Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Fall In The Antarctic (Humboldt Penguins & Leaf-Fall), ZSL London Zoo

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Quick iPhone picture I wanted to post before autumn/fall has passed us by. It's the new(ish) penguin exhibit at ZSL London Zoo, made interesting by the huge drifts of swirling leaves. Kind of an odd combination - penguins and deciduous leaf-fall, especially with the bright turquoise water - and one I wanted to share.

Hope everyone is having a fantastic week!

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Red Riding Hood (Jessica at Leeds Castle), Kent

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Jessica looking seasonal at Leeds Castle this weekend. It's right on the border of what I'd post sharpness wise; probably too soft for most purposes. There's a neat set of lamps through the wood by the entrance, and it was too dark to shoot on other settings.

This is ISO 6400 on my 5D, recently upgraded to a MKiii. Whilst that would have been an impossible ISO on any other camera I've owned, you'll see you still have issues in terms of IQ. I have had sharper images at 6400, however so I suspect the focus was slightly off too, or one of us moved. You'll see ISO 6400, f2.8 and a shutter speed half the focal length (in Flickr's neat new display to the right), so there's plenty that could have gone wrong in terms of getting things pin sharp.

I might end up posting some others from this series, but I thought I'd start with one where the technique is a little off, but the atmosphere is on.

Hope everyone is having a great week so far.

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Sunday, 18 November 2012

"Let's Extensively Raise Goats In All Families" (All In Camera Light Stencil), Swanage

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All in camera - single exposure. Please see "Let's Glow More Sunflowers!" for images of the kit used. In short, you print a picture on a black background, put it in front of a flash, open your shutter for a long exposure, and "zap" it onto the sensor.

No Photoshop!

This is the fourth in the series that The Hooded Accomplice and I are shooting; putting excerpts of North Korea, Soviet and Chinese propaganda into modern scenes. That's the "what". The "why" is less clear.

Hope everyone is well - catching up over the next few days after a couple of weeks off Flickr. Have a great end to the weekend.