Some close-up images today which when I first produced them and today when I pulled them out of Lightroom to use in this post I had tagged as "abstract". However looking at them after a certain period of time has passed has made me realise that they are not abstract images, but close-up photographs. I … Continue reading Correctly labelled
The Last of the Winter
The first two photographs this week bring to an end the collection of winter images I have been showing over the last few weeks. I try and get out a couple or more times a week, work and other commitments allowing, and so a backlog usually builds up of processing work to be done. I … Continue reading The Last of the Winter
Raising the standard
These monochrome pictures were all taken with one of my favourite combinations when I had my Nikon cameras: the D800 and 50mm f/1.8 G. I really enjoyed using the ubiquitous standard lens with the excellent D800. Once I had got used to the fact that rather than twisting the barrel on a zoom lens to … Continue reading Raising the standard
White or grey?
This week, I have some images to share taken during the winter. The scenes photographed are all close to my home - the leaf was actually taken in my garden. There is always a problem in photographing hard frost, snow or bright skies in that the camera will underexpose. It sets the light areas to … Continue reading White or grey?
The images this week are the last ones from the photo shoot that I did in Birmingham city centre. These photographs are more of an abstract nature than the previous ones. The architecture in the centre of Birmingham is awesome. There are so many stunning buildings, that it would be hard not to get a good … Continue reading Architectural inspiration
Gold, books and reflections
Three more images from a Birmingham city centre shoot, this time in colour. The first two photographs are of the Birmingham Library the last of buildings around the canal. I do sometimes process in colour. I just have such a difficult time in liking what I have done. I see so many excellent photographers produce … Continue reading Gold, books and reflections
Architecture in monochrome
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
Why black and white?
“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?
Bricks and iron
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
Black Country history
Museums can be great places to take photographs. You have the architecture of the buildings themselves, some of them are marvels of modern architecture. Then there are the people who visit the museums looking and absorbed in the exhibitions and finally but not least, you also have the exhibits themselves. The three photographs in today’s blog … Continue reading Black Country history