Holiday pictures from the Isle of Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides. May contain beautiful beaches, impressive mountains, still waters, friendly sheep and bag pipe players.
This assignment is all about colour. Harmonious, contrasting, complementary, accents, design, filtering, adding and subtracting, etc. I sometimes describe myself as a bit of a colour-holic, and here present 16 colourful pictures with commentaries on composition, balance and movement.
A pictoresque ruin of an old abbey. Water. Hillsides. Sunset and sunrise. What more could any photographer wish for? I had it all in abundance on this trip to Whitby a few months ago, and I am pleased with the photographic results.
A picture of the flooded river Ouse in North Yorkshire reminded me of one of the conclusions from the press photographer 2012 exhibition: Pictures of natural disasters have more impact if there is a human context.
Finding curves in the City proved to be more of a challenge than finding diagonals, and in the end I had to raid the archives for a good example of natural curves. Here are four images using curves to emphasize movement and direction. TAOP exercixe 2.6
Anglers do it. Hunters do it. But photographers often don’t talk so much about “the one that got away”. But sometimes it happens, and last night’s attempt of capturing a sunflower sunset was just one of those times. But even if I didn’t get what I aimed for, it was a thoroughly enjoyable evening with some interesting pictures.
A chat over a cup of coffee led to a sunset trip to nearby Mountnessing windmill. The colours in the sky were pretty, and while editing and MAYBE going slightly overboard, I finally felt some of that old buzz again.
Pictures from a zen-like day in the park. I sat comfortably in a nice chair, enjoying the sun, and waited for the ducks and geese to come to me. Many did, and some of the many were even kind enough to make a big splash when they arrived.
Cute goslings, a swan, and even a duck landing in water were the test subjects for my new tele converter.
What started as a sad day, ended up with me walking around the churchyard by St Mary’s in Shenfield and thinking about how Denise would have loved to see the place.
Two trips to nearby parks has given me a collection of pictures of cute squirrels, so I have made a small slideshow with my favourites among them.