Peter Bargh

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August 29th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 241 Cornish wall

This was taken on a coastal walk to Bedruthan Steps (29 August 2011). I went over to photograph the sunset but hadn’t done my research and the tide was fully in so I couldn’t get on to the beach. It’s at a spot on the way back to Mawgan Porth. I won’t take full credit for this one, my lad influenced the shot. I’d taken some photos of the wall and separate ones of the sunset and he’d been watching and said why don’t you take a shot from an angle and include the sunset. I could have kicked myself for missing an obvious opportunity.

It was taken with the Olympus Pen EP-2 and is a 5 frame HDR merged in Photomatix.

May 19th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 139 – No Parking

I went over to Sheffield today to do some work with the Tamron 18-270mm lens. While I was out I spotted this interesting arrangement. Nothing was moved, all as found.

The shot is part of my photo365 project where I take a photo each day for 365 days. So far so good!

April 30th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 120 – alien

I’d just finished a day of decorating and the sun was low in the sky and found it’s path through a window on the door to create a shape on the newly painted wall. I added a shadow of my hand and snapped with the iphone. I played around in Lightroom to give it a more contrasty and colourful result. It looked a bit like an alien on the phone…what do you think?

March 3rd, 2011

Photo365 – Day 62 – Silver Birch

A silver birch against a wall. I’ve walked past this location almost daily for 9 years or so and never noticed the silver birch trees. Now I’m charged to take a photo each day for my Photo365 project my eyes are opening even wider than they did before. It’s a great exercise for visual awareness.

Taken with a Fujifilm Finepix F70 EXR point & shoot camera

February 8th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 39 – shadowplay

A glorious day today, low winter sun streaming through the windows and through some internal patterned door glass. This lead to shadows and light shaped on the wall.

I took a few photos and then started playing around with the shapes, by adjusting the angle of the door so the light rays lengthened. I also noticed that a shadow of the camera was appearing just below the pattern, so I moved it to a lower position and held my hand spanned out in front to make a more interesting shadow. Light was also catching the lens of my reading glasses and threw even more light and shade to the wall.

This is the result of a carefully positioned head, door and hand. My Photo365 project is making me go off in experimental directions that I left behind many years ago and I’m thoroughly enjoying the revitalised abstract creativity. I hope you do too.