Saturday, 30 April 2011

Field of dreams, HCS

Field of dreams, HCS by Ianmoran1970
Field of dreams, HCS, a photo by Ianmoran1970 on Flickr.

My 7 year old son decided that he would like to go and take some pictures, wow, great, that never happens, people usually cringe when I suggest going out because it normally means the camera comes with.

So there were these horses down the road, we've fed them before, and that would make something different and possibly more interesting than the beach to shoot for him, so off we went.
Unfortunately despite seeing several horses in the distance, it seems like the road side horses had gone, so we stopped at a field of bright yellow rape, he seemed happy enough, and the sun tends to keep things interesting.

A clich├ęd shot here that I picked up while the little one happily ran about and snapped away.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Bottled it?, HMM!

Bottled it?, HMM! by Ianmoran1970
Bottled it?, HMM!, a photo by Ianmoran1970 on Flickr.

Ok so this was my second entry into Macromondays this week, my first double entry for a good while, and I've actually only done this beacause it was pointed out that my first wasnt technically a macro shot.. I agree, so I've removed that and this is something that is more likley to be classed as a macro shot, hope you dont mind.

Anyway, bottles are great, and this is one I've had for a while, not sure if its been used in a shot before, but it was to hand and trying to combine this with a cream egg does seem like an odd thing to do, but there are a couple of egg in bottle things that I've heared of before.

1. pickled eggs, why anyone would want to do such a thinh is beyond me, but then many things are.

2. The experiment where you can get a hard boiled egg in a bottle, more interesting to me, pretty pointless, but a neat trick.. ( you burn the oxygen off with a match or two, and the egg will be sucked into the bottle)

The egg, the currently very popular chocolate cream egg, here is only distorted by the glass of the bottle, and its shape is totally retained, but I imagine the experiment that works for hard boiled eggs work for them not the chocolate type.

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Mile, Crosby

Mile, Crosby by Ianmoran1970
Mile, Crosby, a photo by Ianmoran1970 on Flickr.

A bit of blur from Crosby beach.

The focus is one of the mile markers.

Hope your having a great Easter, thanks for viewing

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Colour for your big weekend. Crosby

A 4 day weekend, and the weather is looking good, hope you dont mind me sharing a bit of colour from the beach.

Hope you have a great one!

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Red, Crosby

Red, Crosby by Ianmoran1970
Red, Crosby, a photo by Ianmoran1970 on Flickr.

Having a look at some processing (the digital variety of course) from last night, and I was thinking to myself it never looks the same when you come back to it, sometimes it grows on you and sometimes you can only think, what was I doing here lol.

The thing I was sure I was happy with last night, I am least happy with this morning, so I'm not happy.

In this case I guess a blue toned picture would have been more appropriate, but its looks like a nice day, and this was my alternative choice.

And to top all of that, on flickr in my browser it looks like pink, such is life.

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Friday, 15 April 2011

Thank you. 500,000 views!

It’s kind of a red letter day for me, my stats now show more than 500,000 views, thanks to each and everyone who has taken the time to view, comment, fave or support and encourage, you have been very generous.

Interestingly I notice this upload is the 500th public pictures, although I seem to have 174 private photo’s too, I think I must embed more than I thought!

Thank you!

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Chance, another chance in comments

Something I’ve been wanting to try for a while here, I wondered if there might be mileage in flipping a reverse shot of a bottle so you get the liquid effectively in front of any lettering that might appear on the bottle, so as well as changing perspective, you can get detail reflections.

I think it is a technique that might be interesting to try a few more things with, but here are a couple of test shots.

Oh nearly forgot, I've touched these to remove the well known leading brand name, so you may have seen this bottle before with the additional lettering.

Theres another shot on flickr if you fancy clicking through!

Thanks so much for looking.

Sun and moon diptych.

Sun and moon diptych. by Ianmoran1970
Sun and moon diptych., a photo by Ianmoran1970 on Flickr.

Another couple of basic shots, pretty much SOOC handheld shots, the idea was to upload 100% crop versions but the sun really demanded a wider format so, unless you can see these large I guess they are less than 50% crops as you see them on screen.

The bird in shot was probably the same as seen in the recent Subtle Waterloo sunset, I think the shot against sun makes a nice sillouette with the light bleeding through, I hope to show the full image that this was from, but unfotunatly there are some composition problems.

Here's to hoping the weather smiles on you this year. Have a great day.

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Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Beached Aguila, Crosby. Explored

Been trying to find an interesting shot for the HTTT group, this caught my eye on the beach.

An Aguila bottle, which I believe is a spanish beer?.. seemingly had made its way to be beached at Crosby.... Not sure if we have any ferries that would stock this beer or if it had traveled somehow by its self, reckon that less likley though..

I had previously spotted a tonne of cans that had been left littering the dunes, but at the same time I took the shot of the Waterloo sunset it became apparent that this area is a party zone for youngsters... reckon this would be nice to photograph if I didnt fear for the saftey of me and my gear.


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Monday, 11 April 2011

Subtle sunset, Waterloo

Subtle sunset, Waterloo by Ianmoran1970
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A sunset from Waterloo, the sillouetted sanddunes and marine lake in front of the sea and Anthony Gormleys Ironmen of Crosby.

Not great but I was happy to see such a nice big round sun.


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Sunday, 10 April 2011

Toothbrush, HMM + HSS!

Toothbrush, HMM + HSS! by Ianmoran1970
Toothbrush, HMM + HSS!, a photo by Ianmoran1970 on Flickr.

A shot of a toothbrush, it seems a nice plain straight toothbrush is hard to come by these days.

Maybe these curves do help clean teeth, not sure, but still interesting to photograph.

So what I had in mind was imitation of a classic photo of toothpaste on a brush.. however along with the straight lines it appears toothpaste is watered down, probably makes it easier to get out of the dispenser, once we had nice metal tubes that you needed to have hulk like strength to press out the dried up paste, inevitably the tube would used to split and the paste came out the sides.... even when you did squeeze from the end.

So today toothpaste didn’t seem to be able to support itself on the brush. I used focus to abstract the toothpaste which still seems to have some nice shape with the colours.

I think the image I had in mind would be considered classic pop art... in this instance I just hope you like this enough for me to validly claim that it is popular.

MacroMondays theme : "Pop art"


Also added to sliders Sunday, lots of curves, blends, and hi pass sharpening, HSS all!

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Saturday, 9 April 2011

Atomic sunset II, Crosby. Explored

Another shot from a little while back down at Crosby beach, sorry but where else:)

I liked the marble water and the forces of nature on show, along with a beautiful helping of fabulous colour, shot a little earlier than Atomic Sunset, if you had seen that, this shows a nice difference in colour.


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Friday, 8 April 2011

Alt, Crosby

Alt, Crosby by Ianmoran1970
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Yet another odd one from my harddrive, I remember writing a comment ready for this but bottled out from uploading a while back, what I liked when I was on the beach was the step cut out by the running water of the river Alt running off of the beach, it looked quite dramatic, all though you can see the step to the right of frame, it doesn’t come across as dramatic as it felt, my boots were sinking into the soft sand and I feared that all though I was quite excited about it, if I had gotten the picture I wanted... it would have been lost to the sinking sand, so this is what I bought back....



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Saturday, 2 April 2011

Unsure shots from Crosby

Wispy sky, Crosby

So in shot is a simple bit of post sundown cloud reflected in the wet sand at Crosby with the wind farm off in the distance.
Shot at Crosby beach from a little while back, another one that I thought there might be something in it to process out, this is the version that I was least unhappy with, so hope you think it is ok

Messy, Crosby beach.

Another One I want sure about and used a crop in beach slide a little while back, after a bit of stormy weather the beach bad way more debris on than usual, these are crushed up shells stones, and other debris left by the tide, all catching some early aftersun.

Like pebbles on a beach, Crosby

Like pebbles on a beach, not usually seen at Crosby, I think these were more like odd stones and stuff.

Sapphire mercury, Crosby

Nothing more than some nice shiny water and evening light.

Maybe I should get out and take some shot of the beach that I am happier with....

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