During my free time lately I have been lurking around the University of Birmingham; with is mixture of Red Brick Victorian building to very modern 21st Century building, in-between you have the Brutalist 1960’s architecture of Muirhead Tower, a 16 story building standing like a sentinel over the campus.
While out an about trying to capture some more awesome public transport images for my Boss; I passed though New Street station in Birmingham. I’ve shoot in this station many times since the redevelopment; and just happened to look behind me as i stepped of the escalator.
At the heart of the Second City of the UK is a fabulous canal system, once left to decay as an old an unsanitary open wound in the heart of the city, now a source of pride with bars, restaurants, and a myriad of meeting places; it’s not often I shoot down here, but maybe I need to change that.
OK, I’m not one for photo-trickery (unless I can manipulate the image “in camera” like the photographic practitioners of old; but I attended a Cosplay Photo-shoot this week and one image I captured almost screamed out for the Photoshop treatment.
So with this image of Catwomen, I found a lovely image of Gotham City to add her too, once I had blanked out the background.
I don’t often do long exposures as i’m not over fond of dragging a tripod around with me, but on a recent visit to the Library of Birmingham (to escape the rain) I headed to the Shakespeare room and set my camera down on the side.
While I have shot Ghosts using two images and combining them in Photoshop, I used a 15 second exposure for this Ghost Selfie.
So today Her Majesty visited Birmingham for several engagements, and luckily I got close enough to get a decent image.
Sorry for not updating for some time, I’m currently in the USofA shooting some new content in New England in and around the Boston Area.
Last Monday I was able to meet up with a friend of mine who i’d been talking to on the internet for some time; getting the train out from Boston to see her, we went for a walk in a local park to see the trees displaying their autumnal colours. And being a beautiful lady, I managed to get her in front of my camera for a little impromptu shoot.
While these are only rough edits (I don’t have full Lightroom or Photoshop with me as I’m travelling light), I love these early edits using only Lightroom for Android on my table; and am looking forwards to editing them properly.
And while the colours of New England in the Fall are spectacular, they’re even more spectacular when viewed with a beautiful lady.