My camera takes photos that are 24 Megapixel and often that translates to a file size of 12 Mb or more. I then resize the folder to a size suitable for the internet which is typically 1 Mb file size per image. The images take up a lot of space on my laptop and video takes up even more. It is essential then to move them onto some kind of removable storage. My archive consists of a 500 Gb external hard drive and I have just bought a 1 Tb flash drive which will become another archive for images, video and music. I can simply move the latest files from the library on my laptop to an archive and free up space.
These pictures are of Brunswick Park in Wednesbury where I’ll be taking photographs this afternoon. It looks like a beautiful Victorian park and it is a beautiful Victorian park, but I haven’t shown the modern additions to the park. There are images and perceptions and this is an image that has been deliberately manipulated to mislead.
Walsall aye it
Walsall wandering is on my mind this morning. Yes, the sun is shining and so I’m thinking of crossing over the M6 motorway and going to wonderful Walsall. The town centre is a municipal disaster but there are some interesting places around Walsall. Yes, I think I’ll wander around Walsall. (more…)
I went to the open day of Great Barr Photographic Society on Sunday and got to look at their studio equipment. I even ended up on the other side of the camera and had a portrait photo taken which I’ve used on the home page. An open day is a good time to visit but they also have an exhibition in May. The exhibition will take place on 19th May 2016 and will be held at their club room from 7.30 pm at Gayton Road community centre. (more…)
We all have a dark secretive side that likes to keep certain things private. In this world of global communication, we can share our lives through social media but we do have to be careful about what we share. (more…)
It doesn’t matter who is playing Santa, we all recognise the familiar red suit and white beard. It’s an image that children soon learn is associated with Christmas. Children have an inborn ability to recognise images and the faces of their parents. This is important for their safety and security. (more…)
I wandered around the local churchyard taking photos the other day. I was looking for any sign of a pauper’s grave there where victims of a cholera epidemic were buried in the 19th century. The church is on the site of a medieval castle or buhr supposedly built by the Lady of the Mercian’s. (more…)
One way to shoot that selfie is to mount your camera on the wall like this. I used my Nikon to take this shot of my Fujifilm S5600. The mount holding it to the wall tiles in my kitchen is a suction mount. It could hold it on any smooth surface like the roof of a car, to shoot stills or video. (more…)
I uploaded some of my images to Saatchi Art last week so they could be put on sale, unfortunately they didn’t accept my ID so they won’t be on sale just yet. Good prints fetch quite high prices, especially if they are limited editions. You need a quality image that is not just a snap that anyone could take. (more…)
I had problems taking this picture and had to compromise. I only got the art work to the right of the little shop. I decided to crop it and change it to grey scale and add some vignette. When you add vignette in PhotoScape, you have 10 different ones to choose from. I think I chose number 9 for this picture.