Peter Bargh

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December 18th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 352 – Power

Today seemed to be a day of power. It started when I decided to go on a bike ride. I haven’t been on the bike for a few weeks and some areas where quite a struggle on my route. Mostly flat, but the hills hurt and power was certainly needed in the legs.

I cycled up the canal from Worksop towards Chesterfield and got as far as Kiverton Park. Here I photographed the old colliery – a symbol of mining past and power fuel. I then took a circular route back passed the wind turbines near Harthill. I stopped to photograph them backlit by the low winter sun. As I was taking photos an airplane appeared in shot, and I quickly managed to get this one -seconds later the plane was behind the turbine and the moment gone. The shot brings together two forms of powers.

I cropped the photo taken on the Olympus E-P2 and darkened it to bring out the rim light edge.

I continued my journey and was passed by a car, seconds later I saw the car stop. As I approached it was in the middle of the road with the front end crushed and oil leaking onto the road. In front was a four wheel with a small dent. The women driver of the 4×4 was saying she’d only come this way because a crash further up the road had blocked the road. I looked and in the distance I could see another pair of cars head to head. The same stretch of road seems to be perilous.

I cycled passed feeling relieved that I was on a push bike. The second pair was an older guy in a 4×4 and a young lad in a small car that, like the previous one, was well and truly crunched in the front (but this one was also rammed backwards into the steep bank so the back end was a bit wrecked too. Seems like 4x4s may not just be good for getting around the countryside, but also protecting you in a head to head!
I couldn’t help thinking power in the wrong hands maybe?

I wore my Stealth Gear coat which allowed me to carry the Olympus E-P2 in one of the pockets, while spare lenses and the iPhone were each in another pockets.

November 19th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 323 – airplane wing

Taken today through the window of the plane on the flight home from Gran Canaria – after spending a week in gorgeous 23-27degree heat and sun. iPhone and hipstamatic.

August 17th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 229 – Solar Panels fitted

Today the installation team from an energy company came round to fit solar panels to my roof. Six hours is all it took two guys to mount 16 panels.
I took advantage of the fact the scaffolding is still erected and went up to roof level to get this shot. A good cloud filled sky and hipstamatic treatment adds to the effect.

August 16th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 228 – Scaffolding

Today scaffolding was erected ready for the men who come to install solar panels. In a few days I will begin being slightly more self-sufficient. This is the ladder and scaffolding rising to the platform the installers will work from.

August 13th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 225 – lanterns

Decorative solar powered garden lanterns against a stormy sky, taken in between a decorating session on the iPhone

June 25th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 176 – Mirrors

I had six bathroom mirror tiles and made a box to create an infinite mirror effect. I tried various techniques to get interesting shots and struggled, but when I’d finished I decided to place four on the floor and shoot the clouds.

This is one of the resulting shots. Taken with the Hipstamatic for my photo365 project

June 24th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 175 – wheat

Wheat growing on a path near the Worskop canal.

I took a variety of shots on my evening walk tonight and had difficulty choosing between a dead floating water rat, surrounded by McDonalds wrappers and containers, a low shot of my shoes with the path behind me or this for my photo365 photo.

I chose this because it’s not shocking or timeless and is seasonal. I can reshoot the shoes on an uninspiring photo day. I’ll keep the rat for another collection.

So back to the wheat. It’s taken from a low angle using the Olympus Pen EP2 with 14-42mm zoom and cropped to square format which suits the balance of the composition better.

Processed in Lightroom

May 1st, 2011

Photo365 – Day 121 – B&Q

Another busy day tidying up a house. Today I’ve plastered, done some joinery, replaced a faulty electrical socket, cut down loads of trees, shredded them, weeded (got nettled), levelled a drive. So not much time for photography, but squeezed a quick shot on the iphone while picking up some supplies from B&Q.

April 27th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 117 – Clumber Park

I went for a cycle round Clumber Park today and passed this rich coloured scene. I positioned the tracks mid photo to give a graphical composition.
Taken with the Olympus EP2 and 17mm lens. I added the darker gradient to the sky in Lightroom.

It’s part of my photo365 project. I’ve been taking a photo a day since January 1st.

March 11th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 70 – alien road signs

They looked a bit like aliens.
Signs at two mini roundabouts in Worksop, taken tonight for my photo365 project while on my daily walk.

I used the Fujifilm Finepix F70 EXR on night mode.