Went over to Mickleover Meadows, on Wednesday 30th March 2011, to capture the Fritillary's. Common Name: Snake's head fritillary, Genus: Fritillaria, Species: meleagris and the Pussy Willow. I have used Topaz Simplify on the images.
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Tuesday, 29 March 2011
These are by way of experiments in preparation for the 19th April 2011 Techniques Tuesday meeting at Derby City Photographic Club. A member has indicated that these would be of interest.
They are prepared from a series of hand held photographs taken by rotating one's body through 360°. The total number of photographs taken will depend on the focal length of the lens used and whether the photographs are taken in portrait or landscape mode.
Saturday, 26 March 2011
This is my favourite soup of all time. I just love the first spoonful and the tangy bite that it has on my tongue.
Long time visitors to my blog may realise that the first image that I posted, see here, was of a single can of this soup with an invitation to visitors to stay a while and share my photographs.
The first image has been squirted through Nik Software Silver Efex Pro, Antique Plate 1.
Friday, 25 March 2011
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
My eldest grandson explained to me how he had recently been out one evening with his group of Explorer Scouts and had stood and watched the traffic on the M1 motorway and because it was slightly foggy he marvelled at how the motorway lights had looked in those conditions.
He asked if we could revisit the observation spot, at Stoney Clouds, Sandiacre, which we did on Sunday 20th March 2011, unfortunately there was not fog or mist to add to the photography. Here are a few of my photographs. It is interesting to see the strobing effect of the motorway lights on the vehicles, look carefully at the logos on the sides of the lorries and it is possible to detect this strobing effect, it appears as multiple changes in light intensity.
Lots of changes in exposure and ISO, from 200 up to 6400, to achieve the results.
Sunday, 20 March 2011
This is my two pennyworth, in the second shot the small bright spot to the lower left of the moon is a navigation light on an aircraft. Shot hand held at ISO 2000, 1/1250 @ f5.6.
I saw this paving shimmering in the sunlight outside of the Old Silk Mill in Derby. Used Topaz Adjust to add something to the image.
Original shot below
Saturday, 19 March 2011
Just off the printer are the two sets of printed patches to be posted to Chris at Paper Spectrum for him to create the ICM paper profile.
OK guys this service is free of charge. Thank you Chris. Their website here, they sell quite a good range of papers and all manner of items for printers.
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
The panel title: I See You.