I’ve decided this year, to open up the blog a little, and post a few more personal photographs from time to time.
So here’s a couple of pictures dragged from the archives for you. No particular order, just as they come. The first, is a shot taken at Santa Pod Raceway during the Europian Finals in 2006. I travelled up with my son Daniel, my buddy Alan, and his son Kieran and enjoyed a fast paced weekend with plenty of action and far too much noise. Jet cars are great to photograph – particularly as the light goes down, because they really show up the flames at the rear. Got to be quick though… They cover a standing quarter mile in about 3 seconds, with a terminal velocity of around 300mph!
The second picture I have for you today is called “Hangnails”. This one was taken as a project in light and texture. My initial idea was to give a very ‘processed’ look to the picture, really accentuating the texture of the rope, and using a combination of techniques to emphasise the shape and form of the skin on my model, the ever suffering Karen. After searching for some suitably textured rope, and a trip to Tesco for some bright red nail varnish, off we went. The result, as you see below is an attention grabber if nothing else. I was happy with it, and it achieved what I had in mind at the beginning.
The final image for today is this dragonfly, taken on the wing. I love doing these, even though I seldom get the time. These creatures fascinate me, looking like they belong on another planet – and the challenge of capturing one in flight is a great one to set yourself. I rarely get time to take macro photos these days, but always plan to go back and do more when the time is right.
Well, that’s it for now. Karen is threatening to make me put some of her pictures up too, so I may have some more for you to look at soon enough. Hope you enjoyed them.