Saturday, 2 February 2008

Daily Photo #56

I took this one yesterday, tried to capture a more moody Selfridges Building and succeeded I think. Today was Cloverfield and I wonder what the giant monster in that movie would have made of B'ham? To be honest, Cloverfield reminded me of those old stop motion animated adverts from the 1980's of "Chewits", except they didn't have flesh rupturing parasites in those adverts. Just chewy fruit goodness.


Anyway, here's Selfridges. Try not to picture a 200ft monster smashing it up or rampaging brummies running around like headless chickens. I'd keep an eye on Edgbaston reservoir if I were you. I don't know what lurks underneath it...

Friday, 1 February 2008

Daily Photo #55

I lied about posting another of the shots from the previous set. Still finding my way with CS3 and experimenting with "Edges" this time.


I quite like the tones and hues of this quadtoned image and the style fits the subject matter quite well, I think?

Thursday, 31 January 2008

Keeping my head above water

If for some unknown reason you'd like to support my work and photography, you can buy a print here. On the off chance (god knows why!) you'd want to, and cannot see the image you'd really want to see framed on your wall, drop me a line and I shall add it to my gallery.

Thanks for listening/reading :)

Daily Photo #54

You can't beat a bit of Science Fiction imagery on a cold but sunny Thursday afternoon?


Or can you?

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Daily Photo #53

Another shot from the Jewellery Quarter set. I didn't previously upload this one as I felt it was a bit dull but thanks to a bit of CS3 goodness, it seems to have a bit of life and zing.


I quite like the way the trees look less than real. I shall post something other than statues soon, when I have got all of this out of my system ;)

Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Daily Photo #52

Different vibe from statues this time. I took this on our second visit to NYC. This image was shot at the site of where the WTC once stood. Our first trip to NYC took place in March 2001 andwe had the good fortune to see the towers in their glory but the second visit was a different story.

We've been back to Manhattan four times since and the financial district seems different every visit. I'm unsure why I'm posting this today but I'm a creature of nostalgia and memory. Maybe it's because 7 years ago we were planning and prepping for Linda's first visit to the US.

Ground Zero 2002

I think the sepia cast on this image really fits the subject matter, the sense of melancholy and loss for me is overpowering with the single flower as tribute being the focus of the shot. The image only has power when you know the location where this image was taken.

Monday, 28 January 2008

Daily Photo #51

The state of the nation.


I felt quite inspired shooting in the Jewellery Quarter, I guess shooting in different places does give me a little more creativity. Milking this set for as long as I can, at least until Vegas ;)

Sunday, 27 January 2008

Daily Photo #50

I'm going to cheat and use another of the images I shot yesterday. This time in sepia tone for a little contrast from yesterday's blue skies.


Hopefully I will get to travel around the 'burbs of Brum a little more as we shall soon be car enabled which will make things a little easier. I also want to check out some of the Knights Templar haunts in the Midlands as they have this wonderfully dark history and I want to see if they have left any behind. Hopefully, that won't create any shenanigans in the vein of these movies.