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Cherry aka 'The Bathroom Girl'

I was recently taking some snaps for my friend, the musician, The Bathroom Girl, aka, Cherry Lee.

The photograph was shot in RAW using the Manual settings on a Canon EOS 400d (Kiss X); F/4.5; 1/60 Sec; ISO 400; Partial Metering Mode; 30 mm Focal Length; -0.67 (-2/3 of a stop) Exposure Compensation; Canon Speedlight 430EX off camera Flash with a home made 'Ring Flash' Diffuser.; Sigma DC 30mm F1.4 HSM SLD Lens. This picture was created in Adobe photoshop CS3.

Oi Mister!

While photographing the rebuild of Fleetwood Town F.C.'s new Stadium, I came across this onlooker. Dirty, bruised, scratched and unkempt hair; a tough existence that will only get tougher. He summed up my vision of the the youth within this community.

The photograph was shot using the Manual settings on a Canon EOS 400d (Kiss X); F/8; 1/250 Sec; ISO 400; Partial Metering Mode; 134 mm Focal Length; -0.7 (-2/3 of a stop) Exposure Compensation; Sigma 18 - 200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS SLD Lens. This picture was put together using Adobe photoshop CS3

Dad

A personal portrait of my Dad who struggled so bravely with Brain Cancer. RIP Dad.

Grace

A new addition to the family brings all sorts of new and exciting times for photography; here is an angel; I will not be putting up dirty nappy shots though. But here it's all smiles again after one such dirty nappy moment.

The photograph was shot using the Manual settings on a Canon EOS 400d (Kiss X); F/7.1; 1/100th Sec; ISO 400; Partial Metering Mode; 30 mm Focal Length; -0.7 (-2/3 of a stop) Exposure Compensation; Sigma DC 30mm F1.4 HSM SLD Lens. Flash: Canon Speedlight 430 EX With Lambency Diffuser. This picture was put together using Adobe photoshop CS3.

A.N.G.

The photograph was shot using the Manual settings on a Canon EOS 400d (Kiss X); F/5.0; 1/60th Sec; ISO 400; Partial Metering Mode; 28 mm Focal Length; -0.7 (-2/3 of a stop) Exposure Compensation; Sigma 18 - 200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS SLD Lens. Flash: Canon Speedlight 430 EX With Lambency Diffuser. This picture was put together using Adobe photoshop CS3.

A and Baby

The photograph was shot in RAW using the Manual settings on a Canon EOS 400d (Kiss X); F/4.5; 1/50 Sec; ISO 400; Pattern Metering Mode; 39 mm Focal Length; -0.7 (-2/3 of a stop) Exposure Compensation; Off camera Wotan VM250 Studio Flash; EF-S18-55 F3.5-5.6 USM Lens. This picture was cropped using Adobe photoshop CS3.

A pregnant sister is always a useful model; and now as a niece, little Grace Esther is a great model too.

A and B

The photograph was shot in RAW using the Manual settings on a Canon EOS 400d (Kiss X); F/8.0; 1/125 Sec; ISO 400; Pattern Metering Mode; 39 mm Focal Length; -0.7 (-2/3 of a stop) Exposure Compensation; Off camera Wotan VM250 Studio Flash; EF-S18-55 F3.5-5.6 USM Lens. This picture was cropped using Adobe photoshop CS3.

T and Flowers

The beauty in a person's face never ceases to amaze me; especially this one. A face changes not day by day, but moment by moment. In a face I am so familiar with, I often see new things, new thoughts, new expressions, new feelings. This is a face I love and I could spend a life time watching and never become bored.

The photograph was shot in RAW using the Shutter Priority settings on a Canon EOS 400d (Kiss X); F/5.6; 1/30 Sec; ISO 400; Pattern Metering Mode; 55 mm Focal Length; -0.7 (-2/3 of a stop) Exposure Compensation; Flash Compuslory Supression; EF-S18-55 F3.5-5.6 USM Lens. This picture was created with Adobe photoshop CS2.

T.S. and Guitar

This was originally shot as a JPEG at night, with the flash suppressed, so that I could slow the shutter speed down and add a sence of movement. I used large candles to light the shot. F/2.0; 1/8 sec; 7.2mm Focal Length; -2/3 Exposure Compensation; Pattern Metering;
The camera used for this shot was a Canon Powershot G6 and was converted to a TIFF image and put together using Photoshop CS2

J.W. On bridge.

This was originally shot in the mid 1980's with a Pentax ME Super. I have lost my notes for this shot, but I think it was shot with Kodak TMAX 400 ASA film. I remember that the developing times on the instructions were rubbish and left the pictures under developed...or maybe it was me; as a 16 year old introvert, surely I was not making the mistakes! LOL.

Did anyone else have this problem with Kodak TMAX?It has been scanned and digitised then cleaned up a little bit in photoshop CS2; but mainly this is how it was shot.