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Here is where images often first appear, before I have had time to develop a Project or Photo Essay to its final stage. It is the place to share some of the material I have been working on at an early stage of the process, together with the experiences around the work. Dive in and see what you find. For a more precise dive, select a category.

Grafitti Tree

Photo of the Day: Love Scars

Sony A7RII : f/9@500th : ISO 4000 : EV +0.3 : FE 55mm f/1.8 I’ve seen trees with one or two carvings scratched into their trunks before, but nothing quite like this one. It’s literally covered in love scars and I don’t really know why this particular tree has been singled out for so much attention. It’s in a spot in the middle of the central park in Córdoba, Argentina, surrounded by a moat that is only accessible from a handful of bridges along its perimeter. Admittedly, it […]

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Laughing Poster

Photo of the Day: The Laugh Lasts

Sony A7RII : f/5@250th : ISO 2000 : EV +0.7 : FE 55mm f/1.8 An image cut from the same cloth as an earlier post, a detail of the remains of a poster on a wall, but this time without the extreme colour or the B&W elements. I love the textured tone of the wall, the lo-fi print quality of the poster, the iconic sentiment of the laugh… This is another image that I think would look great as a large […]

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Lines and Curves

Photo of the Day: Organic Curves, Lines and Dynamic Range

Sony A7RII : f8@400th : ISO 320 : EV -0.7 : FE 90mm f/2.8 This is another photo from my enjoyable and rewarding wanderings round Mendoza in Argentina. As I was walking through the park, I noticed the organic curves of the trees’ foliage acting as an interesting counterpoint to the straight lines of the building in the background. I liked the amount of detail that was visible throughout the image but was concerned about the dynamic range required. There […]

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Poster parts

Photo of the Day: Eye on the Wall

Sony A7RII : f/5@250th : ISO 640 : EV +0.7 : FE 55mm f/1.8 There are times when you are walking around with a camera and you just can’t seem to find something worthwhile to shoot. Over time, I’ve come to realise that the problem is more to do with my mind’s eye not having clicked into focus yet than there actually not being anything out there to capture. It’s not always about the big picture and it takes a mental effort to […]

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The Doors

Photo of the Day: Jim Morrison and the Door

Sony A7RII : f/3.5@400th : ISO 500 : EV -0.3 : FE 90mm f/2.8 If you’re going to add a little something special to your store front when the shutters are down, then a portrait of the great Jim Morrison seems like an excellent choice. The Doors where a very important band to me in my mind-forming mid-teens and I still get a rebellious twitch when I hear their music now. It reminds me of another one of my strolls a few […]

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Roses in the Rain

Photo of the Day: Flower Shower

Sony A7RII : f/9@2000th : ISO 4000 : EV -1.3 : FE 55mm f/1.8 No, it isn’t raining, it’s just the sprinkler system coming on unexpectedly to provide a much needed flower shower, adding another element to the series of images I was gathering with the Sony FE 90mm Macro lens. The gardeners enjoyed my panicked retreat and I was thankful for the weather-proofing on the Sony system. A quick flick of the switch out of macro mode, (I’m not […]

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Pink rose

Photo of the Day: Pink Petals

Continuing on from where I left off with the previous PotD and how much I was enjoying using the Sony FE 90mm Macro lens, here’s another offering of a close-up of a rose, this time focusing in on some lovely pink petals and their beautiful curves. All that’s missing is a little bit of morning dew on the tips,… sigh. Again, this is a handheld shot and I must repeat that having such quick access to manual focus on the […]

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Flower detail

Photo of the Day: Flower Detail and the Sony 90mm Macro

Sony A7RII : f4@1000th : ISO 640 : EV -1.3 : FE 90mm f/2.8 It’s time to talk a little about the Sony FE 90mm Macro G OSS lens. Macro work is not something I do much of in my regular work environment so I was keen to take it out in the field and put it through its paces. With this in mind, I spent a morning walking around a park in Mendoza, Argentina, with my A7R2, photographing flowers. […]

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