The idea is to use a 50mm lens to take one shot a day for 50 consecutive days. The images posted will be unmodified ... well, I'll convert them from RAW into JPEG, but that's all. Some images may benefit for a bit of a twiddle and they will appear either on my flickr pages or my blog. Have fun looking over my attempts and please make comments and offer encouragement to complete the 50 day project.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Busy day at work again and no time to get a shot either before, during breaks or immediately after work. At home I tried some shots in the garden but really wasn't that impressed. As we'd run out of milk a quick trip up to the dairy was in order and I caught a glimpse of quite a lovely sunset. The problem was that most of the foreground matter is not really the type of thing you want in a sunset. I tried to find a good vantage point then stumbled upon some interesting weeds. I thought if I focussed on the weeds and made them into a silhouette you'd get the colours of the sunset without noticing the warehouses and other general rubbish. I'm reasonably pleased with the result; just a bit disappointed with the extra twigs to the left. I never noticed these when I took the shot! I was, remember, just popping out to the dairy for some milk!
Freelance photographer working with local live musicians as well as enjoying the flora and fauna of New Zealand to produce the images you see here. If you want photographs of your band or yourself - get in touch.
I've been taking photographs for over thirty years. Starting with a half-frame Konica camera loaded with Kodachrome film, everything was a potential subject to be photographed. Nothing has changed since those Konica days as you will see as you look through some of my images here on G+. Images range from rusty car parts through landscapes, sunsets and models to musicians playing live on stage. The two areas of landscape imagery and musicians performing live are the ones that have a special appeal presently, but that doesn’t stop me from taking up the challenge of a new subject matter.
Moving away from film to digital has allowed me to continue to explore my love of black and white imagery but also to investigate new opportunities, such as HDR, that the digital medium provides. Using digital equipment with a range of focal lengths provides more opportunities that those of the old Konica camera, but I still employ the old strategies of getting the image correct in camera rather than relying on post production work.
I was born in England and studied Mathematics at Warwick University where I took full advantage of the University’s darkrooms processing black and white film exposed in my trusty Pentax MX camera. I'm happy to say I still have my old Pentax that I bought in downtown Amman, Jordan back in 1979. However, I now prefer to use a digital SLR and use a computer to edit the images rather than film and the darkroom.
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