Photostream #003: Slayley, Northumberland (Night Photography)

I was recently required to cover a wedding reception at Slayley Hall, Northumberland and on the way home I spotted that the night sky was really interesting and have always wanted to try my hand at producing Star-Trail Photography, and thought I would give a go.  It wasn’t very successful to say the least.  There was too much light bleeding from the street lights from nearby Newcastle-upon-Tyne.  There wasn’t any pictures of the stars, from the collection I felt were suitable to show you guys.

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Introduction to the New Store

Hi folks,

Just a brief post today to introduce you to a new service from aiWeb20 in association with Mortar Studios Photography (the name under which my photography is placed).

There is now the new store, where you can purchase prints of my photography and digital creations.  I discovered a site called ArtWeb where I am able to show my creations and make them available for purchase.

ArtWeb is an easy-to-use web application that empowers artists, photographers, illustrators and all creative professionals to create and manage their own website quickly and affordable. With no software to download and no need to learn HTML, our comprehensive web-based control panel makes customizing and promoting your work a snap!

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PhotoStream #002: River Wear and Sunderland Marina.

Hi folks, here is this weeks PhotoStream.

This week I went down onto the riverside of the River Wear and along to the Marina in Sunderland, England.  Hope you enjoy the photographs.  If you have any comments, please feel free to leave them in the comments section at the end of this post.

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PhotoStream #001 : Seaham Beach, England

I live a short distance from a small town in the North-East of England called Seaham.  At the moment it is being completely revamped and is hard to get down to the docklands that were once a haven for photographers like me.

A couple of weeks ago myself and a few friends went down to the beach area of Seaham and experimented with using Neutral-Density Filters and Long Exposures and below is a small collection of the result.

It has been a while since I had done an photographs using Neutral-Density Filters and only own a couple.  An ND-4 and ND-8 Filter, and they only fit on the oldest of lenses in my bag (EF28-80mm – f/3.5-5.6), the small lens that came with the camera when I purchased it, and because the quality isn’t all that great from this lens it had not been used for some time, and as a result, the photographs required a significant amount of editing to remove all the blemishes, thank goodness for Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Well that is enough of me rambling on, here are the photographs for you to enjoy, along with a small amount of information from each of the pictures.

Seaham Beach Coastline (Canon 30d, EF28-80 – Shutter Speed: 4.0 sec, f/22, ISO 100, ND4/ND8)

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Today’s Quick Post: My Dream Room (someone give me a basket…)

Canon’s Gear Supply Room at the London 2012 Olympics [source]

This is what is looks like inside the Canon Professional Services Office at the London 2012 Olympics.  It is a room filled from floor to ceiling with Camera Bodies and Lenses.  The Canon 1D X has not been released to the general public, but this room has hundreds available to use.  There must be literally hundreds of thousands of pounds/dollars of equipment in this room.

I am Canon Camera SLR user myself and would feel like it was Christmas if I was able to select some items from this room.

Today’s Quick Post: Photography From Where I Live…

Hi all, Today’s quick post, is not going to be long winded text to read, just simply a posting of some photographs I took over last weekend (July 28, 2012 and July 29, 2012), these are along the coast from where I live.

Enjoy… (would love to know what you think, leave me a comment in the comments below this post.

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