At last after several travels and much editing, I am finally up to date as you can see from the recent new posts. I have a couple more small trips planned before a major trip at the end of September. I hope you enjoy the latest offerings!
I am a member of a couple of photography forums and one common theme is technology - e.g. what camera or what lens is best for me? The simple answer is any decent make of camera/lens is capable of producing a good image. In photography the issue is seldom the technology but the ability of the photographer. Photography is all about the image - if you as a photographer cannot visualise the final image then you are facing an uphill battle. An photograph communicates the idea that the photographer had in their mind when they took or edited the image.
A photograph is a moment caught in time but it is not the same as a scene viewed by the eye, instead it is a portion of a scene included within a frame. For example, in a street scene the image may be of a red telephone box rather than the complete street. So a particular element of the overall scene has been deliberately included within the frame. This is where the skill of the photographer takes place, to decide what to include and (more importantly) what to exclude from the frame. Linked to this is the decision of where the focal point of the photograph should be. For example in a large group of similarly dressed people the focal point is often upon the person who stands out because of some slight difference, of hairstyle or hat, etc.
So the next time you take a photograph pause before pressing the shutter button and think what you want to show/tell the viewer about the scence in front of you. What draws your eye to the scene and is the important element within it. The more you do this, the better your photography will become.
Hi folks. Unfortunately I have been having technical issues with my photo editor (Photoshop) on my laptop where it has suddenly decided that I have run out of RAM. So I have to import my photos to my old desktop computer and start again.
In the meantime I am off to Chester and the North East of England for a week. So in a week or so I will post some more Japanese trip photos (I hope!) There is plenty here on the site to keep you occupied while I am away ! See you soon !
Hi Folks ! Back from Japan and have posted the first of about 14 slideshows. The first one is Tokyo. ENJOY !
Apologies for the prolonged absence - haven't been well and the weather has been appalling. I'm off to Japan in a couple of weeks, so should have some travel photos to enjoy when I get back ! In the meantime I have posted some animal photos under the page DARTMOOR ZOO.
Wow It has been a hectic three weeks away in Southeast Asia but I'm home again now until April. We had a wonderful itinerary including:-
DART THROWING ELEPHANTS
CHAUFFERED IN AN S CLASS MERCEDES
FLYING OVER THE GOBI DESERT
So stay tuned for some photos as I edit my way through over 2500 photos !
SEASON'S GREETINGS TO YOU ALL
Apologies for not having updated the site for over a month but have been busy doing other things. Anyway, I have just uploaded some photos taken recently of Brixham Harbour, Devon. Hope yo like them, The weather and the light was gorgeous.
Well That's all now until the New Year as I am off on my travels again soon to some exotic places. Hope to return with lots of photos to publish. In the meantime Merry Christmas, Season's Greetings and a Happy New Year to you all.
Just back from a quick trip to Prague and Budapest (2 days in each). Had great weather and a lovely break despite having a cold and doing a lot of walking. I have just posted the first section (Prague photos) - more to follow over the coming weeks !
I have just posted a couple of new pages - one on Buckland Abbey and the other on the Poppy Wave sculpture at the war memorial on Plymouth Hoe. Enjoy!
Later this week we are off to Cardigan for a few days and the following week to Prague and Budapest, so posting will be delayed until we return.
Apologies for delays in posting photos - too many photos to edit and also it is summer in the UK so we are travelling a lot. Next batch of photos will be of the Newcastle (IUK) area including the beautiful wildlife on the Farne Islands, a bird protections area, Newcastle city and the Angel of the North statue. Should be able to load them starting Wednesday 16th August - I hope !
I am a retired IT professional. I use my spare time by travelling and taking photographs. I love wildlife and history.