, it makes me want to go straight back out and keep going. I'm so happy with some of the portraits I got today.

It's Me

I've been doing some portraits at work. It's a lot of fun but very stressful. I did this one of myself to test the lighting and it actually came out pretty well. I normally hate photos of myself.