Image of the Week (W/C 22nd November 2021)
Reflection from the Summer , Image taken at Cwmbran Boating lake, located just outside the Town, this Country Park transports you to the countryside within an urban setting .
Love the composition layering, the foreground anchored with the plant life , mid ground the lake reflection and far bank and finally the background topped off with clouds and blue skys. Location well worth a visit (See Map right for info)
Image taken with a Nikon D3200 fitted with a Tamron 10-24mm Lens settings 12 mm,F9,1/125thSec and 200 ISO
29th November 2021
Image of the Week (W/C 15th November 2021)
A signature Black and White Image including a rain filled dramatic sky , glad to see one of my favorite scene types recieved so much popular responce .
I get great pleasure seeing a scene in the viewfinders that exceeds expectation after processing . This early winter scene from Trecco Bay Porthcawl lends itself to Black and White, the wet sand playing with the low light and the rain filled clouds adds mood and drama . I Love It !
Taken with a Nikon D3200, Tamron 10-24mm Lens, settings 24mm, F9 1/250thSec and 200ISO
22nd November 2021
Images of the Week ( 1st November 2021)
A visit to Trecco Bay Porthcawl, afforded an opportunity to capture the old lighthouse on the headland. Cannot seperate either image attracting equal attention on social media, The black and white delivering strong contrast with the walkers adding interest. The colour photograph, cropped to emphsis the structure and illustrate its age (Used as current home page cover) . Both shot against low winter Sun, with dark clouds adding mood and atmosphere in the background.
Taken with the Nikon D3200 with Tamron 24-10 Lens
Black and white setting 1/250thSec, F9, 21mm and 200 ISO
Colour setting 1/320thSec, F9, 24mm and 200 ISO
8th November 2021
Image of the Week (W/C25th October 2021)
The iconic lone tree image makes the top spot last week , popular subject, representing "loneliness". This example spotted on a visit to Cwmcarn Forest drive, sitting at the top of the park it stands out against the empty hill top, a must have capture
Taken with a Nikon D3200, Kit lens fitted set at 38mm , F5.6, 1/800th Sec and 200 ISO
1st November 2021
Image of the Week (W/C 17th October 2021)
The image is a product of a Summertime walk, one of my go to location the farm fields in Lower Machen , sister image already featured on the 4th October, (See below).
Just a lovely walk with views across the valley. with the path sitting alongside a river bank that affords a supporting leading line. An image full of colour just love the experience
Taken with a Nikon D3200, fitted with kitlens set at 21mm,F7.3 1/200thSec and 100 ISO. Polarising Filter attached to reduce glare and add colour saturation
25th October 2021
Image of the Week ( W/C 20th September 2021)
This image taken in June this year, I was sitting watching TV and the light outside the livingroom window was screaming for me to take a look, I grabbed my D2X that was fitted with a 28-70 Tokina lens, walked to a field at the end of the road and was greeted with the last gasps of Summer Sun.
Its fair to say the result is heavily influenced in post processing, pulling hard on the HDR adjustment , focusing on colour and tones with a soft effect . I do like this image so much so a posted in EYE CANDY.
When taking the image I set the focal lenth at 70mm to pull the long foreground grass in tighter and despite not being an ideal for landscape this tight view did work
Setting 70mm, F4.5, 1/30thSec, 100 ISO
Image of the Week (W/C 30th August 2021)
The wide expance of Llandegfedd Reservoir, takes top slot last week. Located just outside Pontypool (See Map far right), the location has ample parking with amazing views across the reservoir
Taken with Nikon D2x and Tokina 11-16mm set at 11mm, F9, 1/200thSec and 100ISO
6th September 2021
Image of the Week (W/C 26th July 2021)
Last weeks top images really appeals to me on a number of levels, the strong leading line to the walkers, the constrast of the colours with the pink coat shouting out from the greens and browns.
Not the first time on the site I converted it to a painting and presented the photo as an abstract.
Taken at Taf Bargoed park, Trelewis in the early Spring as the Covid travel restrictions was lifting, I used a 100% manual lens a Tokina SZ-X 28-105 mm, (See Blog 24th August bottom of the page) . Sometimes I need to stray from my go to lens to remind myself how good aged lens are.
Taken with Nikon D2X settings 70mm, F5.6, 1/200thSec and 100 ISO
2nd August 2021
Image of the Week (W/C 19th July 2021)
For the 3rd week on the bounce an Image from my trip to Rhigos Mountain takes top slot. Lots in this photo to check out, from the wind turbine standing like a sentinel , to the drama in the sky with clouds and Sun competeing for attention. Those clouds had just delivered a snow flurry heading towards the Rhondda to deposit more
Taken with a Nikon D3200 partnered with a Tamron 24-10mm Lens settings 15mm,F9, 1/200thSec and 200ISO
26th July 2021
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Image of the Week ( W/C 7th June 2021)
Black and white image always attract a lot of attention, for this image a soft zoom effect has been added in processing creating an abstract view and emphasising the main subject , the footbridge.
Bridge is situated in Pontcanna fields Cardiff, and cross's the River Taff. see map for directions , well worth a visit.
Taken with a Nikon D2X and Tokina 11-16mm lens set at 14mm, F7.1, 1/125thSec and 100 ISO
14th June 2021