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Jakub Bochinski
United Kingdom
Current Residence: London - East End - 7 Hitchin
Favourite genre of music: Hard to define - everything that makes me happy
Favourite style of art: Vector art - silhouette
Dear All,

so here it is - Nalf's back in town. The 5th or 6th time already. Well - I won't be surprised if you wouldn't believe in me staying here for at least a while longer then during my last attempt (which was a week I guess...). I don't really believe either :D

The sad truth is... that I am not ever going to have enough time for any thing properly Artistic. Having said that... I might still try doing something at least barely artistic ;)

Now - what can I do? What am I good at? What are my advantages? Lets see...
- I do have a DSLR (Canon D1000 - could be better but - hey - that's a start!)
- I do have a selection of lenses encompassing:
  -> 50mm f/1.8 prime lens
  -> 17-85mm IS universal lens
  -> 90-200mm telephoto lens
- I even got an EX-550 flash gun
- I live in London - with its rich mix of nationalities and vibrant cultural scene
- I am studying astronomy - a science of optics, its analysis and uses... which should give me the technical background for photography
- I am making websites for both UCL Institute for Origins of Universe and The Centre of Planetary Sciences, which gives me plenty of opportunities to work on graphics & even shoot scientists "in action" if you like
- I am going to work for two months in a real Observatory in North London, pursuing a project involving a search for exoplanets - planets in different solar systems! I'll have access to all its equipment and help from professional astronomers employed there.
- There is one astrophotography competition running in London during July. Open to everybody.
- I cycle - and hence have the whole city opened to me. I go wherever I want, whenever I want (unless its raining, and then I just don't really feel like going anywhere ;) ).
- I live with more than 6 flatmates from several countries - and have an awfully rich "flat-life" :D
- I stay in East End, the traditional working class area of the capitol, with its warehouses, pubs, markets and... Olympic Games 2012 site in construction.

and last but most likely not least (poor memory)

- I am registered on dA and hopefully can learn from you guys, practice and exchange ideas and... you know - gather :+fav:s and give some of these out too. ;)

So - lets think positively. There's the list of all I can/have. Now that would be a waste to not utilize all these opportunities! (I didn't even know there are that many when I started this text.)

What about a challenge then? Yeah that sounds like good old me talking! I hereby challenge myself to use every single one of these advantages one by one in a series of weekly experiments (or exercises). Each week I will invent a new technique that I'll try to learn and use or choose one of the opportunities I've got and try to exploit it in some way. Starting from... next week, as this week I am finishing my last exams.

Obviously I'll need your advice people - so please, please - comment on what I am doing. I can't learn from books and internet only. The beginnings will most likely be amazingly crap... but I'll try to pull through it and keep working. Again - I'll need your support here. :)

dA - I am giving you the last chance to prove you worthy!

So... where do I begin?

I've got a week now to think of a subject for my first challenge, which would utilize one of the advantages listed above... Any ideas people? Lets brainstorm :)

Yours again for a while

  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: mostly people whining... dishes, floor, washing...
  • Reading: lecture notes for General Relativity
  • Watching: my flatmate walk around trying to postpone studies
  • Eating: I am actually hungry - lets get a... kebab?
  • Drinking: No drinking until... evening. Just today.

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dwumetrowa-brzoza Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
I tak otworzyłam Twoją galerię ;) ptactwo mi się bardzo podoba. w ogóle zapomniałam na śmierć o deviancie!
x-sellout Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
you've been tagged! :) [link]
pinkparakeets Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
thanks for all the comments and the watch! :D
x-sellout Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
i uploaded that headshaking picture.
I don't know if it's that great :S lol.
erbphotography Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Thanks so very much for the support! It means a lot to me :) I hope you had a wonderful weekend and that your week is even better!!

Thanks Again
Nalfeindo Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
oh - I didn't expect such a positive comment all of a sudden :) which adds the positive accent of a surprise to an already positive feeling of being appreciated :) thank you for all this positiveness! :)

And let me remark - that all my support stems directly from the quality of your photography and your devotion to it.

You're mostly welcome
erbphotography Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
:) Well thanks again!
lamcid Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
thank man!
Nalfeindo Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
u'r mostly welcome :)
Amoakk Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the llama badge!
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