Thursday, 24 November 2011
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
Thursday, 10 November 2011
Sunday, 6 November 2011
I did a little filming in some fog. Honestly not as daft as it seems. The sun coloured the sky through the mist half an hour before dusk. Very atmospheric. By the time I hurried back to get my kit and returned again I'd lost some of that light. I did the best I could anyway. Fog falls in the same category as snow in my opinion when it comes down to great photographic weather.
Wednesday, 2 November 2011
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Friday, 24 June 2011
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Assignments flowed in fast after we had returned and everyone was feeling the pressure by the end of it. I have been presenting, recording, writing, filming and editing my way through this past month nonstop. One of those times when it feels like there's never enough hours in a day, until now at least. All my assignments are finished, done and dusted, another year over. The change in tempo from 70mph sleep is for wimps now finish this assignment speed suddenly breaking into a 5mph amble you have no assignments left is a little strange. But now I am a man with time on my hands, what to do...what to do? I'll find something...
Drigg dunes, West Cumbrian coast, a fall on your feet film location.
As part of a final media assignment we were given the brief to create a 10minute documentary. With the idea of coastal sites in mind I first found myself at North Walney as the South end was not served by public transport. A good day for Wind surfers it seemed with so many out on the waves it was beginning to look like a kite festival out there. The site was perfect to illustrate my film ideas. Skylark, stone chat, meadow pipits and a great view of a male linnet showing off its crimson chest. Two family's of Canada geese both with six or so goslings in formation also provided welcome film subjects.
Drigg dunes however was the star location. Kept fairly undisturbed by its remoteness well for England in any case, its sands and habitats were much more defined and cinematic shall we say. Northern dune tiger beetle populations looked to be very good over all the sandy areas of the site. I also found better areas of flowering plants that attracted various species of blues butterfly's. The site supported better numbers of skylark with their song filling the air regularly. I can see this site growing on me as it's such a fine location.
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
Thursday, 17 March 2011
My favourite image of them all (above) I really like the simplicity and catch light in the eyes.
Monday, 7 March 2011
All taken with a 35mm lens. I used a mixture of f3.2 for very shallow depths of field and f8 in the cases where I wanted to imply more form to the background. Being able to come away from a shoot with many different types of shot as a kind of portfolio is very useful and I think considering I just stopped to take some picture I'm quite happy with what I came away with.