Saturday, 29 September 2012

Friday, 28 September 2012

Backlit Fran!

Francesca backlit with a @Lencarta Beauty Dish as the main light and a light with a reflector fitted behind.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/8 @ 85 mm, 1/125, ISO 100

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Fran and beauty dish

Fran lit with a single 70cm silver @Lencarta beauty dish.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/6.3 @ 85 mm, 1/125, ISO 100

Saturday, 22 September 2012

My favourite Fran shot!

Shot with gridded @Lencarta camera left and strip box providing fill from the right.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/11 @ 85 mm, 1/125, ISO 100,


This was lit with a large @Lencarta Octabox from the left and a strip box on the right providing fill.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/8 @ 85 mm, 1/125, ISO 100

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Lads night out in Glasgow

1Ds III, 135L @ f/2 and a 430EXII for a dash of fill flash.
Shoot into the sun gave some flare, but I like the effect, and it added a rim-light.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Old Friends

A candid take on a park bench in Islington. Used the Canon 50mm f/1.2L wide open on a 5D Mark II. Despite some of the reports on the web I'm impressed with the wide-open quality of the 50mm.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/1.2 @ 50 mm, 1/400, ISO 200, No Flash

Friday, 14 September 2012

Catherine and the houses of parliament

I used the @Lencarta Safari portable flash set-up for this shot. A gridded reflector fired into Catherine's hair and a plain reflector was the key light. A long-ish shutter speed exposed the background, but Catherine is super-sharp as very little ambient light fell on her. (Flash fires in an instant).

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/7.1 @ 85 mm, 1/3, ISO 100,

Catherine on the bridge

Had a fun night-shoot with Catherine this evening. I love the bokeh (quality of blurring) on the lights in the background. You can see how thin the depth of field is - Catherine's face is sharp but both hands are well outside the depth of field.

This was using the 5DII with the 85L II.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/1.2 @ 85 mm, 1/125, ISO 800, Flash

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Church in the centre of St Gervais d'Auvergne

This is an HDR combination of three shots in Photomatix. The original result was distracting but I cropped it and added a vignette and I thing it is now as good as it's going to get!
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/2.8 @ 50 mm, ISO 400

Sunday, 9 September 2012

A bee makes its last mistake..

I saw this in France. I've included a 100% crop so you can see the spider spinning the thread. In case you wondered, yes I do recommend the Zeiss 100mm Makro!

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/8 @ 100 mm, 1/400, ISO 400, No Flash

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Couple Candid

A lovely couple I wandered past whilst testing the Zeiss 35mm f/2.0 lens. The lady pretended to pose for the camera so I stopped and took their photo.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/2 @ 35 mm, 1/400, ISO 100, No Flash

The white form of the "goldenrod spider" (Misumena vatia)

Saw this in France last week - never come across one before and thought it was rather attractive (as spiders go!) and unusual.
Captured on the 5D Mark II using the Zeiss 100mm Makro and natural daylight.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/2 @ 100 mm, 1/3200, ISO 400, No Flash

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Above the clouds on a night in France

Long exposure used due to time of day and (of-course) low light!

This is a fairy heavy crop from the full frame taken on the 5DII and Zeiss 25mm f/2

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/5 @ 25 mm, 30s, ISO 100, No Flash

French Window

This window is a reminder of my trip to France. I liked the angle of the light and the detail of the wood.

Canon EOS 7D, f/4 @ 135 mm, 1/1250, ISO 100, No Flash

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

As the ferry leaves Dunkerque

Using the staggering Zeiss 25mm f/2 and rapidly firing off three frames on the 5D Mark II which I sat on the railing for stability I created this shot in Photomatix.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/8 @ 25 mmISO 100

Monday, 3 September 2012

The workroom

Sorry for gap in posting - been in Norfolk and France over the last couple of weeks - lots of photos to post over the coming days.

This is a B&W conversion of an HDR. Camera on tripod, 3 exposures - relatively long as the only light was from a small window.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/8 @ 50 mmISO 100