Some photos from Squid’s Ink jetty in Belmont last night. It was a really beautiful, vibrant sunset and the dusk seemed to last for a long time afterwards as well, with the lovely hues intermingling with the clouds.
The clouds were moving quite quickly so I tried a couple of quite long exposures (over three minutes each) at the end to try and capture some movement in the scene. I like how they turned out, I think they’re some of my favourite photos of the year so far.
I had a photoshoot scheduled in Swansea yesterday afternoon but it was cancelled at the last minute. Unfortunately I was already in Swansea when I got the call so rather than just go back home I decided to shoot the sunset instead.
Originally I was going to go on to Caves Beach for the sunset but on the way I found the remains of this little pier hidden behind some houses. I loved the decay and texture and some silly litterbug had even left a bike in the water too.
I spent all of golden hour in that spot and it was a lot of fun. Ironically I used to go to Swansea quite often while we lived at Caves Beach but I’d never shot here before. I guess it shows how sometimes you need to look at somewhere with new eyes to really see it.
Beautiful sunset over the lake at Belmont yesterday evening. There were some very interesting cloud formations and at one stage a plane went across as well, leaving a trail in its wake. It was a lovely sunset.
I decided to shoot a couple of panoramas to capture a bit of a different, wider perspective. Panoramas can be quite tricky to stitch with water but these ones came out well and they work well with the other shots.
Beautiful foggy morning in Kotara a few days ago. I was on the train as the fog rolled in and jumped off at the next stop at Kotara to take a few shots. I like how they came out. They have a bit of a filmic look to them, particularly in black and white.
The photography group I run went for a photowalk along Honeysuckle Drive in Newcastle last weekend. It’s one of my very favourite parts of Newcastle, with so much character and fantastic views, and the walk was a lot of fun.
I did the walk as a photo challenge as well. My challenge was to use a 50mm lens which isn’t my favourite focal length for this kind of a shoot – I love a 50mm for portraits but I prefer something a bit wider like a 35mm for street and environmental photography. So it was definitely a challenge but I like how the photos came out overall.
I did both colour and black & white edits as I enjoyed the contrast between them and I wanted to do something a bit different with editing as well. I hope you like them.
The sun Sets fire to the sky Like a dragon Scorching the horizon
The setting sun as seen from Stockton. Most of the sunset wasn’t that special but the sky turned a lovely orange for a few moments just before it started to disappear. I was lucky enough to get this shot just as it did.
Life is like An avocado: Sometimes it is bitter, Sometimes sweet
An avocado shot up close with extension tubes and a 50mm lens. I like the texture of avocados, I’ve often thought they’d be interesting to shoot up close. I shot them wide-open for a bit of a dreamy look as well.