Another droplet picture from the weekend.1/400, f/13, ISO4000
A rosebud hanging in all the way through winter.1/400, f8.0, ISO4000
As yesterday’s “Window in the rain” blog suggetsed – it was wet here. When the only day you get a chance to go out with the camera is dreich, you need to be flexible. So not so many street shots this week – there weren’t that many people around!
1/400, f/6.3, ISO4000
In Edinburgh Zoo, to accompany the Chinese Lanterns is a Wishing Tree, or Tree of Hope. Whether conciously or not, it combines chinese and celtic cultures. The banyan tree at Lam Tsuen and the clootie well at Munlochy.
1/125, f5.6, ISO640
Perhaps it’s because there have been so many ice bubble photographs, I thought I’d do something icy.
This is some ice that had formed in the garden, shot through a reverse 22mm lens. It was shot at 1/400s, and ISO at 3200. Since the lens wasn’t connected to the camera, there was no control over the aperture.
Post production was a slight crop and a slight colour balance adjustment on the blue midtones.
The new Queensferry Crossing with the Forth Road Bridge and Forth Bridge behind. Another go at using a handheld light to paint in the foreground, bringing out the green seaweed and frost on the rocks.20s, f/22, ISO100
I’ve wanted to try one of these for a while. Combining a long exposure with some light painting. The only post production in this was a small tweak to vibrance and a slight crop.
30s, f/22, ISO100 – light added using a hand held Manfrotto Luminuse on the branch and foreshore.
Playing with decorations at Edinburgh Zoo
Digital Photography School’s weekly challenge was framing. This might be a bit obvious, but I wanted to see if I could create a sense of movement at the edge of the frame, by using a large aperture. 1/160 @ f/1.8
In 1988, Morrissey released his first solo album. Having been a Smiths fan I remember the day I bought it. Getting it home – putting it on the turntable, yes a turntable – feeling a bit uncomfortable at some of the lyrics. Did he really sing Bengali in Platforms? But one song really grabbed me.
Trudging slowly over wet sand, back to the place where your clothes were stolen. This is the coastal town, that they forgot to close down. Come armageddon, come armageddon, come. Everyday is like Sunday, everyday is cloudy and grey.
This was home, on the east coast of Scotland. The image in my mind was clear, and has been for almost 30 years. The shelter in the park, near the end of the promenade out passed the miniature railway.
I was there on Sunday – even the greased tea kiosk was closed – but the sea looked beautiful.