She started out as this.
Perhaps one day, you never know especially with the way the world is going….lets hope not
Today’s image is courtesy of being awake with ideas buzzing round my head since 3:20. Since Jo was unavailable and wouldn’t do it for a gold pig anyway I had to dig old Jenna Jameson out of the closet, of course I’m just practising techniques with my Profoto B1’s, beauty dish and coloured grids.
Goes without saying would be much more fun in an industrial scene with a life model…any volunteers?, would also work well in an old cooling tower or tunnel too.
Background is black cloth and coloured by a gel on a B1 at full power while the beauty dish slightly right and above is less than half power, quite effective isn’t it?
OK it may be a little weird but I have a plan which involves a male and female model, the BBC and Musketeers…long story, if it comes off I’ll share.
A little I’ll grant but it’s a well used trick in photography using layers and masks and while I had 5 mins to play I thought I’d give the B1 a blast, just one to the right slightly behind the camera on TTL, quite a neat trick really and definitely worth trying with different subjects and locations.
Go on, have a play you know you want to and you get to eat the model…errrrr!
Honestly can’t believe how mild it’s gone now, I cleaned the cars on Sunday in a T shirt and today’s dog walk I was just wearing a fleece, has spring sprung already? even the white flower things , snowdrops thats it, useless with plants are out in abundance. It’s ruining my commission shoot!
Here’s another snow one from last year, fingers x’d we’ll see some more yet
Isn’t it always the case! you get a commission for snow Christmas type woodland shots and the weather turns mild! was up and out early today to try and get the frost but the woodland was still muddy and misty not at all festive. Lets hope the next few weeks bring a cold spell and some of the white stuff. I have all my locations scouted and ready to go so ready when mother nature is……..
Today is one from last year at Black Clough in The Peaks, a good long walk up to the water fall near the top, bet it isn’t frozen yet though.
as part of a commission shoot for Christmas cards I ventured out earlier in the week to scout a few locations, one of which was the Trans Pennine Trail at Silkstone and although it was a thoroughly dismal day with deep mud and fog it was great to be out and about.
The Husky gang managed to drag me through Nabbs Wood far faster than should be done on 2 legs and I very nearly finished up on my bum several times, people in the neighbouring village probably heard me cursing them. However their one redeeming grace is that when you need to go uphill you just say ‘Go’ and away you shoot up the hill, one trick that works a treat every time.
Got my copy of the book yesterday you ‘Barging Round Britain’ by John Sergeant and my name is in it , in fact reference the photographs the book it’s more like ‘the Adrian Ashworth show’, I did 75%+ of the images used so I’m very proud. Inner and end cover shots too as well as some shots with John himself.
I’m credited in the back with 5 canals and 2 other photographers with 1 each, I feel a weekend of reading coming on, that is of course after I have watched the accompanying TV show which is aired tonight ITV 8pm for the next 8 weeks, very excited.
have a great weekend
Back to my trademark crystal ball, this time capturing the setting sun at Rhosneigr my spiritual home and where we have so many friends. Hopefully we’ll be there in a few weeks as my workshop season starts again there and in Snowdonia.
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Up at 5 am out with the husky gang for a walk, lovely frosty morning, white over, perfect for my commission I thought, so back home kit is ready and waiting (good boy scout) so I just have to get ready drop Jo off at work and me and the Stormster are away to start the Christmas Card shoot.
When I get there at Bagger Woods it’s closed for logging and the gates to the car park are padlocked shut!!!, to top it all the -3c at home white over isn’t at Bagger Woods it’s +1 and muddy……..never mind there’s always tomorrow but later I’m going to check out another woods so I don’t fall for it again. Hopefully we’ll get the freezing temps for a while yet.
Today’s summer evening shot is from my fave place on Anglesey, Poth Y Post, very spiritual place and if I could buy it I would.
And I do mean rock literally, Porth Y Post is just one of those place that keep pulling me back there time and again, not only because of the stunning coastline, secluded cove and generally gorgeous weather but to see a friendly seal that seems to wait for our visits, he/she pops their head up and inquisitively watches us as we shoot the setting sun then majestically disappears beneath the waves into the darkness.
Don’t know if I mentioned that over the last few months I have had many tests carried out at the hospital some not very pleasant at all, well all is good as far as they can tell. My shoulder is almost back to full strength and Saturday I had a Platelet-rich plasma injection into my knee, semi put to sleep it still hurt like holey hell but fingers crossed it will now see me back on the hills very soon. It already seems to have taken affect in that the old going up stairs pain I used to get has disappeared, I have been training it ‘carefully’ lately which helps I’m told.
Darn this weather too, can’t believe its winter it’s so warm out, I need a few good frosty snowy days to do the Christmas Card shots for my commission. Hopefully we’ll see some over the next month or so.
As from today it’s one month to my BIPP assessment for my Fellowship, ‘, checking and double checking my prints and supporting material to make sure 200% I’ve done all I possibly can. I’m also looking into doing my BA Hons over the next year or so too, my mum was a BA in Art so it would be great to have done something similar to her for a fitting memory and to help my career further too.
Jo’s new phone is coming today so I have the pleasure of setting it up for her, should be fun as it never seems to work right for me………much head banging and scratching of butt!
have a lovely week all
Just off the main Woodhead Road is an area called Salter’s brook and I believe Lady Shaw, here you’ll find remnants of an old Inn dating back to the 18th century. Although not good for ale any more it does serve well as a great composition for the winter frost, and a little shelter for the roaming sheep.
You just may spot Buster the blonde German Shepherd in the distance have a good forage round the moor, he was there with my friend Gordon, Stormy was tied on to me, way to risky with sheep about to ever let her go free!.
Have a great weekend
So yesterday I did a commercial shoot with Thunder and Claire helped with lighting and directing Thunder, not that he needs much as he's such a diva. The shoot was for Jack Lodge Grooming and will form part of his launch into his own hair products, he's a real nice guy and a top stylist (watch this space) If you know anyone that would benefit form my photography for their business, they could include one of the dogs or not, please forward and share this post to them, I do all commercial architecture, interior and product photography and guarantee I'll blow you away with the finished product. Have a fabulous Monday all
Port Y Post Con Trails Sunset
Porth Y Post Sunset Flare
Ready for another visit to Ireland and the cliffs at Doolin, fabulous place.
Feel Free To Share Been a while since I did a shoot and some landscape processing so I spent sometime yesterday re learning my photoshop skills, hope you like it, Curbar Mist at sunrise For Claire x
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Had 10 mins spare to look at some more of my Ireland shots from April, can't believe it's that long ago....Picture taken at Doolin with my back towards the Cliffs of Moher, if you haven't been it's worth it just to see the Atlantic in all its glory punishing the shoreline and yes I got soaked but that goes with the job, wouldn't have it any other way
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