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15/02/2012 - 8:39 PM

Day 174: Erosion management

discreetphoton I visited the RPS print exhibition in Barnsley today with a friend, and from there we headed over to the Peak District. We saw a pair of helicopters making regular trips between two points, and went to investigate. It turns out that one of the local reservoirs has been silting up, so the helic...

15/02/2012 - 8:38 PM

Day 173: Natural grace

discreetphoton Whilst my fiancee was trying on wedding dresses, I took a look around Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens. This young fern drew my eye, and I spent quite a while choosing the best combination of focal length, aperture and working distance to get the effect I wanted, with the emphasis on getting a pl...

discreetphoton The reason for yesterday’s run-around was this. I was approached after a display of my work and asked for a bespoke print of my shot from Day 144. I was quite excited about this for a number of reasons. First of all, I’ve only recently sourced a way of having large-format panoramic prints done...

discreetphoton We’ve spent the day doing various shopping trips, part of which involved picking up some art supplies. On returning home, my fiancee surprised me by producing a book that I’d been eyeing up in the store, which contains amongst other things a vast range of patterned origami papers. The instruct...

30/01/2012 - 7:26 PM

Day 155: Gremlins

discreetphoton When the weather forces you indoors, it’s best to turn to studio work. I like to have a few models on standby, and this one works for tap water. No close up filters used for this, just the tamron 18-270 PZD and a couple of small flash units. Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @ 110mm; ISO 2...

30/01/2012 - 7:25 PM

Day 154: Stonewall

discreetphoton One for the texture fans out there today. Just a nice simple piece of observation, and one that’s fairly typical around these parts. However, I did like the fact that a bit of careful framing drew attention to the two contrasting colours in the corners. For shots like this, the VC comes in ...

30/01/2012 - 7:24 PM

Day 153: Hyperbole

discreetphoton Today’s shot is brought to you courtesy of one of my other beloved wastes of time: origami. This is a favourite model of mine, which takes about half an hour to make and prevents a square sheet of paper from ever lying flat again. Every fold made is a simple straight line, and yet it produces ...

24/01/2012 - 11:53 PM

Day 151: Embracing the mundane

discreetphoton When I first picked up a camera with the intention of learning about photography (as opposed to idly snapping in ignorance), one of the first things that became obvious was that there was potential for a photograph in everything. The next thing I learned was that this not everything makes a ph...

23/12/2011 - 2:25 PM

Day 118: comic relief

discreetphoton My fiancée came home this evening with a dance game for the wii that she’s been singing songs from all week. She gets right into these games, and always puts a smile on my face. My own efforts were pretty laughable. It’s not a great photograph on my part, but it does show how well the tam...

23/12/2011 - 2:24 PM

Day 117: Dream state

discreetphoton It’s been one of those days where nothing’s quite felt real (lots to think about today). I thought that this may reflect that, and certainly distracted me for a while I concentrated on getting a shot with just a hint of movement. Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @ 170mm; ISO 500; F/8; 1/40...

23/12/2011 - 2:23 PM

Day 116: The season of giving

discreetphoton And this season, someone gave me a cold! The next few uploads will be centred around my house so that I can preserve my health and hopefully make sure I don’t have to miss any work. I gave my partner this ornament a couple of years ago (she loves these bears) and I think it sums up what I...

14/12/2011 - 9:52 PM

Day 111: Industrial Wasteland

discreetphoton Industrial wasteland There was an odd sort of glow today, which picked out all of the details within the local skyline. Given the bleakness of the foreground, it seemed appropriate to go with a muted colour scheme for this one. Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @35mm; ISO 400; F/8; 1/8s...

05/12/2011 - 6:55 PM

Day 102: Twinkle twinkle…

discreetphoton This is one that really needs to be seen it as large as possible. It’s a very subtle image, and it loses something every time it’s downsized. When you’re photographing stars with a wide angle lens, you’re at the mercy of the resolving power of the glass. If the glass has poor resolution, t...

01/12/2011 - 12:02 PM

Day 98: Barnyard sunrise

discreetphoton It’s a great feeling to know that I’ve got a shot for the day before 9am! This was taken above Rotherham, shortly after sunrise. It was necessary to wait for the sun to rise a bit to allow some of the light to fill in the shadows behind the barn. I used a 0.9 ND graduated filter, which made th...

29/11/2011 - 11:57 PM

Day 96: Pulsar wristwatch

discreetphoton Pulsar wristwatch I think I'd be quite happy to photograph watches for a living. Each one's got its own character, and they can be quite a challenge. I've photographed this particular one before. The last time, I used a dedicated macro lens, and today I used the Tamron 18-270mm PZD with a...