Sunday, 31 May 2009

Saturday, 30 May 2009

30-05-09: Triptych of the Electric Photographer



A self portrait of sorts, my reflection in the chrome balls of a safety spark gap on a Tesla Coil.
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Friday, 29 May 2009

29-05-09: Unicyclist!


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Thursday, 28 May 2009

28-05-09: Morris Dancers


Morris Dancing in Bradmore.

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Wednesday, 27 May 2009

27-05-09: Moon on the lake


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Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Monday, 25 May 2009

25-05-09: Truck & Bollard



A still frame from a timelapse sequence I was shooting. Fortunately, I set the camera wrong and left it in full res RAW instead of the lower res sRAW, so I have a decent res image to use for something other than the timelapse sequence.
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Sunday, 24 May 2009

24-05-09: Mysterious Tunnel


I'm thinking this would make a pretty cool location for gritty or scary style portraits... I think I'll try and come back to this later.
Apparently it used to be a farm access route (it's under a dual carriageway, and leads towards some fields) but the far end has had tons of soil dumped across it, so I assume it's no longer used...
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Saturday, 23 May 2009

23-05-09: Dandelion


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Friday, 22 May 2009

22-05-09: Glowing Leaf


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Thursday, 21 May 2009

21-05-09: Yellow


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Wednesday, 20 May 2009

20-05-09: Treasure! 3/3


If you grew up near agriculture and went for walks in the fields as a kid, you probably remember collecting "treasure", sometimes in the form of chips of glass from dumped and smashed glass in the fields. I picked these bits up a couple of days ago and shot them on a light box.
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Tuesday, 19 May 2009

19-05-09: Treasure! 2/3


If you grew up near agriculture and went for walks in the fields as a kid, you probably remember collecting "treasure", sometimes in the form of chips of glass from dumped and smashed glass in the fields. I picked these bits up a couple of days ago and shot them on a light box.
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Monday, 18 May 2009

18-05-09: Treasure! 1/3


If you grew up near agriculture and went for walks in the fields as a kid, you probably remember collecting "treasure", sometimes in the form of chips of glass from dumped and smashed glass in the fields. I picked these bits up a couple of days ago and shot them on a light box.

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Sunday, 17 May 2009

17-05-09: Odd One Out


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Saturday, 16 May 2009

Friday, 15 May 2009

15-05-09: Penalty


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Thursday, 14 May 2009

14-05-09: Wet Leaf


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Wednesday, 13 May 2009

13-05-09: In/Out


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Tuesday, 12 May 2009

12-05-09: Capacitors


Sunglasses? Why, certainly ;).
JPEG strikes again on that sharp transition from blue to red... hardly surprising really...
Straight out of the camera, other than setting white balance to daylight before exporting a JPEG.
3 flashes; one snooted, shooting towards the camera; one gelled red and shot onto the background; the third lighting the capacitors, with a flag on one side to keep the light off the background.
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Monday, 11 May 2009

11-05-09: Horse Chestnut Blossom II


A close up of the Horse Chestnut blossom.
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Sunday, 10 May 2009

10-05-09: Horse Chestnut Blossom


Courtesy of the same tree as yesterday's leaf.
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Saturday, 9 May 2009

Friday, 8 May 2009

08-05-09: Full Moon, Obscured.

The moon was an unusually warm colour tonight, and nearly full.
I was in two minds whether to post this, because I'm not totally happy with it; the clouds are too blurred for my liking. I think it must have been pretty windy up there, with the speed the clouds were moving.
JPEG is a really blunt instrument for this sort of shot... the RAW file shows a massive amount more detail and much nicer graduation. Even at 100% quality, JPEG suffers from this horrible banding effect, particularly over graduated areas.

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Thursday, 7 May 2009

07-05-09: Grid

Foil grid on an Ianiro softlight.
Necessity being the mother of invention, I hacked up a grid from cinefoil to tighten the beam on this softlight.
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Wednesday, 6 May 2009

06-05-09: We're Rolling!

In more ways than one...

It's probably worth mentioning that this isn't a photoshop effect, it's done in-camera.
I used the G9's bayonet cover to spin the camera on axis with the camcorder's lens, producing the radial blur.
The only post work done on this was to bump the contrast a little when processing the RAW file.
For any gearheads out there, it's a Panasonic AJ-D410AE DVCPRO camera.
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Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Monday, 4 May 2009

Sunday, 3 May 2009

03-05-09: Silver Birch Infrared

It's infrared time of the year again... This one is a digital one to get me warmed up, but I've got a small stock of the (now sadly discontinued) Kodak HIE film waiting for the right conditions.
I normally use a Hoya R72 filter for infrared work, but they are expensive in larger sizes, so I only have a 58mm one; the 17-40 lens used here is 77mm.
When I went on the last APUG ILFORD tour, ILFORD kindly gave out a large mounted gelatin filter along with a roll of their own reintroduced infrared SFX200 film.
The filter is in Cokin P mount, which I have holders and a 77mm ring for, so the filter fits the 17-40 fine.

I've not used the SFX film yet, but that will be getting a good work out too this summer - reports from others suggest it works well though, so I'm looking forward to it.

This shot is blurry from the long exposure needed with the heavy filter - 8 seconds at f/8. I'm quite pleased with it though; I think the blurryness adds to the mystery of the infrared.
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Saturday, 2 May 2009

02-05-09: More 3D



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Friday, 1 May 2009

01-05-09: Projection Beam

Another one from yesterday's 3D demo.
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