Archive for August, 2008

Explosions in the sky

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

I had it in mind that used tastefully, the photographic High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDR) technique could be effective for adding drama to architectural shots. What do you think?

Porth Clais, St David’s, Pembrokeshire


Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

This crumbling Welsh cottage was only accessible by climbing through ivy and a partly collapsed doorway. Well worth the liberal covering of dust I left with.

From here you can…

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Surf Kayaking at Newgale beach, Pembrokeshire.

This simple composition was partly inspired by the wonderfully abstract work of [Patrice Schreyer] who is taking a break from the rat race with an extended photographic exploration of Iceland.

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Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

These panoriamic shots are all taken in the Ceiriog valley, North Wales.

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Fisherman’s Blues

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

I would need to search deeper into my psyche than I care to tread this lunchtime, looking for an answer to where this idea came from, and more alarmingly why I carried it through. I should write something meaningful about depleting fish stocks or UK fish quotas. All I really know is that the fishmongers is definitely not going to route through their bins finding fish heads for a 3rd time. This shot was taken in the barn below.

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Summertime rolls…

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

These shots were taken in the rather wonderful Ceiriog Valley, North Wales.

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Iceland #10

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Each of these shots is made up of 5 images, giving an almost 180 degree panorama image. It works quite well for these epic volcanic and glacial landscapes of Iceland’s Skaftafell National Park.

A friend told me that the flat-top mountain in the middle image is actually the result of a volcano erupting under a glacier!

These are most definitely the last of the Iceland series.

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Iceland #9

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Iceland rock detail. Click images to view larger

Iceland #8

Monday, August 11th, 2008

Iceland Black & White studies.

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Sunday, August 10th, 2008

I wonder how transient such stylised photography is? It’s so temping when looking at a straight rendition of a portrait shot next to something stylised like this, tweaked for high-contrast and de-saturated colour, to be drawn to the ‘sheer f**k off-ness’* of the latter. Looking back in a year or two though, will this image scream 2008 styling and the handsome Mr Cranwell take second place? In funky 1970’s magazines I have found in charity shops, it almost looked like soft focus and star-effect filters were fashionable. Probably best to stop thinking about it and go take some pictures.

*Apologies for implying swear-words on a photography blog, in my defense though, it’s a quote from the rather good film Sexy Beast.

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