Movement in the landscape

I have talked about Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) before and how to go about it, and this week I have some photographs that use that technique. These were all taken on a dull day in February, so the low light level helped in getting the shutter speeds right down in order to produce the blur … Continue reading Movement in the landscape

Shadows and Lines

Following on from last weeks post I have some more images which I originally tagged as abstract, however this time I believe they actually do belong in that category. The images and their subjects are sufficiently far enough removed from their origins, that their use of, “shapes, colours, forms and gestural marks to achieve its … Continue reading Shadows and Lines

ICM

  Intentional Camera Movement is a style of photography that does what is says on the tin. You move the camera whilst you take the picture. In most circumstances, blurred images are usually considered a photographic mistake. But done intentionally I find that ICM can be a useful aid to clearing a log-jam of imagination … Continue reading ICM

Open and Shut

It is important in monochrome images that the photographer can get his vision across to the viewer using only the attributes of that medium. The careful construction of an image should give visual weight to the components in the frame enabling the viewer to see what the photographer intended with his photograph. In the first … Continue reading Open and Shut

Out and About

Today we were at Upton House in Warwickshire. After the tumultuous thunderstorms of the night before, the weather was getting hotter again. The National Trust have made a really great show at the house decking it out in a second world war style. There were tents outside, sandbags, posters and staff were dressed in costumes of … Continue reading Out and About

Out and About

Yesterday I went to Whipsnade Zoological Gardens in Bedfordshire.  I went there last year with the family, but this time it would be purely to take photographs. I used the D7100 and partnered it with a 70-210 f/2.8 zoom, which on an APS-C D7100 would mean it was acting like a 105-315 zoom.  This is … Continue reading Out and About

Out and About

Today's photograph is from Charlecote Park where I went on Wednesday after an abortive attempt to go to Compton Verney to see the Martin Parr exhibition. Anyway the latter didn't happen so as I was passing Charlecote I popped in. I spent the next two and a half hours, wandering around the gardens, watched herds of deer … Continue reading Out and About

Out and About

Today I was out and about at Lyveden New Bield a National Trust property in Northamptonshire. The lodge and garden were created by Sir Thomas Tresham between 1595 and 1603. Upon his death in that year, the family wealth depleted, the estate passed to his son Francis Tresham. However Francis along with his cousins Catesby … Continue reading Out and About