April 10, 2014 at 4:19 pm #6201
Only some mono shots (more contrasty ones!) that you’ve seen before. But I expect Dolores to take the prize!April 11, 2014 at 2:51 pm #6212
Well a compliment like that is as good as winning in my book Ian! Annuals are impossible to predict and there were some brilliant shots from everyone so I felt sorry for the judge. As it turned out the goldfishes quite rightly went to John, Ian W and Ken D. Many congrats on your Highly Commended for Bill. Sorry you weren’t able to attend as you missed a good night 🙂April 11, 2014 at 5:36 pm #6213
Thanks, Dee. I see ‘The Spiv’ and ‘Patience’ continued to impress – well done on the HCs! (It is, indeed, a bit of a lottery among the high-scoring images – all are good, but some are more to the judge’s taste than others. Hazard of the photographer’s job, really!)April 13, 2014 at 8:58 pm #6229
Spring is in the air and we’re surround by beautiful colours so I took a trip all the way to the Queens Park this morning to capture some. I set my camera to record jpeg images and havent modifed them at all. I just chose a few to upload. I did cheat a bit by bracketing where the light was contrasty or back lit. Just playing around with with angles and ideas
April 13, 2014 at 10:04 pm #6231
Pete i like your last but one photograph of the trunk taken from the view point of ground level up. The Daffodils are beautifully light and makes it feel like spring has arrived.
April 13, 2014 at 10:48 pm #6233
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The back-lit daffodils are delightful, Peter – a real taste of spring. Cheers me up to see them!
I like the wide-angle ‘umph’ of the third one, too – nicely composed.April 14, 2014 at 7:24 pm #6239
Many thanks for your comments Meg and Ian. The daffodill’s do give a feel good factor don’t they? I like to play around with a wide angle lens as it can stretch a subject into some strange shapes. The distortion is often criticised, but I think it can add interest and impact to a normal subject.April 20, 2014 at 10:36 am #6262
I was rock and rollin at the nantwich jazz festval yesterday and took a few snaps of the live performers in the square. These are straight out of the camera. It was quite difficult to expose for as they performed against a black background in the shade of overcast light. So I used a high ISO between 640 and 1250. I set the camera to aperture priority at about 5.6 or 6.7 and used a partial reading from the artists face. It gave a reasonable exposure and a fairly fast shutter speed to freeze the action. All of these could be improved in a photo editor. I would like to try and get rid of the ladies’ microphone.April 20, 2014 at 11:07 am #6263
Nice work, Peter. I particularly like the third one (the bloke) – captures the dynamism of the singer in action.April 20, 2014 at 4:23 pm #6264
Good for you PETER—cannot resist the spring flowers myself Peter—tried for years to grow an IRIS and this year success –hence the photo. Good for you getting into the swing of things Peter and they sure show jazzzy movement. I like the “mike” –colour compliments. With no reflection on Peters great photo”s–there is a “social observation on the forum”–Delores front page 40″s photo–and Peters dancing photo. I lived through the 40″s era–very much so with the real poverty and deprivation of war years–but the ladies are an excellent example of dress sense–clean-neat- groomed -colourful-tidy clean shoes- hair clean and groomed-and these are just dressed for a shop and a chin wag. People would not be seen dead otherwise. Then the sadness (I know Ian likes us to be polite–so I will try to) of the dances in the “jaz photo”s- typical scruffy individuals in scruffy tops and jeans.–OMG. —struggling to live off their benefits. Tony Blair when PM was so honoured to get an invitation to the pad of BONO–yes the one that got a knighthood for swinging his banjo about- Blair took a small case with him and asked the greeting butler if he could change before meeting Bono having just come from No 10 in his working clothes. In the case —and this is true he had a pair of jeans and a scruffy top–so as to be suitably attired to meet the “great man”!!!IS IT ME. Back to my Iris–just a record of my little horticultoral success after many years. Apoligise to no one.April 20, 2014 at 7:41 pm #6266
Thanks for your comments Ian and Ken. I know what you mean about today’s fashions Ken. Walking around town you see some scruffy sights. Or is it I’m just not with it? Congratulations Ken on growing the beautiful flower. I love the colour. You’ll have to give me some tips. I like the way you’ve photographed it as well. The back lighting really brings out the translucent colour. Very nice Ken. I’m on the look out for some tulips to try some still life photography.April 20, 2014 at 9:22 pm #6267
ALDI PETER FOR TULIPS–NICE AND NOT EXPENSIVE—-Been doing some 3d “still life” and just sent off to OHIO for their exhibition–tulips make a good subject–do let us see. kenApril 21, 2014 at 12:21 am #6268
Love the Festival Pics Pete. Sorry I was not well enough to join you and Meg. I like the 1st, 3rd and 4th shots. The gentleman in the sunglasses is fantastic. Not sure what crop would work on this image though.April 26, 2014 at 5:23 pm #6310
Thanks D. I’m sure you’ll make up for it when you’re back in gear.
Many thanks Ken for the tip of buying tulips from Aldi. I took your advice and bought some there and tried my had at a bit of still life last night. It’s not as easy as I thought it would be. I lit the them with a single light to the side and slightly behind the flowers which gave a contrasty light. Then used a small reflector to fill in the shadows. I’m quite pleased with them for a first effort straight out of the camera. Any advice would be welcomed.April 26, 2014 at 5:56 pm #6311
OH PETER–I couldn”t help you–these are exhibition wall stuff–beautiful.
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