Peter Bargh

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December 6th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 340 – Christmas Lights

The Worksop town centre street illuminations went up last week. This is a sample on the pedestrian area of Bridge Street. The iPhone isn’t great for this type of photography, but I probably wouldn’t have taken a photo of the lights otherwise.

October 19th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 292 – Star Trails

Tonight was interesting. I spent an hour and half in complete darkness on the moors. It was very cold, but I had a rug and coat and ePHOTOzine hat to warm me up.
Why? To photograph my first proper star trail…and it’s going to be addictive. I used the Olympus EP-2 as the Pentax K20D is not fast enough at processing. You need to shoot 30-60sec exposures in succession. The K20D needs time to process between shots. The Olympus allows an instant shot after shot. I had to manually focus and it was near on impossible, but I managed. I don’t have a remote timer for the Olympus so I just sat and waited for 60 seconds for each shot and repressed the shutter. I took 66 shots.
When I got home I first created an animation in Photoshop, and then created this star trail using an action to speed things up. I’m pleased with the result.

The animation below has loads of aircraft passing through the shot, but these have been missed off in the image stack.

September 11th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 254 – night drive

A grab shot on the iPhone while driving of the road ahead.

May 30th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 150 – neons

A shot of neon lights at a gym overlooking a car sales pitch taken with an iphone and hipstamatic for my photo365 project.