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From London’s Streets

November 30, 2013 — Leave a comment

The Smokin' Chef

Small Office

Rider

Journeys Between Meetings

Not A Thief

 

Hope you’re all having a super weekend?

Michael

From London’s Streets

October 29, 2013 — 1 Comment

The following street shots are from my most recent photo walks.

Shoreditch Area

Scene But Not Seen

Watching

Chinatown

Magic Beans

Leicester Square

Jesus Can Save YOU!

Southbank

Distant Lands

London Eye I

London Eye II

MW-T Pro Mono Workflow sml

Just to let you all know, I will be bringing out a DVD with a series of video tutorials for the conversion of colour images to black and white.

The videos will cover conversion to monochrome with, or without, tools such as Silver Efex Pro 2.

There will be instruction on dealing with conversion of portions of the image using accurate pro level masking.

At least half the instruction will deal with the production of exhibition quality black and white.

Initially, focus will be on working with Photoshop. Shortly after I will release videos for achieving these results in Lightroom.

Example conversion styles below…

Generations [Explored]

Impressed

Best Friends Forever

Hard Sell On The Vintage Cameras

Calm

 

There may be some teaser videos during October, but stay tuned.

Michael

From London’s Streets

September 17, 2013 — Leave a comment

This short series are the results from a walk around London last week. I thought it would be fun to concentrate on the lives of suits, but they are literally on their way somewhere or stood drinking outside Pubs.

Business Travel

Of course, not all suits work in Finance. This chap had huge ‘diamond’ studs in each ear.

Smokin'

Even now I find it incredibly difficult to photograph people on trains. You really can’t do this with an SLR.

Games

Spitalfields again. Very near Liverpool Street Station if you didn’t know.

Untitled

Really, what else would you put in the open areas of the financial district?!

Shiny

And, of course, the ever present homeless and hungry. Click through on this one to see the woman’s face of pure disdain.

Antipathy

From Venice’s Streets

September 2, 2013 — 1 Comment

As with all cities, there is the glamorous, the real and normal lives of others and those who try to profit from any and all. As a street photographer, I look for the out of place and Venice is no exception.

So here’s a few from Venice’s streets, from glam to sham.

San Marco II

Venecian Romance

Impressed

Tired

Meeting of the mustaches

Cursed

Hot Bags On A Hot Day

And, in front of the luxury bag shop too!

Unscrupulous Markets

From London’s Streets

August 22, 2013 — 3 Comments

A few from the past few days…

Shopping Break At The Apple Store

Tourism

iCamera

This one is definitely touristy, but the woman’s stare makes this a keeper!

Emirates Cable Car

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Untitled

Yesterday I had to run an errand in London so, as is usual, I check my camera. Format card, press the [INFO] button to see the battery life, check my spare battery and card are in my bag.

Slightly digressing, but do you have a going out routine so you don’t forget your gear? And remember, spare cards are for corruption, not just for spare space ;-)

Then I check the weather. Rain. Oh.

Historically, I have been a little meek with camera gear in rainy conditions. Definitely not a comfort zone for me, especially knowing my Monochrom sucks dust like a vacuum cleaner. Hardly weather sealed!

I have since learned…

- Umbrellas don’t mix with shooting. At least not my small ‘executive’ brolly. I wonder if a storm chaser big one is better?

- Wet is a new shooting workflow with new reflective conditions and exposure highlight niggles

- Walking with your lens pointed to the ground is all very well until an exuberant splashy child is on scene! Arggh!

- Find a dry spot with a great back drop. Wait for the composition. Patience!

But I love it. I’m a convert.

The day dried quite quickly and the density of tourists went up a factor.

Staying Alive

Evening Standard!

HTML is a bit tricky. I hope I got the syntax correct for, ‘I had an ice cream on the way into and out of Kew Gardens’.

* Edit, looks like html tags, even for ice cream, are not valid in WordPress titles. Have some BB code instead.

I think a great deal of the flowers aren’t in bloom right now, but there was plenty to see.

This is a personal take on my visit.

Santa Cruz Waterlilly
Lots of people

Tree, Kew Gardens
If trees are your thing, you will swoon with delight

If you do go, it’s a lot of time out in the sun. Take and drink lots of water!

I needed a couple of shots of Angel for a London article for Travel & Spa and what a perfect excuse to wander round London’s streets!

One Second In Leicester Square Underground
Literally a “One Second [Exposure] In Leicester Square Underground”

Untitled

Chapel Market, Islington

Trying to frame accurately with a rangefinder is, well, it took a few shots to get this shot of the N1 Centre.

N1 Centre, Islington

And a slightly alternative view of Tower Bridge.

Looking Up To Tower Bridge

I walked past this construction worker, apparently on his break, as I headed over to Soho Square. Through no sound logic I walked past him again 30 minutes later and he was in precisely the same position.

On Break

Have a super weekend all

Michael

Stuck on a boat with 30 other people provides plenty of moments. Here are a few.

Calling Home

Image Review

Aki + Dome Port

Polka Dots

Distracted

Nadya

Preparing for the next dive