One of the greatest things about living in the city, is the ability to do candid Street Portraits.
I have had one person today try to tell me what I was doing was Illegal, which is a false statement, as under UK law if you are on public land you can take a picture of anyone, including under 18’s. (BTW, the wonderful Porscha-Morgan above is over 18)
We Brits also have the right to photograph & document Police Constables going about their duties where as fellow practitioners in the US can face arrest for daring to photograph the police.
While trying to take a picture of a Ducks Bum in Canon Hill Park (Birmingham), two Coots decided to photo-bomb me by running across the water in front of the camera!
I’m actually grateful that I was using a slow shutter speed so the speed and blur of the coot is fantastic.
I admit it, every photography I’ve posted on this site has been adjusted though Photoshop.
In the opinion of most photographers this isn’t a bad thing, as with traditional photography the skill was not just in setting the camera controls, but in the developing the image in the darkroom; and this is no less important with digital cameras in the modern era, to bring out the best in any image you take.
While waiting for a bus outside the beautiful new shiny hospital in near my home; I turned my camera on a portion of the Hospital building and shot it 5 times at different exposures to form this HDR (High Dynamic Range) image; rendering it further in Photoshop to try and bring the best out in the final edit.
I this image, i’ve tried to make it look like i’ve captured an Fairy sitting sitting in her woodland home.
Though rather than have a colour image edited it so with the gloves and pendant in Green, there would be no need to have green leaves as it’s implied.
I took this image in December of last year, and with nothing to do today, decided to edit some old images.
I never write over an original always saving any edits under a different name.
Today I had the honour of photographing a lovely friend of mine in the graveyard of a medieval church. It’s a graveyard i’ve photographed many times, but never with such a beautiful lady before.