Adobe Lightroom 5.0

Adobe have just released Lightroom 5.0.  I’ve only just installed it and will be giving it a test drive very soon.  I’m especially looking forward to the align features.  On a side note, as a member tof Creative Cloud, it didn’t cost a dime! :p

Fly

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mallchin/6953006988/sizes/l/in/photostream/ Fly on Flickr. 1.6 sec at f/7.1 | 65 mm | ISO 100 I have much respect for anyone that shoots handheld with the MP-E macro lens; I’ve tried, and it requires patience and a steady hand. Suffice to say, this was taken with a content fly and a sturdy tripod.

Through the eye of a needle

Through the eye of a needle on Flickr. 30.0 sec at f/16 | 65 mm | ISO 100 I’ve currently playing with an MP-E 65mm macro lens and MT-24EX flash. This is my first attempt, and although the flash needs some diffusing I’m pleased with the result. Expect more macro exposures soon!

Autumn Leaves

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mallchin/6365835313/sizes/l/in/photostream/ Autumn leaves on Flickr. With autumn well I’m swing I took a visit to the local park to capture the captivating colours. The leaves, despite they’re passing usefulness, look quite majestic laying on the ground. ¹⁄₁₂₅ sec at f/7.1 | 18 mm | ISO 100

Chess Set

Chess Set on Flickr. This chess set was a present to my parents many years ago and has since passed down to me. The pieces are hand carved and make for some great subjects. ¹⁄₈₀₀ sec at f/3.5 | 50 mm | ISO 100

The Many Faces of Thomas

I created this when Thomas was a couple of weeks old, exploring the many ways his faced moved. It brings a smile to my face every time I look at it.

Southbank London – Picture of the week

Many thanks to southbanklondon for choosing one of my photos as their picture of the week! I took this photo on an enjoyable day out with Ruth and Elaine, delving into some night photography around the Southbank and soaking up the vibrant atmosphere.   southbanklondon: PICTURE OF THE WEEK Each week we select our favourite Flickr photo from […]

A bug’s life…

A bug’s life… on Flickr. This is my first foray into macro photography. Shooting macro can be tricky at the best of times, so given it was taken hand-held outside I’m extremely pleased with the result. ¹⁄₂₀₀ sec at f/4.5 | 90 mm | ISO 200

Mannequin

Mannequin on Flickr. This is the final result from my second photography project. There is some post-processing in Photoshop to remove the mannequin’s stand, and some tweaks in Lightroom to achieve the desired lighting. All-in-all I think it came out very well. ¹⁄₅₀ sec at f/4.5 | 34 mm | ISO 100