Starting 16th May 2019, theme for our daily Instgram feed will be leading Lines
The Rule of Composition that pulls the viewers eye into Image.
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15th May 2019
Image of The Week (W/C 22nd April 2019)
Top image this week a monochrome taken in Sully, at low tide, the Island is in the background linked to the mainland with a natural causeway. Black and White my favoured medium, allows the viewer to consentrate on the content of the image
Taken with my dream team Nikon D2X and Tokina 11-16mm lens, set at full throw 11mm, F5 , 1/100Sec and iso 100
26th April 2019
Image of The Week (W/C 8th April 2019)
A Black and White hit this weeks top shot ,used and distributed on most social media in prior weeks, taken during a snowy night, part of a set of 3 taken from my office window.
A real opportunety shot, these walkers came into view adding interest to the scene. Moody and capturing the weather, the constrast of light and dark does set off this image
Taken with a Nikon D3200, kit lens at 55mm, F5.6, 1/20th Sec and 6400 ISO
15th April 2019
Image of the Week (W/C 18th February 2019)
Real winner this Black and White Image from a visit to Barry Island, just after Christmas, the low sun just created solid lines and the beach visitors delivers points of interest.
This visit produced a solid set of photo's , enjoyed the trip and getting the opportunity to gather great scenes
Old faithful combination D2X and Tokina 11-16mm Lens, set at 16mm, F8 1/640 p/Sec and 100 ISO
25th February 2019
Image of The Week (W/C 11th February 2019)
Top two images chasing top slot, both Seascapes, major contast, the winner, colour image from Vietnam, runner up a Black and White from South Wales.
Check out the 2 people in the bottom corner and what they were up to. Classic .
Setting on my Nikon D3200 42mm focal length, F9 Aperture, 1/80thSec and 100 iso
18th February 2019
Image of the Week (W/C 4th February 2019)
Nothing came close to this image last week, taken post Christmas, at Barry Island. The beach was well visited that morning, with low winter sun.
Waited to capture my wife and Alfie, alone in the shot , then really worked the dynamic range in processing to ensure what is presented reflected the drama of the sky, and calmness on the beach. Very similiar to the image taken at the same location taken in 2014 (See Left)
D2X used with Tokina 11-16 zoom set at 11mm,F8,1/1000thSec and iso 100
10th Febrary 2019
January Image of the Month
Iconic beachscape image of an amazing location Phu Quoc Island Vietnam. Taken on a hot hot December late afternoon, I love the composition and colour, from a memorable holiday
Taken with the a Nikon D2X and its go to partner the Tokina 11-16mm zoom lens . Set at F8, 1/90thSec, 11mm and 100 iso. Also fitted ND2 Filter
1st February 2019
Image of the Week (W/C 28th January 2019)
A Black and White image of Tredegar House Lake. Visit prompted by an advert from the National Trust listing Tredegar House as one of their top 10 Christmas Walks. Taken on a very bright December morning in between showers there have been a number of images in the set taken and there is a colour version planned to be posted in the near future.
Taken with the Nikon D 3200 , kit lens set at 18mm,F9,200thSec and Iso 100
4th February 2019
Image of The Week (W/C 21st January 2019)
The lead image for last week, is a first, a street image. In Black and White, the go to format for street.
I've been dipping a toe into street, my focus is always on composition , rather then telling a story or a social statement. The image below taken on a rainy day in Merthyr Tydfil, my aim was to capture, a leading line the pavement , diagonal's with the Christmas lights, visual layers in the fore, mid and background.
The free reward that has happened within the frame is the couple, in the mid ground, the women stop, and gave me direct eye contact, the outstreched arm of the male suggests seeking assistance. All at odds with the other people caught in frame
A deliberate capture, certainly not, rather a bonus that adds to the composition.
Nikon D2X used with a 28mm tokina prime lens set at f4.5, 1/90thSec and 100 iso
28th Janury 2019
Image of The Week (W/C 14th January 2019)
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
Clear winner from the poll, Cardiff Bay night shot
21st 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
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