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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Sunday, 1 December 2013

JUST FUN. (1/12/13)

Yesterday I wasn’t too good. It was a grand sunny day with a chilly breeze. I took some 4” filters out but I only have an ND8, the other three in my Cokin pack are Grads, ND8 is three stops and the light was too good. I just couldn’t slow the job up enough.

I have a scheme to take a picture of a half empty whisky bottle and drag upwards, sideways and upwards a little bit  to get a Genie coming out of it as a sort of smokey mess. I’ll then fire a couple of strobes and close the shutter. Like manual second curtain flash. I’ve tried it with a glass of water and it isn’t half bad against a black backdrop. Be far quicker to do it in Photoshop. I can’t do that, this is for a competition. The prize, as always, at Harrison's monthly competition is good. A 190 pro Manfrotto tripod. I don’t want it but will donate it to a worthy photographer at Sheffield Hallam University's snapping course. They in return will have to sell a couple of their best snaps for charity. I may not win. In which case I have a functional but battered 190 to donate.

It was misty and drizzly this morning.

_MG_2356  Dry Wall and Trees. This was the best so best not to ask what the others were like.

Have a really good week.

27 comments:

  1. What are we looking at ~ it looks like a frozen lake behind that drizzle ~ no it's grass! and they are trees aren't they and hills? No ~ it is a genie! I wish for a never ending packet of Tim Tams ~ Aussie advertisement ~ sorry :) you won't understand the joke. But I will have to blog about it sometime. Have a great week too!

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    1. Carol from the foreground it is grass, a drystone wall trees with hills in the background. I know what a Tim Tam is it's a Penguine biscuit.

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  2. Definitely artistic. You can go for the whole abstract look. :)

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  3. I looked at this for quite a long time. The longer I looked at it, the more I liked it. It looks like a massive fire on the other side of the water and I'm seeing the whole thing through a thick layer of smoke.

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    1. David, it's grass and trees. It was a bit misty but the smokey is just blurring.

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  4. I used to get results which looked a bit like that with my first camera (box Brownie at age 9ish) but they weren't supposed to be like that ;)

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    1. John, yes I did as well. It is a bit silly making an effort to do it.

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    2. John you've pre-empted me.

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    3. Philistines, this is my art. I'm at the cutting edge of retro cockups.

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  5. Very interesting image. Practice and I'm sure you'll get the effects you're wanting. I love seeing the process.

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    1. Katherine, I enjoy these but I think I overdid this one.

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  6. What a creative mind and always a challenging way to get there. so it's the journey that counts...not the destination.

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    1. Red, it helps to keep me out of mischief.

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  7. Hi Adrian, in response to your last post and your answer to me, I agree we all have our own Idea of what we like but as a professional I had to learn over the year as to what pleases most people. This is why most photographers shoot a horrendous amount of photos, for example, for a wedding. While we photographers like what we like there is always the possibility that the customer may not like your work, so we have to do what pleases the customer. This is why pro photographers have so many consultations with the customer, to figure out what the customer likes, this is also why pro photographers have sample for customers to see . Have yourself a wonderful week.

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    1. Horst, I would never dream of shooting a wedding.
      Car collections are nerve wrecking enough for me.

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  8. Very artistic, I love the square format, I still don't understand why the 35mm hung around for so long.

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    1. Maria, I like square format. 35mm is too long and thin. I suspect it is related to movie frame size.

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  9. Very interestin shot and creativ Adrian...the grass looks like ice..

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    1. Interesting is one word for it Michelle.

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  10. Como dices que quieres español hoy va :))
    Tú prueba y haz inventos así veremos si quedan bien o no.
    Me preguntabas si Vespa era de avispa. Sí. Cuando la inventaron el dibujo era muy parecido a la avispa de ahí su nombre.
    Te mando el enlace para que lo veas cuando estés aburrido:))

    http://asimegustaelmundo.blogspot.com.es/2013/01/una-de-vespas.html

    Que tengas buena noche. Aquí ya hay nieve en la sierra.
    Un abrazo

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    1. Dear Adrian,
      To assist you, I have used Google to translate Laura M's comment:-
      As you say today that you will want Spanish :))
      You try and make inventions and see if they are good or not.
      I was wondering if you wasp Vespa. Yes, when the drawing was invented much like the wasp hence its name.
      You command the link for you to see when you're bored :))

      http://asimegustaelmundo.blogspot.com.es/2013/01/una-de-vespas.html

      Have a good night. Here and there is snow on the mountains.
      a hug

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    2. I was also wondering if you wasp Vespa? Or is that just a vile rumour?

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    3. YP, Google translate is good fun.
      Laura means:
      "You keep trying new things.
      Regarding Vespa (Vespa being Italian for Wasp). Yes when it was designed the drawings looked like a wasp hence it's name.
      Click this link when you are bored.
      Here it has snowed on the mountains.
      A hug.

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    4. Mucho Gracias Laura.
      Voy a mirar el Link. .... Sé que no se llama una avispa después de que el sonido que hace.

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  11. Makes me feel giddy, still like it a lot though

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    1. Douglas, me too I had to plough through a dozen of them.

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