Photography is all about controlling the light. And this image came from an exercise where I was looking to light a portrait with a single light – in this case, a masked polystyrene head ( with sunglasses, fur hat and scarf ). She (?) was lit by a single flash head fired through a light-modifier to produce a very narrow vertical strip of light ( as seen in the reflections in the sunglasses. I’m not sure if those bands of light help – or distract. Any thoughts? )
We visited Stanage Edge in the Peak District – an old quarry, apparently, now littered with discarded mill stones – someone’s intense labour just abandoned on the side of the fell. We never did find out why!
A lovely, remote spot – not to be missed if you are ever that way.
We are in Northumberland at the moment, and on Tuesday we took the boat trip from Seahouses out to the Farne Islands. Not too many birds in residence – the Puffins were miles out to sea – but there were hundreds of grey seals, some in the water, most just lazing on the rocks. Very photogenic – here is a taster. There may be more to come.
Taken on the Olympus EM-1 and my new Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro lens. Very nice!