The days are getting longer so I am able to take my camera with me on my early morning walks. So its sunrises and wildlife and a beautiful crescent moon.
Guardian February Assignment - Reflections
Well the six images I submitted to this assignment (see last posting) have been reviewed by the paper and can now be seen on their web site http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2012/feb/17/photography go and have a look. You will also find them on my Flickr site http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeinbuchan
where I have already done the heavy crop that the Guardian have suggested on 'Porthole'
My photograph 'Runner' came sixth in the FPS print competition on Thursday, so I must be doing something right but have got a long way to go.
Signs of Spring
Here are a few images taken over the last couple of week that show that spring is on its way although the next posting will probably have lots of snow photographs
Black and White Film
Many of the members of the Fraserburgh Photographic Society have a long history of useing film and shooting in Black and White. I have not. But for the past few weeks I have been giving it a go. (see blog for 15th January). Well I have got the results. There are a few decent images and plenty of lets say 'not so good' ones. I couldn't get enough of the good ones to put together a set of six that addressed the Guardian theme 'Insiration and Achievement' What I have done is give it a go and posted them on my Flickr site so click here to see the results.
Here are some more of the images
The Next Assignment
The February Guardian assignment is reflections. Friday was a beautiful day. Sunny and still just the weather for reflections. Here are some of the images I took. I haven't decided which to submit.
Thursday's meeting was the competition 4 night. Stanley Partridge swept the board with First, Second and Third places. Images can be seen by clicking here. I learnt a few more things. One is to have a focus in the photograph. My submission 'The Old Railway Line lacks a focus
However I could have stood there all day, and missed the good light, waiting for someone or something to come into the scene. I was not the only one with that problem. It was suggested that we go around with a blow up sheep for such occasions.
My second leason was to get images in sharp
I'm Mike, I am the (Self appointed!) web master for Fraserburgh Photographic Society (FPS). I started taking photography seriously a couple of years ago and joined Fraserburgh Photographic Society