Saturday, 24 September 2016

A Gatekeeper Butterfly

I spotted this in my brother-in-law's vegetable patch in France. Pretty sure it is a Gatekeeper butterfly (pyronia tithonus).

Camera make:Canon
Camera model:Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Focal length:105 mm
Max lens aperture:f/2.8
Exposure:1/640 at f/7.1
Exposure prog.:Aperture priority
ISO speed:ISO 400


Monday, 19 September 2016

False colour 690nm - St Peter and St Paul - Abington

Testing out the 10-18mm IS STM - first impressions are favourable!

Camera make:Canon
Camera model:Canon EOS DIGITAL 450D - Full spectrum
Focal length:10 mm
Max lens aperture:f/4.6
Exposure:1/80 at f/8
Flash:Not fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias:-1 EV
ISO speed:ISO 200


Sunday, 4 September 2016

590nm IR Shots

Here a couple of shots taken on my full-spectrum 450D with a 590nm filter fitted to the lens.

After some initial trouble I feel like I'm starting to get somewhere with false-colour IR although for some random reason I have to convert to tiff in Lightroom before I can get the white balance anywhere near right!

First a tractor in Robin Hood's Bay near Whitby

Camera make:Canon
Camera model:Canon 450D full spectrum
Focal length:19 mm (16-35 f/4 IS)
Max lens aperture:f/4
Exposure:1/100 at f/8
Exposure bias:-1 EV
Exposure prog.:Aperture priority
ISO speed:ISO 100

Second - a shot of Puy-de-Dome:

Camera make:Canon
Camera model:Canon 450D full spectrum
Focal length:16 mm (16-35 f/4 IS)
Max lens aperture:f/4
Exposure:1/200 at f/8
Exposure bias:-1 EV
Exposure prog.:Aperture priority
ISO speed:ISO 100


Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Civil War Battle Re-enactment

Superb display at Newport Pagnell yesterday.

Here's  a shot of the cavalry attacking!



Camera make:Canon
Camera model:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Focal length:280 mm (70-200 f/2.8 II + 1.4x II extender)
Max lens aperture:f/4
Exposure:1/1250 at f/5
Flash:Not fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias:0 EV
Exposure mode:Auto
Exposure prog.:Aperture priority
ISO speed:ISO 400

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Grasshopper reflection

I spotted this grasshopper on a car and thought the reflection would work well.

Camera make:Canon
Camera model:Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Focal length:105 mm
Max lens aperture:f/2.8
Exposure:1/160 at f/4
Flash:Not fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias:0 EV
Exposure mode:Manual
Exposure prog.:Manual
ISO speed:ISO 400

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Sun flare at night - the strange world of IR photography....

Camera make:Canon
Camera model:Canon EOS DIGITAL 450D - full spectrum IR
Focal length:16 mm
Max lens aperture:f/4
Exposure:1/400 at f/5.6
Flash:Not fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias:-1 EV
Exposure mode:Auto
Exposure prog.:Aperture priority
ISO speed:ISO 100


Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Puys de Dome in IR

View from Puy Pariou across to Puys de Dome - IR processed in Silver Efex Pro 2.


Camera make:Canon
Camera model:Canon EOS DIGITAL 450D (Full Spectrum)
Focal length:16 mm
Max lens aperture:f/4
Exposure:1/50 at f/8
Flash:Not fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias:-1 EV
Exposure mode:Auto
Exposure prog.:Aperture priority
ISO speed:ISO 100

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

A Mossy Grave

More fun with the 950nm filter on a full-spectrum 450D.


Camera make:Canon
Camera model:Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Focal length:16 mm
Max lens aperture:f/4
Exposure:1/125 at f/8
Flash:Not fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias:0 EV
Exposure mode:Auto
Exposure prog.:Aperture priority
ISO speed:ISO 100
Metering mode:Pattern

Thursday, 14 July 2016

"Into the light..."

Really pleased I captured an insect flying out through the gap here. This was taken on the full-spectrum 450D using a 950nm IR filter.

 
Canon 450D full spectrum, 16-35 f/4L IS, 1/400 f/4, ISO 100, 950nm filter.

720nm Landscape

This is a full-spectrum converted 450D with a 720nm IR filter attached. Channels swapped (and tweaked) in PS + curves applied!


Canon 450D (full spectrum), 16-35mm f/4 IS

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Docklands Bridge

A 3-shot HDR using HDR Efex & converted to B&W using Silver Efex
 
 
Camera make:Canon
Camera model:Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Focal length:28 mm
Max lens aperture:f/4
Flash:Not fired, compulsory mode
Exposure mode:Auto bracket
Exposure prog.:Aperture priority
ISO speed:ISO 400
 

Docklands in the golden hour

A quick snap as the sun was preparing to set!
 
Camera make:Canon
Camera model:Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Focal length:17 mm
Max lens aperture:f/4
Exposure:1/640 at f/8
Flash:Not fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias:-2 1/3 EV
Exposure prog.:Aperture priority
ISO speed:ISO 400

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Rebecca in Bristol

Long time, no posting - apologies! Spending far too much time playing the guitar!

Anyhow - a shot from a night shoot in Bristol of the model, Rebecca.

Very little light so shot wide open (handheld) on a 50/1.2

 
 
Camera make:Canon
Camera model:Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Focal length:50 mm
Max lens aperture:f/1.2
Exposure:1/50 at f/1.2
Flash:Not fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias:0 EV
Exposure mode:Manual
Exposure prog.:Manual
ISO speed:ISO 1600
 

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Derwentwater in the 'Golden Hour'

Photographers often aim to take outdoor pictures in the 'Golden Hour' - the hour before sunset. This is because you can get a beautiful warmth to the light and the low position of the sun in the sky often makes for more interesting shadows than when the sun is higher.

This was shot at the shore of the beautiful Derwentwater (or Derwent Water). I took two shots at combined them in Photomatix to retain sky and foreground detail.

 
Camera make:Canon
Camera model:Canon EOS 70D
Focal length:35 mm
Max lens aperture:f/2
Exposure:f/8
Flash:Not fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias:0 EV
Exposure mode:Auto bracket
Exposure prog.:Aperture priority
ISO speed:ISO 100
Metering mode:Partial