Sunday, 21 July 2013

New Car!

@SKODAUK. Picked up my new Octavia SE 1.6TDi DSG today - so far very impressed and here's a quick snap!

Thursday, 18 July 2013

The hilt

Soft Focus Roseanne

Seems bizarre that I have all these excellent lenses that produce sharp images and then I go and add a soft-focus effect!

Oh well - I liked how it looked! This was done in Color Efex - I added Pro-contrast and Soft focus.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Sulgrave Manor

I recently took the bold step and swapped by Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L for the a Zeiss 21mm ZF. ZF means the Nikon version, so I attach it to my cameras with an adaptor.

This lens is very crisp corner to corner (the Canon zoom, whilst excellent, does soften at the edge of the frame somewhat). I love the colours and the rendering. I can't wait to use it at the coast during the summer!

This shot was about f/11 IIRC (the ZF lens doesn't report the aperture to a Canon camera) and I used 0.9 Soft Grad from Lee Filters to darken the sky.

Friday, 5 July 2013

One more Roseanne!

Used @Lencarta gridded Stripbox as key and gridded small white beauty dish to camera right with ElitePro heads.

Image retouched using LR / Elements and Portrait Pro.

5D Mark III, 1/125 sec, 85mm, f/8, ISO 100

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Roseanne on Location

Two shots as I was struggling to get the Lightroom uploader working yesterday!

Firstly Roseanne under shade with sun streaming in from camera left and a fill flash off camera right through a white brolly. Wide open on the 85L.

Next Roseanne lit with a bare flash off camera left. Wide open on the 135L