Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
I've started taking a few birds photographs in context now - ok, mainly pigeons and their 'famous' environment. I think these are much more interesting than just the birds isolated with a narrow depth of field and no background. What landmarks should I use for the next backdrops? A red telephone box or red bus would be iconic! Unfortunately Trafalgar Square has very few pigeons these days.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
I often overhear tourists describing the swans as elegant and graceful but in a city park in winter they often just form an ungainly squabble for bread. I attempted to re-capture their elegance again by using long shutter speeds and deliberate over-exposure.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
There's only three days left of the Ghosts of Gone Birds art exhibtion in London and if you live locally I really recommend a visit. It features around 200 works from over 120 artists, writers and musicians created to highlight the plight of threatened and near-extinct species as well as remembering those now gone forever. The exhibition is at Rochelle School, Arnold Circus, Shoreditch, London E2 7ES. Admission is free but donations and sales will go towards BirdLife International’s Preventing Extinctions programme.