Learning how to do this was great fun - quite quick and easy to get a visually strong result. Thought the helter skelter was a good subject with its strong shapes and decorative patterns.
Sunday, 28 June 2009
I've signed up for the Open College of the Arts "The Art of Photgraphy course", having just done a short ten-week Open University course which was great for the basics. I got so addicted to posting and commenting on other photos as well as learning new techniques that I couldn't bear to leave it at that. So, hopefully the materials will come in the next few days and I can see what's in store.
I'd wanted huge distorted daisies and a tiny windmill, but my limited equipment doesn't enable me to do that even though I was lying on the wet grass trying to get an angle that would let me... and I'm not wild about the composition of this but there is something quite satisfying - perhaps it's the somewhat blurriness of the digital Orton?
I took this pic as part of an exercise in looking for letters of the alphabet - not on signs etc but as part of the world in which we live. I'd had my eye on this mirrored light of mine for a while, as a potential prop, and this seemed the ideal moment to bring it out. Then, finding myself at the centre of the pic I was handily able to pretend all along that this was an intentional self-portrait - "I"!
More Brighton... this time I was trying to get some movement into the image which I managed to do but some of the pics I took at the same time were a bit disastrous because leaving the shutter open too long meant more light getting in, and a completely bleached out pic.