Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Horsing Around..?


My take on Colin's recent horse eye pic. I did it in a hurry, so not completely tidy in places, but I went for a mono image with a colour splash, to highlight what the horse sees. I also put the whole eye in the shot (my earlier comment) and tried to leave as much space for the horse to look into.
Thoughts welcomed


Sunday, March 28, 2010

My nephew Sam

Here is a pic of my nephew Sam. I like it a lot...just a quick post. I took this with my fixed 50mm 1.4 lens.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Call For Entries!

The ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW 2010 is an international exhibition of photographic art which will take place August 28 through November 7, 2010 at the elegant Lyceum Theatre Gallery, located in the historic Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego, California. The Opening Reception Gala will be on Saturday, August 28th, and will be a world class event!


Natasha Egan is the Judge for the Art of Photography Show 2010. Ms. Egan is Associate Director and Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chigago. She has organized and curated photography exhibitions around the world and has written numerous catalogs, essays and articles on various aspects of photography. She holds an MA in museum studies and an MFA in fine art photography. Natasha Egan is highly respected in the global photographic community, so it's a significant honor to be selected by her.

$10,000 IN AWARDS:
$2,000 1st Place Award
$1,600 2nd Place Award
$1,200 3rd Place Award
$ 800 4th Place Award
$ 400 (11) Honorable Mention Awards

$25 for the first entry, $10 for each additional entry. There is no limit to the number of entries an artist may enter. The entire registration, upload, and payment process can be done securely right on the website.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

My shot at the horse's eye

Here is my "vision". I was going to leave the colour in but I found the pinkness off-putting. I was then going to create a strong black and white contrast but that didn't fit with the softness that the original image had. That is, the pinkness, to me, implies more delicate tones rather than harsh tones (comes from the pinkness in albinos). Anyway, I used black and white and attempted to create a soft and pure image.

Enough with the la-di-da arty-farty stuff. Here it is:

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Market buskers

This is an image I took a while ago at the local Market. These lads use to play often there. I took this by climbing up some stairs above them.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

White Trees

Final one from me for today.
Taken at a local National Trust property near Cambridge (Anglesey Abby) - this patch of pure white trees planted against an intentionally dark backdrop makes for a quite stunning scene. I cropped this to accentuate the effect - this is also a stitch of 3 images to get the wide view.


A very English affair...

Took this one a few years back, while on a camping trip to the Peak District in England. Can't recall the place, but I wanted to put the players in context with their English game and general backdrop, so I included it all in a wide, panoramic style crop, bleak skies and bricks and all. I quite like this, and it's a kind of "reportage" photo I don't usually take.

Silver wave

In the spirit of posting something different to one's usual style(e), let me know what you think of the above, kind of an abstract study of something (prize for saying what that "something" is). I know there are technical deficiencies (some blown highlights), but any "artistic" comments welcomed too.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

What the horse saw

Yup, another horse eye! And what did she see?

Wednesday, March 03, 2010


Way back in October 2006 I visited Montreal and went to Mount Royal. Both of these pics are from there. Like the boat in the previous post, they seem to have a painterly feel to them.


Experimented a bit with this one and went a little wild on the rt hand side of the sliders in LR2. Overdone, almost certainly, but I kind of like it...thoughts.