Abstract Concrete

PotD: White Concrete on Black Tarmac

Sony A7R3 : f/8@200th : ISO 640 : EV +0.7 : FE 24-105mm f/4 (88mm) An image that exists for the simple reason of its graphic shapes, with no underlying narrative or commentary; an abstract, if you will, made of concrete, tarmac and a linked fence. I’d been stuck indoors nursing a back spasm for a couple of days and needed to get out, so wandered off round my ‘barrio’ with a camera. The Olympic stadium is just across the […]

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Light and Colour

PotD: Down to Basics, Light and Colour

Sony A7RII : f/6.3@100th : ISO 2000 : EV -0.7 : FE 55mm f/1.8 Here’s another one of those images that I find it hard to explain why they give me so much satisfaction. I think it’s something to do with getting down to the basics of light and colour. It’s part of the same session as the previous two potd’s, at the local market in Tupiza, Bolivia. I’d noticed the interesting colours in the market’s alleyways coming from the daylight filtering through […]

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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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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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Photo of the Day: Bark Art

Sony A7RII : f/6.3@400th : ISO 5000 : EV -0.3 : FE 90mm f/2.8 I made a pretentious statement to someone the other day along the lines that photography is finding the balance between colour and light. On a technical level, it is true that the information in a digital file contains a numerical value of chroma and luminance, but that’s not really what I meant. This abstract image is a case in point. Looking at the tree from a distance, […]

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