Oyster Shell

This Oyster (?) shell was picked up from the beach at West Mersea ( on the Essex coast ).

I tried taking a straight shot of it, but the 70mm macro lens I used on the D800 gave me a very narrow depth of field, even at f/16.
So this version is focus-stacked – 22 slices taken of the image and then merged together in Photoshop to give an image of the shell in focus from back to front!

Bloody Rose

Sometimes we need to remember the bad times!

West Mersea Beach

Today, a brisk walk on West Mersea beach on the Essex coast.
In amongst the textures on the beach I found this length of rusted chain – and had to find a way of including it in a shot.
I thought that it leads the eye up to the house in the distance.

I hope that it works for you, as well!

You can see more of my work at www.jaaart.co.uk. Enjoy!

Old Rocker, Camden Market

Taken today on a visit to Camden Market with a gaggle of photography friends.
Still not sure if this guy knew I was taking his picture, but I like the look of him
Taken on an Olympus EM-1 with a 300mm lens ( 600mm – 35mm equivalent )

Old Meets New

These two images represent a bit of a clash between old and new technology.

Both were taken on a Nikon D800 DSLR but with a Holga pinhole lens fitted! Hence the very soft focus effect.
In addition, the camera in the image is my old Olympus OM-10 – so this is a a film camera shot on a digital camera fitted with a pinhole lens!

The exposure for both shots was 3mins and 12 secs.

You can see more of my work at www.jaart.co.uk. Enjoy!