I spent this week away on a well earned break in London, celebrating my 25th Wedding Anniversary. Wow, how time flies. As you can see from the image above I managed to take some photographs of London – but not what you might expect. This one was the staircase in the hotel we were staying at. It just caught my eye.
I love reflections., I find them fascinating and beautiful whether created on manmade surfaces or in nature. I suppose the ones we find in nature are the ones that really enthral me and I can’t help reaching for my camera.
Here is one from my walk last weekend in Jumbles Country park near to Bolton. I just printed this and my immediate thought was that it has a lovely soft quality to it. It was shot on an RX10 which is an easy take anywhere camera. Such a shame it’s so expensive and twice the size of the Olympus EM5.
As some of you may already have gathered, I love Infrared Photography. It’s much more frustrating than traditional photography to create good images but the challenge makes it more rewarding. It also opens up a new world of seeing as scenes can take on a completely different appearance. Also, when the time of day or weather isn’t great for traditional photography you may find that it is great for Infrared.
Here’s one of my Infrared images that I wanted to share. Captured last March on a trip to San Francisco (wow is it really almost a year ago). The scene is very ordinary and the light was a bit too harsh to create a good image. Looks much better in Infrared.
Possibly the final image I will post from my recent Yorkshire Dales trip – although I reserve the right to change my mind. Again, I like the light in the image. This was actually a bit of a grab shot whilst I was stood talking to my friends, contemplating the forecast impending storm. I turned to my left and the line in the rocks caught my eye.
Another image from my recent Yorkshire Dales trip. This was also taken on the first morning and is perhaps my favourite image from that day. I feel the quality of light is amazingly strong in this image. The light quality is often better in the morning than the evening as there is less dust in the atmosphere. This gives the light a sharp and clean feel. The heavy rain storms the night before also helped a lot. It’s this feeling of clean, sharp yet warm light that I find so captivating – the locations not bad either.
This is Twistleton Scar in the Yorkshire Dales and was photographed last weekend. I love the location and it’s not often I can get to it for dawn. I really need some time to perfect the processing of the image but I hope you like this early version.
It’s a day early (because I have a hectic schedule tomorrow and over the weekend) but here is this week’s weekend image and it’s an odd one. The reason I say this is because I like the image when I first look at it and it even prints very nicely. It’s then when I start to look more closely that I grow to dislike it. I can’t quite put my finger on why but I think it’s connected with the contradiction of the scene.
The reflection, composition and nice light give this a very tranquil feel which I like. The location though is outside an old boat yard on an estuary that is quite cluttered and not quite as perfect as perhaps the image suggests. When I look closely into the image I think I start to recognise the imperfections present in image. It’s this contradiction that makes me change my mind – I think.
As you probably don’t recognise the area, I hope you enjoy the image and that my indecision doesn’t influence you.