It begins quietly enough
the sound of birds waking from their nests
and perching themselves on the sculpted columns of buildings
the sound sweetly moves past the windows
joined by a wail of a cat and a dog
arguing over the stray beefburger
dropped the night before
the rumble of tyres – joined by their horns
as products make way from a to b
kids on the march from home to school
noise from records in an aim to look cool
the birds fly away – soon to return
and you have to get up – as your ears start to burn
Location : BASIC Clicks Base, Portacabin, Brain & Spinal Injury Centre, Salford
Date : 14th July 2017
Camera : Sony DSC-H300 (No Tripod Required)
Diving over a tree!
We’ve been playing with Objects and Backdrops today – and the toy cars!
Continuing on from last week we set up our shots on the stations before taking the shots with our camera
Using the clips from old magazines and the toy cars produced some really good shots and saved us the cost of location (Hee Hee!)
I revisited this picture from the last session. Using the pencils as “Pointers”. I hadn’t spotted this till after taking the pic, but I created a “Sunrise” effect by marking them out.
As well as the lego men, Graham, one of the group brought in some railway model men
this allowed the group to be a bit more adventurous with our photos….
and here’s a couple when I got home 🙂 Created along the same principles – studio a bit more rustic than that of BASIC Clicks…but objects and subject matter stayed the same (Astronomy book provided a little colour!)
Heading home from the moon
Riding across Jupiter!
If you’ve got any favourites – feel free to let me know!
Brain and Spinal Injury Centre, Salford
7th July 2017
We were back in the base camp of BASIC Clicks photography group on Friday creating scenes with backgrounds, toy cars and figures
taking every day items and creating something new, from behind the camera lens.
Another show at BASICs sponsor, John Lewis will be on display soon.
Here’s some of my favourites from Fridays session. Created with the trusty Sony Bridge camera.
Wine and Roses
Location : Brain and Spinal Injury Centre, Salford
friday 30th June 2017
Me and my chums in the photography group at BASIC played around with some special effects today.
Using images from magazines and some toy cars and lego men, We created something rather special…courtesy of our cameras (including my trusty Sony DSC) and a Tripod.
Now, creating the Images didn’t involve any space travel…just the right background and a close up zoom lens…as well as an anchor for the toy cars and figures we used in the shots.
“The Italian Job”
Feeding the Heffalumps
Twenty to two
you’re wide awake
listening to the sounds
that the night owls make
The rumble of goods
from factory to store
the bells of the crossings
as the train tracks roar
Cool cats wail out
their tunes on the corner
sounding like a group
of funeral mourners
And the horns and the boombox
from some blokes passing car
Make you wonder why you
left your window ajar
But soon there is silence
tween fall and rise of the sun
till the birds bring the news
that the mornings begun.