Distance: 7.2km (14.4km there and back)
Duration: 3 hours Read more
[image title=”Sandbanks beach, Dorset” size=”medium” id=”2353″ align=”center” alt=”Sandbanks beach, Dorset” ]
1/13sec @ f/22,ISO100,Nikon 300, 20mm,Lee 0.3 ND Grad + Circular polariser
The eye is in the detail as they say and this is certainly the case when rummaging around fishing ports. Fishing nets, lobster pots, old machines, rusty boats and barnacled anchors all make fantastic subjects. Also a great activity to undertake on an overcast day when the light is more diffuse.
Look for patterns that form graphical “statements”. What do I mean by this? How can I explain? Imagine you have a few shapes and want to make up a simple uncluttered picture, simply by re-arranging them. You can in a sense achieve this with objects you find whilst out with your camera. You may not be able to pick them up, so instead have to resort to physically moving around on your own two feet, angling your camera, zooming in and out. You can quite simply compose the shot to make it look as though you have shuffled its elements around and with this added effort can achieve far better results than had you just chosen to point and shoot instead.
[image title=”Beach Huts (ID: Beach Huts)” size=”medium” id=”1621″ align=”center” linkto=”viewer” ] Read more
[image title=”Chapman’s Pool” size=”medium” id=”1370″ align=”center” alt=”Chapman’s Pool, Purbeck” linkto=”viewer” ] Read more
Having rekindled the original gallery, I have added two new galleries to kick things off. First of all there is Guilfest 2008 which was shot back in July and the new Portfolio gallery which I will be picking my personal favourites to share with you all.
Just before I went away at the start of this month we hit the coast. I was armed with a light kit comprising of camera, 10-20mm lens, no tripod or filters. So had to make do with what I had and the light too. I was pleased with the outcome of these shots and that lens is fantastic! Read more
You can view the rest on Facebook via this public link where I now share a lot of my work online and I will also update the photoblog with the rest later in the week – http://www.new.facebook.com/album.php?aid=72759&l=52a66&id=537080288