Peter Bargh

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March 22nd, 2011

Photo365 – Day 81 – Daffodil and flare

My second Photo365 picture of a daffodil. The last one was as the sun set, this one was late afternoon. The garden was full of colour the sun was brilliant, the sky deep blue. All the daffs were glowing. I took a variety of shots from low angles using the Olympus E-P2 and 17mm lens and deliberately shot into the sun to get flare. I liked this one because of the multitude of vapour trials. I guessed the composition on all the shots as it I couldn’t see the LCD because the camera was low to the ground and pointing upwards.

Exposure was 1/500sec at f/11 and ISO400.


March 17th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 76 – Spring is here

Later nights, daffodils and sunsets, all signs spring is here! And all captured in this shot taken 30min ago. I also tried out a new filter technique I’ve been meaning to do using wedding veil material over the lens to give a soft mesh diffuser. It’s made an interesting muting of colours but also added a very fine pattern to the highlights.

The low angle ensured the setting sun is present in the background adding a golden glow to the shot.

This is part of my Photo365 project – a project I started on January first where I take and upload a photo each day.

February 15th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 46 – Window

It’s been raining all day and making those small pattering sounds on the window. So here’s my window looking out. Focus is on the reflections of the background tree in the drops. A wide aperture was used to make the tree branches totally out of focus and abstract in look.

February 13th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 44 – Snowdrop

It’s that time of year when the snowdrops poke through the still hardened soil.

I like these first signs of spring. I have a few in the garden. When I say few it’s just that..three clumps of two or three flowers on each.

So choosing the right one didn’t take much time, but also didn’t give me much scope to pick one with a good shape or decent background.

Having said that I’m happy with the result, taken using a Pentax K10D and 10mm macro lens.

It’s my first natural flower shot of my photo365 project…no doubt others will follow.