Friday, 30 March 2012

Photograph of the week #055

"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."

Despite the pointless Petrol Panics sweeping the nation i'm still doing dawn runs down to the Purbecks whilst the good weather persists.
Just like last week this is a shot of some Lambs taken from the side of the road.

Friday, 23 March 2012

Photograph of the week #054

"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."

Due to the nice weather i've been doing some dawn runs into the deepest, darkest Isle of Purbecks. I'll make a seperate post with the results of that in a later post but for now here is a quick shot I took from the side of the road.
Usually I miss spring when it comes to seasonal photo oppurtunities but I'm trying to make sure i'm out and about at all times to take advantage this year.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Photograph of the week #053

"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."


So it's now time to re-commence the Photgraph of the Week posts. I took a bit of a break after hitting 52 as it coincided with a house move and there has been little time available to shoot anything.
Now however the camera is back out, some new equipment has been added to the camera bag and the weekly challenge is once again in place!

I took this shot at a familiar location near my place of work. It's shot in infra-red in the same manner that my other previous shots were, using an infra-red filter on my older Nikon D50.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

A trip to Exbury Gardens

This weekend I brought my camera along on another family trip, this time to Exbury Gardens.

I've noticed a few trees round my neighbourhood that are blossoming so I thought that a proper garden would likely have some good blossoms on display, additionally Exbury gardens has a steam railway which will entertain my son significantly.

On arrival there really wasn't much blossoms sadly, it's a dodgy time of year for gardening I imagine and i get the impression that it's tree are probably more interesting in the summer/autumn. There were a few flowers here and there though, some bumble bees sneaking out and the Daffodil meadow put on a good display.

Here's what I managed to shoot.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Branksome Beach

Had a family trip out to Branksome Beach recently which was a good excuse to try and photograph some windsurfing action with my drastically inadequate lenses.

I can't help but feel the best place t shoot windsurfers is up close with a wide-angle but... for obvious reasons, this isn't a particularly viable option and my lenses are of a limited range when it comes to reach.

Here are the shots:

Scribble of the week #011

My sketch books are forever filled with random mind-scrawlings and scribbles that will otherwise never be used for anything or be seen by anyone, because of this I bring you "Scribble of the week".

Scribble of the week is a weekly feature(well, bi-monthly at best at the moment) where i'll be posting a random sketch, scribble, design or element from one of my various sketch books. These will always be unfinished pieces of work and will often, most likely, be very random.



This weeks scribbling is yet another character concept.
Her name is Auralie, slightly inspired by an RP character a friend of mine used to play as.
She's meant to be a Unicorn who turns into a Human for company, her only shared characteristic between forms is her hair colour.
When in Human form she leans towards raves and night-clubbing so she can be among people without necessarily having to socialise with them, which she's not great at considering she's basically a glorified horse underneath it all.

I like the idea of using the traditional furry boots/gloves as a sort of nod towards hairy hooves... i'm not great at drawing hooves and I probably got too distracted conceptualising hairstyles more than how the colours would work in the hair but still..