Once upon a time…

I would have never have taken this photograph…

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I’ll be honest, even now, if this was London I would have hesitated… And then got the shot probably missing the moment of all four of them were making eye contact with the camera.

I’m slowly going through the shots from Amsterdam and while I’m still loving the vistas the Street photography opportunities were amazing.

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Oh, and I want one of those…

I’ve got a Street Photography workshop in Bristol coming up in a couple of weeks and the similarities between Amsterdam and Bristol were not lost on me.

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Furniture!

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I drive through Bath regularly but I’ll be honest, I’ve never really walked around Bath, but today I managed to grab an hour on my way home from work and… and wow! Ok, there’s a lot to be said about Gentrification but Bath’s been doing it for the last couple of thousand years so I’ll let it off and it’s a great place to start out with Street photography which, at the best of times can be challenging and daunting. I’d put in the same category as Glastonbury and that’s a great place to be.

I’ve got a Street Photography workshop coming up at the end of April in Bristol, just a stones throw away but, believe me, it’ll be a different world! I can’t wait!

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(I’m still getting used to the distortion with my Sigma 24 -105mm and a panorama like this just accentuates it but this shot I like!)

And, as I write this post “Brilliant Mind” starts playing… How good is that? ;o)

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Manual 365/233 Freddy Does Glastonbury…

I had a conversation last week that went a little bit like this…

“Wow Fella, that is a great mask.”

“Cheers.”

“Photos, in Glastonbury, next weekend, sound good?”

“F**k yes… Why Glastonbury?”

“Because they get it down there and if they don’t, they will!”

… And they did, boy, did they get it!DSC_9963DSC_9868.jpgA mixture of Street, portrait and… shopping!DSC_9928

A huge thank you to me old mate, Wayne DSC_9983.jpgfor supplying the costume and balls (not those ones, they’re for a later date!) and to the people / visitors of Glastonbury for being great.

I’ve uploaded the rest to Flickr there’s a shed load.

Wayne’s day job is Caricature drawing and he’s a bit good! Check him out here and if you want Freddy, you can find him in your dreams

Peace Peeps! x

 

Manual 365/206 Plagiarism

DSC_7047-Edit.jpgArt imitating beauty or beauty intimidating art?

I have no idea… I’m just a photographer cataloging moments! ;o)

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Whenever I shoot other peoples work I always feel like I’m cheating, all those hours and hours of effort and I catch it in a 320th of a second. I will always be in awe and always respect and always, always thank you!

Upfest, You were spectacular!  Thank you!x

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Peace Peeps! xxx

Manual 365/108 Spaced Invaders and Roll Ups!

One discipline I am really itching to get into is street photography. I have tried it in the past to varying degrees of success the best in Portugal the worst in Aylesbury. (See previous blogs Parcel Tape and feathers and Eye of Sauron) So I’ve been scratching my head for a place to go close by that would tolerate some long haired Herbert wandering around with his camera and then it dawned on me; Glastonbury and I was right, I fitted right in!

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Even though it’s only a short drive away I’ve only actually been to Glastonbury a couple of times so it was good to get a feel for the place.

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And I think I will be returning, some when around the festival methinks!

All black and white shots were edited in Silver Efex Pro2 the Familiar was massively under exposed so has been bought up in Light room.

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Peace Peeps!

Manual 365/90 Context…

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Snatched a bag? Running for a train? Or dancing in the street?

A moment captured can tell a million stories but there can only be one truth and that truth is fundamental.

He was dancing, having a whale of a time and I’m sure the smile that once would have played across his face is there, just blurred by age and effort but I’m with you Fella! I remember what it felt like but you, you lived it!

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Thanks again Portugal for getting me out of a tight spot… (Todays limited shots were awful) these shots were taken at the Loulé Carnival back in February.

Peace Peeps! x

 

 

Manual 365/37 You Beautiful, Beautiful People!

I’ll let you all into a little secret, today is my 44th birthday. I had no idea I would eventually get here and I must admit, now that I’m here, I had no clue it would be like this and the best bit is I still have no clue to what is to come!

If I’m going to offer some advice, Baz Luhrmann style, (For those of you who don’t know, Google Sunscreen) It would be this…

Look More:

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Love more:

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And, no matter what, you are beautiful… All of you!

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All of these were taken on the seafront in Alburfeira today. And now I’m off to get really drunk! ;o)

Loves Ya! xxx

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Manual 365/36 Mine!

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First day into our excursion in Portugal and a walk around Albufeira with me clicking like a loon! 350+ shots taken and to be honest most of them were just rubbish! But, I’m here for the next 10 days so I’m going to think of today as a scouting mission.

That said, the Fella above let me get really close and he’s now the most photographed Seagull in Portugal and all of the pictures were overexposed but hey… Lightroom!

I’ve also been trying out my Street Photography and caught this guy,

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And my mission over the next few days is to work out how to get long exposures when it’s very bright. I have filters and I have youtube so I’m sure I’ll be able to sort something out!

So far Portugal is frickin amazing!

I’m Here

And, just one from yesterday,

Sandie!

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