Earlier this year I took part in the ‘A Day’ project which was a huge amount of fun. The basic idea was to take shots of my day and select 10 to share as part of the project. Thousands of other people did the same and the whole worldwide thing turns into a time capsule for the future.
Well one of things I’ve done recently is to go back through my directories on my photography hard drive, and make a list of stuff which I’ve still got to process. It was a surprisingly long list and included shots from the ‘A Day’ shoot. I’d simply looked through and picked out my ten shots and left the others. So anyway I decided to process them and thought I’d post one each day this week here on the blog.
This shot was taken in my break at work in the storage area. As a photographer if someone says ‘glassware’ I naturally think of my lenses. As a scientist I tend to think of stuff like this. On a personal level I decided that with this project I was only going to use my 50mm lens and severely limit post processing. So all of these shots are pretty much straight off the camera with perhaps just a tweak in levels or something like that.
Well Monday has rolled around again and that means it’s Depth of Field Monday #DOFMonday over on Google+. Just a quick posting from me today as I thought you might be interested in what I posted for this fab theme…
Hope you are all having a wonderful Easter and having fun with your cameras.
Yesterday I shared this shot for Depth of Field Monday on Google+. I took it recently at the Science Museum in London up in their aviation room. Unfortunately I only had about 10 minutes in there to play with my 50mm prime lens so I just sort of ran round and shot things. Which means I didn’t note down exactly what I was shooting… Oh well it doesn’t stop me liking the shot but it did get a ‘OOoooo greasy. What is it?’ comment on g+ hence the title of this post. I know it was part of an aircraft engine but I can’t remember which one…..
I love photographing industrial things like engines as much as beautiful sunrises (a friend asked recently – What is it with you and sunrise?). There is something beautiful about a well engineered structure that appeals to me. While I love some of the amazing designs mankind has come up with, I always want to sneak a peek at how it all works.
Remember I mentioned some Google+ themes which I’m helping to curate? Well here is the second. Bridgewednesday spear headed by Lynda Bowyer with myself and Helena Martins making up the rest of the team.
These were my offerings yesterday.
I just love suspension bridges. They’re so elegant and beautiful while showing their engineering to the world. Unfortunately I wasn’t allowed to walk over this one but I did go underneath on a troll hunt.
This shot is of a model and makes me think of the little robots in the film Silent Running, no idea why it just does. The next theme will be up on Friday….
Have a great time with your cameras for the rest of the week and take care…..
Good morning everyone. It’s a beautiful Sunday morning and I’ve finally found time to sit down and update the blog. The last week or so I’ve been really busy, if I was to try and tell you everything in one go this post would be horribly long. So I’m going to start with some daily themes from Google+.
A little while ago I was approached by the wonderful Helena Martins and asked if I’d be interested in helping to curate a daily photo theme on Google+ with herself and Lynda Bowyer.. My answer was a resounding yes and soon it was all decided. Three themes were chosen and each of us would take point on one of them. I took Monday with the theme of Depth of Field #DOFMonday.
I love Depth of Field images and so it made perfect sense for me to do this. It also gives me an excuse to play with my 50mm prime, not that I need an excuse.
I adore the way this technique can make your subject pop from the background. This is the shot I chose as the avatar for the page. I love sunflowers but I can’t grow them for toffee.
This following shot is of a row of old hourglasses and it’ll be the one I share for the theme on Google+ tomorrow. I could have spent hours photographing these intriguing objects but unfortunately I only had a few minutes.
Have a great week and if you’re on Google+ check out the #DOFMonday theme tomorrow… (Hmmmm and I might try and sneak another DOF shot in tomorrow hehe…)