Before and after

Hi everyone,

For me, processing is the most important part of my work. I don’t think that I’ve ever posted a before and after type post. I thought I’d post this before and after work of the Lock at Molesey. I chose this shot because it’s a fairly mundane subject and presented an interesting challenge. I ended up choosingΒ  to work in monochome which I think suits the subject.

Original with my routine lens and perspective corrections applied.

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After

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Kind regards

leigh sig 2

Merchandise sampler video

Hi everyone,

A small video of some of my photo art merchandise of my latest work, “Un Fantasme Sombre”.

https://leigh-kemp.pixels.com/featured/un-fantasme-sombre-leigh-kemp.html

sweet dreams

Kind regards

leigh sig 2

 

A subtle change of style

Hi everyone,

Regulars to my blog will have no doubt noticed that I’ve been experimenting with a different style to my work of late. I’m trying to find a sort of halfway house between straight photography which doesn’t personally interest me greatly and my more fully-blown painterly work. I think that these shots from my recent visit to the River at Hampton Court serve to illustrate this. I’m not sure if this will ultimately prove to be that popular or not but it does interest me and I’m constantly experimenting with new ideas and techniques.

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Kind regards

leigh sig 2

I’m loosing my grip :)

Hi folks,

Actually this post should be titled I’ve lost my grips, past tense, plural. Some while ago as a matter of personal preference I removed the grips from my cameras and replaced them with smaller third-party grips. The exception being my E–M1 which I don’t use as a travel camera.

The Olympus grips for my E-M5 Mk 1 and Mk 2 cameras have their good and bad points for me. The grips come in two parts, landscape grip and attached to that a separate portrait grip which is a good point. As I’m mostly interested in landscapes then the vast majority of my shots are taken in the landscape orientation, sure I will as a matter of course shoot in the portrait orientation when called for but having the portrait grip attached is just adding weight and bulk to beautifully small, lightweight camera bodies.

So, I removed the portrait grips and here’s the bad point, without the portrait grip attached with its in-built battery compartment then the landscape grip blocks the camera’s battery compartment and thus has to be detached and re-attached every time one needs to change a battery else I’d just leave it attached. I’ve found some third-party grips from Fotodiox in the States which negate this issue by having a cutout in the base plate so that the grip can be left attached and the battery can be changed. Else I can just see myself dropping the grip or stripping the tripod thread etc. and I don’t want to be constantly juggling the camera and the grip every time I change a battery.

When I looked at the new Olympus E-M1X with it’s non detachable grips this was sufficient reason in itself for it not to be of interest to me and my preferences and interests, add in it’s extra weight and of course it’s way too expensive for me. I’m hoping that Olympus take a few of it’s new features and incorporate them in to a new smaller body at a reasonable price tag and then I’d be more than interested.

Kind regards

leigh sig 2

New work: “Flying the flag”

Hi everyone,

No nationalistic reference here as I’m just about the least nationalistic person you could meet. If you’ve never visited Hampton Court Palace, here’s what the main entrance looks like. I think that some of the gargoyles could do with a face lift though as they’re looking a bit worse for wear. πŸ™‚

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I’m still not sure if the direction my work is currently going is ultimately to my liking but one has to keep on experimenting.

Kind regards

leigh sig 2