Monday, May 9, 2011

Day 2

These photos were taken near Loch Ness. I walked through a wonderful birch wood, all covered in moss. It was quite magical.

Then I did a hill walk-it was much longer than I had anticipated. It took me 5 hours, up and back!
But the view was splendid:

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter holiday: Day 1

 We are just back from a week's holiday in the highlands. We were so lucky with the weather-warm, dry and of course no midgies at this time of the year. It was our first holiday without kids in 20 years, and it was lovely!! Here's some pictures of the first day: 

I walked up through a forest, over a field.. 

and came to a small trout loch. It was very peaceful.

There was a small fisherman's hut:

With a deck of railway sleepers-the perfect place to sit, dream and eat my lunch.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Project 52 #12 One light portrait

So for this assignment we were meant to take a portrait of an artist holding something related to their art in their hand. We were to use one light to create a portrait with one side of the face lit, and the other in shadow. The light could be a flash or even the sun. I don't actually know any artists so my daughter agreed, grudgingly, to pose as a jewellery artist!

This photo fits the brief and is lit by the afternoon sun through the window.
It is not the most flattering photo though.

In the next photo I was standing in front of the window, and used flash bounced from the ceiling. I had the diffuser on the flash, as well as the white flag to direct some light towards Emily. It doesn't fit the brief of light and shade on the face, but it is a much more flattering photo.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Project #52/11 macro shot

Assignment 11 was to do a macro shot of an electronics item. Here are my two shortlisted shots:

Monday, April 11, 2011

A-Z 2011- #G is for grater

I didn't really get around to photographing much for the letter 'g', so at the last minute I got out my macro lens and my cheese grater. Here are the results:

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Project 52 #10 String Quartet

Assignment 10 of Project 52 was to make a photograph for a CD cover and inside spread, for a string quartet playing Ravel. My major problem with this assignment was not having access to a string quartet, so  requiring me to think outside of the box somewhat. The first thing I did was listen to the piece of music which was somewhat sombre and melancholy. I then had to find a way to represent the mood and the idea of a string quartet. This is what I came up with:
The cover:

The inside

This was taken on my kitchen table. I just pulled the curtain across the table for the backdrop, and lit the candles with a couple of table lamps.
I was quite happy with the results.

Friday, April 1, 2011