Wex Mondays: Week 13

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My Open Skies project is moving steadily forward and growing image by image. My time shooting at Blakeney was cut short by my dad’s boot falling apart. But I was really happy to get this shot, with the repeating pattern of walkers.
Winners are over on the Wex Leader Board. While the winning images this week were to a really high standard nothing really pleased me ascetically enough to choose my favourite.

Wex Monday: Week 12

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This shot was really fun to take. Even though the boys in it laughed at me when they walked past. I felt really intimidated but glad I stuck around to get this shot.
Winners this week are over on the Wex Blog. I am a big fan of Andrew Gray’s work so of course his entry, which placed third, is my favourite this week.  

Friday Adventures: 20th March Happisburgh & Norwich

So today I went to Happisburgh.
And I fell over.
I took both my digital and a film SLR. Wanting to work on my open skies project and to also shoot a bit of film.
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This was probably my favourite shot from the beach. I got some shots with my infra red filter but they turned out quite noisy since I had whacked up the ISO (due to forgetting my cable release).
On the way home I was passing the highest point over looking the city and there was a hazy glow in the sky. SO of course I pulled over and got out with my camera.
Yes I did get some funny looks owing to still being covered in mud.
But it was worth it.
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It was so worth it.
Follow me on Flickr to keep up to date with my Open Skies project.
See you all later I’m off to proggle all that mud out my tripod head X(

Wex Monday: Week 11

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This week I didn’t feel much like going out. So I decided to stay in and work on my Frozen Botanicals project.
This was my Favourite image from the set I took Sunday night so it was naturally my choice for this week’s Wex Monday.
For those who are interested here’s a brief breakdown on my process.
Friday night I prepared in advance. I had some pieces of foliage I have collected on my last trip to Thetford forest.
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All you need is a plastic tub, foliage and scissors if you need to trim them. Oh and some water and a freezer. The tub I used was about the size of a show box so would fit easily in the draw of most freezers. But if you have a chest freezer you can use a bugger tub!
Sunday night, once it was frozen, I popped it out of the tub and put it on the dining room table. On the table I had: waterproof tablecloth, light coloured towel and a old white sheet. For lighting I used a regular office floor lamp with a piece of grease proof paper to diffuse the light. I propped the ice block up so some light could flow through from behind.
The cat found it all incredibly exciting.
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Follow me on Flickr to keep up with the Frozen Botanicals project.
I didn’t place this week, check out the leader board over on the Wex Blog. Really loved Mark Witmore’s winning image this week. Impossibly cute smiling donkeys! XD

Wex Monday: Week 10

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So this shot was taken Sunday at Wells Next the Sea. You’ll notice my Sunday Outing post for this day was missing.
This is because I was a mess.
I took my tripod, but forgot the mount.
I got everything covered in silt.
I dropped my camera (only a few centimetres)
And I managed to jam my two filters into the same pouch (without noticing) and scratched them both, one badly.
This image forms part of my Open Skies series which I will be doing a post about when I have a few more images. You can keep up to date with my progress over on Flickr. 
I’ve now got a lovely shiny £20 voucher to spend at Wex Photographic. Which no doubt will go towards a new filter. Check me and the other winners out on the Wex Blog. I particularly liked 3rd place, won by @MushroomGodMat, this week. Check out the beautiful colours in his entry.

Wex Mondays: Week 9

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This week I took an abstract perspective shot. I like the exposure in this one. I took an awesome shot (with my DSLR that I had taken with my iPhone previously). But I chickened out on entering it as a security guard came and told me off for taking photos.

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But to be fair to myself I prefer the iPhone shot because of the focal length compression that resulted from using my DSLR. Had I had more time I would have switched focal lengths. Damn security!
@M1ke_A was this weeks winner with a stormy lighthouse scene. I really liked the 2nd place winner’s shot, Matthew Dartford (@MushroomGodMat) entered a brilliant, what shall be known forever know from this day forwards as, ‘seal-scape’.

Friday Adventures: 27th February in Norwich

Today’s Friday adventure was not all about it photography. I went shopping with my mum! 

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Mandatory selfie!!

As the old saying goes the best camera you have is the camera that is with you.
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So while today was not ALL about photography some photography was done! I got this shot in my local shopping mall. Pretty neat. Taken on my iPhone & edited with Snapseed 🙂
I also treated myself to this Man Ray book. I had a voucher for the store I bought it in, so ended up paying £15 -bargain! I’ve signed up to do a Portrait Workshop with The Nikon School in a few months time so I thought I should get a bit of research in!