I just came across this site from a poster on Facebook. Truly amazing, clear colour photos from 1910 and earlier, using a process of taking three exposures one after another, each with a coloured filter (red green and blue), later combining them to form a full colour image.
My 12 year step-son likes to strum on the kids' guitar, but its a bit small for him. I asked him if we got a guitar for him he would want me to teach him and he said yes, so we decided to look for a full sized classical. Yesterday we found this Taygus in a second-hand shop. It needed a restring and I got some cool looking silver/black strings for it. Its just settling in now-will take a while before it stays in tune but it sounds great! Only cost us £20 too (about $40?) Brand new it costs about £60 ($120) so was a bit of a bargain!
Just hope he still wants to learn....
Taken with the Canon 30D and 19-35mm zoom out in the garden.
I spotted this little scene the other day-and after some cropping to concentrate just on the legs I realised it reminded me of the work of Elliot Irwitt, who liked to capture just the legs of people and dogs.
A close up of a popular plant growing in many gardens, known as London Pride, showing a single flower. The plant is a kind of cultivated Saxifrage with small flowers which from afar have a whispy look. Its only up close we see the details! I used the new flashgun through a piece of polystyrene with a black tshirt as background, camera on manual so no light reached the shirt.
Strangely the Jessops unit stopped working for some reason so I took it back for a full refund. Luckily I got all the money back so now I'm going to put some more money together and get the Canon 270EX unit that is in Argos.
This is a 1:1 shot of a leaf from the garden (Greater celandine) I used off camera flash to backlight it, balancing it with the ambient light so as to keep some detail on the front surface. Theres also a spider web behind the leaf too, which I did'nt notice before!
This is an unopened Dandelion flower, photographed against a plain background (kitchen door) and using available light. I was emulating the style of legendary nature photographer Karl Blossfeldt,(1856-1932) an early pioneer in the world of close-up photography. Full size image here
Bought this unit from Jessops yesterday for £79. It has a GN of 38, a bounce head that also swivels thru 180 degrees, as well as auto or manual zoom. It has 4 power setings down to 1/16 power, and a LCD screen with backlight if needed. All I need now is a bracket so I can use it off the camera and a good diffuser. For now I have something that works ;)
Having saved all the pennies that fell down the back of the sofa all year I finally had enough to get a 'new' camera. Well I say new but its secondhand-the 30D is no longer made but its very recent, and it came from ebay in excellent condition! It also came with 3 batteries, 3 memory cards, Canon strap, unopened, charger and all the paperwork and CD ROMs! all for 250 quid!
Its a little bit lighter than the 10D, and tiny bit smaller, but has a bigger rear screen, the pop up flash raises up higher (should help for impromptu macro work), 2 more Mega pixies and better noise control at high ISOs!
This was a lucky shot from the hip, in bright sunshine. I couldnt see what I'd captured other than someone on a bike. It was only when I viewed the pics on the laptop that I saw it was a police officer! I decided to convert to b/w but I left word 'Police' on his jacket blue.
My partner Helen brought some daffs home for young Katie and I thought, ooh, photo ops! And so.....
I thought I'd get a close look at those inner parts, and so I reverse mounted a 50mm lens onto the macro lens to get me to 2X (ish). In this shot the petals were touching the rear lens mount of the 50, so that set my close limit!