Posted by Alan on May 8, 2011
Paris gave me many opportunities to practice panning shots and surely a nation with a reputation for fashion should produce plenty of ‘cycle chic’?
This guy is ‘ghosting’ through the roundabout at République.
I think there’s still more work on the composition required, probably to fill more of the frame with the cyclist and put their head on the third line to the right. Anything thoughts from either the photography nerds or cyclists?
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Posted by Alan on October 14, 2010
Hidden away in a service tunnel.
Unless you need to throw something away of course.
Then anything goes.
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Posted by Alan on September 20, 2010
Having a play with the camera from time to time, though I still have rather a lot to learn.
This is inside ‘the Dolphin’ at Cromer, with the Cromer Pier behind Ruth. It was rather a grey day so I went with the monochrome to totally blank off the sky and really extol the bland weather.
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Posted by Alan on May 3, 2010
This early May bank holiday saw Simon, Emo and I take a trip down to Arundel castle, about 4 miles north of Littlehampton on the south coast. Arundel castle is actually two castles – the stately home built in Victorian times (when castles were all the rage) and the actual castle a mott/bailey fortrification surviving (with modifications) through the civil war to this day.
I'm not sure that turret could actually hold a cannon worth using...
The place reeks of power and status. There are many grand rooms full of large paintings of the Dukes of Norfolk, who still retain this as their home today. No pictures allowed inside of course – I don’t mind that since I can imagine how much flash might damage fragile paintings and also revenue from the tours must go some way to keeping the place…
The real castle
As well as the paintings, stuffed animals and trappings of gentry, the grounds includes some well kept gardens and the Fitzalan chappel. The chappel is unusual as it is actually two churches stuck together – a Catholic side and a protestant/Anglican side but neither connected bar a single door in the main area of the chappel. In fact, the Anglican side is outside of the grounds!
Looking towards the protestants
Photography was allowed in the chappel so I got to have a bit of play with the EOS…
Winging it for the angels
Praying for the next life
Next up were the gardens – unfortunately a day for frequent heavy showers meant that most of the flowers had closed up, but there was plenty of colour available to enjoy.
A splash of colour
We probably spend 4½ hours all told wandering around – very enjoyable.
Next up – the pub and eventually Sussex pub crawl… to be continued.
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