Symonds Yat

Symonds Yat
Symonds Yat, Herefordshire, from the River Wye

Sunday, 28 April 2019

Time and Motion

F/2.8   ---   ¼ Sec ---   ISO 100   ---   67mm


I bought a couple of cheap so-called scientific toys
a little while ago, with the intention of photographing them. Well, eventually I found a spare couple of hours to set up a light box, a couple of flashes and a tripod and off I went.

f/16   ---   1 Sec   ---   ISO 100   ---   67mm






The intention was to freeze motion while capturing motion trails. For that you require a combination of flash and slow shutter speed.
 





f/11   ---   1 Sec   ---   ISO 100   ---   65mm


 As is my wont (and 35mm purists will no doubt shudder at this) I shot off a couple of hundred frames, messing about with all sorts of camera and flash settings, changing gels, re-positioning the subject and so on.










f/22   ---   10 Sec   ---   ISO 100   ---   65mm


I won't say that the results were disappointing - they weren't - but, well, there was no "wow" at the end of it all. More, "Yeah, that's ok I suppose."


f/22   ---   6 Sec   ---   ISO 100   ---   57mm





If I'm honest, I don't really know what I expected. I think that the environment wasn't quite right and I also think that my images do not display at their best on my rather elderly monitors.


 
 
 
 
 



f/22   ---   6 Sec   ---   ISO 100   ---   57mm



 
 
I'll no doubt have another go at something similar one day, but for now, these are a few of those that made the final cut, which was about a tenth of the whole shoot.


 

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Subtle Changes

One of the driving forces behind my photographic efforts is my fascination with the continually changing landscape of our local areas. I often shoot quite mundane scenes, just to record those changes.
 
For those who are interested, this is a preserved brewing vat outside the entrance to the Romford Brewery Trust car and retail parks. Romford, Essex, England, UK.
Less than two years on, this small area looks completely different.
I wonder how many drivers queueing for the car park even notice.