Lobster pots


Lobster pots, originally uploaded by Cap’n Maj Bloodnok.

Seen in Port Isaac, Cornwall.

I like photographing textures: take the subject away from the image and just leave detail. Like here, I wanted to display the texture of the string and cracked plastic, rather than just produce a picture of lobster pots. I’ll often process “texture” pictures as black and white, but the little splashes of red and cyan persuaded me to keep it in colour.

Nikon D200 + Nikon 18-200 f3.5-5.6 VR@56mm; 1/250@f4.8, ISO400

Derelict warehouse


Derelict warehouse, originally uploaded by Cap’n Maj Bloodnok.

Spotted in Bradford-on-Avon, I liked this image for the texture and colours. I also like to incorporate a bit of biology into my urban pictures (where possible), hence the deliberate inclusion of the tree to help break up the slightly boring right-hand side.

Nikon D200 + 18-200 f3.5-5.6 VR @ 200mm; 1/400@f6.3, ISO 400

Clouds and beach

I managed to get several decent pictures from a recent trip to South-West England, so I thought I’d post them over the next few days.

This was taken in the late afternoon at Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset. After what had been a pretty nice day, the weather took a turn for the worse and we arrived to cold, wind and rain. Not perfect for a trip to the seaside, but it does at least make for a dramatic image.

Lying in wait

Time to resurrect this blog thing, I think.

Since I’m hoping to get on a photography course in September, I thought I’d post some of my favourite photos.

I came across this little chap in Frankfurt a few years ago. Apart from the great design of a functional object, I just liked the way it appears to be hiding in the entranceway, waiting to leap out on some unsuspecting passer-by. It’s interesting the way we so quickly anthropomorphise just about anything.

Nikon D70 + 18-70 f3.5-4.5 @65mm; 1/80 @f4.5, ISO 200