Seems like it’s been a while since I shared a car or bike shot so here is another from earlier this year at the Japanese Vintage Motorcycle show I visited. This is a close up of the front wheels of one of the bikes sorry I can’t remember which, with a bit of bokeh thrown in.
I know a lot of people like to see the ‘whole’ bike but I’m fascinated by all the little details, hence I came home with loads of those types of shots.
On Sunday I was invited over to a Vintage Japanese Motorcycle show by my friend Miss Heidi. Intrigued I popped my camera in my bag and pootled off for a look. OOooooo serious eye candy if you like seeing engines and things, which I do. Yup I am one of those strange girls who spent a silly amount of her formative years helping her father fix the car. Remember that? Back in the days when dad’s could not only change a tyre but the clutch as well. Of course cars are different now given how reliant they are on electronics, but I still appreciate a beautifully engineered engine.
Here is one of my favourite shots from the day, taken with a 50mm prime. One of the few frustrating parts of shows like this is that you can’t really isolate a single bike for an overall shot. There are usually horrid backgrounds to worry about, other bikes coming into the shot and people walking round as well. So I used the 50mm to get in close for some shallow depth of field images. Cranking the aperture open also meant I didn’t need to up the ISO to much either.
Well I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and Miss Heidi is under strict instructions to let me know when the next one is…
Just a quick post this morning. Here’s a shot of an old Triumph Motorbike which I took recently. I’m sure I’ve mentioned before how much I love being able to see the engineering in man made things. Although you can’t see it very well on this image I adored being able to see so much of this beauties engine. That sounds a bit perverted doesn’t it
Anyway I’ve got a photography project which I’m just about finished and I’ll tell you all about it probably early next week. So take care and enjoy the weekend with your camera.
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…)