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Monthly Archives: June 2012

25 Jun 2012
London Dove in Your Face - Pigeon, Dove, Fly

London Dove In Your Face – 24/Project52

I went for a walk in St. James park near Buckingham Palace in London and found that the pigeons were very tame, in fact, when I held my had out, 2 of them landed on my arm. While I was doing this I thought I could capture some of the avian flapping action that was going on all around me. I upped the shutter speed to 1/1000s and locked the focus. 4 or 5 shots later I had the shot […]

20 Jun 2012
Sunset at Waterford New N25 Bridge, N25 Bypass at Sunset in Waterford

Sunset in Waterford : 23/Project52

Having got some ND filters, I had being playing around with evening light and captured this shot looking towards the new N25 toll bridge in Waterford as the sunset. I had used an ND4 and a ND grad filter. The lighting was probably a bit too harsh to do a long exposure. I used a tripod, timed shutter, manual focus and IS was turned off (as IS can cause blurry photos when on a tripod). The resultant shot of sunset […]

15 Jun 2012
The Vicar of Dibley 1- Church used in the Vicar of Dibley

The Vicar of Dibley : 22/Project 52

This weeks post has 3 photos you might recognize – it’s the location used in the filming of the hit BBC show, “The Vicar of Dibley”. The location isĀ in the middle of nowhere, only for SatNav we would never had found the right roads to take, some only the sixth of one car. It is located about 30 minutes drive south of Oxford. The town in very small, has 1 pub and some residential houses which were all decorated with […]

06 Jun 2012
Food Photography, taking pictures of food, how to take food photos, how to photograph food...

Food Photography : 21/Project 52

Almost half way through the project 52 and this post is all about food and fine dining. I recently did some food photography for the Lady Helen Restaurant at Mount Juliet Country Estate. Often photography is a challenge because the subject may be not that aesthetically pleasing and you are trying to do your best with what’s put in front of you – in this case I had very little work to do as the presentation of the food was […]