Swan

Posted on 1st October 2017 by Admin under Comment, Location, Photograph, Technique
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There are some places which I visit regularly, not because of their photographic potential but simply because I enjoy being there.  One such place is the Swannery at Abbotsbury.  It is situated at the end of the Fleet, a lagoon which lies behind Chesil Beach.  Usually swans are very territorial and do not nest in […]

Flower Shot With an Old Pentax Lens

Posted on 27th September 2017 by Admin under Adapted lens, Comment, Equipment, Location, Photograph
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Yes, the blog has been a bit quiet recently.  There have been plenty of good intentions to write something.  Ideas mulled, even articles started, yet never coming to fruition.  Maybe inspiration was not quite there or, as has more often been the case, life intervenes.*  Luckily my livelihood does not depend on posting regular updates […]

Photo of the Day – 7 July 2016: Bottles

Posted on 13th July 2017 by Admin under Comment, Photograph
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The phone rang.  It was a friend who is also a keen photographer.  “What are you doing?”, she asked.  As it happens, I was in the middle of editing this image.  I had just completed the adjustments in Lightroom and was about to convert it to monochrome using Silver Efex Pro 2.  When I said […]

Photo of the Day – 28 June 2017: Lily

Posted on 2nd July 2017 by Admin under Photograph
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Thus was not a photo which I expected to take.  I had seen this lily a number of times as I walked past it each day to buy my newspaper.  An attractive flower, certainly, but that was all.  It was growing in someone’s front garden right by the pavement, but I had not thought anything […]

Brooklands Double Twelve Motorsport Festival – 17 June 2017

Posted on 25th June 2017 by Admin under Comment, Event, Location, Photograph, Technique
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Brooklands Museum is somewhere I have wanted to visit for a while, so I took the opportunity when a fellow member of my camera club suggested a trip there.  The occasion was its annual Double Twelve Motorsport Festival on 17 June.  If I am honest, I was not entirely sure what that involved, but it […]

Photo of the Day – 13 June 2017: Foxgloves

Posted on 15th June 2017 by Admin under Adapted lens, Equipment, Location, Photograph
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  Not so much as Photo of the Day on this occasion, more like Experiment of the Day.  Ever since I got my Fuji X-E2, I have developed an interest in using adapted lenses.  Mirrorless cameras with features such as focus peaking have made it easier to use lenses from other cameras.  All it requires […]

Photo of the Day – 10 June 2017: The Best Show In Town?

Posted on 12th June 2017 by Admin under Comment, Event, Photograph
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Warning: NSFW.  This post contains nudity It is usually my custom to place the main image of my “Photo of the Day” articles at the head of the post, with any supporting images following.  For this post, I have instead put it at the end.  The reason is simple.  It shows people who are naked […]

More from the Chelsea Flower Show – Part 2

Posted on 29th May 2017 by Admin under Comment, Event, Location, Photograph
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This is the second instalment of my supplementary images from the Chelsea Flower Show.  The main photo of the day can be seen here.  The first set of additional images are here. All images are shown as thumbnails, which can be clicked to show a larger version.  Use the back button of your browser to […]

More From the Chelsea Flower Show – Part 1

Posted on 28th May 2017 by Admin under Comment, Event, Location, Photograph
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This is the first of two posts of my images from the Chelsea Flower Show.  I have already posted my main photo of the day, but I took many more.  Once again it was a good event, although overall I did feel that it did not quite match previous years.  A number of regular sponsors […]

Photo of the Day – 24 May 2017: Chelsea Flower Show

Posted on 26th May 2017 by Admin under Event, Location, Photograph, Technique
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I have been going to the Chelsea Flower Show for a few years and it is always an enjoyable day out.  It represents the ultimate in gardening, even if everything on display is a construct.  Ephemeral, the show gardens exist for a brief period with one ultimate aim.  To be in peak condition when the […]