A still-life set up using many of my father’s old tools, including the wooden tool chest.
Lit with a single continuous video lamp, through a cardboard snoot and a couple of layers of tracing paper to soften the light. The lamp glow was from a small torch behind the lamp – but the resulting very blue light needed significant ‘warming’ in Photoshop.
I hope it was worth it!
A couple of mornings ago a friend and I got up early ( 4:00 am ) and drove up to Hatfield Forest near Stansted Airport to catch the dawn. And what a morning it was! A mist hung across the whole lake when we arrived, and then the sun rose and the mist struggled to survive – but was eventually dissipated by the increasing temperature.
Here is just a sample of the images we captured.
Boats In The Mist
Light In The Forest
We must go back!!!
We had this young visitor to our garden earlier this week!
He seemed happy enough to stay around and have his picture taken – although once or twice he flew into the middle of a bush and watched us from in there!
I hope he sticks around.
I took the first images of this potato back in January ( Resting Seed Potato – 03 ), just after it sprouted ‘eyes’ and began to look a touch more interesting than just a plain spud. ( My apologies to the vegetable-lovers amongst you. )
Since then its sprouts, or shoots, have grown incredibly long! All this time the potato has been sitting in my garage with little TLC given to it – in fact, very little attention paid to it at all.
Recently however I noticed that it was collapsing in on itself, and it looked as though it was very much on its way out. So I took this final image before it was consigned to the food-waste recycling-box.
Taken on the Olympus EM-1 MkII with a single flash head and reflector. Post-production in Lightroom with a touch of Photoshop.