Saturday, 15 February 2014

Fitzwilliam Museum (With the Cambridge Camera Club)

Saturday 15 Feb. Trip out to the Botanical Gardens, well thats what it was supposed to be. However when we arrive at the Gardens we found that due to wind damage in the park and in the green houses the site was closed. However having met up we decided to go to the Fitzwilliam Museum for a coffee. We found that the Museum now allowed photography and we spent a happy hour and a half enjoying the building and its art. For some of the photos here Ann let me borrow her 15mm fisheye lens. Great fun.















(15mm Fisheye)











The next 5 photos were taken with the 15mm fisheye

 















Thursday, 13 February 2014

Creative 52 - 02 Create a portrait of someone without showing the face.

So Creative 52 Project for 'week two' .....



I mentioned my project to a friend at work and as I had my camera with me he 'volunteered' to pose (Thank you Mark)





The next photos were taken on a recent Cambridge Camera Club outing to London, A couple have already been in a previous blog.








Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Creative 52 - 01 Create an Image based on a single colour

Just before Christmas I purchased a book off Amazon called .....

Creative 52: Weekly Projects to Invigorate Your Photography Portfolio by Lindsay Adler. Its a very interesting book and I am going to try to follow each weekly project. The book is very much people / portraiture based but I am not restricting myself to this area of photography. I will probably not do each project she suggests, but we will have to see.

At the moment the first three weeks projects have taken me seven weeks - So I am not going to get this done in a year !!!! :)

I like little projects like this, it makes you think, and its fun. The first project was to create an image with a single colour. 

Not very original but this was from my first pictures on the topic. 

Water droplets

The next three pictures were of a beautiful Orchid my wife is groing. The Orchid is white, but I decided to add a red colour gel to my flash gun. I do not often use gels. The red was very dominant, maybe I will try another colour sometime. I decided to 'fiddle' with the photo in Photoshop. Hence the three versions.





Taken at my Birthday Party in January.

I really love textures and I was stuck by the way the light caught the surface of our bread board



The last two photos look again at water droplets and the 'single colour' although the second photo does show some subtle colour.



The next post on this project is ''Create a portrait without showing the face' .




 

Two Girls

Back in July we had the pleasure of looking after two granddaughters while their respective mothers where at work. Imogen and Evelyn ...