Archive for November, 2007
An archive shot of the Humber Bridge from February this year. Again the high tide and stillness of the water made great conditions for photography. I have often been accused of adding the vertical light reflections artificially, but other than a white balance adjustment to remover the orange cast from the street lamps, and tweaking the contrast and saturation, this is as it came out of the camera.Tags: bridge, canon ef 28 135 is, canon eos 300d, digital photography, east yorkshire, humber, humber bridge, long exposure, night
This one was taken in January this year – I stopped on the way to work one morning, arrested by the spectacular pink light cast onto the clouds from the rising sun. When I got down to the river I was thrilled to see the state of the water. The tide was high and the surface of the river was totally calm – my favourite conditions.Tags: canon ef s 10 22, canon eos 300d, clouds, digital photography, east yorkshire, humber, humber bridge, morning
Another from the archives. This was taken in February this year and is another from my Humberscapes series. A night shot of the Humber Bridge, stretching out across the river looking south towards Lincolnshire. The shadows cast onto the water and the foreshore from the street lights on the bridge made for an interesting composition.Tags: bridge, canon ef s 10 22, canon eos 300d, digital photography, east yorkshire, evening, humber, humber bridge, long exposure
There isn’t much happening in the way of inspiration at the moment so here’s one from the archive. One of my most popular photos on flickr, depsite the mundane subject matter. This is the footbridge near the Daltry Street flyover on the Clive Sullivan Way in Hull. The blurring may not to be everyone’s taste but it was required to give more focus to the subject.Tags: bridge, canon ef s 10 22, canon eos 300d, hull
I took a short walk up from St Andrew’s Quay towards the old go-kart track. I thought it would be a challenge to stick with the 135mm prime, but nothing really inspired me. This was taken looking south across the river. Mostly processed using Photomatix. With a long lens on the camera the long shots are just too obvious – more effort required to see things differently.Tags: canon eos 400d, clouds, digital photography, hdr, hull freedom trail, humber, jupiter 11a 135/4, st andrews quay
Black Mill on Beverley Westwood. The streaky patterns in the sky are what caught my attention here. Although quite a bit more subtle in real life, a bit of processing has brought them out. I quite like the watercolour-like effect they give.Tags: beverley, building, canon eos 400d, digital photography, east yorkshire, sigma 10 22mm EX DC, sky, westwood
Tucked away at the north west corner of Beverley Westwood is a small area of Oak woodland known as Burton Bushes. There is evidence to suggest that this is a surviving patch of ancient forest, such as would have once covered the entire Westwood and beyond.Tags: beverley, black and white, canon eos 400d, digital photography, east yorkshire, sigma 10 22mm EX DC
Got up and out early on Sunday morning to catch the sunrise over Beverley Westwood. The light wasn’t as inspiring as we had hoped it might be, but I managed to get two or three shots that were worthwhile. This was one of the first I took, just before the sun came up.
Oh, and thanks to JC for the loan of his Sigma 10-20mm for the weekend. Cheers mate!Tags: beverley, canon eos 400d, digital photography, east yorkshire, morning, sigma 10 22mm EX DC, sunrise, westwood
I spotted this nice bit of sky over the Humber on the way to work this morning.
My EF-S 10-22mm wide angle lens is currently heading west out of Morrocco on the Hull Freedom Trail and it feels like I’ve lost my right arm. It does mean I have the opportunity to try out my new eBay acquisitions. This shot was taken with a Russian made Jupiter 135mm prime lens that is built like a tank and smells like a mechanic’s overalls. However I’m blown away by its sharpness. I need to do some tests against the Canon EF 28-135 which is my usual lens for this range, but I’m pretty sure the Jupiter is going to come out on top for image quality – not bad at under £14 all in.Tags: black and white, canon eos 400d, clouds, digital photography, east yorkshire, hessle, humber, jupiter 11a 135/4