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!

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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!