Land of the Dead
‘Oh Flickr is dead for photographers’ and ‘Google+ is the future’ are comments I’m getting very used to hearing from fellow photographers online. So much so that when I returned to photography a year ago I didn’t bother with Flickr and instead uploaded my shots to Google+. Now don’t get me wrong I love Google+ and I’ve made some great new friends over there, but whenever I bump into a new photographer on location they always ask if I’m on Flickr. Not Google+, not Facebook but Flickr. Which leads me to wonder why so many people seem absolutely gleeful in declaring it dead.
Now I’m sure at this point some readers will be able to come up with all sorts of reasons such as G+ is free, you get greater interaction on FB etc etc etc… Yet the fact still remains that out of all the chance encounters I’ve had (ie not on an organised photowalk) it’s always Flickr I’m asked about. So at the risk of going against the grain and the trends being set by some of the big names in photography I’ve joined up with Flickr.
At first I was unsure and didn’t really know exactly what I was going to get out of it, but so far I’m enjoying it. No it’s not as interactive as G+ or FB (or at least not so far), but you know that’s ok. Sometimes I wonder exactly why I spend so much time on social networks anyway. Google especially often feels like you HAVE to log on every day and can easily swallow hours and hour on nothing. I’m gradually meeting new people on Flickr and it’s much more useful as a research tool than the other two. So at the top is one of my recent uploads called ‘Land of the Dead’ to all these platforms and if you’re so inclined you can find me on Flickr here.
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.
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…)
I’m still working my way through all the shots from Saturday but thought I’d share some of the ones I’ve already sorted through…
On Top of the World
The Church of Lilac
Under the Light
and finally here is a shot of me on top of the tower taken by the wonderful Lynda Bowyer whom you can check out at www.lyndabowyerphotography.com. My mother freaked out when she saw this shot! Personally I just wish it didn’t make my rear look so big but that’s not Lynda’s fault!
Take care I’ll be back soon with more shots….
WOW I have so much I could tell you all about this shoot, I hardly know where to begin! OK so I guess the beginning would be a good place. Well, after the Google+ London Street Art Photowalk I was asked if I would be interested in a skyline shoot. Naturally I said yes and after lots of waiting, signing legal disclaimers etc, we were eventually granted access to the roof of one of the tallest towers in London. So along with a few other photographers I found myself almost 400ft above London watching the sun set through my lens.
Fairy Tale London
What a view! There are not many views that leave me speechless but this certainly did. This shot is looking towards Blackfriars and St Pauls. I’ll be posting more shots from this shoot I’m sure but just wanted to share this one with you before the working week claims all my time once more.