Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Eric's size eights

A few weeks ago I went to Eric's as he had brought a new pair of shoes and as he was that proud of them he wanted me to take a few piccies, just to make it interesting we added a few watches. A borrowed satin top as a backdrop, two speedlites with a snoot on one and an umbrella on the other we  worked hard to capture Eric's shoes in all their glory, but alas I feel we did not do them justice.... what do you think?

The Poppy Field

Whilst driving to Walton for a pub meal to celebrate Imogen's birthday a poppy field on the way caught my eye, this was about 5:30 pm having had the meal and getting home I opened my email and found a posting from David Norton photography called Poppy addiction http://davidnoton.blogspot.com/ one image in particular interested me


So off I went back to the Poppy field a saw earlier and attempted to capture something similar, It was about 9pm by the time I got there with strong sunlight coming in from the right hand side of the field, luckily there was a lay-by right next to the field and a foot path signed posted running right though the middle of the field.

I used my Canon 5D and my Sigma 70 - 200mm f2.8

so here are my images not quite as I had wanted but for a first attempt I think are ok...... What do you think?

This one has had some burning to the bottom right and highlights 200mm at f2.8

180mm at f 2.8

This one had 2 layers of radial blur in different directions and the one flower erased back 180mm at f2.8

90mm at f8.0

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Layla revisited

I have been looking through some of last years images and saw this one taken of Layla during our Newquay, Wales trip.
 Thought I would glam up the image, has it worked? not sure feed back appreciated.

Friday, 3 June 2011

The red dress in the Roaches

Here's another shot from the Wuthering heights set in the Roaches with Sammy, this time she's in a red dress and... as Brucie would say 'doesn't it work well'

Obviously I call it 'The Red Dress'

This is virtually as shot except for my my favourite blending option for this month which is 2 x multiply layers erased back on Sammy and the surrounding area.

I considered some crop to put sammy more on the thirds but I think I prefer the one above more I think the clouds compensate and balance, what do you think?

Thursday, 2 June 2011

The Roaches & Sammy MK II

Here's a couple more from the Sammy shoot on the Roaches, one colour and the other in black and white for a more moody look!


I call this one Lost Love,  just some multiply on the clouds and burning to the surrounding to add atmosphere.



The working tittle for this one is The Lovers, some tweaks in Photoshop RAW and some burning around the edges. This is exactly the kind of look I was attempting very Wuthering heights?