Image of the Week (W/C 24th May 2021)
To finish the first half of the year a Street photo take Image of the Week. Black and white always attract's positive attention in social media, this image for me is all about symmetry , with this gent flanked with matching trees .
Dabbling with street presents interesting challenges to achieve interest and structure . Again practice is the key and observation skills
Taken with my Panasonic Lumis TZ70 settings 13.2mm,F7.1,1/60thSec and 100ISO
31st May 2021
Image Conversion (Painting)
When presenting my images my keystone mantra is "Creative Expression First" . This allows me to go off piste , I enjoy delivering abstract view of my subjects, adjusting colour and form.
One of the photographers I follow on 500PX , Daniela Caneschi from Italy, presents all her photograph, as paintings . Vivid colours with a dramatic representation really appealed to me.
This has prompted me to explore this processing method and started to convert some of my images into this format. I picked up an application called FotoSketcher (Link Far right) .
As with anything a it of practice is needed and I've found that subject matter is important to get the best out of the conversion check out gallery , leave a comment and let me know what you think
6th May 2021
Image of the Week (W/C 22nd March 2021)
Top image last week is a still life . Light ,shade and vivid colour are the signitures for this photograph. Lockdown and poor weather draws my attention to indoor still life's and macro composition's .
Finding daily content is a challange in itself and test imagination and creativity
Image taken with a Nikon D2X with a Nikkor 50mm Prime lens set at F4.5 1/80th/Sec and 320 ISO
28th March 2021
With the start of Spring , the garden changes its face with new buds appearing all around. A new season and a new opportunety to record nature waking up from its winter slumber
All images taken using a Tamron AF 18-250mm, which delivers excellant close up images.
27th March 2021
Image of the Week (W/C 15th February 2021)
Another image from a trip to Porthcawl, hits the top slot as image of the week, . Again Black and White draws a lot of attention . Shot into the lights creates solid silhouette. with a dramatic sky, and just for good measure a left to right leading line
Take with the Nikon D3200, kit lens set at 18mm,F10,1/320/Sec and 100 iso
22nd February 2021
Image of the Week (W/C 1st February 2021)
Driven past this location on route to Barry Island beach lots of times. On my return journey diverted off and captures a number "Dockland" Images . Area of Barry Docks and now finds itself part of a waterfront propery developement .
Again Black and White Image attracts a lot of positive attention, this one out scores all contenders for last weeks top spot
Taken with the Nikon D3200 and Tamron 10-24 Lens combination. Set at 11.5mm, F8, 1/100Sec and 200 ISO
8th February 2021
1988 was a bit of a landmark year for Nikon and the world of SLR Camera's . September that year, saw the launch of the Nikon F4 . Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, better known for car designs Ferrari to name one, the fact the camera has a red sporting strip is not lost on me.
This ground breaking camera delivered a number of first's
1st Professional Autofocus Camera
1st Professional Built in motodrive
1st Matrix Metering system
In 1988 I was packing a Nikon FE and looked on in envy at this bit of kit but at £2,500 (£5k Now) it was out of my reach. But 32 years on and thanks to a quality used market in Japan, my wife treated me for Christmas .
If your a button Junkie this camera will appeal to you, for me the ergonomic's are so sweet It feels comfortable as you wrap your hands around its curves . Got the first test shots back from processing and more than happy with the results, 2021 will be the year of the F4S for me.
Want to read more check out Ken Rockwell's Review
29th January 2021
Nikon F4S Test Shots
Image of the Week (W/C 18th January 2021)
Taken at Watch House Bay ,Barry Island, on the harbour wall, strong leading lines to the harbours end draws the viewer in . Overcast sky softens the top half of the photo with the contrast with the solid features of the harbour and beach .
Taken with the combination of Nikon D3200 and Tamron 10-24 Lens, set at 10mm, F7.1, 1/100/Sec and 200 ISO
25th January 2021
Image of the Week (W/C 11th January 2021)
First colour image of the week for 2021 is a product of a exercise lockdown walk to Parc Penallta on a very cold New Years Day. Site of the Sultan Pony Earth Earthwork (See Map attached )
This Sulpture near the carpark offers a good view down the park . Used my Nikon D2x with the much aged Tokina 28mm Prime Lens Set at F11 1/80thSec and 125ISO .
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18th January 2021
2020 Image of the Year
In a year full of challenges with lockdowns and travel bans its fitting an image taken prior to this is our Image of the Year
Taken on our post Christmas walk to Barry Island this image shot into the sun captures a silhouette of a man just about to through a stick for his dog . Made image of the week for the 10th of February check out in Blog 2020 Half 1
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5th January 2021