Wex Monday: Week 16

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I was really blown away by the light at Holkham this week so my entry had t be from this set.
Winner this week are over on the Wex Blog. Third place was a dreamy still life by Matthew Laviers, the pastel tones in this image really caught my eye.

Wex Monday: Week 15

Week 15.
The week I missed because I was too ill to pick up a camera and take a picture.
The week I was so ill I forgot I had actually already taken a qualifying image that I could of entered.
*Le sigh*

Wex Mondays: Week 14

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I got my speedlight delivered this week in preparation for an upcoming workshop. This weeks entry is from a simple shoot I sent up with the aim of getting to grips with the controls/settings.
Winners this week are over on the Wex Leader Board. Third place really made me slime, a cheely little grouse shot by Nick Hanson.

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 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.