For the love of photography

I just took a light amble through my media library here on the website and there is a heck of a lot of stuff here in my archives. It is quite amazing really. I should add more and more and more. I am sure there is a load of stuff missing and I may challenge myself to take loads more new photos for these pages. I urge you to do the same 🙂

QUIZ: Can you identify the places in these photos? Ok some of are impossible but I do know where they were all taken!

Inspired by an exhibition

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Portsmouth, Gunwharf Quays – 1/80sec at f / 5.6, 30mm (45mm), RAW, ISO 1600 (auto), D300
The exhibition I went to on Saturday was all about the spaces we inhabit, the people we share those spaces with and their interaction with their own environment. I took this photo after the exhibition but didn’t realise until later that this image must have been inspired slightly by it.
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Colour saturation

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Portsmouth fishing nets – 1/250 sec at f/11, 30mm (45mm), RAW, ISO 1100 (Auto), D300
The auto ISO feature is quite intriguing, ISO 1100, hmmm, never considered that one before but the colour looks good, the detail is fine and the histogram looked finely balanced too.
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The beauty is in the detail

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Portsmouth Cathedral – 1/200sec, f2.8, ISO 1600, 30mm (45mm), Nikon D300, RAW
If you read the post that I wrote on Saturday, you may have already seen this image but during the course of this week I shall be picking out individual shots taken from our trip to Portsmouth and writing about them in depth…
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Portsmouth: Exhibition and more time to enjoy the D300

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We have just returned from spending a fantastic few hours in Portsmouth. We attended an exhibition, I took some shots with the D300 (see above click on thumbnails to view slide show), we did a little shopping and even looked for somewhere to eat. Our attempts to find somewhere to eat were a distinct failure as everyone else had the same idea and were all taking a mid afternoon lunch.

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Fishing nets

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.