Animated Gif - Cinemagraph

Canary Wharf London UK animated gif animation time lapse

Morning, 

I was recently having a play with some Cinemagraphs, Where a still image has some motion.

This post was an experiment on how they will display on this blog. 

As a reference for myself this is a 3.4MB file 1200x774px.

 

This video is a time-lapse that was shot of Canary Wharf, I think the technique is pretty cool and will shoot some footage to have a play with this again. 

 

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Lee 

Infrared black and white processing.

Morning, i thought id share a couple of images taken at the local using the infrared filter.

Above are two images, one was taken normally and processed to black and white, where as the other is an infrared image then processed to black and white. 

As you can see there is quite a difference. The infrared image was shot at a longer exposure and so the water will obviously look quite different but i do like what happens with the foliage. 

02 infrared leaves city park hoya r72 filter

Nikon D800 70-200@200mm f3.5 1/80th ISO5000

Leaves high in a tree. I liked how the light was illuminating a small section. This again is a processed infrared image. This is a noisy file due to the high ISO used. I was trying to gain a fast shutter speed to eliminate any motion from the wind blowing the leaves. 

04 infrared lake city park hoya r72 filter

Nikon D800  70-200@70mm f8 13th ISO800

I have noticed that along with the Sky, water goes blue also. 

 

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Infrared Tree.

Good morning, 

Attached is an image taken using an infrared filter. 

Now with taking a few of these i am slowly learning what to expect. 

So far i am liking images of trees against a sky background. The sky looks fairly normal and foliage looks interesting. I have learnt that if there is no sky and you fill the frame with only foliage the results are not that pleasing. I even had a play with a couple of portraits and skin looks awful. 

Infrared tree city park hoya r72 filter Potters bar Oakmere park

Nikon D800  70-200@75mm f5.6  6th ISO100

I hope that you enjoy these images and my thoughts and learning as i progress using this technique.

 

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We welcome another Ramsden to the world.

Last month was one of the most special events in my life, The birth of my second child. 

Its an emotional roller coaster, and to watch my Mrs go through the most amount of pain a human can endure is tough.

Mother nature at its best and amazing and touching experience.  

As you know i do not post images of my children on here or social medial, 

but i thought id share these couple of images. 

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Fuji film X-T1 f2.8 1/30th ISO 800

The pain is now becoming unbearable. 

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Fuji film X-T1 f2.8 1/30th ISO 800

There was sick... Lots of sick.

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Fuji film X-T1 f2.8 1/30th ISO 800

0415hrs we welcome our gorgeous child to the world. 

Otibho and Daniel's Wedding day

02 Bride entering the church St Marys Catholic church East Finchley London

Fuji film X-T1 f3.2 1/60 ISO 640

Last month our good friends got married in East Finchley in London. 

Note - I was not the paid photographer - so this should not be used as an example of a paid wedding. Normally I would not have taken a camera  but my daughter was a flower girl and so I wanted to document this for her blog and yearly album. I hope that you enjoy the couple of images that can be shown on this blog.  

01 Groom getting ready adjusting flower

Fuji film X-T1 f1.4 1/125 ISO 640

Last minute checks to looks ones best. 

03 Bridge greeting the priest St Marys Catholic church East Finchley London

Fuji film X-T1 f3.2 1/60 ISO 640

Bride entering the church.  

04 Bride walking down the isle

Fuji film X-T1 f2.8 1/60 ISO 640

The bride being walked down the isle by her immensely proud brother.  

07 London church wedding St Marys Catholic church East Finchley London

Fuji film X-T1 f1.4 1/125 ISO 800

The ceremony under way.  

08 Church wedding singer

Fuji film X-T1 f1.4 1/180 ISO 640

A singer celebrating the couple.  

05 Wedding flower girl playing with bracelet

Fuji film X-T1 f1.4 1/180 ISO 640

A flower girl playing with her pretty bracelet. 

06 Wedding ceremony in place St Marys Catholic church East Finchley London

Fuji film X-T1 f1.4 1/125 ISO 800

A reading given to the couple.  

09 Bride and groom leaving the church happily married St Marys Catholic church East Finchley London

Fuji film X-T1 f2.2 1/1000 ISO 200

One happy in love couple leaving the church.  

10 wedding car reflections of the guests and party

Fuji film X-T1 f2.2 1/1000 ISO 200

Reflections of the grooms mother on the left with the wedding party through the wedding car.  

Infrared lens hotspot.

Good morning. 

If you have purchased the infrared filter as i previously mentioned in a blog post couple of weeks ago, and have been shooting with it, you will have noticed the strange colouring that you have received. 

The bright red file is normal, Prior to shooting setting a custom white balance is recommended. A lot of advice i have read is setting it again green grass or foliage. For the below image being a city scape there wasn't much grass around, so i chose to shoot in RAW and play with the white balance later in post. 

One thing i have learn is the visible hot spot in the centre of the image. I shot this using Nikons 24-70mm f2.8 and lens hot spots are a most common problem encountered when shooting infrared light. They usually manifest in the form of a bright circle, sometimes in the shape of aperture leaves directly in the center of the image. The problem is exaggerated as you stop down (increase f stop number), with the spot becoming more prominent and defined. 

Hot spots can be caused for a variety of reasons, the most common of which is the coating on the inside of the lens barrel being reflective in IR light. Another frequent reason is light interaction between the coatings of the lens elements. A less common reason is light interaction between the lens elements and the imaging sensor(usually the micro-lenses) in the camera. In this case using the lens on one camera model may have no hot spot issues and on another model there could be prominent hot spots.

Unfortunately, if your lens has this issue the only solution is to simply use a different lens altogether. Fortunately the majority of lenses don’t have this problem or the problem is very minor and normally not visible in images.

Once i find a suitable lens and am happy with the results ill report back. 

If you have any suggestions to use on a Nikon body id like to hear your views. Feel free to use the contact page.

I hope that you enjoy these images. This is a new technique and something i am enjoying playing with. 

 

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Infrared Black and White. London

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Nikon D800 f8 3min ISO400 24-70mm@28mm

 

Morning, 

Here is a Black and White processed infrared image of London's MoreLondon area, with the town hall and the Shard building. 

My next blog post on Monday i will be showing the out of camera file compared to the processed colour version. And explain why there is a visible hotspot in the centre, due to the choice of Lens. (This won't happen again, i am enjoying the learning curve with these.)

 

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Financial district, London.

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Nikon D800 f8 1/20th ISO100 24-70mm@24mm

Good morning, 

An image of Canary Wharf, Isle of Dogs London's Financial district, with CITI, HSBC and Barclays buildings shown. A nice brisk 0430am, wrapped up warm. 

 

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River Thames, Big Ben and London Bridge.

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Nikon D800 f11 5min ISO100 24-70mm@50mm

Morning, 

Here is an image taken on Jubilee bridge at sunrise of London bridge on the river Thames with Westminster and Big ben in the distance. 

 

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London Eye, South Bank, London black and white.

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Nikon D800 f8 30sec ISO100 24-70mm@28mm

Morning, 

An image, of the London Eye, on south bank river Thames. With Big ben and westminster in the distance. 

 

Have a great weekend.

 

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Canary Wharf black and white.

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Nikon D800 f14 30sec ISO100 24-70mm@24mm

An image of Canary Wharf's financial district, with HSBC and Barclays banking head quarters in the distance. 

 

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Architectural detail.

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Nikon D800 f10 60sec ISO100 24-70mm@38mm

Good morning, 

Here is an abstract image of some architecture detail taken in London's moreLondon area. 

I hope that you enjoy. 

 

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London black and white images.

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Nikon D800 f11 15sec ISO100 24-70mm@28mm

Morning all, 

Thought id share some black and white images taken of London over the next few days. This image was created for a bit of fun. This was a 15 second exposure, while i was waiting for a timelapse set up to finish. The writing was created using my iPhone torch.  

 

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London early morning.

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Nikon D800 f14 60sec ISO100 24-70mm@28mm

Good morning, 

An images taken from Tower bridge at 04:35hrs. I shot this purposefully knowing that the sun will rise behind me. Some times shooting towards the sun isn't always the best option. I wanted to illuminate the buildings and not cast them into silhouette. As the sun raised it lit up the buildings perfectly just as i wanted. 

This concludes the two weeks of colour London images. 

I hope that you have enjoyed my colour London photos as i have sharing them with you. 

Next week starts 10 days of Black and white images of London. 

 

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