Saturday, 18 November 2017

Cambridge Street Photography

Two weeks ago now ( I know, my work-flow rate is terrible), I joined some other club members for a day of street photography in Cambridge.  In the market, I tried 'shooting from the hip' and as usual had little success.  So I soon reverted to my usual technique of staking out a spot and waiting for whoever happened by.  After a break for a very fine lunch, we carried on for a couple of hours in the afternoon.  By then the the low sun was giving some warm light and strong shadows.



 

Friday, 10 November 2017

Autumn Abstracts

I visited the Botanic Gardens in Cambridge recently on what ended up being quite an overcast day.  I decided to try some more creative and abstract Autumn images.  Double exposures, intentional camera movement and shallow depth of field.




Saturday, 21 October 2017

Saturday, 30 September 2017

A Little Flower Creativity

I was a bit bored and fancied doing something a little different.  So I headed to Wimpole, to try some in-camera double exposure shots of the last of the flowers.  I spent an enjoyable hour or so (photographer's time) playing around with various flower combinations, before heading for tea and cake. 

All of the images are two shot combinations taken with my Canon 7D, in multiple exposure mode, and a Sigma 50mm macro lens.  I have tweaked the settings a little in Lightroom, but otherwise they are pretty much as shot.


 


 

 



Monday, 18 September 2017

Architectural Abstracts Around The O2

After spending the day wandering around Greenwich, we caught the bus back to North Greenwich station.  The sun was beginning to drop and I was drawn to the buildings around the O2 Arena, behind the station.  I spent a while (too long apparently) shooting abstract images in the lovely early evening light.





 






Saturday, 16 September 2017

Reflections in a North Greenwich Hotel

Last Saturday, I was in  Greenwich for the day.  Starting off at the North Greenwich tube we walked to the Naval College.  It was, for the most part, quite a sunny day, and the first the first thing that caught my attention was the Intercontinental Hotel next to the station and the Dome.  The sunshine and large expanses of glass created some lovely reflections, especially of Canary Wharf on the opposite bank of the river.  Plus the odd person checking in or out added some extra interest.