“Multi-storey Parking” :)

Hi everyone hope you’re all staying healthy and safe.

I took my 14-150mm lens for a stroll today and spotted this with my beady little eyes in the car park of a local supermarket. Hope it brings a smile to someone’s face. πŸ™‚

https://www.flickr.com/photos/leighkemp/50837928056/in/dateposted-public/lightbox/

Best wishes,

Leigh

D.I.Y Macro arm with lighting.

Hi everyone.

I know that it looks quite a bit like something out of a SCIFI movie πŸ™‚ . A while back I bought one of those cheap helping-hand things and also some small battery-powered clip on LED spotlights. I thought I’d combine them and here’s the result for a fraction of the cost of a similar proprietary one that I saw advertised. Cheap and cheerful but effective. πŸ™‚

Kind regards

Leigh

PS. Mk II versionΒ πŸ™‚Β I added some PVC tape to the cross bar so that the lights grip better, don’t slip and stay as set.

“Midnight Rider”

Hi folks,

“Midnight Rider”. Green screen combined shot using E-M1 mk 1+M.Zuiko 30mm macro lens of an Elvis Presley knitted figure riding a wooden model motorbike. Helped me to pass a bit of time this morning as it’s raining and I’ve not got anywhere interesting to go.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/leighkemp/50828186826/in/dateposted-public/lightbox/

Stay safe everyone, best wishes,

Leigh

Silent Sorrow in empty seats

Hi folks,

I came across this old shot of deserted tables and chairs outside a local restaurant that I originally titled “Silent Sorrow in Empty Seats”. Old but somehow taken on a new poignancy at the moment. I just liked the rain on the tables and the various textures.

Kind regards,

Leigh

Greetings from my bunker.

Hi folks,

Hope that everyone is staying safe, greetings from my “Bunker in Bognor” or so it feels as I’ve not left it for over a week now, AKA my Man Cave πŸ™‚ and I’m going more than a little stir-crazy. As I can’t get a haircut I’m also starting, more and more, to resemble a Yeti. πŸ™‚ .

I’ve been giving some thought to my passion for processing my images (still hate the word). If someone offered me some money to spend as I wished on photographic equipment, as unlikely as that ever might be, I’d choose to spend the lion’s share on software. My passion for photography really starts when I’m working on my images, Subjective as of course it is, I just couldn’t go out, take some shots and not work on them. I’m fortunate that I don’t have deadlines to meet or have to mass-produce images to a formula but even a few simple adjustments will bring one’s imagery to life. I’ve raved several times before about Viveza, part of the NIK collection of software plugins now owned by DXO with it’s selective adjustment control point technology and I think that it’s an absolutely fantastic piece of software that has been the most useful and creative software that I’ve ever purchased, I use it at some stage in every image that I work on.

Stay safe, kind regards,

Leigh

For those interested in video streaming/capture etc..

Hi everyone,

A while back I started experimenting with video streaming. I bought a couple of bits of kit that work very well. As some of my cameras don’t allow one to monitor the video in live view with and HDMI cable plugged in I bought a plug in HDMI to USB video capture device and also a 1 in 2 out HDMI splitter. This works very well as I can plug the HDMI output from the the camera in to the splitter with a suitable HDMI cable, plug one of the outputs to a small HDMI monitor and the other output to an HDMI cable plugged into the HDMI to USB capture device and this into the computer. The HDMI splitter device has a micro USB socket so that it can be powered by USB and includes a cable for this. This combination works great and allows me to simultaneously monitor the picture whilst streaming to the computer. So far I’ve used this setup with ZOOM and also with OBS Studio and it cost me approx. Β£33 UK plus a suitable HDMI cable to fit your camera’s HDMI output.

I have no affiliation with the companies that manufacture these products, as always, I share because I hope that it is of interest.

Stay safe and kind regards,

Leigh

“Camera Eye”.

Hi folks, hope everyone is keeping safe and well,

“Camera Eye”. Shot this morning, TG-5 microscope mode. Novelty camera lighter, part of my eclectic collection (try saying that fast three times) πŸ™‚

https://www.flickr.com/photos/leighkemp/50807046302/in/dateposted-public/lightbox/

Best wishes,

Leigh