2012 was a bit of a slow year for my photography with other things going on in my life. However, I did manage to get out a few times over the year, and I would like to share 12 photos I have taken that I sort of like more than others.
The Infinity Bridge has been around for a good while now, but its taken me until now to photograph it. Ideally I would like to be there when the water is completely still so I can get “That Perfect Reflection”. Who knows, I might get it this year!
A friend of mine let me pop round to his house on Halloween Night to photograph himself and the kids. Earlier on in the year, I attended a Portrait with Flash workshop run by Going Digital. For this photo I used flash and a shoot through umbrella – final processing was done using Photoshop.
This is a classic shot from the Lake District, and I have been trying to find one of the many piers around there to recreate it. Its not as good as the famous Pier Shot from the lake, but I am more than happy with it. Am going to revisit the lakes more this year to try again.
From Landscapes to Insects. In 2012 I started a learning curve of macro photography. A lot of photos didn’t turn out because of either camera shake, I wasn’t quick enough, or wrong place wrong time sort of thing. Macro is another avenue of my photography I am going to concentrate on in 2013.
I’ve been to Seahouses in Northumberland quite a few times, but last year was the first time to get on a boat to visit the Inner Farne Island. The trip was time limited, but I wish I could have spent all day there. This is another classic shot from the area, and I am so pleased to have bagged this shot (among many, many others).
Taken very early one cold February morning last year, this was a “grab-shot” of the sun just coming over the distant crag at Castlerigg Stone Circle. I’ve been back there a few times since, but never managed to capture a similar scene.
North Yorkshire has a great steam railway which runs from Pickering to Whitby, travelling through Heartbeat Country (a great series on TV set in the 60’s). I’ve only travelled this route once a good few years ago and am determined to do it again having moved into DSLR territory.
Kelly, a work colleague, asked me to photograph her wedding – it was a great, but long day, and I got a lot of great photos. I chose this image to show you because I just love the way the black & white conversion has worked.
Redcar Gare, known to locals as Paddy’s Hole in Redcar, Teesside, is a favourite haunt of mine. There is still plenty to explore around there, so I will be there again and again this coming year. It was the colours in the sky that made me go for this HDR photo.
This photo was taken on a workshop with Going Digital for Portraits with Flash. This young lady (Bo) was part of the class, and with my flash gun off camera I bounced the light to get this intriguing shot. The black & white version works far better than the colour.
I took this photo practising my newly acquired flash skills. I exposed for the sky, then with the flash just to the right of the boot (mounted on a stand) took the shot. Some processing was done in Photoshop, but I tried to keep it very minimal.
For my final photo, I just had to show one of my ‘Multiplicity’ images. This one was done back in February 2012, and it was a very cold day. Going to be doing more of these this year, so will post when they are done.