Well, on the basis that it should be possible to take a half-decent photograph of most things, I thought I might try and document some of our kitchen building activities this week.

So, to put this shot in context:

Our house was built in 1875, and this room would have been the original kitchen, although more lately it's been the dining room. The room you can see through the hole in the wall (which appeared mid-afternoon today, and through which you can see one of our daughters) is our current kitchen: it would originally have been the scullery. The hole is so that we can run some water into this room and some electrics and a waste pipe into the other one.

To the left of this alcove is what would have been the range cooker and the two pipes you can see in the top-left of the shot (running in front of the chimney) were the feed and return for the back-boiler. Up until yesterday most of this was hidden behind a false wall and some rather dated cupboards, but by the end of next week it will all be hidden away again behind a false wall, from which will be hanging some nice shiny wall cupboards, with downlighters, and some more cupboards underneath.

Oh, and if you're on a dial-up connection my apologies for the size of this image but I did think that this one benefitted from being scrolled.

And this one looks best with the black theme.

capture date
camera
lens
focal length
aperture
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
ISO
flash
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RAW converter
cropped?
4.47pm on 31/3/05
Canon 20D
EF 17-40 f/4L USM
19mm (30mm equiv.)
f/4.0
1/8
aperture priority
+0.0
evaluative
100
580EX (fill flash)
RAW
DxO Optics Pro
yep
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