PhotoFriday – ‘Moving’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Moving’

Light painting

It seems only yesterday that Photofriday used the theme of Movement (but it was in fact this time last year). An ironic theme for me at the moment considering I’m like a beached whale waiting for the baby to come out! My last post for the theme was very fishy, implied movement of fishes featuring swirling barracuda and suchlike. I suppose I could have gone down the route of moving as in emotionally touching but I’m trying to stay away from anything that might make my hormones even worse so this time I wanted to show you a different type of movement, my light painting experiments (where you leave the shutter open in a darkened room and move around/paint with light). There are many better examples of this all over the web but this was my first go with some indoor sparklers, Mike and a friend of ours from a while back :) It was great fun so I’d recommend giving it a go.

Light painting

Light painting

Light painting

To see all the other photo Friday entries (and submit your own) for ‘Moving’ here.


1st IR photos – what a disaster!

Thought I’d try my hand at IR today. It didnt go so well. I got some good tips and comments from my friends on twitter though so its all a learning curve!

Heres my 1st stab at editing:

After speaking with some people (@ Scott_Wood, @ gallarotti, @IlanBr) on twitter I followed this tutorial

Heres the re-edited version:

The trees arnt white (as you see in many IR photos) because I didnt know I had to manual white balance on grass first! I shall try that next time.

You can find other attempts here:

As you see its very mark looking. To see what a lovely sunny day it was (and the sorts of colours I should have been shooting with HDR instead of IR) check out Mikes photos from the same walk! EDIT Mike has cancelled his pbase so this gallery link may no longer work.

1st HDR – Angel Canal

Just bought photomatix (using the 15% from stuck in customs – yay).

Here’s my first effort. Using one RAW file. What do you think?

Egg Ballet

How do you eat yours?

Lomo experiment

my 1st experiment with Lomo style photos.