Slush Puppy

Caught this moment by chance, walking along the seafront at Weston Super Mare. It was a warm day and I think the dog fancied a slush puppy.

1/80 second exposure F2.8 iso 1600 Fujifilm XT-1 and Fujinon 35mm F1.4.

August

Whenever I start to get frustrated with my photography abilities (or lack of them) and have a run of poor sessions, I return to one of my favourite places to try to bring some balance back to my approach.

I had gone along in the hope of capturing a summer’s sunset, but in the build-up was drawn to the dark clouds behind the lighthouse.  I had also wanted to try to isolate the top of the structure in an image, as part of my plans to do a project featuring just the tops of buildings.

1/6 second exposure F8 iso 200 Fujifilm XT-1 and Fujinon 16mm F1.4 R WR.

Moments

I visited London earlier this week to attend a small exhibition of street photography in Paternoster Square, just next to St Pauls Catherdral (the restaurant where they film First Dates is in the square).  Whilst there, I treated myself to a couple of hours wandering round the Tate Modern.  During my time there, I caught this quiet moment being taken by another visitor.

1/1250 second exposure F2.8 iso 200 Fujifilm X70.

Street Art

Upfest is a street art festival held annually in Bristol and it has become one of the biggest gatherings of street artists there is. It’s a real treat for photographers, with so much to shoot. I selected this image from the many that I took, as I love the combination of the artist’s tattoos, the artwork she is preparing and the image she is working from.

1/80 second exposure/F2.5 iso 800 Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujifilm XF R 35mm f1.4.

Birds on a Wire

Sometimes the simplest of images bring the greatest of pleasures.

I was sat the other evening doing a bit of mulling, I got to thinking that I am too restrained with my camera. In simple terms, I don’t take enough pictures. I tend to wait and allocate time to photography, almost staging it, rather than shooting from the hip. So I intend to relax and take more pictures, more frequently and see what happens.

So this evening as I left home, I noticed these three birds sat on the telephone wire outside our home. Grabbed the camera and shot.

1/100 second exposure/F8.0 iso 200 Fujifilm X-T1 with Minolta MD 50mm f1.7 and adaptor .

South West

A glorious late summer’s afternoon on the beach at Beer, Devon. No better place in the world than on an English beach on a hot summer’s day, with the expectation of fish and chips to come.

30 second exposure/F8.0 iso 200 Fujifilm X-T1 with the Fujinon 16mm F1.4 R WR lens.

Moods

My favourite location, the Low Lighthouse, Burnham-on-Sea. A pretty moody evening with the high tide on its way out. Lots of different textures and patterns in the sky, sea and sand.

0.4 second exposure/F8.0 iso 200 Fujifilm X-T1 with the Fujinon 16mm F1.4 R WR lens.

Dimples

The final image from my day in Birmingham. The famous Selfridges building at the even more famous Bullring. I tried to get a different angle, combined with some decent cloud to create an alien-like impression of the exterior of the store.

1/180 second exposure/F8.0 iso 200 Fujifilm X-T1 with the Fujinon 16mm F1.4 R WR lens.

Tram

The second shot from my day in Birmingham. The Grand Central station building is partially clad in a reflective metal surface with an eye-shaped screen. With the tram passing by, the colours in the reflection were just too good to miss.

1/500 second exposure/F2.8 iso 200 Fujifilm X-T1 with the Fujinon 35mm F2.0 R WR lens.

Curly

I saw this young woman earlier in the day when I was walking through Birmingham city centre and thought at the time that I wished I had grabbed a shot of her. As luck would have it, when I was walking back to the car park, I spotted her with a group of friends sat outside a coffee shop. A quick request to take a picture was met with giggles all round and a great shot of her in her curlers.

1/180 second exposure/F2.5 iso 200 Fujifilm X-T1 with the Fujinon 35mm F2.0 R WR lens.