To Lensblr Network & to Doina for two very significant reblogs today. A big surge in little hearts & followers. I am honoured… a million thanks
SIGNIFICANT MOMENTS #8 - A POSTSCRIPT
Reflecting on “Reflections”…
This is the image that made me realise that landscape photography was what I wanted to do seriously as a photographer and was taken a couple of months after Steel Rigg. I think I’ve come a long way since I made it and I’m continually learning and developing my techniques both in making and processing my images.
I published this image earlier in the year but this is a complete reworking in the style of Ansel Adams and, instead of the usual square crop, a full 8x10 crop. I still love this picture even though on closer inspection it is not as sharp as I thought it was. It opened the landscape door for me…
Thanks once again for all your support for my work… it really is appreciated so very much.
Bonne lumière, mes amis!
Jen over at JENQUEST encountered a couple of armed police officers while taking a photo of the Houses of Parliament recently. There was an article in a recent edition of Amateur Photography magazine regarding our rights as photographers. Here’s what they say:
Despite what some overzealous security guards and police officers might tell you, or believe, there is NO law against photographers making their images in public. What this means for architectural photographers is that so long as you are in a PUBLIC SPACE your are entitled to take images of privately owned buildings.
Defining public space can be difficult but if you’re on a footpath, pavement (sidewalk) or road you can assume that you’re on public property. Look out for information about where you are i.e. signs stating you are in a private place, no trespassing, private property etc.
If you are challenged, be polite and cooperative but remember: the police cannot stop you making images in a public place, nor can they search you, seize your camera(s), or view your images UNLESS they have reasonable suspicion that you are involved in a criminal activity or that you’re a terrorist (s.43 Terrorism Act 2000 defines this). They can’t demand memory cards or delete images, or ask you to delete them, WITHOUT a COURT ORDER.
Security guards have NO power to stop & search you, & if they threaten you they COULD be committing an offence of assault. The same rules also apply to security staff as to police: they can’t seize your camera, ask to see your images, delete them or ask you to. Only if you’re on private property can they use reasonable force to remove you, but they CANNOT impound or tamper with equipment or delete or demand images be deleted.
There are some exceptions for commercial photography, including the following London sites: Trafalgar Square & Parliament Square, some Royal Parks, and “sensitive” Government buildings, including Ministry of Defence ones. And remember that if there are railings between the building and the pavement it will generally indicate that the building is private.
I hope that this is helpful to UK residents and to those who may be considering trips as tourists to the UK.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THIS IS APPLICABLE ONLY TO THE UK AND THE LAWS IN OTHER COUNTRIES MAY BE DIFFERENT
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REBLOG FOR THE GENERAL USE OF OTHERS HERE ON TUMBLR
PS - it’s a good photo, too, so go take a look at it!
Incredible as it may seem I have just sneaked past 4,000 followers! Thank you everyone and a BIG WELCOME to all the new folks - I hope you continue to like my work.
Stuff from France and a couple of visits to Liverpool will start filtering through from tomorrow.
Back home… almost. Nice trip, mixed weather, which meant there to be some restriction on image making. However, there are one or two images I’m very pleased with. Expect some postings next week!
I’m home & the posting has started!
I invested a few pence is a new iPhone app called Koloid. It’s a monochrome app that gives you some control over the processing BEFORE you see the finished result. It aims to replicate the wet plate collodian process and makes a pretty reasonable job of it.
Once your image is taken on what looks like a large format camera screen, you can set the amount of “developer” you want to use. Once selected simply shake the iPhone, which brings you to the develop field. From here you tilt the iPhone to move the “developer” around the image. Holding the “developer” or continually moving it over the same spot makes this part of the image darker.
Once processed you can add a title to the image and, uniquely, add a signature. There are options to upload to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram and, of course, Tumblr. There’s also an e-mail or SMS function.
This photo is one of my early attempts using the app and I have to say it’s not half bad! I like the interaction and the random effect the “developer” creates. It takes a little effort to get exactly what you want and that’s a big part of its charm. It’s a well thought out little app & I’m sure that the creative folk here on Tumblr will get pleasure from using it. Cons? Can’t see anything wrong with it at all.
It’s available from Apple’s App Store for 69p (UK) or $0.99 (US).
The Return of the Empty Chair Series…
More gallery visits and more empty chairs.
This one is in the Victoria Gallery & Museum in Liverpool. It’s a classier chair than most galleries have and I was rather taken by the teapot cushion. which has an almost 3D effect.
For more empty chairs click the tag #The Empty Chair series