Posted in Outdoors
Tagged countryside, countryside walk, Derbyshire, Higga Tor, outdoors, Peak District, Peak District National Park, photography, snow, Stanage Edge, UK, walk, winter, winter sun, winter walk
When out and about doing a bit of Urban Exploration you should always make sure you wear appropriate clothing…
Posted in Ideas, Urban Decay
Tagged cross dressing, dark, drag, flash photography, funny, humour, man in drag, night, nighttime, photography, silly, tutu, urban exploration, UrbEx, wig
It’s a cold night, not many people about. With your scarf around your neck and hood up your protected from the cold of the night. You walk along the path above the sea front and plan to wander down to the sea and enjoy the clear winter sky along with the peace and quiet.
You see someone sitting on a bench, maybe out to enjoy the quiet and the clear night. You glance across as you pass. You say “Good evening!”
He replies in a soft voice with his head down “Yes it is, cold, but a lovely starry night.”
“It is indeed” you say as you carry on walking past.
As you keep walking you get that feeling, that one where you think someone is following you. You glance behind and see that guy is now walking at a distance behind you. You smile as you think to yourself that he must be cold after sitting there for a while.
You’re now at the steps down to the sea. The tide is mostly in but you want to go down anyway, it’ll get you away from the street lights so you sit and enjoy the night sky.
You walk down the steps to the sea. Something makes you glance back. He’s there!
In that quick glance and brief exchange you never noticed the knife casually held in his right hand…
As you looked back earlier you again failed to see the knife in his hand…
But now! In the silhouette the knife is clear.
In that first moment as he takes a step towards you, you’re trapped!
Posted in Ideas, Low Light, Monochrome
Tagged black and white, concept photography, fright, horror, light, low light photography, monochrome photography, nighttime, photography, shadow, sinister, street light
This photo was taken on the same night as my last post, which was looking towards Hythe. This is just a short distance to the west of Hythe on the south coast in Kent. The steps take you down to the beach but the tide had been in so i didn’t make it all the way down. The view is towards France across the English Channel, so yes, that’s light pollution and not the remains of a sunset.
This is a 30 second exposure and i lit the walls with a small torch. It also added some light to the sea which i think works nicely.
The line in the sky is from an aeroplane. I thought about removing it but i actually quite like it. Besides, it shows what’s in the sky and what we capture in photos.
December 15, 2014
Tagged English Channel, France, Kent, light painting, low light photography, nighttime, nighttime photography, photography, sea, UK, water
On a recent trip down to Kent to visit friends i popped over the road to to the sea for a few nighttime photos. As the tide was quite a long way in i couldn’t get to the beach so went down the steps far enough to get away from the street lights. The camera was on a tripod that was delicately placed onto a sloping wall and one of the large rocks.
Click the photo to view it full size.
December 13, 2014
Tagged coast, coastline, dark, English Channel, Hythe, Kent, light polution, low light photography, night sky, nighttime photography, photography, sea, sea defence, stars, street lights
Whilst away with friends I decided to have a bit of a play with the Photosphere app. It helps you take a full sphere of photos and stitches them together. I’ve seen the results posted on Google+ before and you either view as one large image, or scroll around it as if you were the photographer taking it.
I didn’t take the full sphere, just the part I was interested in. Within the app you scroll around it, but in the camera roll of my phone it creates a square image with distortion. I thought this was quite an interesting effect so decided to post it.
It was taken at Brockhill Country Park in Kent.
During my holiday in July i stopped off at campsite on the edge of Glastonbury so i could have a day out with a friend who lives in nearby Wells. After a great day out we took a wander around Wells and i had to grab this photo looking back at the Cathedral. I don’t remember ever seeing a photo from this view before, but i thought it was rather lovely.
Posted in Buildings
Tagged blue sky, building, church, photography, reflection, Somerset, summer, trees, UK, wall, water, Wells Cathedral