I’ve few new plans for 2015 but rather intend to aim higher with my photography, having recently come to grips with manual mode and the aperture, shutter speed and iso trinity. Once I’m able to relax a focus on technicalities, I might even end up with some more interesting shots.
And one resolution this year is to be more discerning and discard more and more images that do not pass muster. Some however will be good enough to convert to photoart and post on: ‘hanging up to dry‘.
London is my canvas and it’s a dynamic mix of historic and modern vignettes, peopled by a cast of ever-changing actors. I’ve learnt to appreciate it so much more since viewing through the camera lens.
Even so, the metropolis is also populated by a forest of trees spread out amongst streets and parks. These lovely living sculptures will continue to feature fairly regularly in Thursday posts and I’ll also be choosing another specimen to document as a monthly tree follower on: ‘Tell Tale Therapy‘
Having recently purchased Dorothy Bohm’s book “Walls and Windows”, I’ll be resurrecting this series on Wednesdays, by way of emulation. And to equal my love of reflections, puddles will feature as and when the weather permits.
I tend to favour black and white photography and Leanne Cole’s ‘Monochrome Madness‘ meme is a chance to up my game although the standard of entrants can be quite daunting. However I’ve recently read that the secret seems to lie not in converting a colour jpg image or shooting in B&W mode but rather in RAW. Now I know how to do that, I anticipate monochromes with more impact – watch this space!
And as 2014 fades out, I wish thank all my visitors and commenters who contribute that all important dynamic element to my blog(s). Happy New Year to everyone!“The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations