Band shoot with indie/rock band "Igloo"

So I spent last Saturday with a new indie/rock band from Brighton, Igloo, to shoot some promo shots for their website, flyers, demo's etc.

The ideas for the shots were left open, they wanted to include some long exposure work, so that was fun, and Brighton is such a great location for just walking and shooting, they're a nice bunch of guys and I wish them good luck in the future.

Here's a gallery of what we made, if you want to find out more about Igloo you can link them at the bottom of this page.

The new FUGIFILM X100S

Well I’ve been promising myself the X100 as my “take anywhere camera" for some time, so you can imagine my delight that dear old Fugi have decided to bring out the X100S.

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Not only is it the coolest looking retro point & shoot I’ve seen in a long time, it is also a serious bit of kit.

Twice the shooting speed 10fps as opposed to 5fps, and shutter lag down to 0.01secs.

Higher resolution 16MP instead of 11MP.

ISO upt to 25,600 from 12,800.

Longer battery life.

Video quality 1080 (60fps) against 720p (24fps).

The X100S has the CMOS11 sensor, the same as in the XPRO1 and improved auto focus (that was always a contentious point), making it the “worlds fastest” at 0.08secs!

With 70 improvements over the X100 I’m not going to list them all, I’ll just leave you the link here: FUGI X100S

It looks like the X100S is going to be available in the UK in March,  so I’m going to have to wait until then, lets hope it delivers what it promises when some of us get our paws on one.

Website Re-Vamped

Over the last few weeks I’ve completely revamped my website, apologies for the selfy on the “about me page”, it should now work on all platforms, pc, mac, ipad etc. I would be delighted if you could spare a moment to take a look at my efforts and let me know any glaring errors you find.
Any suggestions or constructive criticism would be most welcome.

Transient

Asteraceae

The great British weather appears to have reverted to what us limey’s have become accustom to as our summer.

So rather than jumping in the car and driving miles in the hope of capturing something fulfilling with the camera I decided to venture into the garden, grab a handful of flowers (which according to Google are Asteraceae), set up a single strobe and a dark backdrop, and shoot some still life.

I must say I’m pleased with what I got and can see this becoming the start of a series of flower studies, (too girlie?)

Balcombe Viaduct

 

I've been meaning to scout out this location for a while, so this afternoon I took a trip to Balcombe Viaduct.

This is by no means this end product, summer and featureless sky’s rarely make for an interesting LE shot, but I do believe this place has potential and shall be re-visiting when light and sky give me something a little more dynamic.

If you want to know more about this place here's the link for Balcombe Viaduct and to get there heres the Map Location.

 

Glyndebourne Windfarm

Another shot, different angle on the wind turbine up at Glynde in Sussex, UK.
No frills just a pleasant little mono photo, it's nice to find a turbine that has such easy access, most of them being fenced off , it's not like your going to chopped up by the blades in an Indiana Jones styli is it!
I did get some nice le shots with great cloud movrment, but a 2 minute exposure and the turbine fully working just looks like a stick in field, I'll be back when it's stationary.
(For an idea of scale there's two little people standing at the base if look carefully).

Two Mills Together But Separated By Over 270 Years

I took a trip out to Glynde in Sussex, UK this weekend to shoot Glyndebourne Opera’s Enercon wind turbine.

Commissioned on 3rd December 2011 and officially opened by no less than sir David Attenborough on January 20th 2012, at a height of 70M overall with a rotor diameter of 52M and tower some 44M high, it dwarfs the old mill remains in the same field.

Glyndebourne hopes this will deliver up to 90% of their annual electricity requirements thus reducing their carbon footprint, I just think it makes a good photo.

The structure in the foreground is the centre post of the old Ringmer windmill that stood here in Mill Plain from 1740, it remained in working use until 1921. Four years later it collapsed with only the trestle timbers still standing until in 1964 when they to where blown down by a storm. In 1968 the centre post was re-erected.

For more info here’s a link:http://glyndebourne.com/our-wind-turbine-0

Outcrop

The second shot from my little trip to Bexhill on the weekend.

 

If you want to view the full size image it's posted in the "Water" gallery on the Portfolio page, here on the website.

Placed

Following on with my current obsession with rocks, water & sky's , I re-visited this location over the weekend and finally timed the tides right.
I've another shot from here that I'll post later - more rock's n water baby oh yeah!