Peter Bargh

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October 10th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 283 – Kitchen drawers

My Olympus EP2 and Toy lens fitted with 10x macro lens provide more fun as I played around in the kitchen. I was shooting surface top still-lifes of various kitchen things, and then poked the camera into the kitchen utensil draw. I hovered it around until this appeared in the viewfinder.

I think it was the potato peeler…I wouldn’t like to be a veg with this coming at me!

October 1st, 2011

Photo365 – Day 274 – rusty conkers

Conkers in case on my rusty metal background.

A polariser was used to remove some of the glare from the naturally polished surfaces

September 22nd, 2011

Photo365 – Day 265 – Cherries

A pair of cherries photographed on an infinity curve backdrop using my homemade ringlight from above
Pentax K20D and 100mm macro.

September 6th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 249 – pineapple

I have a new theme to introduce to my photo365 blog – fruit and veg. I will from time to time use my daily post for a different way of shooting fruit and veg. This one is lit just with my Gorillatorch

I placed the Pentax K-5 on a tripod set the shutter to 30 seconds at f/4 and tripped it. I then painted the pineapple with light placing emphasis on the sides to give a rim light type effect, trying not to spill onto the background (black velvet)

I quite like the lush feel it’s given this tropical fruit.

August 9th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 221 – Still-life

A shot of an item out of a pot pourri placed on some wallpaper as a backdrop and taken with the iphone and then processed using pixlr o matic to give the ragged edge and texture layer overlay.


June 30th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 181 – Red

A busy old day means I’ve not had much time for my photo365 project and while I’m at home ideas are starting to become a little trickier, I really lacked inspiration this evening and then I thought of another theme. The Rainbow. So I will run a series of the colours starting with red. This is a still life taken of a red vase on a red plate on a red background. It’s also the first very red thing I’ve shot on the Pentax K-5 so I’m pleased it handles a difficult colour better than its predecessors. This is straight out of camera with just a small adjustment to levels.

February 21st, 2011

Photo365 – Day 52 – An apple a day

Many of my Photo365 project pictures are still lifes taken at home…it’s starting to make me realise I don’t get out and about enough. This is down to the monster I’ve created in ePHOTOzine – it consumes most of my time. So a quick snap here and there is usually all I am getting chance to do. That said the blog has ensured I’ve used the camera daily and I’ve tried to be as creative as possible in the space of time I have.

It’s more than I have been doing in previous years and I’m building up a healthy collection of potential stock images. As the weather improves I intend to go further afield and hopefully the blog will reflect this.
I’m on day 52, and today’s photo was a struggle. I was in the office till late and when I got home I wanted to watch a friend’s Channel 4 Dispatches program about hospital food before I start on the gallery to look at today’s uploads. So I’ve had very little time but managed to squeeze ┬áin this shot – just before I ate it.

They say an apple a day is a healthy option – well it certainly was for the health of my Photo365 shot for today. I placed it on a red painted canvas and lit from overhead with a softbox to give the deep shadow underneath. I got the photo in one shot, ate the apple and here I am.

February 16th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 47 – fossil on slate

I used to go to the East Coast for my family holidays as child, Skipsea to be precise. It was a great location for finding fossils as the coastline suffered badly from erosion each year. I remember finding lots of interesting fossils on walks with my mother.

Last year I returned and the road our caravan was on has been taken by the sea but the coastline looks similar, there’s just several yards less of it. I found this fossil on the same part of the coast, and today decided to photograph it on a slate background. The brown patch to the upper left is a crushed leaf that has been on the slate for a number of years.