image of the month

november concrete & glass

Taken on a photographic day out at The Barbican in London. This image satisfies my passion for Brutalist Architecture.

 

I had intended to put together a online virtual exhibition of architectural images, but sadly it didn't materialise this year. Perhaps I can revisit the idea in the new year.

There are more images taken on this trip to London on my latest images page.

october 'the cigarette'

This image is a few years old now and was taken at my very first 'nude' model shoot at The Windmill Art Studio, Linton near Cambridge.

Ana, the model, was Russian and a delight to work with. She was very helpful in settling my nerves and we achieved some great images.

This particular image has done well for me in club competitions and was part of my successful CPAGB award which I gained at Maidstone in Kent.

september jackdaw

The Jackdaw was sat observing the situation in The Castle Park, Colchester.

 

I had gone there armed with my trusty 150-500mm Zoom lens to take photo's of the many Squirrels that can be found there foraging for food.

On a photographic level I enjoy how the long lens and wide aperture have isolated the bird from its surroundings.

august on the beach

The Tractor had finished its days work on the beach at Marazion in Cornwall.

 

The sun was setting and the light had dispersed into a lovely pastel shade of orange.

Personally, I like the peace and stillness it represents as it stands glowing proudly after it's days toil.

july ballerina daydream

This composite image was conceived with the help of Robert Farrow who supplied the Isis Wings and model Ayla at her home studio in Ipswich.

A really simple lighting set up of one 24" Soft box and a Silver Reflector and taking a variety of images to create the composition I was looking for.

 

I used Photoshop to resize the images, altering the opacity, and using layers play around with the composition until I was happy with it.

Another image that has done well for me in club competitions.

june a house for essex

Grayson Perry's, A House For Essex really is something straight out of Hansel & Gretel. It is situated at Wrabness which is just a few miles from Harwich, Essex. 

For this image I used a infra red filter to slow things right down and add some movement to the windswept tree and grass. The infra red effect adds a surreal quality to this most unusual building.

It has done rather well for me as I won an award for it in a competition for images taken in Essex and is also my best seller. It never fails to invoke conversation when I am at fairs and exhibitions. 

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