Abstract, Photography

Calm during the Storms

The weather (and the political world) have been providing some dramatic entertainment this week. As I mentioned in my post on Thursday, our walks outdoors this week have been more about dodging the strong winds and ferocious showers than any photography. So I thought I'd post up a picture for the weekend which was taken a… Continue reading Calm during the Storms

Abstract, Photography, Seascape

Sharp & Incoming at Crackington

Is anyone tired of abstract sea and waves pictures yet? A slight difference in this one. With my sweeping panning movement I seem to have more or less matched the speed of the nearest waves, thereby keeping them relatively sharp compared with the rest of the scene. This has given me an effect that I… Continue reading Sharp & Incoming at Crackington

Black and White, Detail, Landscape, Photography, Thursday Doors

Barn Doors (for people)

The sort of doors that I'm likely to come across are those in a more rural and less populated setting. Basically, I'm not often found in areas where a lot more humans like to gather, build towns or cities and live fairly close to each other and therefore the exposure to fancy doors protecting the… Continue reading Barn Doors (for people)

Black and White, Landscape, Photography

Abandoned Airfield

I live very near to Davidstow Moor airfield. It's not a working airfield these days; more a flat and high altitude set of remnants of one, with some current usage by hobbyist model aircraft and microlight flyers, learner drivers and some more umm... different hanging about in less social hours. The airfield played an active part… Continue reading Abandoned Airfield

Abstract, Photography

Abstract Additions (and more normal stuff)

I deliberately haven't mentioned print stores for a while. Using the internet is a constant stream of tick box and permission enabling at the moment, together with appeals by newspapers for subscriptions and finding the actual content you went for within the site, probably hiding between the increasingly strident adverts. Even so, I have to… Continue reading Abstract Additions (and more normal stuff)

Black and White, Landscape, Photography

Church on Sunday

The title only refers to the fact that it is Sunday when I'm posting this picture of a church; in fact I'll be down at the beach scouring it for plastic and fishing industry waste and cleaning it up rather than sitting in church singing and asking for any supernatural help with the problems we… Continue reading Church on Sunday

Black and White, Detail, Photography, Thursday Doors

Thursday Doors

There is a thing I keep seeing on Twitter where people post pictures of doors. It's a running series by Norman Frampton on his blog at Norm 2.0 "Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world." This may have started… Continue reading Thursday Doors

Abstract, Landscape, Photography

Getting it all wrong accidentally

My last post detailed what I am doing with my camera in order to achieve some photographic abstract effects deliberately. I thought it would be good to describe - and also show a couple more pictures to illustrate - how I am just as capable of getting things wrong accidentally as anyone else is. Some background… Continue reading Getting it all wrong accidentally

Abstract, Photography

Getting it all wrong on purpose

I was chatting with an artist friend yesterday about how I get some of the abstract results I have been posting recently 'in camera'. To be honest I don't usually do 'technical' or post about my 'process' but, with her questions and a recent comments question about the same, I thought I could do an… Continue reading Getting it all wrong on purpose

Abstract, Landscape, Photography

Offshore Mists Two

I posted a straight black and white shot of the Cambeak headland at Crackington wearing its little offshore cloud yesterday. Regular followers will know I've been trying the alternative abstract intentional camera movement technique on pretty much everything as well, so of course I tried it here too. My alone time - well, at least… Continue reading Offshore Mists Two

Black and White, Landscape, Photography

Offshore Mists

Yesterday morning was looking to bring a fine day. Even by 9am on a Sunday families were already occupying their little territories of the receding beach at Crackington as the tide was heading for one of its high points for the day. I had headed down there a little earlier than normal to give myself… Continue reading Offshore Mists

Black and White, Landscape, Photography

The Exe Estuary

Regular visitors will notice that I have refreshed the look of the site again. Sorry about that, you must think I'm a bit of a tinkerer. And more than a little indecisive. You'd be right. In explanation, although happier that the image size was larger I was still not happy with the theme that made… Continue reading The Exe Estuary