People have complained, that all my street portraits seem to be of beautiful young ladies; well, this one isn’t, in fact he’s a fellow practitioner of the photographic art, as an awesome Landscape Photographer, & one of my ex-tutors.
I would even recommend checking out his work at http://www.alexdrozd.com
You don’t actually need any special equipment to do Macro photography, despite what some “experts” may say.
This image was taken with my kit 55-200mm lens at f5.6, & the depth of field is such that the near wing is blurred, but the far one is nice & sharp.
Had a bit of an interesting day on Saturday, I meet up with some friends off twitter for an afternoon of Photography, to which I was late for, as I had a good reason, I a job interview to go to first.
The image is of a photographer called Cloudyimages, I recommend googling him, his work is awesome & all Old School on his trusty Leica.
I admit it that my Photoshop skills while are competent at editing classical images, are somewhat amateurish when it comes to major adaptations of image.
An artist friend suggested I try to develop this image, when I said I didn’t know how to lower the arch enough to bring out the best in the image, he encouraged me to just try; So I did my usual edits to enhance the image, mainly using the Shadow & Highlight sliders, I then carefully tried to bring the arch down.
The finished image isn’t perfect, as there are areas where the mortar in the brickwork doesn’t quite line up; but after just four hours work in photoshop, I’m actually quite pleased. I’m now just waiting the detailed critique from my friend.
Everyone who lives in Birmingham seems to be sick of the phrase “More miles of canals than Venice” as a description of this city; but how many people who live here have ever actually walked along them; I know not the answer.
But I love walking the towpaths at different times of the year and seeing the seasons change.