Monday, December 26, 2011

A Boxing Day moment

One of my best "macro" shots in some time was made during a moment's respite from the crowd at a party I attended today. Very polite lizard!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Chairs!

So I'm short on ideas. Those two chairs leapt out at me, with a raking morning light. Time to wake up!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

SUNRISE to SUNSET

The grassy photos are from this morning at church.  The dew, even out of focus, was brilliantly lit and a dazzling texture in the morning light.  I used the editing as an opportunity to tray a few different effects, without settling on one favourite.  Then sunset in Bridgetown,  this after over an hour of trying to convince myself it would be worth it!  So for all of 30 minutes this evening I got the tail end of a beautiful day: people returning to shore from their cruises; pedestrians on a fairly quiet boardwalk; lots of light!  It would have been disappointing but for the opportunity to really test my recently repaired telephoto which, though not new, is delivering some quite nice results! 


A.M.








P.M.







Sunday, December 4, 2011

More of Bridgetown

As the title says, more images of Bridgetown which is always a challenge, particularly on  day which has been neither sunny nor rainy, just some annoying in between place.  The objective has been to see how much of my recent photography workshop lessons has been retained and also to see Bridgetown from some new angles, in some cases, not traditional views.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Barbados Mutual Building - Historic Bridgetown

I realise these photos are not fair to anyone who has not actually seen Bridgetown.  I was desperate to get a few shots fired off, to remind myself of some of my interests in the physical world, something other than work.  Hence these few shots of the Barbados Mutual Building, a structure that is well over 100 years old, well-maintained and a perennial landmark in Bridgetown.  Its also a very beautiful building.

I was once told that if you really want to see Paris you should look up!  Indeed, Paris is deceptive in its appeal to pedestrian movement but it is really only when you look up that so much is revealed that does not suggest itself to the casual observer.  Looking up in Bridgetown will reveal lots of sky, for the most part, but I applied that practice to my quick jaunt through Bridgetown yesterday and realised that this frieze (and the small dome, one of three) on the facade of "The Mutual" is never given a second thought to people strolling, hustling or driving through our capital city.  So, voila! (accent missing).  By the way, the regal-looking woman being borne by those mythic looking creatures is none other than Britannia, who was appropriated from the Roman Empire by Great Britain and came to personify the imperial power whose apogee is reflected by the erection of this building in the 19th century.



Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sunday Morning

It was a quiet morning.  These scenes from a 24 hour bar, something I never knew existed in Barbados.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

In the Corner of My Eye

At days end, finding myself in a place I had not planned, at a time I had not anticipated, with a strange mixture of excitement, consternation and familiarity.

And then, in the corner of my eye, this scene appears which sort of says it all...sometimes the most compelling is also the least expected.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Photo Grab Bag?

This past week I discovered that another blogger/organisation had appropriated one of my images for use on their blog home page.  I was understandably annoyed and fired off a warning email which, on reflection, may not have been necessary.  This organisation or group of individuals did not appear to be using the image for commercial gain...I'm not certain whether their blog exists for commercial gain, hard to tell.  The result of the past week of waiting to see if they would respond (and how) made me realise that its probably happened dozens of times in the past year without my knowledge.

Meanwhile, the grab bag of photographs that my blog represents, many genre/subject matter/styles, means that there is something for everyone...well, maybe.

Certainly, these images here today show a bit of my range of photographic interests, a wide range to be sure, which prevents me from properly going commercial ( read 'specialising')  I note, though, that as you are enjoying them for what they are, there undoubtedly individuals out there who would try, and have successfully removed images from my blog for their own use.  Perhaps this really is an "Age of Sharing" as I read recently, and putting my images up without appropriate (and hard to find) security measures means others will take without compunction.  The days of my blogging may well be numbered as I edge towards  more consistent, and professional, content.

Enjoy it while you can!







Sunday, September 25, 2011

Bringing out the Big Camera

I am still reeling from the effect  of my new iPhone on my shooting, what with superwide and macro shots now accessible and the freedom of going about daily with little more than a bulge in my pocket which yet allows me to take photos besides the myriad other tasks and diversions.  Still, there is a nagging feeling that iPhone photography is not "real" photography.  And so I hit the road today for the first time in over a month to shoot landscapes etc, packing my Canon 30D and in the company of a fellow-shooter.  These are the results.  There are many instances here where I would have been unable to shoot with the iPhone, strong morning backlight and some distant landscapes being two deterrents.  I enjoyed getting the DSLR back in action and working alongside a friend to capture some memorable shots.  Thanks for sticking with me on this photo journey.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Today's pics

Just downloaded the official blogger mobile app door iPhone and thought I would put up today's shots.

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