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Leaf

The temperature outside today was surprisingly warm compared to the past few days. I have 3 new photos for you guys!  I don’t think they’re the best of my photography skills, but I don’t even have much motivation at the moment as I am constantly worrying about my exams. Talking of exams, tomorrows exam has been cancelled! I was actually ready to take it but I suppose a few more days revision would be helpful, right? I guess so.

Other 2 photos will follow.

Enjoy!


Work work work…


becky falls

It’s been so long since I had last uploaded a photo. I just don’t have the time anymore, which sad because I really do love taking photos and uploading them for you amazing bloggers out there.  Maybe I will pursue my photography after my accountancy exams  (One next week Friday and also another one right before Christmas). I was planning on going on a little adventure to a national park. Nothing like yellow stone but I sure should be able to get some great pictures wherever it is I plan to go.

 

Today I’m uploading two pictures. Not ones I’ve taken recently, but ones you haven’t seen yet. The picture above was taken when I visited Becky falls in the UK. I really love the long exposure effect on the water. Makes it look nice and smooth and really does enhance the overall picture. 


Bear Grylls or not so much?


fire

Have you ever watched Bear Grylls and seen the kind of stuff he does? Im not even going to talk about the food he eats let alone what he drinks when he cant find water.  Anyway I thought I could at least try one of the things he does on his show, and that was trying to light a fire with a flint and steel. So I purchased a magnesium flint and steel striker from Ebay and as soon as it came through the mail I went straight to the garden to give it a go.  1 minute later I had a fire going…..  Ha! 1 hour later more like. Its so hard for the sparks to catch onto the tinder (dry grass). In the end I grabbed a tissue and wow how quick it took then! I bet the boy scouts and people who go to summer camp are probably laughing right now. But the time was worth it. It kind of feels like I gained half of a achievement I guess.

This shot was taken shortly after I managed to cheat my way into lighting a fire. I then opened the shot up in Adobe Photoshop, added a black and white adjustment and masked out all colour but the flame itself.


Dragon Fly


dragon fly no 2

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This is my first photo of a Dragon Fly taken with the Nikon D3200. And I know your thinking “Another macro?” yes indeed. Ive been focusing a lot on macro photography lately, theres always bugs out and about for me to take photos of. Now its starting to become winter ill have no choice but to move onto doing other types of photography.

Other than that I had a go at making stop motion videos with lego mini figures. I don’t know how you stop motion guys do it! Its so long winded just to make the figurine look like he’s walking. But I must say the videos you make are amazing and so creative.

I start college on the 9th (I’ll be doing an AAT Accountancy Course) which means ill be working less and earning less. I currently work at a local convenience store which in fact i love doing. But anyway my hours are going to be way less as I’ll be at college so… Ive decided to sell digital downloads of my photos for a small price. For only £0.50 Im selling my photos full size in which you’ll be able to use as your desktop wallpaper or you can print them up to size A0 without loosing a hint detail! Tiff files can be provided if needed.

Download the Dragon Fly photo for only £0.50 here or here: http://mydgs.co/oPkUPW

Thanks!


Look whats lurking around the garden.


I dont think this spider was expecting the paparazzi to be taking pictures of him. This little fella was found by my little sister aged 8 who started screaming at the site of the spider and ordered me to “Kill him”. I thought thats pretty cruel as the spider was in its own environment and was doing no harm. I ran inside and grabbed my camera and then disembarked on a quest to find the now scared spider who had decided he didn’t want to stick around any longer. In the end I found him and got some great shots before returning him back to his web safely and not as my sister ordered: “kill him”


Its been a while….


 

its been a whileIts been ages since I last uploaded a photo. I just haven’t had the time to sit and edit my photos I have taken due to major exams I was studying for. Now that they’re all over and I’m free (until college) I will begin uploading again. A big big thanks to everyone who has supported me with my work since the start of this blog. I would not have continued taking photos and enjoying photography if it weren’t for your kind comments and constructive criticism.

“The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.” ~  Paulo Coelho

– Salim Willshire


Up close and personal


up close and personalWhile on holiday at devon I was given some old photography gear by a great man called Alan so thanks a lot for that Alan, I really appreciate it. Although the lens’s were for a Contax SLR, I purchased a Contax to Nikon mount off eBay. These lenses work great for macro work with extension tubes like the shot above. I had to use a rolled a piece of paper attached to the top of the lens to bounce the flash light onto the tiny fly. I don’t actually own a flashgun yet but plan to buy one soon. I just use my popup flash which I have learned, has it’s limits. If anyone else  has any other methods on how they light their subjects in macro work, please comment as I love learning new tips and tricks that will help me progress my knowledge of photography. Thanks


Lets go black and white


Waterfall (b&w + water colour)

A little twist to the waterfall shot taken at becky falls.


Becky falls


Waterfall

 

Becky falls is a great place to go if you’re interested in trying to get a waterfall shot with that silky smooth water look. Beautiful waterfalls but too bad about the admission costs. Well i guess £7.49 is alright to get into such a scenic place…


Bearded Dragon


Bearded dragonThis is a picture of a bearded dragon that i took with the sigma 70 – 300mm telephoto/macro lens. I got some great shots until i was strictly told that i was not allowed to take photos of their bearded dragons although i even had the flash off.  Reluctantly i put my camera away 😥 Until next time…. XD


Rose


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Walking into Tesco and taking photos of their flowers is a little weird. This was a photo i done for a girl who wanted a picture to give to her mum for Mothers Day. It may be a great Mothers Day gift but at 800 iso I’m not so sure.



macro of flower gloss sharp

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Settings: 1/160 f/3.1 ISO 100 4mm

Check out this inspiring blog by Ron for some amazing photography: http://ronscubadiver.wordpress.com/


Solitude


Solitude screen sharp

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Settings: 1/320 f/4.9 ISO 100 14mm


Waterfall


The Waterfall Sharp screen

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Settings: 0.6sec f/12 ISO 64 18mm

This is why I’ve ordered some ND Grads. You cannot get a perfect looking waterfall shot without one :/ well not in broad daylight of course.



Black and white screen sharp

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Settings: 1/60 f/3.1 ISO 100 4mm

My first black and white photo! I’ve always thought black and white was old school, but i was wrong. It really makes a scene dramatic, so thanks a lot carrieblueberry for the inspiration. Take a look at some of her amazing black and whites at her blog: http://carrieblueberry.wordpress.com/


Hendra helix


wild flower screen sharp

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Settings: 1/50 f/3.1 ISO 100 4mm

Thanks a lot Aamna for the name of this flower 😀 true legend!


The Droplet


The Droplet

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The droplet“Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time like a dew on the tip of a leaf” ― Rabindranath Tagore


Tree


Tree

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Tree Exif