May 20, 2014 at 11:53 pm #6531
Another fine interpretation of the theme, Merv! (And sparking colour!)May 21, 2014 at 9:31 am #6532
PETER—would I take issue with your eminent club photography—???? yes–Peter my friend–The Mallard–tipping this iconic-magnificent –famously historic Concorde of its day–on its side is akin to putting Concorde on its nose. Some things are so sacred they need protection. a pure record photo 20×16 silver framed on your best wall is all I ask. Punishment Peter–read the history of Mallard,you would not be able to put the book down. kenMay 21, 2014 at 3:45 pm #6539
I wasn’t too sure about the colour to be honest Ian, I thought I might have gone a bit far with the saturation and levels tweaks. My photographs never look as bold as I seem to remember the subject…not sure if that’s an inherent limitation in photography or my lack of skills. You’ve got a great knack for manipulating depth of field, I’ll have to pick your brains for some practical tips one day. I love your last image with what I’m assuming is some tasty garlic bread in the forefront.
Love all your last shots Peter, then I’m a sucker for anything railway related! I really like the last one, there are so many layers it’s hard to tell where one begins and another ends.
Wallace, I’ve had a nosy in your Flickr feed and love your motorbike shots … more my kind of horse power 🙂May 21, 2014 at 6:27 pm #6540
Merv >>> Well, yes, I suppose the sky is a bit intense. But the colour palette is quite primary: Green, Red, Blue; so it asks to be a bit more striking!
Thanks for your kind comments on mine.
The shallow depth of field manoeuvre is dead easy:
(a) a wide aperture (at least f/4, and better f/2.8 – if you make it too wide, say, f/1.4 if your lens goes that wide, you’ll get a sliver less than an inch deep in focus);
(b) ideally some distance between the things in foreground and the things in the background;
(c) focus on the main foreground element you want to emphasise.
(That’s the basic idea. There are other variations – like focussing on a distant subject and having the foreground out of focus, as in ‘A place for books’ in the next post.)May 21, 2014 at 6:35 pm #6541
A place for books
A place of learning
Lux perpetuaMay 22, 2014 at 4:12 pm #6546May 22, 2014 at 5:40 pm #6547
Nice composition, Wallace. And definitely a very particular place!May 22, 2014 at 9:31 pm #6548
THIS LITTLE PANSY FOUND SPACE IN MY GARDEN. Nothing special-except it about severn metres away and photographed thro. double glazing. When Alan ( RIP) bought a Panasonic like mine, he was really pleased when I explained about taking birds on sticks thro. double glazed window and he told me he was enjoying the fun of doing so. good in it.May 23, 2014 at 1:10 pm #6552
Have been looking for some suitable poetry for the lighthouse image, you will probably be pleaaed that so far I have not found anything that sums it up quite as how I see it.
I think poetry beings an emotional attachment and closer personal feeling to any subject, I feel there should be something more to an image than just good composition. For example you cannot get emotional about a bird on a stick, however a soaring bird of prey has something lyrical about it.May 23, 2014 at 2:33 pm #6556
Wallace >>> When you remarked that a soaring bird of prey has something more lyrical about it, were you thinking of Gerard Manley Hopkins’s ‘The Windhover’?May 23, 2014 at 6:20 pm #6558
Wallace to behold the birds on sticks–never let it be said. Twas a bird a rest upon a stick- I thought it was a plover
I raised my lens to get a shot-and the poor old thing fell over. kenzyMay 23, 2014 at 9:55 pm #6560
Hi Gang. I’m playing catch up on this. My PCs broke and I’ve sent a few evenings trying to fix it. I think my photos are OK. I’m now using my old laptop.
Ken, I take on board your comments about the Mallard. I’ve slapped my wrists. It seems a bit sad to see a magnificent engine just sitting in a museum. I just wanted to try and give it some power and movement.
Ian, I like the depth the composition gives in the first two images. I like the empty seat looking at the footballers. It makes you want to sit in it and watch them. The library shot has the converging verticals leading to the books where you can read the titles. In the shot of the two girls I would liked to have seen what they were studying, but I’m noisy like that. I think the title makes the photo of the memorial. Quite a thoughtful picture. I find the shot of the tomb stones a bit dark. It’s difficult to record a full range of tones in such high contrast situations.
Wallace, that’s a relaxing photo of the lighthouse. I like the way the cliff leads in to it and I think you’ve positioned the lighthouse well.
Lovely shot of the pansy Ken and I like the matching coloured frame. Your garden looks alot more colourful than mine.
Now where’s my hammer to sort my PC out!May 23, 2014 at 10:40 pm #6561
Thanks for you kind comments, Peter. The tomb stones picture is a bit small in the forum post – it may be easier to see when larger, here.May 24, 2014 at 10:19 am #6562
The cemetery photo Ian–a good candidate for infra red–take a borrow of my ir camera.May 24, 2014 at 2:52 pm #6563
Ken You will have to give us some more of your poetry items. Such talent!
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