Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Dudley Zoologcal Gardens

Another visit to the zoo with my Sister and Nephews Ben & Tim:








Monday, 21 April 2014

Peugeot Sport Club UK

Was invited by the organisers of a Club event to photograph the cars at Curborough - great fun (and a little warmer than last year):






 
More photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/trugga/sets/72157644237876893/

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Cwm Idwal, north Wales

A (very) early morning walk around Cwn Idwal with Birmingham Photographic Society.
 
This is my first time going out with the intent of photographing landscape. Effort was made to find "lead-in lines" and foreground interest, although I might of over done the processing just a little.
 






Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Balerina

Once again, Birmingham Photographic Society give me the opportunity to photograph something different - dancers.
 
For Dancer in White, I had control of the lighting on my camera and with a little cleaning up of the background in post processing (and the adding of a shadow) I came up with this.
 
 
 
Dancer in Black was much more difficult to capture, as I shot over the shoulder of another photographer (who had control of the lights). With the camera set to an uncomfortable ISO 4000, I managed to rescue the following two shots:



Saturday, 5 April 2014

Frame Mat Cutter

Something a little different to start off the month - cutting picture frame mats (the bevel cut to the border):

Logan Team System flat & bevel cutter with guide

A framed, bevel cut mat
 
My first attempt - nice
 
Third attempt

Second attempt in the centre