Objet d’art

On Sunday I had a strong desire to head out into Somerset and photograph some more churches and other old structures. I always enjoy photographing buildings in rural settings and I’ve now got quite a collection of churches such as the beautiful church of St Etheldreda in West Quantoxhead. For a while I’ve been thinking […]

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Gold hallmarks

Hannah has a gold ring which was her grandmother’s wedding ring. The hallmarks were too small to read so I decided to photograph the ring with my macro setup. I’ve messed with the contrast and sharpness of this picture – it’s not an artistic photograph, it’s just to aid the readability of the hallmarks. According […]

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Chocolates

As if starting Project 35 today were not enough – I also set up a few still life shots of chocolates for this week’s Photo Challenge. I’m not sure which one I’ll use (if any). Any excuse to buy some more chocolate to try some other ideas!

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Of a rose, a lovely rose

I decided to take a close-up picture of a rose. I wanted to challenge myself, so I took the picture on my Mamiya RB67, which has no metering, no electronics, or in fact anything at all – apart from a gurt massive piece of film. The RB67 has built-in bellows so any lens becomes a […]

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AMD Opteron

This week’s Photo Challenge is entitled “go for gold”. We have to send in something related to gold. I decided to photograph the underside of a computer processor – an AMD Opteron – which was on my desk. The pins are gold-plated. From a super-macro like this, the scale is hard to tell. In real […]

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