An old Harley Davidson

an old harley davidson
Recently I came across this old Harley D which was parked in the street. I just liked the simplicity of it compared to more modern bikes so I decided to capture a small detail of it.

Canon 5d, 24-105 f4 L, 1/400th, f10, available light, de-saturated, a little bit of split-toning, curves to increase contrast, sharpening, and finally a light coloured vignette to give it an ethereal look.

What’s Your Best Bit of Photo Gear? Your Eyes!

eyesPeople often ask me about what equipment I use and how much it all costs.

My reply is always the same: The best, and most precious, two bits of photo gear I will ever possess are my eyes. It’s here where the whole process begins.

If you can’t ‘see’ an image before you pick up the camera then no amount of money or expensive gear will get you that special shot.    Continue reading

Thoughts on photo gear

canon 5dI’m a Canon man – through and through!

Nothing wrong with Nikon, or any other make for that matter, it’s just that I like Canon gear and have used it for years. It suits my needs and fits my hands perfectly.

My basic walkabout set up is a 5D with a 24-105 f4 on the front. For architecture and interiors I use the 16-35 f2.8 wide-angle a lot, and for portraits and people I use the 70-200 f2.8 tele. All lenses are L-series.    Continue reading

A Portrait from the Street

street portraitureI went walkabout into town at around midday a couple of weeks ago and came across this guy, Olly, who is from Germany and of no fixed abode.

He was sitting in the street with his faithful dog and despite his predicament he was bright, cheerful and easy to get along with.

I asked him if it would be ok to take a couple of pictures and he was fine with that so I set to work.    Continue reading