Sunday, 13 February 2011

Day 30

My Birthday Candles

I've taken the liberty of doing a fun shot that may not fit into the all-techniques category, but what the hell - it is the last day :D

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Friday, 11 February 2011

Day 28

High Key

Marbles in diluted toilet cleaner! The things we do for our art, eh? I only tried this as Ddallas said she couldn't catch the marble. Just water was too thin, so I dragged out the trusty toilet cleaner and used that to thicken up the water. It was still pretty quick but I love the trails it left through the liquid

I've just realised that this challenge finishes on my birthday! I'll have to think up something special for that shot :D

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Day 27


I thought I'd give this HDR thing a spin. I did it manually (not with HDR software) and just played about with layer modes and stuff to get it to where I thought was pretty natural. There's so much over-HDR'd stuff around. It isn't wow factor I've gone for, but realism.

Nearly there folks! Only a few more days to go!

Day 26

Rule of Thirds

Took me quite a bit of manouvering to get this one to where I thought it was right. Of course you may disagree and I actively encourage you to voice your negative opinions ...on your own blog! :D
Only kidding! Fire away

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Day 25

Partial Colour
I took this to mean anything from partial desaturation to muted colours. If I am wrong I'll have to recategorise it as... erm...landscape or something. And don't mention the horizon. It is intentional! :D

Alternate PP
I thought this (pretty much as shot) had more of a summer feel to it, but as it's winter here I went with the above choice

Day 24

Central Composition

I nearly decided to use this for the partial colour shot after rediscovering this lovely piece of slate (it originally came with a cheese and biscuit selection on it), but I liked this shot out of all the ones I took. I know, I know, it's hard to believe but I do sometimes take more than one shot

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Day 23


Ok, just a quick one. I sat down to eat my tea (which I'd just made) and Mrs Morp says 'This looks good enough to photograph', so I  jumped up ran out into the and quickly shot this. My daughter kindly held the softbox for me (while her tea was going cold). So I give you my Sunday Roast (well, not literally 'cos I've eaten it now and yes, it was even tastier than it looks :D)

P.S. I don't know how SigloV manages to shoot every food item he eats. He has my sympathy!
P.P.S. I know it's a poor job on the background. but I'm in a rush tonight! ;)

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Friday, 4 February 2011

Day 21


My tactics involve Tic Tacs! (these are the lime & orange version)
Shot using an old reversed 50mm lens (apologies for any dirt on the shot ;D) which is a bugger to focus manually when stopped right down.
I've also noticed that I need to experiment more with borders ;)

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Day 20

Converging know what what I mean - train tracks. I have honestly been looking for anything but this cliche but everything is curvy in this part of the world (Don't even go there!), so I had to settle for your bog standard 4' 8.5" gauge track (that's 1435mm for you imperially-challenged folks)

In answer to Andromeda's query on the garden table(Day 17) - yes it is straight. As Eury says it's an optical illusion (cough...which I obviously planned into the shot...)

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Day 19


This little orc guy is a  lead figure that I used to paint. Well, obviously I didn't just paint him, probably got a few hundred of them in various states of painting . He is only about 2 inches high and blatantly has a chip on his shoulder...

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Day 18

Shallow DoF

This is an old lightmeter that I found lying around. Anyone admit to recognising it? :D