Here is my attempt at an arty shot. I did a lot of playing around with the tone in Photoshop because it was quite a light image being a long exposure. Then I tried to use the same technique but panning with the shutter open:
Once again quite a lot of darkening in Photoshop.
Canon EOS1, Kodak Tri X 400
This is an example of bokeh – this is defined as the aesthetic quality of the out of focus regions of the picture and come from the Japanese word for blur. Enthusiasts believe there is good bokeh and bad bokeh, and also they judge a lens by its performance when out of focus.
I’m not a connoisseur so I don’t know how good my bokeh is on this occasion, but I have sympathy with the idea that focus can be overrated. Here’s the in focus version with the bokeh version layered over the top.
Canon EOS1 Ilford HP5+ 400
This is a image of two ladies having afternoon tea on the lawn in the dead of night. They are wearing costumes and sitting in furniture that is covered in LEDs. It was a very striking display and a nice simple idea.
This lady went for a stroll and spun her parasol over her shoulder.
Canon EOS1, Ilford HP5+ and no tripod! I am suprised that I managed to get so many steady shots although there are several unused ones which are a bit more shaky.