Reflection

Freedom of Expression, Garden, Photography, Poetry

A response to #Iscriblr’s Freedom of Expression challenge


Ornamental Glass Decoration in the Garden at BASIC in Salford.

Where I’ve come with my new hobby

It was never about capturing a moment

blink at the wrong time – it was gone

hands gripped around the camera

like my life depended on it

but then with the picture

of a simple silver garden decoration

I saw something looking back at me

in a moment of wonder

I was taking a picture of something

and taking a picture of myself at the same time…

Challenge 30 – No22

Animals, Life, Nature, Photography

“Move the Camera”

Looking One Way….


And then the other

Its funny how a couple of steps, or a turn of the body can change the view of what you are capturing.

I was stood by the pontoon of the watersports centre on Salford Quays, when the Canada Geese came up the centenary walkway for their elevenses.

In they came one after the other, heading for a grassy spot by the pontoon where a water bailiff had generously left some bird food across it. They all ate like royalty, and then waddled back down the walkway to the watersports centre, where they hopped in and out of the canal basins

Girl In The Tinted Glasses

Poetry

Salford 11th December 2018

I don’t know what it is with you.

You’re there at the same time, same day

Same Reaction to my appearance on the opposite platform

Gawping like a primary school kid

I’m not an alien – and i’m past caring

what old style clothing you think i’m wearing

attitude of a kid of an age

who isn’t even working for minimum wage

To try and catch my attention,

You flounce and pout

And if stood with your pals

You scream and shout

 

Maybe you think i’m “The One” for you

Oh if only – that were true

Giggling with your pals – shows you ain’t older

even if your attitude seems any bolder

Perhaps, you think the camera footage

will catch the eye

of an X-Factor Judge at Mediacity

but all your peacocking gets from me – is pity.

Another day, Another Creation

Art, Photography

#Art #Photography

I’ve been pulling the images off my Nikon Camera and shoving them through the various programs on my laptop

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Took this pic of the local tram and put it through Painnt’s randomizer.  Like the ripple effect running through it.

Painnt_Creation_2018-08-02_105409.jpg “Drawing” – Roses in a winebottle

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Pencil drawing from original photo : Rosescove.jpg

Cove : Drawing of a cove in Kos, Greece

Looking out for the next image

Outdoors, Parks, Photography, Places

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Salford 4th June 2018

Another photography post, and yes, the image of the local park.

I posted it because after my journey into foreign lands, i’m now thinking upon my next photographic project.

which turn i’ll take – is anybody’s guess.  however there’s plenty of scope for me to take a look at.   Could be the Birds, Could be landmarks or i could tie up some of the poetry pieces with the photographic stuff.

Applying the Digital Paint,

Art, Art Gallery, Photography

Salford 6th February 2018

This is a photography post with a bit of a difference.

I mean – what do i do with a pic after i’ve taken it ?

With my new Nikon Camera (i use that term very loosely) I can already adapt a photograph thanks to the imaging tools on the camera

OK if i just want to switch the image from Colour to Black and White, and add a bit of Sepia, but what about an artistic angle ?

Here’s an original photo of the Fort at Albufeira in the Algarve, taken with my Sony DSC H-300 Bridge Camera

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It looks good enough – i particularly like the anchor 🙂 but with a few tweeks using my Art Programs i get some lovely effects. This photo was edited with the latest edition of Corel painter essentials, but I also have a copy of adobes photoshop essentials to hand, should I want to create any layered effects.

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Here’s the same photograph using an oil effect – very impressionist……

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Here’s the photo using what Corel call a “Coloured Pencil” Effect

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and here’s one using a “Modern” paint effect

They’re all a bit abstract in their way but they produced some great artwork!

Gremlins in the Machine

Photography

Gremlins

Salford, 23rd November 2017

Gremlin n. a cause of unexplained malfunction

ever get one of those days when nothing goes right ?

Thursday evening – and i’m going through the snaps i took with the D3100 the other day.DSC_0120.JPG

Now take a look, this is how my dear computer judges what my camera thinks my outside lawn looks like.  It could be it was fooled by the Manchester weather, and in its defence it was throwing down stairrods when i took the pic.  But then again, i have been confined to the house the last few days – thanks to a bug i picked up (don’t worry – the cold remedy has worked)

Now before it throws another strop – here’s evidence for the prosecution – it worked perfectly well when i was doing my black and white shots in the kitchen.

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and it liked the pics of the spoons

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It even liked the black and white shot i took of the Coffee, Sugar and Tea Jugs

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So i’m starting to think – my poor old camera has caught a cold (sic)

Or that the gremlin that lives on my computer (hereby known as the update wizard) has attacked my computers ability to work out colour!

Creating something special

BASIC, Colours, Photography

Brain and Spinal Injury Centre, Salford

20th October 2017

Returned to the home of BASIC Clicks to create some lit up photography

here’s my favourite shots

The portacabin was dark during the creation of these shots

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Orb – setup shot for the other shots (this one in the light – others dark)

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Marble in Light

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Planet

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Fireball

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Mars Fragment

Cameras – Sony DSC – H300, Nikon D3100

Equipment – Backcloths (Dark), Tripods, Seashells, Glass Ball, Fairy lights