Hope you enjoy today’s photographs courtesy of my new Sigma 105mm f/2.8 macro lens and Canon 70D camera. I applied a NIK filter which google are giving away free at the moment, so why wouldn’t I?
What a beautiful morning it was this morning, so much so that I felt compelled to take my camera with me on my dog walk… here are some of the results…
Hope you all have a lovely long weekend if you are in the UK, it’s a bank holiday weekend, if not have a fab Friday and a great weekend when it gets here for you… Peace!
Hello all. Hope you are well and taking 2016 by storm.
I haven’t posted on here for a while and for that I apologise but it is for a very good reason – I have another blog set up.
Now don’t get all upset and worried, I haven’t defected and left you all in the lurch to float around aimlessly in wordpress-dom without me, the reason I have set up another blog is for necessity. It is because I have taken the plunge and gone back to academia and have started a photography degree…. stay with me…let me explain…
Some of you will have seen that I started posting a lot of my own photos on this blog and you may also have seen that I created my own very basic website dedicated to my photography, and in general the photo taking side of things is going very well. I’m learning loads about the technical side of photography. However, I thought it was time, being that I was enjoying the medium so much, that I knew more about the world I am starting to immerse myself in; practitioners of photography, history of photography, the art of photography etc.
And so here I am, last month I enrolled on a BA (Hons) Photography degree with the Open College of the Arts, part time alongside my day job and my new blog is an aid to my learning and assessment process. It is on that blog that I am/will be posting my assignments, research updates, exercises carried out, field trip reviews and much much more.
If you would like to keep track of how I am doing and comment on anything that I post feel free to do so… you can find my new blog here: OCA Learning Log
In the meantime I will be posting on this site more of my non-academic related thoughts and photos, so please stay with me here even if you are not interested in the other things I am doing over on my other blog.
So here’s to a new ventures, no matter how daunting they may feel to start with and have a great weekend!
Here are my latest experimental photography endeavours… I wanted to play with lighting, reflection and colour tone to create different ‘feels’…
This post has been inspired by this week’s WordPress weekly photo challenge. Vibrant
The main picture was taken last year but I love the vibrant red berries (a bit Christmassy). Also as a little treat I have posted another two photos which I took today with my newer lens: canon 70-300mm. Not sure I like it as much as my Sigma 17-50mm which took the berries shot, however, maybe I just need more time to get used to it. Enjoy!
So to start, here are links to the posts which for me have been my turning points in 2015:
Cakes, cakes and more cakes… – during 2015 I decided to try out some new hobbies and one of these was cake decorating. I felt that this was a life skill that once I knew how to do would be with me forever. I really enjoyed the learning process, which inspired me to make a 40th birthday cake from scratch.
Photography: A Different Perspective – the birth of my practical interest in photography (15 September 2015). I set up a website, linked it to my Twitter and Facebook accounts and have not looked back since.
Three little geese… – this was my most successful post of 2015. As part of the Weekly Photo Challenge ‘Trio’, I was amazed when I started receiving comments and got 47 likes for this photo which I took on the Paddington canal, London. It showed me the power of being part of a community of like minded people.
And finally it would be remiss of me not to thank every single one of you who liked, commented or purely visited my site in curiosity or for inspiration in 2015. I wish you all a truly special 2016 and know that I have exciting things planned for 2016 which I can’t wait to share with you.
As a follow-up to my previous post Where is everybody… I took some more photos during my hunt for a ‘peopleless’ London so thought I would share these with you too… More about architecture I think, but still…
Have a great day and enjoy all that is around you!
I had in my mind recently that I wanted to capture London in a different light, without any people in it.
During the working week this is impossible, so I thought my best opportunity would be on Christmas Eve when a lot of people would be having time off and people traffic would be lower than normal.
I managed this to a degree… I still think that maybe an early morning in the City at the weekend might give more interesting results… however, I had to make do with Paddington on Christmas Eve!
Here are some results:
Ironically instead of capturing real people I captured a statue of one, which made me laugh.
Hope you are all well and enjoying your own photography endeavours. Peace!