Creating something special

Brain and Spinal Injury Centre, Salford

20th October 2017

Returned to the home of BASIC Clicks to create some lit up photography

here’s my favourite shots

The portacabin was dark during the creation of these shots

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Orb – setup shot for the other shots (this one in the light – others dark)
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Marble in Light
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Planet
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Fireball
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Mars Fragment

Cameras – Sony DSC – H300, Nikon D3100

Equipment – Backcloths (Dark), Tripods, Seashells, Glass Ball, Fairy lights

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Fruit and Veg…and Odds and Ends

 

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Todays ensemble : Cabbage, Onions (Red and White), Tomato and Carrot

Brain and Spinal Injury Centre, Salford

17th February 2017

…Following last weeks close up food shots, we continued the theme with a heap of vegetables to produce some wonderful still life artwork.  The vegetables were set on a Square slate and against a marble backdrop

No Auto today!  each picture was taken manually – with me setting up angles and close ups of the food stuffs.

Camera used was my able Bridge camera : Sony DSC H-300 with zoom.  Great camera with some wonderful zoom functions.

 

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Trio of stews and soups – Cabbage , Onion, Carrot

 

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Three fruits : Avacado, Apple, Lemon

 

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Chopping Board

 

 

 

 

Playing with (Hazel) Nuts and Bolts

Salford, 9th November 2016

Location : Brain and Spinal Injury Centre, Salford

Today in the photography session , we’ve merged the topics of nature and industry….

Created with my Sony Bridge Camera and some building materials and Nuts provided by our tutor Maggie…

(please forgive me if I seem to have put this in the wrong category!)

 

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Our “Workspace”, Floor Tiles

 

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Some of our ingredients, Sprockets

 

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Tightening a “Nut”

 

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Honeycomb (made from Nuts)

 

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Football (soccer) Formation

 

 

 

 

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Alternative Chess Set

 

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Balancing Chess set – with alternate “Bishops”

 

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Looking down the back line – R, Kn, B, K, Q, B, Kn, R

 

 

 

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Odds and ends Man

 

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Gone Home

 

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Odds and Ends Man II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Close up photography

Location : Brain and Spinal Injury Centre, Salford, Lancashire

Date : 26th October 2016

Todays session of the photography group concentrated on Still life.

It also covered areas of using a zoom lens and tripod.

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The above pic was created using a small water fountain, brought in by our marvellous tutor Maggie, a star tripod and my Sony Bridge Camera.

I particularly liked the running water and the shadows in this shot.

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I also played around with a seashell using the mermaids backdrop for a covering background.  I like the details of the shells in this one.

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The main task for setting up both of these shots was the set up behind the objects.  this shot shows the distance for some shots requiring the lighting.  In the end, I found perching myself at the short end of the table worked the best in both lighting and end result.DSC00541.JPG

Dolphin in the Mermaid pool – bubbles created with washing up liquid….

Value

In response to the Daily post Prompt

Value

Funny thing is that word

VALUE

its quite easy to equate it in the mecca of shopping I know as ASDA but my American / Canadian Cousins call – WALMART

I walked round the American Giant that’s landed on its cousins shores

We were looking for a new TV – I’m No good with Measurements so i’ll put it this way

80 DVD Cases long, 5 DVD Cases High

Digital (of Course) , Sky Sockets, USB and High Def Sockets

Funny thing – they were all for a particular three figure model – the Kate Moss / Naomi Campbell / Kate Upton of Televisions…with all the mod cons – Blue-ray, HD, Hi-DEF and all internet connected by the wi-fi – and bigger size than the humble Digital Flatscreen that sat in the corner of the room.

My dad was completely convinced… until I posed a little question

My little sisters brood came into the equation….

“Is it Grandson Proof ?”

The search for a replacement continues…..

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UPDATE – Dad has his Telly!!!!

Its got all the mod cons he wanted – internet…On demand TV….Universal Remote…

After seeing his decision-making in the store, I’m glad he’s happy with it….

Digital colouring

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Salford, 27th September 2016

Since I picked up a large colouring book for my birthday – I’ve really got into the art of digital colouring books – the one I use currently, is sat on my I-Pad and aids my concentration when I feel its shifting.

(New readers: check the post broken biscuits and jigsaw puzzles for why this happens)

It’s less messier than the Acetate Art I created in Craft Sessions, whatsmore I can change the designs if I want on the tablet or computer, little bit difficult doing that with Glass paint 🙂

 

The above pic “Kaleidoscope” is the latest piece I’ve been working on.

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I’ve been particularly interested in the butterfly section, mainly down to the small matter there’s an awful lot of lilies in these pictures.

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The Third piece on display was an experiment in shading  – running purple through pink – the white space is a hole in the shading where normally i’d place a lightsource….

Composing a Photo

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Ready, Set, Done.”

Ten Minutes to create the perfect image ?

There’s a couple of schools of thought on that one

The first – is the instamatic brigade – the point and shooters, take the shot there and then

– no messing with messy things like composition.

Click – Flash – Bang – and the photos taken

(and if you have a Polaroid camera – the print is pretty instant too)

The second – is the purist brigade – scenes have to be poised, framed and timed

The subject matter has to be just so – and the lighting positioned just right

Colours work wonderfully when they’re perfectly staged

but perfection takes time…if you sneeze (or your subject moves)..

That’s it – the frame of film’s been exposed to light – its gone

That’s probably why I like the digital age so much

You see I grew up with film – the point and click – and the 35mm crowd

afternoons stood outside Boots waiting for the pics to be developed

and the joy (or disappointment) of seeing those results

with Digital – i’m the processor! –

made a slip ?  If i’m in the right mode – I can get that back

(so long as I press the right button)

So it might matter for a moment

Auntie Maud has the dog in her face that second

he’ll be gone in the turn of a dial..