Okay, first I just want to apologise for my lack of activity recently with submissions. Over the last month or so, I haven't had the chance to go out into the landscape, and I was completely shot of any other inspiration (and I didn't really want to submit just for the sake of submitting) so consequently I've had very little to work with!
But, yesterday afternoon I dived into the world of smoke trails, and had a go at capturing smoke (which isn't as easy as you might think! Well, for me anyway
) And having just about got rid of the smell of incense sticks from my room, I have quite a few shots to play with which I'm actually pretty happy with. The only difficulty I have now is (after the original rush of inspiration of actually having been able to capture smoke
) coming up with some original and interesting ways of presenting what I've got...
So over the next few days you're probably going to be seeing quite a few smoke shots from me, so please bear with me ..the first few shots might be slightly unoriginal, but as I've said, this is completely new ground for me, so it might take a while to get creative
Anyway, that aside, I'm pretty excited because in a couple of weeks I'm off to Cardiff for a few days, and I can't wait for the chance to shoot some new areas
(Bring on the landscape and architecture photography!
) Ahem, as I was saying, last week I bought myself a new tripod (one that doesn't wobble about) and a remote shutter release, so I'm really looking forward to testing those out with some low light/night photography along Cardiff Bay, and hopefully some potential HDR shots (which is still a relatively new area for me
) All of which should keep me pretty busy for a fair while!
Finally, my lack of photoshopping and submissions recently has given me a chance to have a good look at all the other amazing artwork and photography that is there, so I just want to do a copule(ish
) of features