Friday, 30 October 2015

Cornwall 2015 - Portowan

Cornwall 2015 - Portowan
I have been sorting out a few landscapes from our summer holiday in Cornwall. These are a few shots taken in Portowan. The first few images are taken one evening when conditions were good and we had a nice sunset. The last image was taken on the following morning when the conditions were somewhat different, - cloudy and very dull !


Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Table Tennis in Monochrome

Table Tennis in Monochrome
Not having entered any of the National or International Photographic exhibitions/salons for well over a year, I have decided to put an entry into this years Wrekin Salon. This partly because I was one of the panel of judges last year, so I felt I had better support it.
Not having ever entered any of my table tennis images before, I thought it would be an idea to try some out. There is an Open Colour section, and an Open Mono section, so I have been messing around trying out a few images, mainly to see how they would convert into `black and white` images.
Although I still think of table tennis as mainly a sport for photographing in colour, I was quite pleased with how some of these converted into gritty monochromes. Only trouble is that now I cannot decide which of the four of the nine images I should enter ?
Chun Yin Yu
 Danny Reed - backhand counter attack
 Ladies England No 1 - Kelly Sibley
Lucy Wang- prepares for a Tomahawk serve
Ryan Jenkins.
Louise Peake
Tin Tin Ho
Gavin Evans
Hongsheng Wang and his team celebrate winning the match.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Yorkshire Moors

Yorkshire Moors
Last week I visited York, Stokesley, and Ilkley Photographic Society`s, for a short lecture tour. During the day I visited the Ribblehead Viaduct and other areas in the North York Moors.
Looking towards Ingleborough
The original raw file of the previous image
The Limestone Pavement looking toward Ribblehead Viaduct
North York Moors
Infra red shot of the North York Moors. This was taken on a Canon 30D that has been converted to Infra Red.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Wheelchair Basketball

Wheelchair  Basketball
A week ago, I was lucky enough to obtain permission to photograph at the Wheelchair Basket Ball match between Essex Outlaws and Oldham Owls. Although shot in colour, I felt it was a subject that had more drama converted to monochrome images. Here are a few shots from the match. All taken on Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200 F2.8, ISO 6400,  and converted to mono in Silver FX software.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Godfrey Lighthouse

Godfrey Lighthouse
A couple of shots taken earlier on in the year from our weeks holiday in Cornwall. Two images of Godfrey Lighthouse at sunset. The first is the colour image and the second the mono version , converted using Silver FX.  Taken on a tripod, using a Canon 5D Mark III, 24-105mm lens, ISO 100, and 30sec exposure at F16, -Lee Big Stopper filter.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Cornwall 2015 - Trebarwith Strand

Cornwall 2015 - Trebarwith Strand
Just back from a week down in Cornwall. One of the places we visited was Trebarwith Strand , a great location for seascape images. Situated on the North Cornwall coast, it is a location that has been used by film crews over the years. Looking directly out to sea from Trebarwith is a small island called Gull Rock.
The images are taken with a Canon 5D Mark III, 17-40 mm lens, on a tripod and a 30sec exposure using the Lee Big Stopper ND filter. Converted to mono using Silver FX.
A stitched Panoramic view of Trebarwith Strand
Colour image showing the crashing waves. Given a `painterly` effect in post production using a Topaz Filter. (Only image taken without the Lee Big Stopper).

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Saracens vs Exeter Chiefs - Allianz Park, May 2015

Saracens vs Exeter Chiefs - Allianz Park, May 2015
Last Sunday, David Robinson and I managed to get `media passes` to photograph at the Premiership Rugby match between Saracens and Exeter Chiefs. This was the last home game of the season, and Sarries needed to win this to ensure they were in the top four to play off` for the Championship title.  The match took place at Allianz Park, and it was a capacity crowd.  Unfortunately, Saracens lost 24-20 !
Sarries Chris Ashton is brought down, 5 yards from the line.

Sarries Charlie Hodgson going in hard

Saracen`s Jamie George

Nigel Wray outnumbered 3-1
Scrum Collapse


Chris Wyles tries to block the ball as Exeter try for a conversion

David Strettle trying to break through
Chris Ashton runs for the line to score
The main stand full of Saracens supporters
The Main stand at Allianz Park - Full House !
Exeter score and celebrate