Thursday, 24 September 2020

Trees

I've been watching a lot of photographers lately on Youtube and taking some inspiration from them.

Following the work of Nigel Danson who takes stunning landscape photos, he take a lot of photos of trees.

Its not really something I had thought about previous, but not spotting stunning trees everywhere and more often when I am unable to stop the car 😞.

We have recently had a trip out to Snowdon. 

The first shot was taken in Snowdon and a lone tree we spotted from the main road nr Pen-Y-Pass.












The next shot was near Ogwen Falls



I don't normally go for black and white, but thought these jumped out more.

Hope you like the shots.

If you wanted to check out Nigels videos they are HERE and a great watch.

Mike.

Thursday, 27 August 2020

Sunset

Sunsets can be a great thing to photograph.

A few weeks ago we went for a drive around sunset 9pm ish, trying to find somewhere nice to get some pics.

The idea was to try and get a nice tree or decent bit of countryside without too many houses or buildings in background.

A couple of nights in a row we thought we would have a really nice sunset, but was let down due to thick cloud on the horizon.

Finally we dropped lucky, here are the shots I got.




The next couple of shots I took a week later at Anthony Gormley Another Place in Crosby, Nr Liverpool, lovely evening on the beach and a stunning sunset.



Hope you like my pics :)

Mike.

Monday, 24 August 2020

Macro Photography

This is something I have been trying for a while now and although I have got some decent shots i've never been complete happy with the outcome.

I have been studying a lot of different macro photographers and watching different tips for how they get the photos they do.

Some use extension tubes, some reverse lens and some have a macro lens.  The macro lens being the more expensive.

I use a standard DSLR Nikon D3200 with stock lens 18-55mm with +10 macro lens.  Nothing special about the set up and probably cheaper than a 1:1 prime macro lens.

The one thing we have added to our setup recently is an external flash TT560 speedlite, again not too expensive at around £28 on Amazon, it also came with a diffuser.  I had no idea the difference this would make, but noticed all macro photographers have one, it only recently dawned on me to get one.

I've been out tonight testing it out and here are a few shots.





Amazing to enter their microscopic world and can't wait to get out again and find more things.

Mike.