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Wet leaves (on Christmas Eve)

I’ve had a headache most of the day – nothing too serious, just a mild annoyance really – which was a good excuse to spend as much time as possible vegging out on the sofa and watching TV. So I watched the finale of Amazon’s Wheel of Time adaptation (well, the series finale, not the actual finale yet), some YouTube videos, and then the remainder of some list show that aired the other night about Britains favourite sweets (or candy to any readers across the Atlantic). It was nice to just relax and not worry about doing anything else.

My wife finished work at lunchtime and there were a few small jobs to be done when she got home, including a few remaining presents to be wrapped, but all that is now done and – once I’ve finished typing this – I can chill out for the rest of the evening.

The wet leaves in the post title refer to today’s picture which I shot in the back garden the other week. Probably not very Christmassy, but I like it.

Wet rhododendron

Yashica Mat 124G & Shanghai GP3. Lab developed in Xtol.

Taken on 11 December 2021

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A shot taken a couple of days before Christmas in typically wet UK December conditions. It was raining quite heavily when I took this so I perhaps rushed the shot a little. With hindsight I should have either gotten lower or angled the camera down to get more of the reflection in frame (and at the same time removing some of the somewhat uninteresting sky). I have thought about cropping it, but in the end decided not to.

I do like it though, and think it might be worth a re-visit if there are similar wet conditions (and an empty car park) again at some point.

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Zeiss Mess-Ikonta 524/16 & Ilford HP5+.

Taken on 23 December 2019