Black Country photos
I’ve been busy taking photos this week, but the weather has been better. On Friday I reviewed a art exhibition in Darlaston and managed to photograph Jays Disco at the Vine too. I didn’t even know what Northern Soul was, but I like it!
I went to Darlo (Darlaston) again on Sunday, to the Frying Pan where the horse owners and trotting enthusiasts gather on a Sunday afternoon.
This shot of the bar staff at the Frying Pan was very popular, but out of about 4 shots this was the only one that I could use. Apart from trying to get the lighting right with a speed light and the focusing, those ridiculously high beer pulls were a problem!
The main problem with this shot was the fact that I’m tall and they were low down. It would have been better if I had crouched down to the same level, but getting back up could have been a problem!
Close ups can be good at an event and I didn’t need to crouch for this picture because they were higher up than me!
I was able to capture interesting facial expressions using multiple shots and a fast shutter speed.
Some of the photos were suitable for artistic edits. Photos of children can be made monochrome and colourised slightly pink.
I took this yesterday. I moved the camera to follow the bird as it past by. You get the bird with a fast speed with a blurred background. I used a 300mm lens and had the camera set for a large photo so I could crop the photo and get the bird centred.
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