Peter Bargh

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July 17th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 198 – Fairy filter

This is a self portrait taken through a full bottle of lemon fairy liquid. I quite like the soft effect that make me younger and the unusual distortion.
And that’s photo365 picture number 198

July 6th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 187 – natural filter

On what will probably be my next to last poppy shot I decided to position the camera so that a poppy head was filtered by a foreground poppy petal.

The long lens (500mm Tamron) has thrown the front petal totally out of focus resulting in a colour cast over the entire photo but no detail. So the background focused poppy head is sharp with a colour wash over the top.

Cokin used to sell a filter that had a colour effect similar to this so I’m pleased with the natural (free) result.


January 4th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 4

Today’s project is another version of cross polarisation I’ve been doing a bit of lately. In this example I turned my LCD computer screen on its back facing upwards. This became the base for a collection of cheap disposable shot glasses (£1 for 40 from Poundland). I arranged them in a pattern, edged up side by side to create a grid, and then positioned the camera above with a polarising filter attached to the lens.
I adjusted the zoom to ensure a tight crop and took this photo. Exposure was automatic.