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Some pages (this one included) have a random(ish) image displayed, together with a link leading here where some of the images I have taken for the course are explained.

Thanks to William Bontrager © 2002 for the random display code which has stood the test of time.


East Window
East Window

East Window, St Martin in the Fields

19th June 2018, 11:39
Fuji X-M1, 16-50mm @ 32mm (49mm)
1/30 sec; f/5.6

The window was designed by Shirazeh Houshiary and Pip Horne and installed in 2008. I interpret it as a representation of the crucifixion, but the Guardian describes it as "a gynaecological reworking of Christian symbols".
Joel Okolo-Hunter from Trinity School was rehearsing (and sounding rather good) while I was snapping.

It was photographed as the last image for my Y Filltir Sgwar or Square Mile, the first assignment for Expressing your Vision. For that project I photographed landmarks on the commute from Eltham to London Charing Cross and St Martin in the Fields is the first building you see on leaving the station (if you take the right exit and know where to look). The image is an HDR combination of three: the lighting is tricky because the church is mostly gloomy but the sun was shining through the window at the time I was there.
I have also used a detail (laterally reversed to evoke Munch's Scream) for the site's icon.


B&Q Bucket
B&Q Bucket

B&Q Bucket

5th August 2018, 13:06
iPhone 7+, 6.6mm (76mm)
1/1000 sec; f/2.8; ISO 200

I got stuck pretty early on in the course when asked to interpret the relationship between points in an image and its frame. Ian Cocks, a previous student of the course (or rather his exemplary web site) came to the rescue with photographs of a bucket in the garden.

I called in at a nearby B&Q, bought a bucket and photographed it at various locations in and around the store, using a mobile to avoid drawing too much attention: there were some looks from members of staff but no enquiries. I have yet to submit the coursework (writing 9th August 2018) and so it remains to be seem whether it meets the requirements and whether this is regarded as plagiaristic.

A few days later, the course dealt with Thomas Ruff and his pixillated JPEGs. I used one of the bucket images (which I regarded as a pleasing abstract when full frame) to channel Ruff.


On Brighton Pier
On Brighton Pier

On Brighton Pier

30th July 2018, 14:02
Fuji X-M1, 16-50mm @ 16mm (24mm)
1/400 sec; f/11; ISO 400

This is part of another early exercise, leading lines. I had hoped that the planks would lie perpendicular to this because the shot I had planned was lines leading to a garish neon slot-machine emporium. No matter, the result with a random passing tourist crossing the converging perspective and leading the eye out of the image to the left turned out well enough.

Brighton Pier, after Cosci
Brighton Pier, after Cosci

A variant on this was used for a later exercise, fitting the aesthetic code of Gianluca Cosci. Whereas he took great care to focus on shallow planes, this was entirely fortuitous.


Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf (beyond Greenwich Park)

Canary Wharf

15th July 2018, 13:09
Panasonic GX7, Olympus 40-150 @ 45mm (90mm)
1/2500 sec; f/7.1; ISO 200

Canary Wharf viewed from Greenwich Park which is serviceably close enough to Blackheath to be included in the Y Filltir Sgwar series.

Guardian 20th July 2018
Guardian 20th July 2018

As noted in the Blog, the front page of the Guardian a few days later carried a similar image. There was a chap next to me on the 15th setting up with a tripod and a serious bag of kit: that might have been the rival and derivative snapper. I emailed the Guardian to ask whether I should regard this as plagiarism or a tribute but they did not reply.

The image of the Guardian was taken from the BBC on the day.


South Bank, detail
South Bank, detail

South Bank, detail

25th June 2018, 13:52
iPhone 7+, 4mm (28mm)
1/1000 sec; f/1.8; ISO 64

South Bank

South Bank

Photographed while on South Bank for the brutalist architecture glimpsed around Waterloo East, there is some colourful relief with this skateboard rink ( / course / circuit / whatever) underneath the Festival Hall. Part of an iPhone panorama (also shown), this has created a splendid artifact that I compare in the blog to Duchamp's Nude Descendinga Staircase.


Tower Bridge and City Hall
Tower Bridge and City Hall

Tower Bridge and City Hall

23rd June 2018, 14:30
Fuji X-M1, 16-50mm @ 16mm (24mm)
1/4000 sec; f/5; ISO 1600

Tower Bridge can be seen just before arriving at London Bridge station.

This is one of the early shots, taken before I started to behave and simplify my approach (as instructed on the course). It is a stitch of three images and I then went over-the-top using a cross-processing filter, looking for an "old postcard" look. The version to be submitted for the project is rather more restrained.

The iPhone panorama was taken a few minutes earlier.
23rd June 2018, 14:23
iPhone 7+, 4mm (28mm)
1/4000 sec; f/1.8; ISO 20

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge etc.

Eltham Parish Church
Eltham Parish Church

Eltham Parish Church

17th August 2018, 11:45
Panasonix GX7, Olympus 45mm (90mm) f/1.8
1/100 sec; f/1.8; ISO 400

Statue inside Eltham Parish Church.

Taken for Exercise 2.2, demonstrating the field of view for wide angle and telephoto lenses.


British Museum
British Museum

Rachid Koraïchi Calligraphic figure, British Museum

23rd August 2018, 11:54
Olympus E-M10ii , Olympus 45mm (90mm) f/1.8
1/100 sec; f/1.8; ISO 1000

Rachid Koraïchi's Calligraphic figure from the Path of Roses series, 2000-2004, British Museum

Taken for Exercise 2.6, demonstrating shallow depth of focus.


This was previously the second page of the gallery beginning in September 2018 with work for Assignment 2.

St Stephen Walbrook, Henry Moore altar.

St Stephen Walbrook, Henry Moore altar

St Stephen Walbrook, Henry Moore altar

24th September 2018, 12:15
Panasonic G80, Lumix 25 f/1.7 (59mm)
1/60 sec; f/1.7; ISO 640

In the cenre of the church is a massive, plain, (roughly) circular Henry Moore altar, shown here in part with two candles.


Window, St Stephen Walbrook
St Stephen Walbrook

Window, St Stephen Walbrook

24th September 2018, 12:18
Panasonic G80, Lumix 25 f/1.7 (59mm)
1/2000 sec; f/1.7; ISO 200

The windows in the church are clear but not flat glass (the Victorian stained glass was replaced). The church is closely surrounded by modern office blocks, which are visible but distorted by the glass.


St Stephen Walbrook

St Stephen Walbrook

St Stephen Walbrook

22nd November 2018, 11:49

Fuji X100S 35mm

1/9 sec; f/2.8 ISO 800

The camera is resting on the lid of a grand piano (protected by my hat) with a choir at the organ rehearsing for the lunchtime recital.


Spinning half crown
Spinning half crown

Spinning half crown

15th October 2018, 11:44
Panasonic G80, Lumix 12-60 @ 20mm (41mm)
1/4 sec; f/22; ISO 3200

These images were taken for Exercise 3.2, exploring long exposures. A coin was spun and photographed at various shutter speeds to determine the effect. The mages have been quite heavily post-processed in Photoshop and Nik filters and have been said to evoke fireworks and ballet.

Half Crown
Spinning half crown

The coin chosen was a half crown from the year of my birth, 1954.

The exposure details for the second image image are,
15th October 2018, 12:04
Panasonic G80, Lumix 25mm (51mm) prime
1/8 sec; f/4.5; ISO 200


Armistice Day

Armistice Day, Eltham

Armistice Day, Eltham

11th November 2018, 10:59
Panasonic G80, Lumix 12-60 @ 60mm (120mm)
1/400 sec; f/6.3; ISO 800

As noted on the armistice day page where all the photographs are shown, this is a stitch of three images, which is why the standard bearer's flag has disappeared. I celebrate the joys of digital artifacts rather than trying to avoid them. It is all part of what Walker Evans described as "swift chance, disarray, wonder and experiment" and Fox Talbot regarded as "one of the charms of photography".


Crucifix

Crucifix

Crucifix, St Cyriac's Church, Lacock

19th November 2018, 08:51

Sony RX100 Mk3, 8.8-25.7 @ 23.3mm (35mm)
1/80 sec; f/2.8; ISO 2500

Taken in St Cyriac's Church, Lacock. It appears to be fashioned from chicken wire.
We didn't make it to the Abbey that day to photograph Fox Talbot's latticed window and so will have to make another visit.


Originally the third page of the gallery contains work for Assignment 3, which became a documentation of protest.

We now have cleaner image borders (explanation here).

Protester, Whitehall
Protester, Whitehall

Protester, Whitehall

9th December 2018 14:56
Panasonic G80, Lumix 12-60 @ 60mm (120mm)
f/8; 1/250 sec; ISO 1600

Protester, Whitehall
and now in colour

Happy protester at the end of the Opposition to Tommy Robinson in London demonstration.

One of the dilemmas of deciding to (probably) shoot this assignment in B&W is that some subjects deserve to be shown in colour.


Preacher, Houses of Parliament
Preacher, Houses of Parliament

Preacher, Houses of Parliament

13th December 2018 13:17
Panasonic G80, Olympus 40-150 @ 74mm (148mm)
f/7.1; 1/200 sec; ISO 1600

There is a press village near the Houses of Parliament where, during the Brexit brouhahaTV and radio journalists broadcast all day long. This evangelical person, carrying a PA system, tries to be heard in the background.



Brexiteer, Houses of Parliament

Brexiteer, Houses of Parliament

15th January 2019 15:05

Panasonic G80, Olympus 75-300 @ 75mm (150mm)
f/5.6; 1/200 sec; ISO 3200

The next two are on a subsequent visit when it was hard to move for protesters from both sides.

The assignment was submitted in monochrome, but these iages need colour.


Remainer, Houses of Parliament
Remainer, Houses of Parliament

Remainer, Houses of Parliament

15th January 2019 15:28

Panasonic G80, Lumix 12-60 @ 60mm (120mm)
f/5.6; 1/200 sec; ISO 3200

 


Protesters, Youth Strike 4 Climate
Protesters, Youth Strike 4 Climate

Protesters, Youth Strike 4 Climate

15th February 2019 11:34

Panasonic G80, Olympus 40-150 @ 74mm (148mm)
f/8; 1/100 sec; ISO 640

And finally, from the last session to be included in the assignment, although there were subsequent outings, this was taken at the school climate strike, aka the Youth Strike 4 Climate.


Thie original page 4 began with images from EyV Exercise 4.4.

Rietveld Red and Blue Chair
Rietveld Chair

Toy Rietveld Red and Blue Chair

7th February 2019
Panasonic G80, Olympus 60mm (120mm) macro
f/8; 1/10 sec; ISO 200

Exercise 4,4 explores artificial lighting. While I draw the conclusion that,

It is subjectively apparent that, in general, two lights are better than one and that reflected light is more subtle. A single light is relatively harsh and causes some detail to be lost in shadow Exercise 4.4

I go on to observe that this image of the model chair is an exception because the shadows emphasise its angular form.


Toy shuttle
Toy Shuttle

Shuttle

7th February 2019
Panasonic G80, Olympus 60mm (120mm) macro
f/9; 1/2 sec; ISO 200

In this case, subtler lighting is preferred.


TYourshire pudding stone
Yorkshire pudding stone

Yorkshire pudding stone

7th February 2019
Panasonic G80, Olympus 60mm (120mm) macro
f/9; 1 sec; ISO 200

It is on this small, curiously-shaped stone that the subtlety of reflected light is most advantageous in revealing the texture of the subject.


Toy: flying fish
Toy: flying fish

Toy: flying fish

20th April 2019
Fuji X-T2, Lensbaby Velvet 56mm (84mm)
manual aperture; 1/13 sec; ISO 200

I am considering two subjects for Asg. 4, architecture after Schmidt (starting at the Barbican) and, prompted by Exc. 4.4, close-ups harshly lit to create exaggerated shadows. This piece was picked on a trawl of charity shops seeking small things costing less than £1 which might cast a distinctive shadow.



Tin and pier, Brighton

Tin and pier, Brighton

28th March 2019
Fuji X-T2, Fuji 18-135 @ 26.6mm (40mm)
f/6.4; 1/1700 sec; ISO 200

Exercise 4.5 requires choosing a mundane object and photographing it variously. I chose a beer can. This exercise was great fun and the results quite pleasing.


Page 5 began with EyV Part 5, Viewpoint.

Nunhead Cemetery

Nunhead Cemetery

Nunhead Cemetery

13th May 2019
Fuji X-T10, 18-135mm @ 135mm (203mm)
f/7.1; 1/450th; ISO 200

An outing for Exercise 5.1.

and chosen as the best shot of the day.




The Barbican

The Barbican, 1 of 5

20th May 2019

Fuji X-T2, 18-135 @ 41mm (62mm)
f/4.5; 1/80th; ISO 200

A visit for Assignment 4.




The Barbican

The Barbican, 2 of 5

20th May 2019

Fuji X-T2, 18-135 @ 88mm (132mm)
f/15; 1/105th; ISO 200

A visit for Assignment 4.




The Barbican

The Barbican, 3 of 5

20th May 2019

Fuji X-T2, 18-135 @ 83mm (125mm)
f/14; 1/80th; ISO 200

A visit for Assignment 4.




The Barbican

The Barbican, 4 of 5

20th May 2019

Fuji X-T2, 18-135 @ 135mm (203mm)
f/4.5; 1/15th; ISO 200

A visit for Assignment 4.




The Barbican

The Barbican, 5 of 5

20th May 2019

Fuji X-T2, 18-135 @ 93mm (140mm)
f/14; 1/10th; ISO 200

A visit for Assignment 4.


Page 6 contained images from EyV Asg. 5.

Asg. 5

Child in lavender field

Child in lavender field, 5th July 2019

Fuji X-T2; 18-135 @ 104mm (156mm)
f/5.6; 1/640; ISO 200

Asg.5, Plants project shortlist


Asg. 5

Poppy seed head

Poppy seed head, 25th July 2019

Fuji X-T10; 35mm (53mm) prime with extension tube
f/3.2; 1/300; ISO 400

Asg.5, Plants project shortlist


Asg. 5

Snail on sunflower

Snail on sunflower, 27th July 2019

Fuji X-T10; 35mm (53mm) prime with extension tube
f/8; 1/120; ISO 6400

Asg.5, Plants project shortlist


Asg. 5

Southbank, National Theatre

Southbank, National Theatre, 9th August 2019

Fuji X-T2; 18-135 @ 33mm (49mm)
f/20; 1/15; ISO 200

Asg.5, Plants project shortlist


Asg. 5

Southbank, K19

Southbank, K19, 9th August 2019

Fuji X-T2; 18-135 @ 41mm (62mm)
f/5.6; 1/240; ISO 200

Asg.5, Plants project shortlist


Asg. 5

Peace lily

Peace lily, 18th August 2019

Fuji X-T10; 60mm (90mm) prime
f/8; 1/60; ISO 3200

Asg.5, Plants project shortlist


Asg. 5

Neglected plant, B&Q, SE9

Neglected plant, B&Q, SE9, 19th August 2019 

iPhone 7+; 4mm (33mm)
f/1.8; 1/20; ISO 20

Asg.5, Plants project shortlist


Asg. 5

Roadside memorial, DA1

Roadside memorial, DA1, 21st August 2019

Fuji X-T2; 18-135 @ 88mm (13256mm)
f/5.6; 1/160; ISO 200

Asg.5, Plants project shortlist


Note to self: to add an image:
1. add a 480pix square copy to img_rand. Pad white if necessary. Note the naming convention — RandNN_480.jpg
2. increment the variable NumberOfImagesToRotate in resources/atthetop.php
3. add an entry to the gallery page with appropriate links

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