My first panorama from the Calella Viaduct.
“This is La Familia” Calella 2015
Taken on the last Sunday of the festival using 20sec exposures at F18 to truly capture the glow and movement of the rides as they lit up the night.
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?
Recently a billboard has been removed from the side of a property in on Maidstone road Rochester. When it was taken down there appeared to be posters from the 1950s behind it but sadly they were torn straight off the wall by the workmen. What looks like layers upon layers of posters I managed to get one shot of what was left. Persil. I’ve googled Persil adverts and although I could not find the exact match there advertising campaigns followed a theme that changed with the times making it very easy to find the decade. Wish I’d had the chances to separate and photograph them.
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.
Taken whilst hanging the camera out of the car window as we left London. Its funny I was not expecting a delightful smile or someone cycling backwards through bus stop crowds with the least of effort. Slick.
Coming soon I will be posting a nice big blog explaining why I have been so enthusiastic about using this wonderful lens of late and why every photographer should have one in thier arsenal.
Watch this space…….