• Long exposure light trails (group project – challenge no.2)

    For the second project challenge in the photography group we tried out some long exposure light trails. For this I thought traffic lights would be perfect. We went to the centre of town on a night when it was absolutely freezing, and proceeded to take photos of the traffic whizzing past under an overpass, next to the train station. Disappointingly, not a lot of traffic passed under us at this time, even though it was rush hour, or just after. After like 45 minutes I could no longer feel my toes so we went for dinner instead!  Perhaps doing this during an evening in springtime or summertime would have been…

  • Abstract photography (Photo group project – challenge no. 1)

    What is an abstract photograph? Well it can be so many things, which is what makes it such a great genre. Your only real limitation is your imagination! What camera or computer you have, is less important, because what you see is what is important, if we are talking general terms. So what do I look for? Abstracts can be found anywhere, in nature, in your home, at work.. I look for colours, shapes, patterns.. Things that don’t look like something you are instantly familiar with: a cloudy sky, a close crop of a rug, the many shapes found in nature make great abstract images! It can be blurry, out…