Tag - Mendoza

Time out in Mendoza

Mendoza First of all, the bus journey from Santiago to Mendoza takes you through some impressive landscapes so try and get a seat upstairs near the front so you can take it all in; it’s well worth the effort of booking and reserving a day or two in advance (unlike yours truly, the last minute specialist). I’d arranged my accommodation...

Photo of the Day: 24 – The Laugh Lasts

Laugh Lasts

An image cut from the same cloth as PotD#22, 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 print...

Photo of the Day: 22 – Eye on the Wall

Eye on the wall

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...

Photo of the Day: 21 – Jim Morrison and the Door

Jim Morrison

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...

Photo of the Day: 20 – Flower Shower

Flower shower

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...

Photo of the Day: 19 – Pink Petals

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. Again, this is a handheld shot and I must repeat that having such quick access to manual focus...

Photo of the Day: 18 – Flower Detail and the Sony 90mm Macro

Flower detail

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. Actually, it...

Photo of the Day: 17 – Bark Art

Bark Art

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...

Photo of the Day: 16 – The Bougainvillea Shoot

Bougainvillea shoot

I took this shot walking around the streets of Mendoza in Argentina. I like it this picture a lot. I only took two frames and they are both very similar in their framing, because that is the way that the idea behind the picture is best captured. A hard black fence, to keep things either in or out, and a single vibrant young bougainvillea shoot...