Sunday, May 29, 2005

Two for one

Long weekend - feels so good to have three days for yourself. I'm busy doing absolutely nothing :)

Haven't taken a single picture for so long. At least I went through pictures from last two months deleting over 250 of them. Yes, 95% of all shots I take is crap. But there's this 5% that are reasonably decent. Sometimes even good. By my standards anyway :)

I hope to go out and shoot something tomorrow. Unless I decide to stay at home. Watch some movies, read a book in bed, relax. Life can be good...

Picture no 1 "Jubilation"

Picture no 2 (to make up for lack of postings recently) "Canary Wharf"

Have a great weekend everyone.

Picture of the day (well a few of them - finally had some time to look through blogs)

Mute (now this one is just sooo... I'm beyond words - you have to see it if you haven't already), Virtine en illumina, Skinnybuzzard, DeceptiveMedia


Sunday, May 22, 2005

Waiting...

I'm thinking of buying a proper camera. Much as I love my Olympus 5060, I think the time has come to consider something more serious. Although it's probably only me wanting another toy. I never print out my images - resolution
is not that important to me then. 90% of the time I will shoot on "Auto" even the Olympus offers quite a few nice features. That gets me thinking - what exactly are the advantages of an dSLR? The two I can think of are manual focus (somehow blurring in PS doesn't come close to properly out-of-focus images) and interchangable lenses ( wide-angle lenses...hmm...). Do you guys really use all the features built in your cameras? Do they justify the extra cost? Or is it just a matter of personal preference?



Photos of the day:
Daniel Herrera
Darkplanet

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Into the dark...

Yet another shot taken while walking around with fellow London Photobloggers the other Saturday. Another_photobloggers meetup is coming up soon. If anyone missed the last one here's your chance to meet up with like-minded individuals, talk about photography, have a pint or two in a pub and last but not least shoot some pictures. We might have a guest coming along - Susan.B will be visiting London and may be able to make it to the meetup. Susan has a great eye for beautifully atmospheric shots - I would love to watch her work and maybe have a glimpse into her unique way of seeing the world around. If you're not familiar with Susan's work make sure you have a look through her blog.

Photo of the day: SkinnyBuzzard


Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Alley

I've decided to start carrying a camera in my bag again. Seems to be a good idea. I spotted this alley when going to a client today. I took 4 pictures - one of them came out quite nice.



Two pictures of the day today

1) ChrisKern

2) Portscan.ca

Monday, May 16, 2005

Chilling

I really feel like moaning a bit about not having any inspiration. I feel like doing this but I won't. After all, everyone has times when try as he might he can't come up with anything decent. I've gone through most pictures I could use. As there's not much time for shooting I have to resort to working with whatever I have. And that means photoshopping and lots of it. I only realised I'd gone overboard with the picture below when I saved the final version. As I can't be bothered to re-edit it I'm posting it "as is".

Ok, so I might not have moaned about lack of inspiration - the post has came out quite "moany" anyway. Oh well, who cares..?



Photo of the day: vitrine en illumina

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Tower Bridge at sunset

I'm being a bit lazy today. I wanted to post a picture but didn't really fancy the idea of playing in Photoshop for an hour or so (yes, I don't think this comes as a surprise to anyone who's visited the blog more than once - I do use PS and I use it quite a bit). I noticed this pic and realised it could be made ready to post within couple of minutes.



Surprisingly, the colours have not been tweaked in PS - the building walls have this yellowish/gold tint. The pic was slightly darkened and cropped but that's about it. Anyway, while not being a spectacular picture, it was definitely the least time consuming one. And there's still something I like about it...

Have a great weekend everyone.

Photo of the day: id7

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Blue

Finally a few hours to look through and play with pictures taken last Saturday. Walking around with fellow London photobloggers taking pictures of pretty much everything was not only fun - it also proved to be quite inspirational. Three good pictures in only 1.5-2 hours - much above my average ratio. The photobloggers meetup was real fun. For those who missed it there's another one coming up in June. Check it out and make sure you come along.

Photo of the day: Keoshi

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Yellow Lines

The London photobloggers meetup today was real fun. So cool to meet some
fellow photobloggers, discuss photography over a pint, go for a walk, take some
pictures and finish it off in a pub with another pint. Perfect Saturday
afternoon. Big thanks to
Lorissa
for organizing the event.

I will write something more about the meetup next week. Right now I'm
completely knackered - I seriously need to catch up with some sleep.
Unfortunately, as I'm working tomorrow, this is not going to happen any time
soon...

Below one of the pictures taken today.




Picture of the day: Outafocus

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Lines

I wonder if any of you who live in/around London is coming to London photobloggers meetup this Saturday. Unfortunately, a good friend of mine is throwing a birthday barbecue on Saturday. Much as I would love to meet some like-minded people I will probably only be able to come round for an hour or so - enough to say hello, not enough to engage in some serious photography talk.

Anyway, for anyone who might be interested the details can be found
here .



Photo of the day: Suseu.

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Long weekend has arrived.

Isn't this great? Three days off. One extra day but it makes such a difference. I'm going to spend half the day tomorrow taking pictures. I need to stock up so that there's something I can post without having to "recycle" old rejected shots.

Have a great weekend everyone!



Picture of the day:

vitrine
en illumina