|Malinka, at home.|
The workers of the LG factory in Biskupice Podgórne get such views every day (weather dependent, of course). There's a long alley lined with trees, a long forgotten road running parallel to the factory front, and that alley was where I and my son chose to walk. It's the one you can see here. So we walked the whole length of this old road and stood there and gazed and then walked back to the car. A very nice evening indeed.
|The Arts Tower and Western Bank Library, Sheffield University|
|Members of the St Marie's Primary school's Theatre Club wait in excitement |
for the curtain to rise during club's performance of 'Robin and the
Sherwood Hoodies' in the Montgomery Theatre in Sheffield.
1/200 s at F/3.5, ISO 100, focal length: 50mm, Camera set to manual, external speedlight controlled with built-in transmitter. Speedlight diffuser made from a white plastic carrier bag :)
I have no idea how they do it (by they I mean professional photographers who do portrait passport photographs) but we almost ended up in tears, both. Currently required biometric photograph is an almost impossible task, when your client is six and cannot sit still for more than 2 seconds. Trying to focus, while manually straightening her head, while keeping the hair from the face, while begging to change that silly smile to something more conventional...
Frankly, every other picture from this shoot would make an excellent poster for an anti-child-abuse campaign.
|Peakshole Water, Castleton, Deryshire|
This is by far my favourite bit of Castleton. Peakshole Water flows out of the Peak Cavern, 100 meters upstream, where rope makers used the enormous cave entrance as a natural factory building.
The purpose of this trip was to visit Waterfall Swallet near Eyam, but this was more of a reccy this time. The weather was fantastic, as far as strolling was concerned, blue skies, crisp air, more of a October sunny day. Anyway, such light with stark shadows does not lend itself to photographing deep holes in the ground, and that is basically what Waterfall Swallet is. I'm sure it will make its way here. As for now some dark shadows creeping over Eyam stone houses.
|Ox Stones, Burbage Moor, Peak District|
It has been quite a while since I last managed to go out and watch the sunrise. And I have almost forgotten how positive an experience it is! Of course, it is so much easier to see the sunrise in winter than in the summer.
There was a bit of frost overnight and it made the short trek from the lay-by fairly easy. I have arrived c. 40 minutes before the actual sunrise, and before the actual sunrise is when the most interesting things happen, photographically speaking. The image above was taken at 6:58, roughly 20 minutes before sunrise. The following was taken 10 minutes after the sunrise. The difference in the colour of the ambient light is dramatic.
|First light on Ox Stones, Burbage Moor, Peak District|