There’s a large tree in Oldbury Court Estate, just minutes from my house, that I’ve photographed many times before – but rarely in colour. It’s very picturesque, quintessentially tree-shaped and with lovely rough bark. This time I’ve gone for bold colours and a fisheye lens to try and capture the excitement and brightness of Spring.
Tonight is the “supermoon“, apparently. It’s the closest it’s been since 1992 and should look larger and brighter. Delving a little deeper into the numbers, it is only a small percentage closer and the effects probably won’t be visible to the naked eye, without some sort of measuring equipment. Whatever. We all know I loveContinue reading “Super-moon”
I decided to set a tricky Photo Challenge this week – recreating a famous photo. For my own entry, I decided immediately that it should be in black and white. Rather than imitating a fine art photograph, I tried to think of famous documentary or news-related photos. Probably due to the fact that I sawContinue reading “Recreating a famous photograph”
Sorry for the unoriginal post title – I’m trying to avoid having yet another post entitled stars at night, heavenly bodies, or anything else clichéd. In Bristol, the light pollution is pretty bad so I’ve been trying to find a decent compromise between somewhere away from street lights and somewhere that’s not a pain toContinue reading “Stars in the sky”
Today I went to Cambridge to watch the Cambridge Squanderers play hockey against Oxford. I don’t really know much about hockey,but I had a vested interest because my brother Oliver was the captain, wearing number 33. I took loads of photos, and here are the best. You can click for larger versions, or if youContinue reading “Squanderers’ Varsity hockey match”
Recently I read about taking exposures at night, lasting perhaps ten minutes, and using nothing but ambient moonlight or the general glow of the night sky. It’s supposed to give a strange feel to photographs – they appear to be lit as brightly as in the day, but something is “wrong” with them. I decidedContinue reading “Night shots”
Well, eye of the domesticated cat. Here’s another snap of Lou Lou.
This is my entry for this week’s Photo Challenge: Age & Youth.
These photos of the moon were taken three minutes apart each. It’s surprising how quickly the moon moves across the sky! I plan to revisit this idea when the moon is lower in the sky, and incorporate some trees or buildings
Released 2008 In March 2010, I decided to make the leap to a digital SLR, having outgrown my Fuji S9600 bridge camera. I have a decent selection of lenses now, so the 450D is extremely versatile. See all photos taken with the 450D, or search by lens. At a glance Lens Canon EF & EF-SContinue reading “Canon EOS 450D”