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2018 - The Last Normality

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2018 - The Last Normality

21 Jun 2021 2:36PM   Views : 365 Unique : 213

It seems as though 2018 was the last truly normal full year, whatever we might define as normal anyway. So today I'm going to look trhough that year and pull out a few images that I feel are a point for brief discussion or description of a technique. I haven't looked yet, so we can share the journey and see where it leads us.

My own Pentax DSLRs can lock on to the focus point here with no problems, but this is a subject type that I have found not every marque can cope with too well. If that does prove to be the case, the only option would be to use manual focus to lock on to the foreground subject. Where there is a problem it may well relate to the area covered by a camera's AF system. I use centre point focus, and success will depend on the size of that centre point.
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Church of St John, shot on film with a 24mm lens. The leaning back version is of course correct perspective, but it can be "corrected" by using a tilt/shift lens or by using Photoshop. We do this because our brains demand to see a certain perspective effect, even though the "wrong" version is actually how it looks in reality.
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Always carry a camera and always be prepared to interact with people we meet. Here a quick chat with the cat owner and we have an image of two very fine Bengali cats.
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There is colour to be found everywhere, even in a broken down isolated bit of this old boundary wall.
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Details are everywhere, and I loved the colour and texture of this old lock on a garden gate at Arley Hall.
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Humour is vastly underrated in photography, and I could not resist labelling this find as a fine example of Green Motoring.
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Places - our visit to Crail, where the family routinely holidayed in the 1930s. Clearly we were a bit late to join them.
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Shooting pictures at rock concerts can give some photogenic surprises. Here Frankie Valli was performing on his birthday and was surprised on stage by his sons and a birthday cake.
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Dressing up for a model shoot at Astley Green Mine, Charlotte plays the pit-girl and is right in the spirit of things.
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One for railway geeks everywhere, and nothing wrong in that.
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The Grandaughter Previously Known as Sophie, before she cut her hair short and changed her name to Jordan.
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Light is everything in photography, and this is magnificent storm light.
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Always carry a camera, but to catch this wee timorous beastie took a bit of timing as well, with a camera not only carried but ready to shoot.
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Thus ends 2018, and we had Christmas OK, but I think by a year later things had started to unravel a bit. Hang in there, it won't be much longer will it?

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