Thursday, 26 November 2009

St Oswald's Church at Ashbourne

Sorry all, not much to report this week, I have been surveying the scene at Ashbourne where my next wedding is set, a beautiful church with plenty of photographic opportunities (see bellow)  It will be all flash and artificial light as the wedding is at 4pm so my favourite lens the Canon EF f1.8 will be in full use, minimal flash to get the warm ambience showing through. All of the photos bellow were taken without flash using my Canon 5D MKII and the Canon 24-105mm EF f4.0L lens.




Sunday, 15 November 2009

Photography Exhibition

The BoTPS has had their  2009 annual exhibition  judged and another first for me... literally! My photograph of Kelly titled 'Wistful' was awarded 1st place in the Beginners Colour Prints  and a trophy winner! I was well shocked and of course pleased as punch, what a week, you know what this means now don't you?  The bar has been raised and I've got to keep getting better!

Bring it on!!!


Here's the Trophy winner ... "Wistful'

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Second's Out Round 2


I'm on a high! just got back from my local photographic club, we've had the 2nd competition viewed by an external judge and the the results are in..... James Woodings = 1st, 2nd and 3rd, ok I admit two were in the beginners print section and one in the intermediate projected section, I'm still pleased, here they are:


1st place in the beginners Prints 20 out of 20 titled 'The Flower'









2nd place in the beginners prints 19 out of 20 titled 'Off It's Hinges'







3rd place in the intermediate projected 18 out of 20 titled 'Shades Of Grey'







Sunday, 8 November 2009

Had Amelia's 1st school photographs back, I must say I wasn't very impressed and If you know me I don't spend money on anything if I can do it myself, I think I've done a good job what do you think?






Monday, 2 November 2009

iMac time

Decided to buy a new iMac, I have been taking advice on all corners, pros and cons of Macs and PCs (windows) ease of use , familiarity, processing power, screen resolution etc etc. It all boiled down to processing power and screen properties and I was swayed by the iMac, I think there will always be two camps on this matter. Anyway few can deny Apple has the market on style and usability, wow what a difference straight away no setting up no connecting up no loading just turn on and away you go, and what a screen!