Peter Bargh

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November 3rd, 2011

Photo365 – Day 307 – honesty pod

This honesty seed pod is looking a little worse for wear and I’m surprised it’s not split and scattered its seeds yet. Photographed in summer they are a lush green – backlighting still works now and creates an interesting glowing effect.

Taken with the K20D and 16-45mm zoom. A low autumn sunlight just out of view has helped introduce flare which I feel adds to the balance.

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.