With a group of friends from the photography club, I went to Wicken Fen yesterday for a morning of fun and photography – and coffee and sausage rolls, of course.
Wicken Fen is a National Trust property on the Cambridgeshire Fens. A superb place to visit – lots to see, lots to photograph.
These are three of my images from the visit. All taken on the Olympus EM-1 Mk II; the lichen shot is a ( 60mm )macro shot
BACK LIT GRASSES
LICHEN ON OLD WOOD
These images were all taken at Copped Hall, Essex on a cold February evening.
We spent two or three hours playing with light in the grounds of an old house. Very experimental – and great fun.
blue dusk by john allen
blue dusk long exposure by john allen
A two minute exposure with a ‘big stopper’ to put some movement into clouds.
silhouette by john allen
Spot the person standing behind me with the flood lamp? This with the camera on a tripod and fired by a remote trigger.
lit tree by john allen
light painted folly by john allen
Two shots merged into one – one of the lit interior, the second ( you guessed it ) the lit outside of the folly.
All taken at this year’s London Lumiere event.
Having visited the West End last time ( 2016? ), this time we went to the area behind Kings Cross station.
Artificial lighting – not the easiest of subject to captures, but hopefully these images give you a sense of the spectacle!
london lumiere by john allen 01
london lumiere by john allen 02
london lumiere by john allen 03
london lumiere by john allen 04
london lumiere by john allen 05
He certainly looks the part! Taken in the old market place in Montreal.
An image from Speakers’ Corner in London.
If I ever got to speak to this guy, I think I’d get on with him
He has that sort of face!
West Mersea beach – one child’s blue sandal.
An apparently abandoned fishing boat on Two Tree Island, near Leigh on Sea, Essex.
Hickling Broad in Norfolk has a fine collection of traditional thatched boathouses.
After photographing bluebells in Blakes Wood, Danbury we went to The Squadron at North Weald Airfield for food ( recommended! ),… and were lucky enough to capture this Spitfire on its way out!
Taken on my Olympus EM-1 with a 300mm Pro lens, hand held.