The Flaming Heart is a fine whisky by the excellent folks at Compass Box.
There are a few more photos in this set, but that's the one I like the most.
(It's almost as good as the whisky!)
Remember folks, alcohol and fire don't mix. Only do this kind of thing in the presence of a professional mixologist!
I wandered over to Kensal Green Cemetary, and took some photos.
It's a very peaceful place, and there are some very new graves there which is a little disturbing for some strange reason. Also, there are many stone angels. If you watch Doctor Who, you might not want to think about that too much as you wander around...
I went into London before sunrise, looking for good photos.
(Which sounds impressive, but it was December 29th, and sunrise was about 8am!)
Knowing that the sun rises behind Tower Bridge, I smelled an easy photo opportunity. But woe is me - I can't decide which one I like better!
The Shard is something I see almost every working day, as it's being built right next to a station on my commute.
This photo is atypical of most photos I've taken of it, or seen - it shows a cloud eclipsing the top of the building on an otherwise fine day.
I did consider making The Shard a longer term photo project, but in the end I realised I had too many other projects on the go. A pity, as it's been interesting to see this appear over time.
When lit up on a dark winter's evening, the final building will probably look very nice. Expect photos of that sometime next year!
I'm not much one for brand wars. I was once active in various Flickr groups, and occasionally in the DP Review forums - but I got tired of the general focus on minutiae of technology. (Special pointer to the E-System Group on Flickr, though - there's a community that knows how to stop stupid arguments by pointing out that you could be doing something worthwhile photographically, rather than hammering the keyboard with your latest whinge.)
I take photos these days. More, if truth be told, than I have time to process.
More, if truth be told, than I have inclination to process. But my aversion to post-processing is a tale for another day...
But I suppose I may as well stick my head above the parapet. Mike's right, Olympus deserve better than their management have given them.