Image of The Week (W/C 14th January 2018)

Not oftain I get this but 500Px has thrown up a dead heat for Image of the Week. No greater contrast then these pair. A simple landscape verses a challanging night shot.

 

Check out my poll on Facebook  Delweddau Images and cast a vote

 

 

21st January 2019 

Field (Click Image for Larger view)

Cardiff Barrage at Night (Click Image for Larger View)

Pink Body Board

Spent an enjoyable time at Rest Bay Porthcawl, the light and its reflection on the wet sand made for some compelling pictures. Composition "Rules" tasks you to get a balance in your layers, fore, middle and background. I had discarded this for a number of images in the set happy to capture what was a special playing of light, sky and reflection.

 

Did spot a pink body board half way up the beach so took a number of exposure the five below is a sample how a single subject can be taken in differing ways to produce a set.

 

The set due to be posted on instagram in coming weeks so check out and follow me  at //www.instagram.com/delweddauimages/

 

15th January 2019

Image of The Week (W/C 7th January 2019)

A storming responce on 500PX for this image taken at Tredegar House a National Trust Property, listed as one of their 10 Christmas Walks, and very much worth a vist . 

 

Taken with a Nikon D3200 kit lens set at 18mm , F5.6 ,125thSec and 100 iso

 

14th January 2019

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Tredegar House Lake


Used 35mm Film Camera Prices Rocketing

Dipping into Ebay to see what's on offer in the world of photography, I've noticed a notable increase in "Aged" 35 mm Film camera's.

In the last two year there has been and increasing coverage in the media that Film photography is making a slow but steady come back, the desire for authenticity, and soul of 35mm images, is well apparant.

 

#filmisnotdead, hits the social media platforms in ever increasing numbers.

 

I conducted a survey today of the cost of 3 Camera's  on Ebay ,all Buy only and UK based below are the results measured against  my purchase price in prior years

 

A 10 Camera sample used  for average price

 

Fed 4 £39 , 2017 acquired in mint condition £13 , (Check Blog 23rd July 2017)

Voightlander Vito £30 , 2018 bought for £4.99 (Check Blog 2018 Hf 1 18th Jan 2018)

Nikon F55 £26, picked up in 2017 at £10 (Check Blog 12th Aug 2017)

 

I believe there is a bit of an "Hipster" factor with the Fed 4 and Voighlander, with demand rattling the price up, but even the plastic body Nikon is showing a solid 260% increase in 18 months

 

NB I'm testing the Fed 4 currently following a repair on the shutter

 

8th January 2019


Sammy

Sammys Nut

Sammy Hiding Nut


Image of The Week (W/C 31st December 2018)

First top image for 2019 comes from  a set from Phu Quoc Vietnam, very strong positive feedback on 500PX.

Taken on the later stage of our trip, during the late afternoon, with the light coming from the left as it starts to set.

 

Taken with Nikon D2X , Tokina 11-16mm Lens fitted with a ND2 Filter. Setting 11mm,F8,1/90thSec and 100 ISO

 

7th Jan 2019

Phi Quoc Dec 2018

Set of ND filters (Click Image)

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2018 Image of The Year

Image of the Year is classic view of Caerphilly Castle. Taken in July, height of the 2018 Summer heat wave, the still day delivered an amazing reflection

 

The image was short listed from responces on social media, and my lead stock agency 500px. Two top images was then offered on my Facebook page for voting, so its a real people choice

 

Image was taken with my Nikon D2X, Tokina 11-16 Mm Lens set at 16mm. F7.1 ,1/250Sec and 100 iso. Processed using Cyberlink Photodirector 7.

 

31st December 2018

Caerphilly Castle


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First theme for 2019, is a set of long exposure Night Images taking at Cardiff Barrage