Thursday, 4 April 2013

Black and White or Colour?

Getting to grips with Black and White. Here is a view from below Parlick Fell, SW of the summit. Today, my Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 upgrade arrived and in converting the image to monochrome, I applied a blue filter. I am pleased with the result but am not sure which I prefer. What do you think? Click on an image and then again for a really close up view.

Monday, 1 April 2013

A Grand Day Out

Here are a few of the photographs I took of a recent visit to Crosby beach. My aim was to capture a few images of the Anthony Gormley installation 'Another Place'. It consists of 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread across along three kilometres of the foreshore, extending almost one kilometre out to sea.

The figures - each weighing 650 kilos - are made from casts of the artist's body. The work is seen as a poetic response to sentiments associated with emigration - sadness at leaving, but the hope of a new future in another place.

More on the installation can be found HERE and HERE.

A Ron Davies Photo video shows what can be achieved through capturing the different seasons, light and varying weather condition. Marvellous stuff, Ron!