Monday, 10 December 2018

Cows and Follies









Some rare breed cows and double exposures from Wimpole.

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Winter Checks





We checked the ignition timing and valve clearances on Peter's MG Midget after the recent engine removal, but everything was in order.

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Wimpole Hall











Ann was leading an RPS day at Wimpole.  We photographed the church and the house - the blinds were down to show the effects of the candles and dim lighting, so there wasn't much light for photography.

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Viveza Processing






Using Viveca pepped up the colours.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Wednesday Workshop






Experimenting with polarised and diffracted light.  The cubes (prisms from projectors) were placed on a mirror in a black background and lit from the right.  The compass and the plastic pebble were placed on a screen of polarised light and photographed through a polariser.  Some fringeing is visible.


Friday, 30 November 2018

London People















 The light was perfect the next morning, and we headed for Granary Square, where the fashionistas enter and exit Central St Martin's College.  I didn't manage to photograph many of them, but there were others with food or phones whose attention was distracted so that an 85mm lens could be used quite close.  Otherwise, just standing still and using the waist-level viewing screen with a pre-chosen background was inconspicuous.  I loved the pigeon and the bus driver, the chopsticks couple sharing the meal with Ann, Barry and Sue in the background, and the tour leader in the yellow and black socks at the Hardy Tree in Old St Pancras Churchyard.

London Buildings













From the top: corner of Grays Inn Road and Pentonville Road; the Regent Canal and Granary Square;    St Martin's College construction room; Granary Square and reflection; Sir John Soane's Mausoleum - he was the architect of the Bank of England, and this little construction (with Karl Marx's tomb the only Grade 1 listed buildings in London) was supposedly the model for Giles Gilbert Scott's telephone kiosk; the back of Coal Drops Yard; Stable Yard (the back of Granary Square); Kings Cross Station, with a modern Flying Scotsman.