Today I fell asleep up a tree in woodland gardens, I emptied my pockets, took off my shoes and socks, climbed right to the top, got cosy and fell asleep giving it a cuddle. Its the first embrace that has truely touched my heart in a while. I felt so peacefully swaying with the branches in the breeze. It’s something that I can’t put into words but my silence, as always, is filled with love.

Mushroom Taken with Nikon D700 + Nikkor Micro 40mm f/2.8G

Somebodies Worst Nightmare Taken with Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G (N)

Handsome Devil Taken with Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G (N)

I know what I need to do next time now. I didn’t shoot enough frames on this one but I’ve found a better way of looping things like clouds.

Taken with Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G (N)

I’ve come to realise that I’ve been doing all of these GIFs because it’s a challenge. Making these is the opposite of the fast passed snapping of the street photography I’ve got so comfortable and confident doing. Each one takes a long time to make and a lot of planning. If you make a mistake you may not suffer the consequences until you’re twenty minutes of processing/shooting down the line ..or worse.

To improve in any form of creative media you’ve got to throw yourself out of your comfort zone and start from the bottom again to progress. I think this GIF is terrible but It’s less terrible than the last one I did. It’s the progress I’ve made which I’m happy about.

I’ve got a load more of these and some ‘proper photographs’ from the same shoot which I’ll be uploading progressively throughout the week. It’s pretty obvious that I ballsed this one up haha 

Richmond Park Taken with Panasonic Lumix GF2 + 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 IOS

Back at the beginning of September I cycled down to Richmond park equipped with a tri-pod, a measuring tape, a box of chalk and my GF2 and set to work drawing 140 lines on the road 6 inches apart. A few hours later after a lot of trial and error I had all the shots I needed for my first hyper lapse. 

The results were terrible but I’ve had some idea’s. I really like the movement of the clouds but don’t like the movement of the foreground. So Im planning to take a really nice photograph of a Model and paste in a gif of the sky from a fixed position.

An even more ambitious Idea would be to make a video of a model with their hair blowing in the wind and then repeat the hyper lapse in a fixed position. I’ll get epic fast moving clouds over head and real time model underneath. If I stick to my current formula every second of footage of the model will be 10 seconds for the sky.

The GIF above is only 50 frames (yes that 3 second video is made of 50 photographs) The full length hyperlapse of 140 frames was too long for Tumblrs 2MB GIF limit. Click HERE to view the full length animation. 

Kai Taken with Lumix GF2 + 20mm f/1.7

Not sure about this one. I couldn’t get the water at the back to loop nicely so I cut it out. What do you think?

I went climbing for the first time today with my housemate Owen and his brother. I went from being on the sofa with a cup of tea in my pajamas with an easy Sunday ahead of me to being on the train to London in the space of 25 minutes. It took a couple of warm up climbs to get the point of it but once I worked out that its not simply a case being ‘strong enough’ to pull yourself up the wall the first two hours flew by. Rock climbing is about finding a route and working out how to position your whole body in order to climb it. It gets really addictive when you find a route you know you can climb and its really rewarding when you finally make it. My whole body is aching but I can’t wait for Wednesday when we’re going back again.

There is a lot of really pretty photography on tumblr tonight!

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