Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Sunrise and Sunset, Paris

One of the advantages of a December trip to Paris is that sunrise is at a civilised hour (8.15am at present). This gives plenty of opportunity for my favourite backlighting shots on a walk from the hotel to Les Invalides. The first panorama at Les Invalides was shot using the Fuji sweep facility, the second with a 16 mm lens cropped. A bride just happened to arrive in the scene.  The last two are from the opposite end of the day as the sun set at the Botanic Gardens.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Trees and Shadows from Paris

Various tree cameos from a walk along the Seine and surrounds. The first two were taken with the P007 Cokin infrared filter, which worked very well in the bright sunlight. Unfortunately it became unglued from its improvised mount so back to the drawing board as regards design.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Paris for the New Year 1

Our first afternoon in Paris and a bitterly cold one but, undeterred, we set off to photograph around the Eiffel Tower as the sunset and the light faded.  Here are a few favourites

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Day

Mince pie eaten, milk drunk and carrot nibbled - even left a shiny nose. And then we found the footprints!!

Sadie up since 4am waiting till she could wake her sister, while Meredith was not happy to be woken at 5.30am

The girls happy with their various presents.
  Meredith's rather large new Basset Hound Doug and Bracken, Peter and Holly's new and very handsome dog.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Cokin P007 filter for Infrared Photography

I have been playing around with a p007 deep red filter to give an infrared -type image. My first attempts were a failure as light could get into the lens round the side of the Cokin filter holder, so I glued the round Cokin P007 filter to an adaptor ring of the right size for my Fuji lens and today trialled this. This has worked well and I now get an image with some of the characteristics of an infrared sensor at least if converted to monochrome. Images 4, 5 and 7 are without the filter.  Generally they seemed to work best with a slight toning. It will be a useful addition to the 'travel' camera bag when carrying my heavy Canon converted infrared camera is not appropriate.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Sunset and Christmas Baubles

Very impressive sunset this evening, photographed at Wyevale Garden Centre Huntingdon together with a range of baubles and fibre optic animals.

Ann Miles Photography - My Favourite Images of the Past10 years or so