Port Out, Starboard Home!

Sometimes I hit the convert to black an white button way to quickly…DSC_9261-EditYou can see how I nearly passed over this great shot from Weymouth in February on my Instagram account

I’ll admit, in the original shot the orange hue from the streetlights dominated and that instantly screamed black and white to me but after reviewing it today and involving individual colour desaturation in my workflow this edit works so much better. I also like the motion blur in the people (0.8sec shutter speed) and the grain from ISO 800 on my cropped sensor D3300! All good! ;o)

Manual 365/228 The Whisper Of A Bats Wing

I have tried to spell the noise of a bat’s wing beats when flying a few inches past your ear but I’m buggered if I know how to spell “Phlurrrrrr”DSC_9400-Edit-Edit-2-Edit.jpgGlorious little beasties who steadfastly refused to pose in front of the moon! Batman, you’re going to have to wait for your dedicated blog Fella…

Peace Peeps! x

Manual 365/50 A Lad Steps Up To A Bar…

And his Old Man makes him wait 15 seconds while he paints him with light.
Strange request I know but that’s what my son and I have just been up to.

A good friend and work colleague has donated a tripod to the 365 cause so now I’m going to fill the blogs with long exposures and fluffy waterfalls!

My first expedition was to a fly over just behind us with really badly placed bars.

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I set the camera up on the tripod and got Reece to stand in position and shine a light on his face so I could focus on him (Using Back Button Focus I might add!) and then recomposed with him to the left of the shot. We then waited for some traffic and I hit the button. During the exposure I used the light on the back of my iPhone to “paint” Reece for a duration of two or three seconds.

Full settings were: focal length 28mm, Aperture f/8, Exposure 15 sec and ISO 100
I know it’s not perfect but I’m really pleased with it.

Any pointers in the right direction would be welcome!

Thanks to, Reece for traipsing across the mud to aid his father in his mission. Gary for the tripod and to the perplexed drivers on the A303 who were probably wondering what the hell was going on!

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Peace Peeps!