Waterfall…


Getting moving water to blur is easy: just select a long shutter speed. Doing so without a tripod requires image stabilisation, which is what’s helped here. Hardware: Olympus EP-1, Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 Exposure: ISO100, 1/3s @ f/14, shadow white balance Post: Cropped, Reduced exposure, Increased contrast, black point, desaturated slightly, sharpened.

Eiffel Tower at night


The Eiffel Tower at night is a spectacular sight, but it’s difficult to photograph without a tripod. I managed to get this image by loding my camera against a pole and gently releasing the shutter. I probably should have set the self timer and then composed, but this works for me. Hardware: Olympus EP-1, 17mmContinue reading “Eiffel Tower at night”

Thonged busker…


This Frenchman was playing near the Louvre, Paris, in an alcove of a stone building. The alcove’s acoustic qualities gave his music a surreal feel, and he was obviously enjoying his work: his eyes are shut in concentration and pleasure. I wanted to give a feeling of movement in this image, so I deliberately slowedContinue reading “Thonged busker…”