Thursday, 29 December 2011

One mans derelict building, is the next mans studio.

Today I retraced my steps to a building I found on my walk the other week. I felt it had an excellent atmosphere and would give me lovely shots. My model for the day was my friend Sarah, and my assistant was another friend called Mark.

The Derelict and Industrial feel to the place gave me all sorts of ideas, and I hope they worked and please you.



I used a combination of lenses and filters for this shoot. Mainly the F1.4 30mm, with 62mm UV and Circular Polariser. A few of the shots were taken using the Sigma 70-300mm, occasionally with the same filters as the 30mm. All of the shots utilised a remote flash, with a wireless trigger on the hotshoe. A circular flash bouncer was used to diffuse the light in most of the shots too.

 Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Loki made a friend


It's been a while and for that I apologise. I had planned, and still do have planned a photoshoot tomorrow, which I was going to make a big thing of, I still will, but something has come up.

I was working on my car, Loki. When a Gent on a bicycle started to chatting to me about Nissans, and a few minutes later, along he arrives in His R34.

Needless to say I took a few photos.

It is an Import GT-T with about 83k on the clock, it has the RB25DET Neo engine, with minor modifications.

This age Skyline is the only one I would consider selling Loki for.

It sounded some what similar to a Gospel Choir of Metalheads.

More Purrtiful Photos due in the next few days.

Thanks Guys.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Christmas madness


So this Christmas period is being mentally hectic. So I have not had time to take any shots worth mentioning.

Give it a few, the presents will be distributed, work will be winding down for the year, and I'll crack on with my passion.

Have a picture of Dave as an apology.


Tuesday, 6 December 2011


I am writing to ask for some ideas to what to photograph. It's all well and good going and photographing stuff that I like, and I know how to shoot, but maybe suggestions may force me to step out of my comfort zone, and therefore make me a better photographer.

Any and all suggestions welcomed, and if I am able to do such things I will.

People aren't my strong point, so if you wish to have some nice photos taken of yourself, let me know as I'd love to photograph you. You'll get copies of what I take, as long as you don't mind me sharing my work with my blogonators.

Have some random pictures for your time in reading.


Sunday, 4 December 2011

All but a passing memory

I have decided to venture into my ever growing archives. Back to a holiday or two with plentiful photographs, the sun, sea, sand, and The Isle of Wight, and Dorset.

Both of these short excursions included mass use of the D80. I'll see what I can dig up from both.

Isle of Wight to start with.

Lowering the tone, I know but I love the composure.

One of my favourite holidays, reliving childhood memories, revisiting long lost dreams.

Next on the cards is Dorset.

That's another post completed, I hope you've enjoyed the photos.


Infrequent Perspective

The weather was against me. This is my excuse and I am sticking with it.

I was on location for almost an hour and took but a few photos, the rain started pouring and due to the D80's lack of weatherproofing I had to abandon ship for the day.

Only 2 photos stand out from the shoot, and one more I was trying to work on, which I will improve in the coming weeks.

This is the work in progress shot, I want the mast focused and some stars in the background. I need a clear night, and to use my other tripd which has slightly less wobble.

This is the first shot I took when I arrived on location, just opened the shutter, wandered off and sorted out my kit, then closed the shutter upon my return.

This shot was taken with a high aperture value, and a six hundred and one second exposure, ISO of 100, White balance set at 2500deg kelvin. 10 minutes of sitting and twiddling my thumbs. The blueness in the top corners, they be weird, and I have no clue what they are. I admit I had to edit this image a bit, because someone forgot to clean the lens.

Hope the short but sweet post here was of benefit, see you for the next one.


Thursday, 1 December 2011

Goodness Gracious

My long exposure skyscapes had to wait I'm afraid. Something came up, and that something was Fire.

I have had a go at taking some shots of fire. Mostly long exposure again, some fast shutter speeds ones in there too.

It would have been rude not to include the obligatory photograph of my wondiferous vehicle.

I promise I'll do some nightime, and daytime skyscapes soon.

Thanks for reading, hope you're enjoying.

There is a poll on the right hand side if you could have a look at it for me.