hello to anybody wandering through my blog. i hope you enjoy what you see, :)). i've always loved taking photos, but i'm
quite new to this deeper side of photography. i invite all knowledge and criticisms with open arms and an open mind.
take it easy people.

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BOOM!! :))

WoW,:)), I can’t believe one of my water drop photos made it onto http://lensblr-network.tumblr.com/ ,:)). It makes for a very proud smile trying something new and receiving such highly esteemed recognition for your efforts. It must have been those gorgeous macro flares,:)). A big hello, big appreciation and big smiles to the beautiful Lensblr Crew, as well as to friends, new and old, and those yet discovered,:)).

Take it easy people, and enjoy. :))

Anyway, back to my water phase,:)).
Thank you to all for the input on my last two texts posts. Big smiles my friends,:)))
By the way, for anybody interested. What I’ve found doing these shots, is it’s not so much the shutter speed that’s important, but the use of a flash. Even at 1000th of a second, you can’t freeze it as sharp and clear as you can using a flash at 250th of a second. And low light, but not to dark, If it’s to dark you seem to get noise in the shot, even at 100 ISO. Though if there’s to much light you don’t get those great shadows in the ripples. And you can underexpose by a few stops to get your aperture open, but again, to much and you’ve got noise again. Oh yeah, and these are shot with a 50mm lens with a little cropping. If anybody is interested,:))

Anyway, back to my water phase,:)).

Thank you to all for the input on my last two texts posts. Big smiles my friends,:)))

By the way, for anybody interested. What I’ve found doing these shots, is it’s not so much the shutter speed that’s important, but the use of a flash. Even at 1000th of a second, you can’t freeze it as sharp and clear as you can using a flash at 250th of a second. And low light, but not to dark, If it’s to dark you seem to get noise in the shot, even at 100 ISO. Though if there’s to much light you don’t get those great shadows in the ripples. And you can underexpose by a few stops to get your aperture open, but again, to much and you’ve got noise again. Oh yeah, and these are shot with a 50mm lens with a little cropping. If anybody is interested,:))

HOLLY SH*T!!! F**KING PHOTO THIEVING A*SHOLES!!!

Firstly, excuse the language.

Secondly, thank you to the lovely http://va103.tumblr.com/ for pointing us the right direction about searching for our images. For all who haven’t yet, check out the post and get ready to be blown away. I’m sure a lot of people can remember the post I wrote quite a while ago about photo theft, and that was why I started watermarking my photos. So even though I knew it was going on, I was still blown away.

Anyway, I picked 20 random-ish photos, some very successful, some not so successful, and BAM!! seven of them appeared other places with a different url, some with my watermark, some with it cropped off. One of them was even on an Insurance in the workplace website!! Others on other photo site like we heart it, and again not my url. with one comment as an example was ‘I don’t know where I got this photo from, but I’ve always loved it’. ‘Always loved it’….the fucking photo is only three moths old!!!

But that’s my problem. The bigger picture is this. I’m a nobody, with dime a dozen photos. And let me say quickly, because I know how supportive you all are my friends, :)), that there’s no need to jump to my defense and say my photos aren’t dime a dozen. I mean it in the sense that anyone can go to the places I shoot, and anyone can put the finishes I put on photos as all I do is push a few sliders around, and use a few brushes, all in Lightroom. I’m almost embarrassed to admit how little I know about editing. So my point is, if my photos are being robbed, then I can’t imagine what’s happening with the work of all you talented people, and for the truly talented among us, well that just doesn’t bare thinking about.

So what do we do? Of course people can’t print our work and sell it as fine art prints with the quality we save our shots for the web, but they can sell them to magazines, or any other ‘screen based’ company, or whatever, can’t they? Do we trash our photos with dirty big watermarks across the middle of the shot? Or post in such crap quality that nobody will really be able to enjoy our art? Do we spend our lives running around, chasing people and backtracking the history of the photos like a bunch of private eyes to find the source of the original theft? I just don’t know. But one thing I do know, and that is that I’m F**king pissed off about the whole thing. Things that most of us wouldn’t dream of doing, other scum in the world do without even batting an eyelid at.

Well, I’m won’t babble on any longer, as I need time to ponder. So check out the post, search for your photos, and be prepared for a little bit of heartbreak.

Take it easy my friends, and much love from a big fan of all of you. :))

The stills :))

Hmmmm,:)). So, if the tumblr community is to be seen as an acid test of sorts for photography, and the results of said test seen as the note count that any given photo receives. Which I guess could be a safe analogy. Then by that reasoning it would be safe to say that with an average of 150 notes for a photo, and maybe 200 for a good one I may catch, then my stills series struggling to brake 100 notes on any of them only confirms what I figured all along……..that I am indeed crap at still life under lights!! And I dare say half of those notes are friends just sharing some love so that I don’t feel a complete failure!! Haha :)). Cheers friends, that’s why I have so much love for you all,:)). So I think I shall leave the still life to the talented people out there and get myself back to nature,:)). A very big thanks and bigs smiles to all for all the feedback,:))).
Anyway, I have about ten days of messages, comments and things of the sort to reply to, so that’s the plan, to have a massive catch up,:)). Apologies in advance for the late replies,:)).
Take it easy my friends, and stay amazing,:))).