Oct 19: photo of the month

Oct 19Good to have a photo from my DSLR this month after a run of phone photos. The subject is one of Mrs J’s flower arrangements and I really like the dusty cream of the rose.

The photo was taken with my Sony alpha 77 II f5.6 at 1/80 and a focal length of 90mm. There’s been a gentle crop and although I did faff around a little in Lightroom in the end it’s the photo as taken.

Sep 19: photo of the month

Sep 19-2It seems to have been a month with no recourse to my DSLR so it was a choice between a bunch of phone photos. This one sums up the summer and is typical of many photos I’ve taken. It’s apparently been a very productive summer agriculturally and my crop of tomatoes has been exceptional.

This was taken with my Sony Xperia XZ1, 1/100th sec at f2.0. The original’s been cropped but otherwise there’s been no post processing.

 

Aug 19: photo of the month

DSC_1940Sometimes you get a mobile phone photo just right. And I reckon this is one of those times. It’s Ely cathedral of course taken from the garden of the Almonry.

This was taken with my Sony Xperia XZ1, 1/2000th sec at f2.0. The original’s been cropped and there’s been some post processing to bring out the clouds and to emphasise the contrasts in the cathedral stonework.

Jul 19: photo of the month

DSC_1903This is one of those seasonal photos. During the summer growing season the farmers are out watering, fertilising and protecting their crops and they seem to do it at night time.

This was taken with my Sony Xperia XZ1, 1/50th sec at f2.0. There’s been a crop and a light touch to darken the sky.

Jun 19: photo of the month

PrincipalI was in Manchester for a couple of days and this photo reflects what can be done with fine old buildings to repurpose them and with Lightroom to sort out the problem of ‘converging verticals’!

The building is now a top end hotel, Principal, but it used to be the offices of Refuge Assurance. It was a great building then and it’s a great building now. It reminds me of a similar excellent conversion which converted the headquarters of Pearl Assurance near High Holborn in London into what is now the Rosewood Hotel.

This phot was taken with my Sony alpha 77 II 1/80th at f4.5 and ISO100 wit the zoom on 24mm. It was an overcast day. The original has not been cropped but I ‘corrected’ the upright perspective and allowed Lightroom to make a modest adjustment to the tone curve. The only significant adjustment was +20 to vibrance which I guess compensated for the lack of sunshine!

May 19: photo of the month

RobertoLots of choice this month with a host of very different photos. This one’s @robertosdeli1, another great stall at Cambridge Market. We were buying Italian cheeses so it was appropriate to be served by an Italian. Stalls like this are what makes living close to Cambridge special and you just hope it’s not all going to be ruiined by Brexit.

This was taken with my Sony Xperia XZ1, 1/100th sec at f2.0. The original’s been cropped but otherwise there’s been no post processing.

 

 

Apr 19: photo of the month

AgricentroLots of choice this month but I’ll stay with Sicily. This is the Temple of Concordia as seen looking down the Valley of Temples near Agrigento. Built by the Greeks in 435 BC, converted into a Christian basilica in the 6th century and the ‘restored’ in 1748.

The photo was taken with my Sony alpha 77 II f8 at 1/200 at a focal length of 40mm. There’s been a crop and I confess to a little post processing to bring out the greens of the vegetation. Maybe they got lost because it was late in the day.