Peter Bargh

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December 17th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 351 – How much?

Sometimes there’s a limit to what you need to do to promote something. In this case the price of the car wash service is stated five times. I was tempted to go up and ask how much the car wash service was…like the sketch where the person goes into Poundland and asks how much something is.

March 23rd, 2011

Photo365 – Day 82 – Planets

Just a bit of fun today, a macro shot of the surface of a lemon taken with an old 75mm enlarging lens on a 200mm extension tube. I thought it looked like the surface of a planet so shot at the edge and then merged a shot of the moon I took recently (blurred to make it look more realistic.

And all converted to black & white

January 7th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 7

Today I have been playing around with an Olympus EP2. It’s the new rangefinder style comapct with interchangeable lenses, much smaller than an SLR. I don’t know about you but the first day is spent fiddling around with the features, and i was eager to try the ART modes. They need suitable subjects and a I though the black guitar and keyboard suited the Grainy Black & white film effect of ART 5. So that’s what I took. The items where in my music room no arrangement made. I placed the camera on a stack of DVD cases to raise it off the ground and set the 2 second delay. I normally shoot in RAW, and the ART mode switches this to RAW with JPG (Jpeg being the shot the ART effect is applied to) The image on the LCD looked fine with good moody tones.

When I downloaded to the PC I saw that the ART shot was a bit too rough, grainy and contrast was a bit ugly, but the normal shot converted to black & white in Lightroom is really good.

guitar

I’m liking the camera already!

January 3rd, 2011

Photo365 – Day 3

decayToday’s entry for my Photo365 project was inspired by the ePHOTOzine Black & White group who’ve set there weekly B&W challenge with the theme flowers. I decided to dismantle the Christmas flower display that was wilted after a week of intense heat from central heating and fireplace. And pulled out a dried rose.
I placed it on the garage floor which makes a great background and illuminated with a home made ringlight.
I used a Pentax ist D which has been converted to infrared and here’s the result after a bit of post processing in Lightroom.