Been away from posting for a while…. but back with a few pictures taken over the past two weeks. Unfortunately I was not able to attend the opening at the Old Truman Brewery of a number of exhibitions but planning on heading there this weekend if possible – half of October has already passed and I’ve not attended any Photomonth events http://2015.photomonth.org.

All the photos taken over the past two weeks have been taken with my 50mm prime lens, which inevitably means moving around the subject as you cannot zoom.

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f10 1/800 ISO 100  50mm lens– Bokeh. This was deliberately taken out of focus to get the bokeh effect of sunlight through the leaves. I would have like the bokeh to have been more rounded, but this was not possible today.

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f4 1/80 ISO 100 50mm lens – This is section of sculpture by Hsiao-Chi Tsai and Kimiya Yoshikawa (UAL Alumni) based at the Chelsea College of Arts Campus. I was seeking to play about with depth of field blurring the background….In fact i ended up blurring the metal foreground and keeping the colourful inserts in focus.

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f4 1/80 ISO 100 50mm lens – This is another part of the same sculpture. Again I focused on the front of the spiral so as to blur the remainder of the spiral.

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Week 3 – f1.8 1/8000 ISO 100 50mm lens – This busker was playing near the Millennium Bridge. He was taking a short break and lining up his next backing track. I converted this to black and white to provide some more atmosphere – my attempt at some street photography. As the focus was on him, the other pedestrians are slightly out of focus.

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Week 3 – f1.8 1/8000 ISO 100 50mm lens – a colour version of a later shot. Backing track selected he’s back to playing. Again the pedestrians are purposely out of focus… what this adds that the B&W does not are the colours – the orange of the guitar against the blue jacket and olive cord trousers. Also you get to see less of his face and more of his blond hair… which provides a little mystery.

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