Monthly Archives: February 2008

Reflections – Photo by Rob Laynton

Canal barges often provide nice examples of bright colours and reflections. This isn’t one of the best examples, as the composition is a little weak, but you get the idea I am sure. If you can find a small marina … Continue reading

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Composition and perception – examples of problems – Photo by Rob Laynton

Here are some examples of what I consider to be poor image composition or similar problems. 1) This composition is not bad – a little cropping at the bottom would lower the horizon and improve the picture, but there is … Continue reading

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Composition and perspective – Examples of problems

All of these examples show what I mean by what i consider to be poor composition: 1) the black and white photo has the horizon too high and the tops of the trees cropped. 2) The signpost is obscured by … Continue reading

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English Civil War re-enactment – Photo by Rob Laynton

Sealed Knot at Nantwich, Cheshire. This re-enactment of an English Civil War battle takes place every January. Members of the sealed Knot and other similar organisations dress up in Roundhead and Royalist clothing to act out the battle that took … Continue reading

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English Civil War re-enactment – Photo by Rob Laynton

The Sealed Knot in action  English Civil War re-enactment society at Nantwich, Cheshire. This guy was spinning the blue flag around like a cheerleader, and I just kept taking shots hoping that one would come out O.K. I am quite … Continue reading

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Tree branches – Photo by Rob Laynton

Tree branches. Another shot using black and white mode and a red filter to enhance contrast. Such contrast effects would now be achieved using Adobe Photoshop.

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Sand dune fence – Photo by Rob Laynton

Sand dune fence at Formby Point, Lancashire, England. This is an into the light or contre-jour shot and I do not think that I used any filters for this. It is about strong composition using strong shapes to create the … Continue reading

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