My shots of the awful thick smoke choking up the area. Hope no one has been hurt by this.
Roll up roll up!
Front row seats this year as the circus came to town.
Brilliant night! Here are the highlights.
Once again another fantastic event at Chatham Dockyard. Salute to the 40s 2014.
Series of interviews where we ask creative people about music, how it has shaped their lives and how it inspires and moves them.
After months of days falling through from bad weather I finally got around to some High-speed photography under probably the best skies this year so far.
Mr Rose is a Flatlander and this is my first time actually seeing this style of BMX riding with my own eyes. The shear technical aspect of the gyroscopic nature of what flatland BMX can do truly makes it a unique genre and I cannot deny I was very impressed.
What was the first BMX you ever owned? was it a particular style?
How big is music a part of your riding?
Pick 3 songs that would make the soundtrack to the moment if?
Only you and your bike were between Godzilla and a city from being destroyed?
You are raging from the 4th puncture in one day.
You just found out your van was a transformer (flying is optional)
Any final words and shout outs?
Way back when I got my first SLR my dad told me I should get a 50mm lens and that despite it being a fixed prime lens it had some beneficial advantages over my regular 17-85mm variable lens. Born in the age of these amazing variable lenses I bought the 50mm and kept it pretty much as a quirky souvenir on my shelf never giving it the proper time and place as it made no sense to ever use it. Until now.
Limitations are still limitless limits!
But surely no zoom will rob me of a good shot?
The 50mm Project.
PART 1: Street Photography
Patterns of products lined or stacked as many a character passes them by. You have to be really on your feet to get that good shot and sometimes that really good shot finds you as someone smiles and poses against the background of the masses.
Here one can move about to zoom as much as they wish as the traffic of buyers carry you along the aisles of stalls.
My camera settings for the shoot were mainly ISO 400 Aperture priority f1.8 Camera Raw monochrome. I tried to get near and far shots to get an idea of what Bokeh I could create and found myself really enjoying the possibilities.
Rochester once again hosted its ever growing festival The Sweeps. With more stages for busking this year there was a broader variety for everyone to see and participate in. The Bruncles were playing and many a Morris man and woman were out in mass amongst a crowd in its thousands. The images within this post are part of a larger project to be revealed soon regarding the art of using a fixed 50mm lens and why it is still is one of the most essential lenses you could ever own and one of the cheapest. Enjoy.