Well, it’s been a hectic couple of weeks, but it’s what you’d expect after starting a degree. I must have hit a mid life crisis or something, but I guess it’s also the age to make a change before I get buried in a rut, let alone stuck in one, so I’m now a student at the University of Leeds studying Cinema and Photography.
It’s the perfect course as it combines cinema, photography and writing, (three things I love). There’ll be some changes to the blog as well. (I had tried to keep a second blog for my writing, but it proved too much, so that content will gradually move over here.) For this semester though, the focus (no pun intended) is on photography, and so on to today’s post. Each week we get an assignment and this weeks was to mess around with depth of field and shutter speeds.
First up is Otley Bridge. I’ve seen these padlocks for ages and always wondered why they are there. They are gradually growing in numbers too. The best theory I’ve heard is that they are love-locks – an Eastern European tradition. They look interesting anyway.
Next up is an attempt at levitation, based on some fantastic stuff on yowayowacamera.
This was 1/250 and the D90 was on high speed to catch this. Certainly harder than it looks.
Not bad for a first attempt.
A fun assignment, making me consider things I wouldn’t normally do, but I’ve caught the bug for converting people into ghostly apparitions crossing the frame. An excuse to buy some more ND filters anyway. 😉