Monday, 24 January 2011

Photograph of the week #019



"When not scribbling away in a sketch book or dabbling on a Wacom tablet i'm invariably fiddling around with exposure settings on my Nikon D90 trying to capture moments in aesthetically pleasing ways.
So here we have "Photograph of the week" a (mostly) weekly feature showcasing my favourite photo of the week."


Thursday, 20 January 2011

Photograph of the week #018

When not scribbling away in a sketch book or dabbling on a Wacom tablet i'm invariably fiddling around with exposure settings on my Nikon D90 trying to capture moments in aesthetically pleasing ways.
So here we have "Photograph of the week" a weekly feature showcasing my favourite photo of the week.


Today I nipped out to a bay near my place of work(day-job) to see what photo oppurtunities might be available. I only had half an hour but I once i opened my eyes a little several potential shots started to present themselves.
I came away with a small selection of shots several of which i'm quite happy with, I may post them all later* but for now here is my choice for PotW

* But not as PotW's ofcourse as that would be cheating

Thursday, 13 January 2011

"I put you in that darkness, and i shut that door"


Two years or so back I started work on a project for the cover of a book called Claire's Ghost. The book was not yet completed at that time but it was clear what some of the highlights of the story would be, which was more than enough for me to start work on the cover design.

The cover design is a very simple composite of various photographs I went out and shot of obvious locations with additional editing here and there to tidy the images up. I worked entirely in CMYK and at a resolution of 300 dpi as this is a project intended for print, with that much detail there isn't much room for error. Among other things the image has had work done on it to add emphasis on certain features, give a more dramatic mood and sky, remove tourists and traffic, boats etc.
The novel has now come out and is available to buy, so pick up a copy and have a read.


Author's website: talia-blakely.co.uk
Amazon link:        http://www.amazon.co.uk/Claires-Ghost-Talia-Blakely/dp/1780030525

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Photograph of the week #017


When not scribbling away in a sketch book or dabbling on a Wacom tablet i'm invariably fiddling around with exposure settings on my Nikon D90 trying to capture moments in aesthetically pleasing ways.
So here we have "Photograph of the week" a weekly feature showcasing my favourite photo of the week.


 My boy's favourite toy, he carries it round with him everywhere but I managed to catch a moment where he'd been left abandoned... but as can be seen, i'm not the only one to have noticed.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Photograph of the week #016

When not scribbling away in a sketch book or dabbling on a Wacom tablet i'm invariably fiddling around with exposure settings on my Nikon D90 trying to capture moments in aesthetically pleasing ways.
So here we have "Photograph of the week" a weekly feature showcasing my favourite photo of the week.


This is our cat, his name is Eccles and he's a grumpy ol' sod! (Blast that was almost a good start to a childrens story)

Behind him, just out of focus and snuggled up to the grumpy ol' sod, is little Belle, one of the rescue kittens we adopted last year. Whenever Eccles thinks there are no humans about he'll play and snuggle up with the kittens, frolicing around like he's still young and... fancy-free!

As soon as he realises he's been spotted however he'll bat the nearest cute thing on the nose with his paw and storm off in a huff, he's far to sensible for that sort of thing.

Eccles is also a rescue cat and despite his grumpyness and tendency to bite, claw and wee at things that would rather be left alone, he is, at heart, a lovely ol' sod!