Monthly Archives: September 2009

The above scene is just a row of houses leading to the harbour using the 70-300 to compress the scale. Same again with these pots that were pointed out to me. “What would you do with those in a photograph” was the question? Again, 300mm lens and compress the distance between them and saturate the…

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I almost love this picture, but I’m afraid it falls short. Compositionally, the woman walking her dog is in the wrong spot. If I had pressed the shutter when she was nearer to the left and filling the empty space this would have been a stronger picture. It’s good to reflect on these things and…

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The best magic in photography seems so often to come from the unexpected. After watching the magnificent end-of-festival fireworks from Edinburgh’s Calton Hill, the folly suddenly struck me as looking fantastic (in the literal sense of the word) and so I quickly retrieved the beloved 40D and had a go. My “standard” 17-85 IS was…

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I had a lovely day in Crail today with a friend, taking photographs and eating cakes naturally. The sky was only just south of crap for photography, and so I resorted to the sensible photographer’s trick of totally excluding the sky from my shots. A telephoto zoom, in this case my 70-300 is ideal for…

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  • Good for you. I’ve not taken a photo for weeks now because of the continuing lousy weather.

  • I love this shot, Matthew! The juxtaposition of reds, grays, and reddish browns is wonderful!

  • Jo

    What a wonderful shot of an interesting place. I love the jumble of angles, textures and colour, especially the deep turquoise in the window up high to the right which is echoed by the post in the foreground.

Raining again all day, so I went to Glasgow instead. This is the view from the roof of the Buchanan Galleries car park. They have surrounded the roof with a high screen so that you need to use “live view” and hold the camera above the screen. I haven’t seen a nice sunset here for…

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  • Nice shot. I can’t remember when there was a day that it didn’t rain at some point. Miserable.