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064: emerge

March 05, 2015 - A disproportionately time-consuming shot to make but pleased to finally seize the chance in this series to give my new s...
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062: rising star

March 03, 2015 - I'm pretty sure it was Gareth Brooks' "Lenser Orbs" that first inspired me to point my V24 light wand towards the camera...
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061: umm

March 02, 2015 - On reflection, I have no words to explain the thinking behind this image. Let's just write it off to the interesting dec...
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060: awaiting permission

March 01, 2015 - I don't shoot a lot of people images but each year I enjoy creating two sets of images for a local school's drama and mu...
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059: stepping out

February 28, 2015 - An icy puddle recently alerted me to a tear in my three-year old boots which had, til then, served me brilliantly. It's...
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057: go new places...

February 26, 2015 - ...see new things
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056: from small sparks

February 25, 2015 - First time out with the Sony A7s for some automotive lightpainting. I've been hugely impressed with the camera's perform...
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054: get out

February 23, 2015 - The windswept appearance of this few-seconds exposure should tell you why I didn't want to get too adventurous. Even the...
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053: gathering dust

February 22, 2015 - A metaphor for my Nikon gear since becoming a Sony A7s user. I always said the two features that I'd most miss if I mov...
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052: late home

February 21, 2015 - Multi-tasking's ok, right?
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051: pointing out Orion

February 20, 2015 - Using a meticulously positioned laser pointer to highlight our most dominant winter constellation. A contact showed me a...
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050: fifty

February 19, 2015 - A combination of light sources and techniques combined to illuminate a little-used lens. Loved this 50mm on my original...
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049: incomplete

February 18, 2015 - One of the staples of lightpainting is spinning a light on the end of a string or cable to create a sphere of light. Pla...
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047: comfort zone

February 15, 2015 - You meet some curious people when out at silly hours. I'm sure these three must have thought that of me just as I was th...
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046: outskirts

February 15, 2015 - A weird mist saw me experimenting at this small copse of trees, home to a few ducks on the outskirts of town. Overhead t...
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041: lifelines

February 10, 2015 - 'twas cold.
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040: primary forms

February 09, 2015 - It's unusual to get things right on the first attempt and this shot was no exception. From exposure level to subject ali...
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039: leading out of frame

February 08, 2015 - Potentially great vantage point looking out over Portsmouth. Ultimately, though, composition options were very limited a...
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038: avoid reverting to type

February 07, 2015 - Spirograph as per previously, but with evenly-timed flashing light rather than continuous. I was hoping for an image th...
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037: put the boot in

February 06, 2015 - More of a reflection on light in everyday life, this one, but that's ok 'cos we play by my rules here:) I'm not footbal...
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036: tree vee

February 05, 2015 - Intentional Camera Movement involves moving the camera during an exposure. In this case the camera was panned vertically...
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035: backbone

February 04, 2015 - I had my fingers crossed for the entire duration of this shot. In hoping to keep it simple, I'd allowed myself just one...
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034: these moonlit nights

February 03, 2015 - It's very easy to underestimate the illuminating effect of the moon. When it's within three or four days of full it can...
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033: trail blazing

February 02, 2015 - In a previous post I pondered about " focus bursts ". My thinking was in response to the zoom burst technique which chan...
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032: man on the run

February 01, 2015 - Artist's mannequin w/ added motion from a screen that wasn't quite big enough to silhouette both his head & feet:/
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031: the chosen

January 30, 2015 - The camera never lies yet all may not be what it seems.
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030: travellers

January 30, 2015 - A project I've had up my sleeve (or, more correctly, in my pocket) for a little while now. The loan of the Xperia Z3 Com...
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029: making a splash

January 29, 2015 - Having noticed that my LEGO photos were captured on a smartphone, Sony have kindly loaned me this Xperia Z3 Compact for...
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028: wintry showers

January 28, 2015 - It's a straightforward long exposure image I've posted here- just over a minute's exposure time at a low ISO and wide ap...
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027: harbour lights

January 27, 2015 - The striking yellow of the tower sits in such stark contrast to the cool blue of twilight. I love the effect of passing...
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026: unnatural beauty

January 26, 2015 - 15 miles outside the city. Its sounds long left behind but its visual footprint climbing high into the sky.
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025: stranger on the bus

January 25, 2015 - If I start by saying that the light trails passing from left to right are of a departing police car after its second vis...
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024: be free

January 24, 2015 - Let's play today's post a little differently. This is the JPG straight from the camera*- what do you want to know about...
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023: absence

January 23, 2015 - To be fair, it's the controlled absence of light here that lets me consider the shot for my "Light" series. Mrs Whyte de...
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022: winning the star wars

January 23, 2015 - If you're just getting in to astrophotography you might have heard about the stacking technique for startrails. You migh...
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021: whitelink

January 22, 2015 - Best. Viewed. B.I.G. My planned shot nearby didn't work out- shit happens- yet I'd been pretty confident it would, so h...
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020: unplugged

January 20, 2015 - Bought this LED on a whim to see if I could power it with batteries. Seem to have gone one step further and generated wi...
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019: hazy huts

January 19, 2015 - The clock passed midnight whilst I was out. Posting a second shot from the same excursion means I can make a Monday post...
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018: per nocte

January 18, 2015 - In the first instance it can take a lot to rouse oneself from the sofa when the weather reports are for the coldest nigh...
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017: interwoven

January 17, 2015 - Next stop: get rid of the central vacant space.
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016: above the altar

January 16, 2015 - Sometimes you spot something on the way home that means the shot you've already made gets put to the back of the queue....
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015: stars of the future*

January 15, 2015 - I've said it before, I'm a locations shooter more than anything else. Particularly for astro I never shoot straight into...
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014: nailed it

January 14, 2015 - It's blowing a gale and the rain's lashing down. I'm not hugely deterred by bad weather when needs must but tonight, nee...
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013: strike one

January 13, 2015 - It took just a few minutes for this storm to roll in last night. I was out shooting something else at the time but can't...
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012: hanging on

January 12, 2015 - Monday again. Another dash home from football to shoot the day's image in a short space of time. Thankfully there's a hi...
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011: starring role

January 11, 2015 - Lightpainting's all about control but there's times when standard tools and techniques don't offer enough. For this effe...
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010: small scale

January 10, 2015 - It took me a long time to realise it but I'm a locations guy more than anything else. I much prefer being outdoors to in...
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009: exploring

January 09, 2015 - Rummaging through my man drawer recently I discovered all my old mobile phones back to my 2001-vintage SonyEricsson T68i...
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008: flexibility is key

January 08, 2015 - It took just 12 minutes for the clear sky to cloud over. To be fair, the forecast was for cloud anyway but I'd happened...
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007: creative expression

January 07, 2015 - ...because I can't imagine being slain for creative expression.
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006: momentum

January 06, 2015 - Circles. Popular amongst lightpainters on account of being straightforward to produce with minimal equipment. For the u...
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005: back in the game

January 05, 2015 - A return to my weekly, non-serious game of few-a-side football after the Christmas break. If ever a Monday post is late,...
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004: why not?

January 04, 2015 - Today's the last day in the near future where I've got a zoom lens for my Sony A7s- the marvellous Zeiss Sonnar 16-35....
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003: travelling light

January 03, 2015 - It was a shot like this that first got me hooked on long exposures. I'm fascinated by the inverted reality- the way the...
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002: a light touch

January 02, 2015 - Dan got some LED gloves for Christmas so, along with his dad, we met up to give them a whirl for lightpainting. With th...
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