Monday, 14 December 2015

Shooting in the dark

When I arrived at Southend RFC at 1.00 pm and it already seemed dark, I was worried about taking decent rugby shots at 2.00.  I then discovered that kick-off was to be at 3.00 under lights.  I think that the lights were the new eco bulbs and they didn't warm up for ages!  However, thanks to the wonders of modern digital sensors and Photoshop, I was quite pleased in the end.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Cambridge outclass Barnes....

On a cold afternoon where I spent the first half of the afternoon with the sun shining directly at me, or with heavy storm clouds lowering and threatening, Cambridge beat Barnes by 62-15. In a game which was initially tipped towards the hosts when the Barnes wing threequarter was required to spend 10 minutes kicking his heels in the sin-bin whilst Cambridge racked up three quick tries.  Thereafter there was no way back for the unfortunate visitors

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Remember, remember...

A select group of Cambridge Camera Club members chose to ignore the weather forecast this evening to photograph the annual Festival of Fire in Cambridge.  We were rewarded with a very mild and dry evening and a fine display of fireworks.

A fierypalm

Reed fronds

A willow in the wind

A nebula in deep space

Fire flower

Fire flower shedding pollen

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Light Painting

CCC members had a go at light painting on Wednesday evening.  This set the imagination going as to what one can create with a few sparklers and a string of fairy lights.  It certainly made me think about some simple mechanics which could be employed to give some more special effects.  For now a yacht hull, a couple of cocoons and three original sparkler works by Barry Badcock entitled Wandering Hands

Friday, 2 October 2015

Stowe - Infra Red, IR Monochrome and Colour

A group of CCC members went to Stowe on Wednesday where we enjoyed glorious autumn weather. I took my Infrared converted Nikon and my Olympus OM-D E-M1. Stowe gardens are full of temples and grottos as well as ornate bridges over lakes and, of course, the magnificent Stowe House. I returned to the house in the hope of improving on my picture of the wonderful oval dome on the Marble Saloon taken on a visit in August.  This time I managed the exposure better but I still need to return with a wider lens to capture the whole dome - (I lay on the floor to the surprise of the guide!) - this is the only indoor shot included here.

I have included a couple of infra red images as they come out of the camera for comparison's sake.

The Gothic Temple

The Paladian Bridge
Memorial to Captain Cook
The Dome of the Marble saloon

Venus(?) in the Rotunda

Queen Caroline

The Rotunda from across the lake