Friday, 27 February 2009

Thursday, 26 February 2009

"C'mon, baby, light my fire"

Title taken from the song 'Light My Fire' written by Jim Morrison


A Natural Step


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Blushing Bride PS


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"And the fire and the rose are one" PS

Title is from Four Quartets 'Little Gidding' by TS Elliot

"A condition of complete simplicity
(Costing not less than everything)
And all shall be well
All manner of things shall be well
When tongues of flame are in-folded
Into the crowned knot of fire
And the fire and the rose are one."


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'KISS' Keep It Simple Stupid PS

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... WITH a paddle PS

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Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Wall-To-Wall

Martha's A-Z Photo Challenge
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W is for...

Wall

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A Great Talent

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I made this picture up from a Coral disc photograph of a violin and one of my swan photographs for a tribute to Maxim Vengerov.
I hope his decision to stop performing in public does not include recording more music for this and future generations to enjoy.

Monday, 23 February 2009

Autumnal Reflection


Carly's challenge this week is to post our 'best shot' and for extra credit say a bit about our photography.
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My first digital camera was a Canon Powershot A620.
I took it to Orkney last summer and those and later photographs formed the pictures for ‘Pictures Within Pictures’ my first AOL journal. At that time the photographic art was secondary to the accompanying songs that I wrote.
I purchased my present camera a Fuji FinePix S9600 last autumn. It is this camera that sparked a desire to improve my technique. I am struggling with a steep learning curve but find photography a hobby that is worth all the effort.
I enjoy landscape photography especially when water is involved in some way. I also try to find interest in simple objects.
I usually take my camera with me whenever I take my two dogs out for their daily walk and rarely come back without a few shots.
I have just started using Photoshop and experimenting with turning pictures into monochrome and sepia.
I chose a photograph taken early one autumn morning of the canal bank. It was misty and I like the way the picture fades from sharp clarity. The reflection in the water fascinated me and I was lucky that the camera captured it well.
I use the auto setting except when I took some pictures at night using a tripod.
I have got the opportunity to purchase my friend Rob’s Canon EOS 20D, as he has upgraded to a later model. He is allowing me to trial it first. If I like it I will have to also purchase another lens to give me the same range as the Fuji.
I have to admit that I feel intimidated by the SLR camera but intend to give it a shot…

To illustrate what I mean by looking for a photograph in simple objects I give this as an example.



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Frozen Reflection

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Savouring Sepia

A Taste of Toblerone

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With a Touch of Green

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Freeze Dried
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The Water is Wide

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Signs of Spring

Good Morning

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Requiem for Winter

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Yellow Peril

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Prelude

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Friday, 20 February 2009

Playing with Pixels

Come Fly With Me PS

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Northern Lights PS
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Light Fantastic PS
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Bridging Darkness
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Ask No Questions
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Monday, 16 February 2009

Prima Ballerina


Carly's challenge is to photograph a bird and for extra credit a white bird.

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The last photograph inspired the second verse to Generating on Visual Counterpoint.

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Shadow and Reflection

Monet Moment

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Pining for Home
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Shadow Play
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This photograph inspired A gift for the Sun on Visual Counterpoint.

Shadows of the Mind
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Shadow's Reflection
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Sunnyside Up
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The Depth of Summer
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Touching the Sky
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Visible Roots
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Walking on Water
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Watercolour
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