Tuesday, 26 January 2010
So, on that note, I have not named this one Day 26 or whatever, it's just another photo and my ramblings... Actually, this is quite an old photo I took of one of the doorways of Lincoln Cathedral one time. It's otherwise quite an ordinary picture, but I tried out some photoshop shenanigans on it to create a kind of montage. I'll try a few more like this maybe?
Anyway, I will keep posting my photo's to this blog as and when, just it wont be one per day.
Friday, 22 January 2010
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
I think there is a shot in there somewhere, possibly some arty and creative photoshopping, but I simply have not had the time. I have started keeping notes for ideas for photos, and pinching others' good ideas, but I have limited equipment at home for the still life stuff (which I actually really like doing and it does look good when it works).
Anyway, I think I have sussed some ways of creating a DIY 'soft' light using greece proof paper and an old photo frame and apparently glass on black paper makes for good reflections!
I have come to the conclusion that taking a unique photo each day IS possible if either you have plenty of time on your hands (a lot of art students do 365 project - funny that 'int it!!) or you post a new picture of your cat every day (boring, but I think I'll probably get one or two in at some point). However, or me it is proving unrealistic, but I wont give in, I'll just have to do it in a slightly more batch style like this.
Saturday, 16 January 2010
It was hoofing it down in Lincoln but the camera can cope with a bit of water - I dropped a similar camera into a pond once and after two or three days of careful drying it was like new, so I guessed a bit of rain wont hurt. Anyway, I was really looking for neat reflections and wanted one of the car lights on the shiny road, but they didn't come out. I liked this one though, but it's a pity I didn't get in a little closer to the moped, which would have made the background even blurrier(the affect I was after). You get nice saturated colours in these conditions though, which is good...
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
This brings me nicely up to date with the 365 project and is the last of three posts for tonight - phew!
Monday, 11 January 2010
Saturday, 9 January 2010
Friday, 8 January 2010
If I had enough money (and could warrant it), a nice 200-500mm Nikkor VR lens would be just the job for this kind of photography, but until I have several spare £££ I will make do with what I have :-) Besides, if I spent that kind of money on a lens for my camera it would mean I would need to start getting up early to watch birds, and that just isn't on my list of to-do's at the minute.
Thursday, 7 January 2010
Wednesday, 6 January 2010
Monday, 4 January 2010
The idea for this one is to make you think about what it is your looking at. It doesn't take long to realise it's a chair (does it??), but by the time you know, or think you know, it means you have looked at the picture for more than a fleeting glance - which is good!
Sunday, 3 January 2010
Saturday, 2 January 2010
The staircase is from Tattershall Castle, which was built between 1430 and 1450 and was owned by Ralph, 3rd Lord Cromwell. More on wikipedia here: