My Week in Devon

Since my last post I’ve had a lot of things happening, I spent a week in Devon, my laptop failed (for the second time), I moved into a new house and I assembled my first piece of Ikea furniture. I had a great time in Devon and tried to capture everything that I did however I’ve narrowed down my photos to a fewof my favourites and also excluded a lot of photos where my girlfriends family are the main focus.

I hope you enjoy my photos, I’ll be getting back to design work very soon now that I’m back in Lincoln and can’t steal my Dads camera anymore.









Water Droplets

After recently playing around with my watches I really wanted to see what I could do with the camera. I’ve always enjoyed watching slow motion videos, specifically of things that happen in every day life but are so quick that our eyes miss it so I wanted to do something along these lines.

I decided to try and capture water droplets as they fall into a full glass of water. After setting my camera to the quickest shutter speed it can do I ended up taking around 500 pictures with only roughly 30 of them being something other than water rippling. Unfortunately the camera I have could only take about 2 images a second so getting the timing right was very difficult.
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Watch Photography

Over the past few years I’ve developed a bit of an obsession with watches. I think it’s the mix of great design and their complexity that attracts me, because of this I also love photographing my watches from time to time so while I’m home from University I thought I’d take advantage of my Dads DSLR. In this session I tried to get some up close and detailed photographs while also playing with exposure photography.

Swatch LumeI particularly like this exposure shot of the second hand on my Swatch watch, the glow that the lume gives off onto the parts of the watch really give a nice atmosphere to the picture. I made the image black and white as I felt the colour was slightly distracting, as you can see in the next image.

Swatch Lume2Bulova MacroI really like this photo however I am a little disappointed the whole of the face isn’t in focus, I’m guessing this is to do with me being too zoomed in while taking the picture. I guess this kind of thing comes with experience and practice.

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I’m still very new to photography and with no education in the area so far everything I’m doing is just experimentation but I really enjoy capturing beautiful images. I’ll definitely have to invest in my own camera soon, my Dad’s going to start noticing his camera is missing too often at some point. I hope you enjoyed my photographs.

I’m a terrible Lincoln resident…

I’ve been living in Lincoln for around 9 months at this point and although the Cathedral is one of the biggest tourist destinations for the city until a few days ago I still hadn’t been inside. This is made even worse by the fact that I get free entry for being a student so there really is no excuse so when I had the opportunity a few days ago I took it and tried to capture some of my favourite parts of the architecture and design.

Finished in 1549 and noted as one of the tallest buildings in the world for around 238 years the cathedral is a beautiful work of architecture and stone work.

IMAG1950*Once inside the cathedral you can see a large selection of stained glass windows which amaze me not only because of how intricate they are but to think that each one was specifically hand made hundreds of years ago for the specific spot in the cathedral and still remains a beautiful work of art. I apologise for some of the quality on these pictures, I don’t have a good camera as of yet but it’s on my list, until then my phone will have to do.

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I also like that while walking around the cathedral there are many different hidden sculptures or tiny details which you could easily miss but an artist obviously spent a lot of time crafting and putting into place. For example there was a large sculpture of the Virgin Mary which on the back of the base of the sculpture was a small carving of a lion head which the likely hood is most people visiting will never see yet a sculptor probably spent hours working on.

IMAG1929*However not all of the intricate details were so great to look at, like this little figure I found in a hallway ceiling

IMAG1953_BURST003*I’ll definitely be visiting the cathedral more in the coming years as it really is a motivating place to visit with so many amazing design elements to it. I can’t wait until I have a better camera than just my phone and have a chance to go back and really capture its beauty.