The weekend was upon us again and the weather was looking very ‘iffy’. Rain most of Saturday but Sunday’s forecast said showers – so we packed our gear ready for the day to come. Morning a bit wet but by midday it had started to clear, so we had an early lunch then drove the short distance to Nymans Gardens.
2013 was a difficult year for me for photography. The weather was awful (it didn’t stop raining, did it) and combined with the economic depression people looked quite miserable – so taking photos within my preferred genre (street) became quite a challenge. Yes, I know some photographers say they get their best images in bad weather – but all I seem to get is wet!
This is my first attempt at studio work using Bowens flash equipment. I set up in our conservatory, pulling the blinds down to control the light. I hung a black background, set my camera on a tripod with a remote shutter button and had an hours fun with two small boys!! Taken at 1/200 sec at f/11, ISO 800, focal length 28mm. Here is my panel of three photos…
I came first in my photo club’s ‘water in all its forms’ competition this week. I was really pleased as entering competitions is new to me. Here is my winning entry titled ‘run away, run away!!’
An outing with my photographic society to take images of birds of prey in flight led to some challenges. It was rather late on a summer evening and already the light was beginning to fade. Coupled with birds that move pretty quick we had to think fast on our feet. All good for learning technique!