Shadow self portrait


I don’t normally explain the background to my photos as some of it rather obvious and to be honest if you have to explain everything then the image has not conveyed its message to the viewer.
Getting ready to knock off some ironing in the spare bedroom this morning. The light from the window was casting the white rectangle behind me, so I started to play.

Going to sleep

29th August London, for some the autumn period has begun.

Recently I have been listening to some Max Richter music in particular “Sleep” the Path 5 (delta) track is a quite an enchanting.
Coming back from a quick shopping trip, as I approached our flat I could see next doors vine like plant leaves starting to decay. This got me thinking it’s the 29th of August and autumn is around the corner, for some the process has already begun. The three fellows above have done their duty.
Link to the Max Richter track on YouTube.

Flower power

Olympus OMD EM1X and 12/100 f 4 lens.
Olympus OMD EM1X and 12/100 f4.
Handheld photo stacked image.

As you can see from the above images there is a significant difference in the amount of fall off / area in focus. This is one of the amazing attributes of the EM1X camera. In part it’s down to the incredible image stabilisation built into the camera and the 12/100 f4 lens, plus the focus bracketing / stacking capabilities of the camera. Personally I like both one is soft and slightly dreamy the other is more matter of fact.

4 Photos on en route to the post office early morning 24th August

I had a package to collet from the post office, as the light this morning was very favourable I popped the Nikon Z6 in my bag and off I trotted. Savouring the stillness of the early morning light.

There is a slightly mad secondhand book shop filled to the rafters.
These ones are outside 50p each, put the money through the letter box.
Fresh green paint work on the outside of a church.
Eastbourne Town Hall.
I don’t know this property‚Äôs name but I call it the Blue House.
It has recently been refurbished and is looking quite splendid.
I like the smoothness of the rendered blue areas compared to the inlaid stones.

Underground sign

One of the iconic symbols of London enticing you or not, to enter the labyrinth.
Hyde Park Corner Tube Station.
Nikon Z6 & 50mm f1.8. Taken in the early hours before the city wakes up.

A couple of shots of the coast

Walking on the sea front this morning after dropping the car off for some repairs. I took these two photos.

Sunlight striking these new beach huts with moody clouds above.
As I looked out to sea after taking the above photo.
On the horizon, you can see the elements at play. Sun on the left and rain on the right.
That sums up the weather in August in England -Variable –