A welcome return to Dungeness images. I seem to have hit everything I wanted on this day out - images that I am very happy with that are in focus and fairly well composed. What really makes this set though is the light. Its not really something that I have thought about that much before. [...]
Due to Photoshop having a bit of a hissy fit on me this evening I decided to post one that I took last night whist messing with the flash. I really enjoy portraiture and it's something that I'd like to excel in. At the moment its limited to self shots. I'm not yet skilled enough [...]
I've Been to quite a few wrecked houses and for some reason the fireplaces are always in the middle of the room or missing. Now, I can understand if they are missing, but why go to the trouble of removing it if you are not going to 'remove it'. There are a few of these [...]
I recently went cycling with some friends and went past abandoned house VERY close to where I live. I'd not seen it before despite the location being so close to home. Several times I've driven past, and as the leaves have fallen to the ground its been obvious to me that the place was properly [...]
Here's another of the West Park Piano - I'd been after a shot like this for a while - using the lower F-Stop to get a lovely focus point, although I must admit that I was helped a little in the post processing stages by a few filters!
Another from Runwell. Toilet furniture was well preserved at this location - a surprise really, most urbex WCs are smashed. I cant really think why anyone would want to smash a loo, but there you go.I'm not sure what this is - its not a toilet, or a bidet. It actually looks like something I [...]
My exploring friend said that we were going to see 'the piano' on our journey. I'd only seen one at this location before - a big grand upstairs in one of the wards and I thought that this was were he was talking about. However I was pleasantly surprised to find this upright version in [...]
This week I've had a hard time finding anything to process. I've mentioned before that I'm not happy with my 'old' photos. Composition, focus and general shoddy work. I've only been taking photos semi-seriously for two years so I've learnt a lot and improved a lot. Added to this I've had a very busy couple [...]
Stairs always present an challenge for me - photographically interesting with lots of light and shadow, but generally in an enclosed space. It's often hard to get the shot that one is after unless there is a really wide angle lens at hand. My widest is a 12mm which on my crop sensor equates to [...]
So - last night I was struggling, however I did manage to knock this image out as well as April 1950 in the previous post. Getting this image 'just so' wasnt easy though, the contrast between the saturation of the rust and shine of the silver was hard to balance how I envisaged the image. I [...]
Another from the glass factory Val Saint Lambert. Although I didn't see the glass that I was after there were still some artifacts left, dusty and weathered jet shiny underneath. There were many of these lids wrapped in paper ready to be finished and sent out to shops for eager people to purchase. It was [...]
The Cristallerie was one of the main places that I wanted to visit on my trip. The entrance was fun and despite the map pin that I had, I didn't manage to find what I went for, however I did find a rather nice couple of rooms with some left over glass. The usual 9 [...]
Quick post for the end of the evening, more to come soon, just too bloody busy to do everything!
Last Friday a friend and I decided to go see what we could find around town in the evening. After a half fail (well total fail really) we decided to head for what we knew. The original entrance was no longer viable so we had to use a different way in, it still yielded the [...]
Site almost complete. After almost two weeks my site is almost complete. www.markblundellphoto.com Just as well i'm not doing a fixed price job -I'd be very skint. Its been a fairly painful journey, but a very rewardng one. I shall be writing up and reviewing my experiences with Wordpress / Photoshelter / 1and1.co.uk and a [...]