Peter Bargh

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September 14th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 257 – fungi

I walked back along the canal today after a visit to the post office. I didn’t take my camera but spotted a cluster of fungi in the hedgerow. I always carry the iPhone so it was time to get the Hipstamatic out. Thankfully it takes decent close ups. This was with the camera resting on the floor I couldn’t see what I was taking but knew the lens was pointing in the right direction.

I don’t think the colour of the processing worked well for this so I neutralised the fungi which has resulted in a coloured edge effect.

June 15th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 166 – Plan B

Plan A was to photograph tonight’s lunar eclipse, but with all the will in the world, and no access to the largest wind machine in the universe, the cloud isn’t going to shift. So there’s no moon and I need a plan b. Fortunately I took one photo this evening on my way back from the post office. A quick grab shot on the iphone will have to do today.
It’s of the canal that runs through Worksop and this is from the back end of the town centre. I like the fact it gives a feeling of the old town, quite industrious looking still.

June 13th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 164 – Into the sun

“Never shoot into the sun” was something you were always told not to do.  That was in the days of standard coated lenses with minimal exposure control. The modern cameras are pretty good at coping, as can be seen here with the Olympus EP2 and its 17mm f/2.8 lens. I took this tonight when I decided to break routine and go for a cycle along Worksop canal. This is around lock 23. It has a pocket of warm light on a clear evening and the light is golden. After walking or cycling on a path that’s relatively dark and sheltered from sun, reaching this bit is quite magical.

March 1st, 2011

Photo365 – Day 60 – Smiths Flour Mill

Another shot from a series I’m building on historical building around Worksop/Sheffield
This is Smiths Flour Mill owned by one of the largest independent flour millers in the UK. Worksop has been their head office since 1906. It’s the back end taken from Canal Road with Chesterfield Canal in the foreground.

It was taken using the Olympus EP2 and 17mm lens

I’ve bumped contrast and colour using Lightroom to give it a tone mapped feel, but hopefully not too heavy.