I have been boring allot of my friends with regular updates on the goings on in my garage on facebook. More specifically my new Honda NSR250 build. This is all well and good for the few friends that I have who are also enthusiastic about bikes but probably the equivalent to baby pics for everyone else. So I have decided to start a blog so those who are interested can follow and see what I have been up to. These are always useful as a way to learn from others wins and fails along the root to making a motorcycle beautiful again.
If this doesn't prove to time consuming I may well start writing more of these but for the mean time and if you are interested you can read Project NSR
yourself and maybe follow that to as well as my photography on here.
For a change, rather than just pumping images out and sharing them on here, I have decided to enter some photo contests. This isn't something I would have done before as I hadn't thought I would stand a chance but now I am just going for it with a "what do I have to lose" attitude. I know my images are up to an okay standard and I have been lucky enough to get some fairly unique stuff so I'm hoping that will give me the edge, making up for my lack of time behind the camera.
I intend to submit this image into the RAF photography contest general category. I'm hoping the new airframe and nice lighting will push this one up there.
Secondly I have submitted this image into the Motorcycle Direct Summer photo competition. It isn't exactly a tough crowd so this image could do quite well. This is where you can help me out!
If you are a facebook member you can click this link
and hit like on this photograph. It should be fairly painless and you are welcome to cash in the favor when you get a similar contest. Many thanks in advance
Some of you may have noticed that a new lens has crept into my kit bag a bit like the eight legged creatures I have been photographing with it.
Everyone say hello to the Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG MACRO. As I have had this for a bit over a month now I can say that I am very happy with it! It is a big improvement over the Nikon 35-70mm f2.8's micro mode with a far better reproduction ratio of 1:1 (over 1:4 on the Nikkor) and allot more working distance.
Frustratingly I don't have any CR123 batteries at the moment so I cannot use the SB-R1 speedlight kit that is designed for it! A hand held SB800 is sufficing for now but I am very much looking forward to making the most of this lens.
I have always admired microphotgraphy from afar so am very excited to be delving into this area.
This is another good opportunity to thank everyone who has been supporting me with
s and complementary comments. You are all so very generous and i wish I could thank you all individually but time and dA's spam restrictions make that somewhat prohibitive. So thank you. Your messages and this community as a whole is what keeps dA great!
Oh I just had a look for on older Chinook image that I wanted to have a go at editing and spotted a folder full of good stuff I haven't shared. So its not all bugs and beetles coming up!
I was walking the dog and choaking on a fly at the time so forgive me if this is utter rubbish but I think I spotted a V22 Osprey flying into Conningsby at about 2000hrs last night.
I didn't know there were any of these in the UK and wondered if anyone else new what this deployment was for.
Just a quick note to share what I know. I'd best go to work now. I'll write something more meaningful another day
Another big day of eBaying seem the old Nikon F90x
, Nikon F80
, a Manfrotto tripod
and the entire Praktica kit
going on sale.
There is also another large Praktica EE2 kit
and a Canon AE-1 Program with 50mm f1.8 lens
Photographing all of this kit was fun, making the most of the new Nikon 50mm Af-D f1.4 that has arrived to take the place of the outgoing Nikkor 50mm f1.8 AF-D is on Ebay
(auction finishes tomorrow) although I didn't get to go crazy with that huge aperture as dreamy, soft photographs don't really work on adverts.
There is a roll of film still in the F80 so I have been snapping them off when I get the chance. I'm going to miss those on demand grid lines and that super quiet shutter. Oh well at least I get a nice wide 50 to play with in its place
Just a quick update to let you know my Nikkor 50mm f1.8 AF-D is on Ebay
. I need the money for a new piece of kit so this and some others will have to go.
I will share links to them when I get them on auction but suffice to say there will be a few nice bits of camera equipment going on sale soon!.
Hello and welcome to my Deviant art account and gallery. If you are new to Deviant art then here are some pointers to help you get started:
you are on my home page, welcome! Here you can read my journal, leave a note and see my latest work.
the tabs above will allow you to access my gallery and prints
In my gallery you will see a selection of my most popular photographs
Down the left column of the gallery you will find folders with even more art in that specific categories.
Prints are available for allot of my art but if you see a picture you like that isn't available then send me a note.
I do have alternative suppliers of prints so again if you don't quite see what you are after then let me know.
Is there a piece of art you have in mind? Message me for commissions.
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