Friday, 28 August 2009

WEEE man

WEEE man, originally uploaded by Cap'n Maj Bloodnok.

Another picture taken at the Eden Project in Cornwall. This is a statue made up of various bits of waste electrical and electronic equipment (hence WEEE).

Nikon D200 + Nikon 18-200 f3.5-5.6 VR @ 62mm; 1/90@f8; ISO 100

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Lobster pots

Lobster pots, originally uploaded by Cap'n Maj Bloodnok.

Seen in Port Isaac, Cornwall.

I like photographing textures: take the subject away from the image and just leave detail. Like here, I wanted to display the texture of the string and cracked plastic, rather than just produce a picture of lobster pots. I'll often process "texture" pictures as black and white, but the little splashes of red and cyan persuaded me to keep it in colour.

Nikon D200 + Nikon 18-200 f3.5-5.6 VR@56mm; 1/250@f4.8, ISO400

Wednesday, 19 August 2009


Bacchanalia, originally uploaded by Cap'n Maj Bloodnok.

Part of an installation in the Mediterranean Biome at the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK. The spiders obviously like these statues...

Nikon D200 + Nikon 18-200 f3.5-5.6 VR@75mm; 1/80@f8, ISO 400

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Derelict warehouse

Derelict warehouse, originally uploaded by Cap'n Maj Bloodnok.

Spotted in Bradford-on-Avon, I liked this image for the texture and colours. I also like to incorporate a bit of biology into my urban pictures (where possible), hence the deliberate inclusion of the tree to help break up the slightly boring right-hand side.

Nikon D200 + 18-200 f3.5-5.6 VR @ 200mm; 1/400@f6.3, ISO 400

Monday, 17 August 2009

St. Materiana's, Tintagel

Tintagel church, originally uploaded by Cap'n Maj Bloodnok.

This 11th-12th century church sits on its own near the cliffs at Tintagel in Cornwall. I wanted to try to emphasise its isolation and to introduce a slightly dreamy, ethereal quality.

Nikon D200 + Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6@20mm; 1/40th @ f5.6, ISO400

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Clouds and beach

I managed to get several decent pictures from a recent trip to South-West England, so I thought I'd post them over the next few days.

This was taken in the late afternoon at Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset. After what had been a pretty nice day, the weather took a turn for the worse and we arrived to cold, wind and rain. Not perfect for a trip to the seaside, but it does at least make for a dramatic image.

From The west Country

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Lying in wait

Time to resurrect this blog thing, I think.

Since I'm hoping to get on a photography course in September, I thought I'd post some of my favourite photos.

I came across this little chap in Frankfurt a few years ago. Apart from the great design of a functional object, I just liked the way it appears to be hiding in the entranceway, waiting to leap out on some unsuspecting passer-by. It's interesting the way we so quickly anthropomorphise just about anything.

Nikon D70 + 18-70 f3.5-4.5 @65mm; 1/80 @f4.5, ISO 200