Thursday, 26 July 2012

Metal Men


The fellahs are kind of creepy...made of metal with the outline of the body imprinted into the casing. They stand near the old Woolwich Barracks near the Thames.



Monday, 23 July 2012

Fenced In


There was a big event going on at Greenwich a while ago and I saw this chap looking over the fence. What I liked was the way his leg poked through and broke, but also kind of added to, the symmetry of the fencing.



Monday, 16 July 2012

Twilight


This was a photograph I took whilst testing out my Fuji X10 not long after I had bought it.  Originally it had a lot of cloud which, when I looked at it, felt that it was not bringing anything to the party so- I cut it. Severely. And, I'm glad I did because the original was one of those y'know...it's okaaaay kind of shots but once I'd chopped out the top lump of uninteresting cloud, I was left with a much more of a 'grabber' shot (I think).


Why not go back over some of your old shots and see if a bit of heavy duty cropping doesn't give them a new lease of life.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

The Inner Sanctum



At first glance this may appear to be just the interior of a church and, to be honest, you wouldn't be wrong if you'd have said that. But, I think that if you look at it for a second or two it has a kind of depth to it and I'm trying to figure out why. I'm not sure if is the apparent contrast or the slight shadow work in the eaves that give a feeling of depth. Hmmmm.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Rusty Thing


I was having a bit of a walkabout on the shore of a river/estuary the other day when I saw this ....thing. I have no idea as to what it is but I'm assuming that it came out of one of the nearby abandoned/wrecked boats. If anybody knows what it is, do me a favour and drop me a line. 

It's driving me mental.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Catching Crabs!


This chap was out and about paddling in the sea catching crabs. There are other ways to catch crabs but this is probably the most sensible....

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Hanks Guitar Shop


Hanks is apparently the most famous guitar shop in London. I kinda remembered this place from when I was a kid with dreams of being the next Eric Clapton. It would have helped a bit if I could have played like him I suppose, but.... there's only one Clapton.

The processing on this image was simple enough. I black and whited the base layer, added a texture on the top, changed the blend mode layer to screen (I think), took a soft brush and gently painted out a few bits. Dead Simple my son.