Saturday, December 12, 2009

More lamposts

Today there was a heavy fog all over Edinburgh-as there was yesterday, and is forecast again for tomorrow. I thought I might get some atmospheric shots, but I don't think there was enough tonal variation, and the light was very flat. I converted most of today's photos to black and white-well those I didn't delete!
Anyway, here are some lamps at Duddingston.

I quite like this silhouette:

This one lacks sharpness:

And this is my favourite-and it's not a black and white conversion. I like that it looks black and white until you focus on the leaves! I'm not sure whether a different crop might be better though.

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Friday, December 11, 2009


In the market square, Alnwick

f1.7 50mm lens
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009


This is the tree house at Alnwick garden.
It contains a restaurant, and gift shop, and has some swinging bridges. It's well worth a visit.
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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Barter Books.... probably the biggest secondhand bookshop in Britain. It is in the lovely market town of Alnwick in north east England. We went there last Sunday, and I was playing around with my new (to me) f1.7 50mm manual focus prime lens. Now this is so different to my usual autofocus zoom lens, and I am struggling to use it well.
I need to practise lots!!
Anyway, here are some photos of the bookshop-most have been deleted!!

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Ducks for Sale

Just some quick snaps of some rather surprised looking ducks in the shop at Alnwick Gardens, using my prime 50mm manual focus lens-which I'm having a hard time coming to terms with.

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Saturday, December 5, 2009


I like the contrast of the humble phone box and bikes set against the grand Bank of Scotland building in Edinburgh.
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Three photos

of the same thing..


getting faster..

and faster...
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