Sunday, March 8, 2015

Malcolm Wilson Rally 2015

It's been a while since I photographed a car rally, yesterday we travelled to Grizedale forest in the Lake District to see one of this year's Malcolm Wilson stages.  The weather was kind (it didn't rain) and there was a great selection of cars - new and old.

Here's a selection of photos from yesterday's stage.

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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Sheppy's Cider

I've been looking at photographing different subjects recently, today I decided it would be Sheppy's Cider.  For the record - I don't drink, but I did think that the bottle, and it's contents, made a decent subject.

I had to improvise a little to light it - I didn't have any long thin soft boxes so I bounced two flashes off some long thin white tiles instead.  Seems to have done the job.  I also used one flash behind the bottle with a snoot and one flash in front.

Obviously there's a bit of post processing going on in Photoshop.

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Strawberry Santas

It's Xmas time so I thought I'd do a themed photo.  Pretty simple setup - some strawberries cut in half with whipped cream beards and some cake decorations to finish them off.  The snow is icing sugar.


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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Grasshoppers v Southport 2014.11.30

We're back at rugby, Spencer's enjoying playing again and I'm enjoying watching and taking photos.  This is my favourite from the match against Southport on 30th November.  I've done a little bit of detail extraction using Nik Collection, reduced the saturation and a slight crop.

So far this season the weather's been very kind, obviously this won't last forever - I remember previous years and what the winter weather's like.




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Saturday, November 29, 2014

PSC Club Championships

We got the oppertunity to take photos at the PSC Club Championships recently.  It was great to be able to take photos at this event.  The lighting at the venue was a little challenging, but I guess it would take a lot for me to be happy with the lighting at any swimming event :)

I was happy with how the D800 and 70 - 200 performed, especially in the challenging conditions.  There were a couple of shots that I missed, but only one or two.  As we had access to poolside the 70 - 200 had sufficient reach to get the nearest three lanes when shooting from the side.


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