Wildlife in Derby: spotted last September during the Derby Feste weekend. The event brings the streets of Derby to life for several days each year, with the opportunity to stick your head in a pig being particularly popular! The night time parade was spectacular, with the manic shark proving to be a menace to anyone foolish enough to get too close. [Read more…]
Colour and form.
I shot this photo on my Lumix LX-3 while on the way home from work. The evening sun was picking out some plastic chairs in a rest area so I grabbed a few shots before the light changed. I try to carry a camera with me at all times, just in case I come across something like this. It’s important to keep taking photographs for fun, as well as doing the commercial work that brings in the money.
A brief glimpse of Spring in the Peak District, May 2012. When I’m out walking I often get left behind if I find a scene I want to photograph: it’s easy to get absorbed in capturing the changing light and waiting for the right moment. For more examples of my landscapes visit my Flickr stream here.
It looks like the 1970s are making a comeback… Recent photography inspired after seeing talks by Joel Meyerowitz and Richard Kalvar, and viewing work on show at Format Festival. To see more visit my Flickr page here.
Just to follow on from the last post, here’s an example of how perspective control can be used to tidy up a photo: I was shooting derelict buildings in Derby and even with a 24mm lens had to tip the camera up to get it all in. The result was a shot where the building appears to be leaning backwards, with noticeable converging vertical lines. [Read more…]