Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Local fete

The local school and church fete always provides a good photo opportunity and this year was no exception. Fortunately the weather stayed fair. I decided to use my Olympus E PL3 which I only acquired a few weeks ago, together with three prime lenses - the Panasonic 20mm and the Olympus 12mm and 45mm. I am really enjoying this new kit; its so portable and discreet when you are trying to take one or two candid images. 'Zooming' with your feet as opposed to twisting a barrel on a lens makes you think about your own position and compostition well before the shot is taken. More practice is required but the early results are pleasing and I love the sharpness of these excellent lenses.

Here are a small selection of the images taken, all shot in RAW and converted in Lightroom with minimal manipulation which included some sharpening.

Lift me up, I can't see
20mm f7.1 1/320 ISO 200

Monday, 25 June 2012

Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Goodwood Festival of Speed starts this coming Friday with The Moving Motor Show on Thursday. Thousands of people will descend on the Goodwood Estate near Chichester in West Sussex, for this world renowned event. I will be there, camera in hand trying to capture the atmosphere and spirit of the occasion. As a reminder here are a couple of photographs taken in 2010. One of the Ferrari 599 GTO, the other the McLaren MP4/23 Formula One car. I look forward to posting a selection of the best images from this years FOS in the very near future.

Ferrari 599 GTO
Ferrari 599 GTO

McLaren MP4/23 F1 car

McLaren MP4/23

both taken at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2010.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Finally happy with the design

After much playing around with colours, fonts and the header image I am finally content with the overall look of my new blog. As well as 'posting' on a regular basis I need to find some time going through my workflow from image taking, importing into Lightroom, selecting images for publishing to Flickr and then from Flickr to the blog. All good fun!