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photoblog image A wet night on the M25

A wet night on the M25

I signed up to the PhotoFriday challenge a few months ago, but this is the first one I've entered - the challenge is 'Automotive'. http://www.photofriday.com/

I took this on the M25 back in February whilst on our way back from Folkestone. It was cold, dark, and raining hard. How to while away a couple of hours with a camera bag at my feet? Easy...

On our way down to Folkestone the week before, I'd also been taking photos from the car. I discovered that cars are very dusty environments when a huge piece of fluff landed on my sensor! I was at the start of a weeks holiday and for some unaccountable reason I'd not packed any means of cleaning it. Fortunately that evening in the hotel, I managed to remove it by carefully blowing on to it. I learnt a valuable lesson there.

Incidentally, I'm looking at this on my LCD monitor and my laptop side-by-side. They are both calibrated, although the laptop less reliably so. The images look completely different - the colours are much more vibrant on my monitor. I hope the colour on your monitor is closer to that than my laptop!

A wet night on the M25

I signed up to the PhotoFriday challenge a few months ago, but this is the first one I've entered - the challenge is 'Automotive'. http://www.photofriday.com/

I took this on the M25 back in February whilst on our way back from Folkestone. It was cold, dark, and raining hard. How to while away a couple of hours with a camera bag at my feet? Easy...

On our way down to Folkestone the week before, I'd also been taking photos from the car. I discovered that cars are very dusty environments when a huge piece of fluff landed on my sensor! I was at the start of a weeks holiday and for some unaccountable reason I'd not packed any means of cleaning it. Fortunately that evening in the hotel, I managed to remove it by carefully blowing on to it. I learnt a valuable lesson there.

Incidentally, I'm looking at this on my LCD monitor and my laptop side-by-side. They are both calibrated, although the laptop less reliably so. The images look completely different - the colours are much more vibrant on my monitor. I hope the colour on your monitor is closer to that than my laptop!

comments (1)

  • Idefix
  • Germany
  • 21 Jun 2006, 09:14
I like it, and one my monitor it is very vibrant, and brings back memories of sitting on the M25 and then the M4 on gloomy winter evenings. It's an unusual shot and just shows how you can get a really interesting image out of the most unlikely situations.....
Steve: Thanks idefix!

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