I have added another 4 images to the "Recent" section on my portfolio website. Please go and check them out. Thanks for looking.
For the next couple of posts or so, I will be showing photographs taken in the centre of Birmingham. There is some fantastic modern architecture in the city as well as atmospheric older buildings that come from the city's past. Let's not forget that it is said that Birmingham has more canals than Venice. There … Continue reading Architecture in monochrome
Inspired by the photographer, jazz guitarist, web designer and general all-round cool dude, Ted Viera, I decided I was going to make a photo zine. What is a zine? It is usually a small circulation, self-published magazine showing original artwork , prose or in my case black and white photographs. Taking my lead from Ted, I … Continue reading View – A new Photozine
“Color is descriptive. Black and white is interpretive.” – Elliott Erwitt As is obvious if you look through my blog, most of my photographs are monochrome. I'm often asked why this is so. The quote above by Irwin is exactly why I process the vast majority of my images as black and white. A person … Continue reading Why black and white?
These three images were, like the last post, all taken at the Black Country Living Museum near Dudley in the West Midlands. The first is a found still life of a watering can and two water butts. I did not arrange these and came upon them behind one of the turn of the century cottages … Continue reading Bricks and iron
Last post I showed three colour images that I took whilst out on a walk near my home. This week, I have another three photographs from the location but processed in black and white. The first is a landscape which shows tractor tracks disappearing into the mist across the field. I got down low with the … Continue reading Countryside Studies
I do take a fair number of close-up photographs, not as many as other styles of images I take, but a few. The three here are a fair representation of the subjects I sometimes take when I get in close. I do take flowers, both in colour and monochrome, but the latter are by far … Continue reading Get In There
Flowers and plants have to be one of the most popular subjects for photography. For the most part they are easily accessed, they are usually colourful and striking and can be taken indoors or outdoors. Probably the first thing we notice about flowers are their colours and as you walk about the many gardens that … Continue reading Photographs #7
Most of the images that I take, and have taken, over the years are monochrome. That’s not to say I don’t like colour images, I do, very much, it’s just that l like to produce black and white photographs. I find it easy to visualise the monochromatic values of a scene when I look at … Continue reading Photographs #6
A trip to Cosford RAF museum bought the opportunity not only to look at the fantastic collection of aircraft they have from the First World War to the Cold War but also to get some great close up and abstract images. The image below is one I took of a safety ribbon which was attached to … Continue reading Out and About: Cosford RAF Museum
There will probably be a few 'Out and Abouts' in Berkswell this year, as I am taking part if a project by the viewfinder.club called 'The Walk'. The challenge is to do the same shortish walk - two miles or so - many times a year, recording the changes that you see, and trying to … Continue reading Out and About: Berkswell
I took the image below on a trip out to Blenheim Palace at the weekend. It's no wonder shops are suffering this Christmas with less trade, everybody was at Blenheim - the place was completely rammed full. Anyway, this is an image of one of the statues by the fountains. I thought it would show … Continue reading D7100 image
I've just realised that I hadn't put an image on the blog for the photo hunt that took place at Baddesley Clinton a couple of weeks ago. Here's an image of the gate in the corner of the garden. When I had originally converted the image to mono, I wasn't really impressed with the … Continue reading Photo Hunt Image
I've just noticed that whilst I blogged the last image processed for 2012 here, I haven't blogged the first one I completed for 2013. Well here it is. Taken in Stoneleigh village at the start of the year, there wasn't as much snow as the previous year, but I thought I might get some good … Continue reading First image 2013