Sunday, 31 May 2015

This Blog has Moved

Due to issues with Windows Live Writer being unable to post to blogger and after trying to use the blogger site to write a post which made my pictures look terrible I have made the decision to start anew over at wordpress.

Please come along and check out sharoncollinsphotography{skcphotos}.

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Just Stuff

A long time no blog. Actually started this post two days ago at which time I discovered I can no longer use Windows Live Writer to publish posts on blogger. Which has been really frustrating as I tried to write the post on blogger itself and had no ends up problems. I thought I would try again and see if I can get this post up and running today. I am considering a complete blog redesign and moving to wordpress. SIGH!! I have been working on that for a couple of days as well and getting no where in a hurry with that either so here I am back to this post. I truly dislike writing this on blogger itself. What a pain!!

I have been out shooting on a weekly basis and sharing on both flickr and 500px, just not found the time to blog. While sorting through my shots so far this year I found a LOT Of images that were just random shots of stuff I would come across. Decided it was time to get something posted here on my blog.

Here is just random shots of stuff I have found while out and about:


Left: A light above a church entry. The cross caught my eye. Right: The first thing I noticed here was the shadow. Tried several angles to get a shot I was happy with.


I love doors. Old doors, new doors any kind of doors. Here we have a detail shot of how doors can age. Rusting hinge, flaking and cracked peeling paint. A great textural shot.

Left: What drew me to the street light was how the sun was lighting it up. Right: These two statues were set in concrete on a ledge on the side of a building. I do not know if they mean anything or not but they caught my eye.


Saturday, 9 May 2015

Just a post of some recent work

Hello bloggers!! Or to anyone who reads this these day which I don’t think is a lot of people. I didn’t get a chance to do a post last weekend. Kept meaning too just never got around to getting it done.

Some of the places I have been out too with my camera recently has been Bushy Park and Kew Gardens.

Walking Paths of Bushy Park

These were shot in Bushy Park, the woodland gardens were beautiful.

azalea

Pagoda Japanese Garden

The Pagoda and Japanese Garden at Kew Gardens

Green Leaves of Spring

Fresh spring green leaves

Lillacs Peaking Through

Lilacs and I am not sure what these little yellow flowers are but I used a tree to frame them for this shot.

Small Yellow Bloom HFF

The little yellow flower was shot some time ago. I just adore doors, entrances and then the fence too adds to this shot.

 

I am posting on a regular basis to flickr and 500px with occasional shares on google+.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Old Photos-New Love or Its the Cats Meow

Last week I read a blog post, can’t recall what blog etc, but I remember it was about processing techniques and how they have changed from years ago. In the blog post a photographer re-processed an old photo. I thought hmm, I like that idea. So I have been scouring my images for some long forgotten photos.

I found these images I took of my Sister’s cats. Now these cats have since departed this world. I went with black and white for these as I preferred that to the colour version. These were taken not long after getting my first Nikon, which was a D50. I have since learned a LOT about photography and processing techniques.

 

Cat2

Cat1

Cat3

.Cat4

Cat5

 

I will keep digging through my archives and trying this again with some long forgotten images.