We recently visited “The Edible Garden Show” at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire. There was many things to see, and advice to be had, but my favourite part was the small holding section with pigs, goats, hens and ducks. As we were there in the afternoon, it seemed to be when most of the pigs were having a siesta. These were my favourites.
I’ve generally avoided borders round pictures, but have been experimenting with the print facility in Lightroom, and I’m starting to see that they can really enhance a picture. Only trouble is, that I will now want to put a border around everything! This photo was taken in The New Forest on my Canon S100.
I was by The Thames outside the National Theatre. I had been hoping to see this year’s Landscape Photographer of the Year competition… but the NT was closed! So given it’s only got a couple of weeks to run, I don’t think I’ll make it this year.
The Thames was somewhere close to low tide (I’m guessing), and there was a bloke patiently walking the sandy banks with his metal detector, frequently stopping to examine what was causing his machine to ring out. I imagine that this is a very… very lonely hobby. If you have a dog though, you are never alone. The dog seemed quite happy either sitting, lying down or attacking its squeaky ball.
On Saturday 24th November some of the BTEC course members, plus members from one of the other groups headed up to London principally to view the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natural History Museum, and the Taylor Wessing Portrait Awards exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. There was also going to be the chance to take photos round London. Weather wise it was awful. It rained all day, but considering the flooding in other parts of the UK, we shouldn’t really complain.
Things I learned from the exhibitions.
1) Photos the I think maybe bad, can win prizes.
2) I generally prefer photos with people in.
3) The importance of backgrounds.
There’s a lot of things to think about, but I’m even more excited about Photography.
I did manage to get some photos while I was up there, and even got the ‘panning’ shot I wanted.
The full set can be found here