Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tried a little stir this morning.

Pictures can be found almost any place if we keep our eyes open.
After all what can be more mundane than an electric light post let alone a row of them.
But these caught my eye – balance by the bushes on the distant right and going to ?.
The mist cut superfluous detail and isolated them perfectly.
Snap and there was another picture caught.
Forget the seafront – one picture of a wave is almost like another one.

Just carry a camera and most important - - look around for your for picturs.

How about a nice shot in Infra-red of the river in Stroud Roas?
Something more to look at than another one of the Bristol Chanel?
It's so simple to take Infra-red shots if you use a filter.
As far as I was concerned I went the whole hog and had my 350 camera converted to take  only infrared shots..
I would sooner do that then accept the lousy price camera shops offer if you go to buy a new camera and want to trade in to cut the price down a bit.
"Unfortunately that model has slumped in price" is the tale - - -
So you accept it and later see your ex-camera on sale for 3 or 4 times what you accepted.
No thanks I will find other uses for my spares.

Monday, February 12, 2018

                                                Yes…. Or…. N0

It’s quite simple really. Should a picture be sharp all over or not.
I had been taking pics on Walton Moor and wished to emphasise a gate and hedge in one of the thots,
I selected a fairly large aperture to allow  a quick fall of of the focus.
I was rather pleased with the result and pasted it onto my free picture websie on Morguefile.com
It would appear that others approved my treatment as almost 400 downloads and over 30 approval messages are now attached to it.
I was rather surprised when I put it on a public website to receive a slating because it was “Not sharp all over”

The idea in the first instance had been to keep the focus “off” in the distance by making the picture un-sharp.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Been having trouble when Posting on Facebook. There is a school that are using an old fashioned idea for every pic they load with the sea in it. Take the picture using a big stop-down to extend the time and there are no waves.
Bloody ridiculous idea because it aint like that in real life.
I found a shot done in the early days around 1860's and published it to show IT IS NOT NEW  but an old idea used of necessity.
They seemed to think they had invented it. LOL.
They didn't seem to know that I had been published over the years so I up-loaded a few of my most used shots. Just to show them I had been using a camera before they were born. Consequence is I have been too busy to keep up with thing here. This pic is one that I used as an example. There are other places to tsake pictures than the seafront.

Saturday, December 09, 2017

A picture of the beach from the pier end. WAY in the distance there IS a car.
Hardy people the motorists of those days. Why some of those vehicles went so fast you wondered how they could manage to breath - - when all was said and done you cant beat a horse after all. Can you?

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Each year access to the rocks along the beaches has become more of  problem.
However with damages awarded by the courts to soemeone who through their own stupidity has an accident damages can become  horrendous.
So the council is compelled to fence off access to places that used to have seats for folk to sit in peace and quiet.
Far from the open front of Victorian times but then in those days folk seemed to use their brains and stay out of dangerous situations.

Monday, December 04, 2017

Horses don't make as much noise as cars it's true; but they DO have other disadvantages unless you are a very keen gardener with a bucket and shovel.
It's easy to understand why the Local Board use to advertise road sweepings for sale isn't it.