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
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
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 willow in the wind|
|A nebula in deep space|
|Fire flower shedding pollen|
Saturday, 31 October 2015
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
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|
|The Rotunda from across the lake|