Category:Photo of the Day

Beachscape

Photo of the Day: Existential Angst

Sony A7RII : f11@800th : ISO 640 : EV +0.7 : FE 55mm f/1.8 I took this photo on the day of my 50th Birthday. I suppose I could have gone for a more joyous shot to celebrate the big day, but I felt that this conveyed rather well the existential angst that surrounds reaching a new decade. My way of dealing with the beyond-midlife crisis was to take a 60 day sabbatical, one day for each year, plus 10 extra […]

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Photo of the Day: Boat Stop

Sony A7RII : f6.3@250th : ISO 125 : EV 0.0 : FE 55mm f/1.8 When you’re waiting for a bus, it’s called a bus stop. When you’re waiting for a boat, it must be called a boat stop, no? This was taken halfway between Bariloche in Argentina and Puerto Varas in Chile. It is a rather impressive journey, with tall mountains on either side. You can do a similar route by bus, but I thought I’d spoil myself a little […]

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Photo of the Day: Bus Stop in Bariloche

Sony A7RII : f11@250th : ISO 800 : EV -1.7 : FE 35mm f/1.4 In Bariloche, the local buses are a great way to get around. The concrete bus stops may not look like much but they keep the sun off you, are usually filled with interesting graffiti and these little arrow slits allow you to keep an eye on any approaching bus. Apart from the wonderfully vibrant splash of colour and the graphic tear across the image, I chose this picture of […]

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Photo of the Day: Hostel in El Chaltén

Sony A7RII : f6.3@640th : ISO 100 : EV 0.0 : FE 55mm f/1.8 As a photo, I like the abstract graphic lines here. I exposed to not burn out the highlights in the cloud and used the shadow slider in Capture One to bring the exposure back up on the corrugated roof. All very easy. One of these days, I’ll have to get out the mini Wacom tablet I brought with me and really work on an image, just […]

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Dinner at La Zaina

Photo of the Day: A Unicorn

Sony A7RII : f2.8@125th : ISO 1250 : EV 0.0 : FE 55mm f/1.8 There I was in El Calafate, Patagonia, tired but happy after a day shooting video with the Sony A7SII at the Perito Moreno glacier, one of the truly great natural spectacles of this world. I’d walked away from a couple of the restaurants that’d been recommended to me because they were doing great business and had no need for a man travelling alone to take up […]

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Stranger

Photo of the Day: Stranger in the Light

Sony A7RII : f3.2@250th : ISO 100 : EV 0.o : FE 55mm f/1.8 Approaching a stranger and asking to take their picture is not something I have done very much of. It surprises me how often you get a ‘yes’. And those that don’t want their picture taken are happy to say no, no offence given or taken. I think I’m just going to have to do more of it. You do have to approach and get into a person’s personal […]

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Cherubs

Photo of the Day: Cherubs cherubing

Sony A7RII : f2.8@60th : ISO 1600 : EV 0.0 : FE 35mm f/1.4 Always good to get a picture of cherubs in a shot. Going in on a detail like this is also a great way to give an idea of how impressive a building the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires really is. I took the guided tour, like a good tourist, and snapped away with everyone else. It’s never the best way to work and it’s difficult to […]

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