Monday, 26 March 2012

Overdone Daffodil HDR

I've seriously overcooked this one - you can tell by the halos all over the place, but I kind of like the effect anyway!

FinePix X100, f/4 @ 23 mm, 1/320, ISO 200

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Accordian Candid

I snapped this using the Manual Focus Zeiss using focus confirm to check the subject was correctly in focus. Manual conversion to B&W in Lightroom adjusting blacks, contrast, clarity and adding a subtle toning to the shadows.

Canon EOS-1D Mark III, f/4 @ 100 mm, 1/640, ISO 100, No Flash

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Bug on leaf

A steady hand was needed for this shot - it was blowing in the wind and I was hand-holding a manual focus lens!

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, f/4 @ 100 mm, 1/500, ISO 100, No Flash

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Thursday, 15 March 2012

2012_52 Week 8 - Handmade

Hmm - got a little behind with the 52, must catch up!

I tried several times to shoot this and found it tricky to get the lighting right - I was aiming for strong illumination on one side and hints of shadow detail on the other.

I kept getting glares and hot-spots so eventually I went for a diffused 40cm dish and a reflector.
Canon EOS-1D Mark III, f/11 @ 35 mm, 1/200, ISO 100

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Souq B&W candid

You could argue that the subject looking out of the frame draws the viewers eye from the shot, but I quite like it anyway!

FUJIFILM FinePix X100, f/2.8 @ 23 mm, 1/1200, ISO 800, No Flash,

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Katara Amphitheatre

Hi all - sorry it's been a while since my last post - been busy with a number of things.

In this shot I was trying to draw the view through the shot and give a sense of scale with the man in the centre of the frame. I also processed it to accentuate the difference in the light quality from the shadows to the evening sunlight.

FUJIFILM FinePix X100, f/4 @ 23 mm, 1/480, ISO 200, No Flash