As I get used to my new light-weight Fuji camera, I took it out to a small wooded area of a local park near my in-laws to try and use it in a landscape environment. I had only brought a mini-tripod (about a 30cm tall). The shot uses a 1 second exposure to get the milky effect on the water running over the rapid.
Fujifilm X-T3, 10-24mm at 16mm, f8, 1 second
I have just upgraded my mirrorless camera to one that is better suited to landscape photography and a new wide angled lens. I haven’t really been out an about for taking landscapes, but I snatched these when I was walking around my home town (St Neots) the other day.
One of the great places along the south west tip of the Cornish penninsular is Porthleven. It gets brutally pummelled by high seas in wintertime as it faces straight at the Atlantic and there is nothing to stop the full forces of the winter storms hitting the village and storm watchers have recorded pictures of waves dwarfing and engulfing the church at the foot of the pier seen here in right of the image. I was here in early Nov last year and spent a day walking along the coast to Mullion before taking a couple of busses back to Porthleven where my car was parked. I arrived in the golden hour and had a chance to shoot some lovely warm images of the harbour, the coast and surfers just beyond the harbour wall. I hope you like them.
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Cambridge Youth Ballet Company are in their final two weeks of preparation for their forthcoming performance of The Nutcracker that will run in Hinchingbrooke Performance Centre on the 26th and 27th Oct. I saw some of the rehearsals this morning and it looks like it’s going to be another amazing show.
I was so delighted to capture Amy and Ruth’s special day at Bassmead’s Manor Barns in Aug 2019. The whole day was joyful.
“These look so great, we love them! You have captured the essence of the day beautifully and you were fabulous to have around on the day. We will recommend you far and wide!”
Stageworks Grad Show is always fantastic and this year was no different. I was pleased to be able to shoot stills of this great show (and also the rehearsals in the studio) for Stageworks. Full show images can be perused at the link below.
If you want to buy full sized, high resolution, watermark free copies of these pictures for £20 I can arrange to burn you a USB memory stick with ALL THE IMAGES FROM THE SHOW and the rehearsals – this is nearly 500 pictures!!! You can then pick and choose which images you want to use to print them on mugs, mouse mats, on collages or in books. Send me an email that you want a copy and I will create one for you and post it to you. I accept BACS payments of PayPal. Drop me an email at Keith@keithmasonphotography.com and we can organise payment and delivery.
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So I just read back through my reflections on 2018 and my thoughts and plans for 2019. I can’t believe this year is already six months old. I have been chasing my tail perhaps more than I have in the past couple of years. The beginning of the year saw three long haul trips to Turkey, Oman and Johannesburg. Each was fun and had new adventures – I got to visit Soweto and Nelson Mandela’s home in the township.
All three trips were also long and tiring and hard work in preparation and during the trips. For my birthday I spent well needed time walking on the SWCP. April saw Sarah and I make a 10 day trip to India. My first time to this amazing, enormous country. I got to see the Taj Mahal and other incredible palaces. I got to see poverty and people living simply both in towns and villages. The heat is remarkable and unyielding. The hotels and tour bus offered air conditioned relief and we were very conscious of living “behind the wall” – the guided existence of people living in relative luxury. I did get sick at the end of the trip and the exhaustion of that trip plus the three earlier in the year really hit me. I then had a week where I spent a night in a tent in Southwold in beautiful weather a few days in rainy and wet Cardiff and then a few days in my flat in Cornwall where I got to bodyboard and soak up some lovely weather. All of a sudden I was back into work mode with two back to back trips to Hamburg with planning for Amsterdam next week and then some more time marking theses in August back in Cornwall.
All in all I feel like I’ve stuffed a year of adventures into six months and not sure if I’m coming or going but, on the whole, I’ve had an amazing start to the year. As for my New Years resolutions. I have read some good book but haven’t done so well with keeping up my weekly walks or lost any weight. Recent events also meant that I have been doing more like five day rather than four day weeks. As for photography, I’ve taken a few nice photos on my trips and some very good gig photos. India was not an tripod friendly location but I managed to get some good shots there too. But on the whole I don’t feel I’ve progressed my photo business as well as I would have liked. I do, however, have nice gigs coming up with Stageworks graduation show and a wedding at the end of August. I am excited about a trip to Bali in September and hopefully a quieter end to the year to consolidate and relax a bit
Our recent trip to India brought us, at sunrise, to the Taj Mahal on a overcast and rainy day. It is such an iconic building it seems incredibly familiar but it is still incredibly moving when you see it for the first time, and you can’t turn away. Looking at the different angles. Here is a pretty standard composition taken from the mosque.