Random thoughts on photography related subjects
Southwold is very English seaside town. A pebble beach (with some sand, I must add), interspersed with wooden groynes. A small pier with some amusements and cafes. Behind the beach, a concrete promenade in front of rows of colourful beach huts. And, it is these beach huts that give it its character, in addition to the pier.
While most people would photograph the painted ladies of Southwold from the front, I actually like the composition from the car park behind. Something about it just gives it a cleaner more minimal look, and not a stereotypical beach hut shot.
The following three images are each with a similar composition of different huts. If I had thought more about these would come out, I think I would have spent more time trying to get the compositions to match much more. If they were all from the same perspective, I think they would make a good triptych. Another time perhaps!
Today was Friday 13th. For me, this was not an unlucky day. I was thrilled to see that two of my photos had been selected for Honourable Mentions in the 2013 International Photography Awards in the non-professional category.
While mine are just two of very many selections in each of their categories, this is incredible encouragement for me as an up-and-coming photographer. I personally feel that I have so much room for improvement, and so much to learn about the craft, but I feel this justifies the effort. It shows that I do indeed have potential. Who knows what I can accomplish once I truly become good and finished my apprenticeship!?!
Looking forward to the future, and more & better images in coming years!^)
A few months ago, I spent the day at Point Lobos, near Carmel, California. Initially, my intention had been to capture long exposure seascapes. However, in the end I became captivated by all the patterns in the rocks. There were just so much art in the rocks that I burnt through most of three flash cards. At one point in the afternoon (when I realized I had filled up the second flash card!), I did get a little frustrated that I wasn't getting what I went there for, but I consoled myself with the fact that I was clearly more inspired by the rock art!
More can be found in the Point Lobos Gallery.
I never did manage to get any long exposure seascapes. After leaving Point Lobos, I went on to Garrapatta and did get a few seascapes before I completely ran out of space on the flash cards.
A few months ago, while my family were away, I spent the weekend in San Francisco doing my own solo photowalk. The goal had been to get a bunch of architectural images, mostly long exposure, and a few other major landmarks at sunset.
It didn't really go the way I envisaged. For most of the day, the skies were not really conducive to long exposure. It was summer in San Francisco after all!
For example the image above from Marshall's Beach. I went there hoping to get a blue hour shot of that bridge. But, the beach was socked in with fog. Hence, the eventual moody shot above.
I did manage to get a few other shots that I like. See below.
More can be found in the San Francisco gallery.
Goin' old school!
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