Superman

Twenty Five

This is one of my entries for a school photo competition run at my school. Can’t decide whether to enter it in the portrait section or enhanced as it is a bit of both.

Superman 1

Another photo using the Nikon D610. I also used a few videos on YouTube to work out how to do some of the effects. For example, the head was made a bit bigger than normal. I also added the old fashioned wallpaper. I really like the way it has come out. It took a long time to put together but worth it. And finally, the model. Well superman is my super dad!

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Broadway Polo #2

Nineteen

Well, you’ve seem a busy hat shop, now here’s a busy shirt shop. It’s the same shop as in my last post.

Broadway Polo #2

Each wall was covered with shirts. Not the best composition but, for me, a fun holiday snap.

Broadway Polo

Eighteen

Hats for the last post. This time it’s polo shirts. This time my mum was on a shopping spree. This was during one of our night time trips into Broadway. I also have a photo of the actual racks head on so it looks more like my hats shot. However, I liked this shot as it was full of people. In fact, the shop was very busy even though it was about 10 pm.

Broadway Polo

This photo, like my last Broadway shot, was taken with my dad’s Olympus camera with the fish eye. Great for tight spots like this shop. Thinking about posting at least one more proper Broadway shot. I’m quite busy at the moment as exams are coming up. So at least it easier not having to take photos at the moment and having so many holiday photos.

Hats

Seventeen

One of the things on my shopping list was snap backs, or as my dad calls them base ball caps. What does he know?!

Hats

I knew what I wanted but still found it difficult to find. It was a particular Miami Heat snap back. This was one shop that was recommended to me (I can’t remember the name now). As you can see they had lots of hats. One wall was just hats and the opposite wall was just trainers. Didn’t find what I wanted but the amount of stuff was impressive and I think made for an interesting photo.

Another one with the Nikon D610.

Not a Snowman…

Project 52: Week 46

Not a Snowman...

Since it is coming to the end of the Project 52 competition I decided to try something new. I had previously seen photos where a face has been transformed by making it look as if it was made of plants and other stuff like this. So I searched for YouTube videos to find out how to create this effect. This is the video that I used: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT_lTKxP9ck&feature=youtu.be

I watched the video on the iPad while working on the computer editing my photo. The instructions weren’t too difficult to follow but I did have to experiment a bit to make the effect work for my photo. You can look at the video yourself to find out what to do. I will say that I needed a portrait and another photo which would replace the texture of the face. For this second bit I photographed a wall and some ivy growing on our wall at the bottom of the garden as I wasn’t sure what would work the best. In the end I didn’t even use the ivy. I liked the effect with the bricks plus it took so long I had no more energy to try the ivy.

At first I thought that I would use a self-portrait but that was difficult to do. So I asked my dad [again] if he would agree. He did. Plus he had more skin area on his head… to make the effect stand out more.

I had no ideas for a title so I decided to call it “Not a Snowman”. I suppose I could have called it Brickman. Anyway, I think it’s quite a fun title so I chose it.

This week’s photo(s) was taken using a Nikon D200.

Planets

Project 52: Week 42

Planets

I was really keen to post something really different. Not long now before the 52nd week of Project 52. So I wanted my photo to stand out.

How I got to post this photo is a bit of a story. About a week ago my dad showed me a magazine with this technique being used. I then forgot about it. On Wednesday my dad went over to our neighbour who enters a photography competition every month with his work. They took some laser painting photos and also used this oil on water technique. When Dave (my neighbour) e-mailed some of the photos I thought the oil on water shots were really cool. So yesterday (Thursday) I got the magazine, read what to do and had a go. Oh! The photo also fitted with what we have been learning about in science. It looks like a solar system.

It’s an interesting technique because the bubbles change shape as do the colours as they move around. It was also hard to take clear photos. Focusing was really tricky and I couldn’t use a tripod because of the angle of the shot. I took over 70 shots. Some I didn’t like because they were not in focus. I also kept taking them because as I moved the camera lens new interesting images came onto the camera screen.

I didn’t do much to edit the photo except to crop it a bit and I also sharpened it. Hope you like it. Let me know what you think.