Dorset Landscape Photography: WASHED UP

Its been a very long time since my last landscape post, but here is a mono long exposure shot while working on my uni projects again

 

Its by no means anything special but its one of a few I’m working on editing at the moment

 

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Available as a print, as always, and any feedback welcome

 

http://www.danbristowphotography.com

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A bleak Weymouth Day

I shot this small series while shooting for a uni project I was working on.

my Aim was to show the bleak reality of a coastal town out of tourist season. A contrast from the busy beaches and bustling shops.  To shoot this one i decided to use my new lens baby muse, and limit it to just a f5.6 aperture. This is a very soft lens and gave itself well to the concept i had. the images have then been edited in LR to reflect a moody and grainy scene, with dark blacks and lots of film grain added.

 

I think it works Really well, this here is a small selection of what was shot  on the day, I may as time goes on release more, or i may not. Who knows.

 

I may also revisit in the summer with the same kit and same idea but shoot weymouth at its busiest and compare the two.

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And thats it, I hope you have enjoyed looking at these, Any prints or questions please ask!

 

http://www.danbristowphotography.com

 

 

Somerset Wedding Photography

Hello me again,

This is going back to the 31st of October this year. I shot a wedding in Taunton in Somerset. Church and reception being on the grounds of Taunton School, a private school with some amazing grounds!

With bridal prep at a local hotel, the bride arrived on a horse drawn carrige. The church its self was incredibly dark, with the obvious no flash rule it made life tricker than it could have been. really had to push the cameras to the limit on the ISO speed, with the 1ds having to be maxed out at 3200.  This still only gave me a speed of 1/25th at best at F/4. So to those who know you’ll see just how dark it was. Still some amazing shots of course, the inside was stunning!

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And heres a few images of the rest of the day.

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Thanks for Looking

 

Dan

Dorset Wedding Photography: Hannah & Chris

Hi all,

 

This was a wedding shot back in September of this year. A Really fantastic couple who both like the camera. Which is always a Bonus!

 

I won’t bore you with to many words for this one, But it was a wedding on Portland again, with the church on Easton Square being where the ceremony took place. This is a really lovely church, big very bright and built from portland stone which with its light colours makes for great images.

 

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This last picture was great, We went up to portland bill for the pictures of hannah and chris. And unknown to us it was national speak like a pirate day!  So these rather friendly pirates from the Portland Bill visitors centre came and did some pictures with us

 

Dan

 

Dorset Landscape Photography: S A V I O U R II

Hi all

 

Never realised I hadn’t shared this image with you all! Shot back in September when I had a day off from the day job.

Having moved house recently (might I add never in wedding season again!) I’m within walking distance of the Nothe Fort area of Weymouth.

The day was very overcast with broken clouds, the sort I love for Long exposure work. The wind started off seeming promising as the clouds were moving quickly, so would create some great shapes. However it was probably gusting 40mph! not great for keeping a camera shake free for 2min plus!.

Any images I had shot at the end of the pier where there is a large metal viewpoint with a great spiral staircase, were completely unusable due to the vibrations through the camera being buffeted by the gusts.

So back up plan in place, I retreated to the base of the pier sheltered by the fort itself. Where there is a Life Buoy attached to the railings. I’ve shot similar LE’s before.

Shot on the Canon 5dMKii, 17-40 @20mm, ISO 50, F/14, 99 seconds

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Available as a print or canvas

http://www.danbristowphotography.com

Dorset Wedding Photography: A Couple from over t’ Pond

Here is a small write up from a wedding from june, A Lovely couple from America.

The day started with the preparations in a lovely country house, just next to the moreton walled gardens.

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Next up was a couple of pictures with the groomsmen at the Black Dog in Broadmayne, for their pre wedding beer. A fantastic little country pub. Then onto the church just up the road.

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A lovely church, And Looks great in Mono with that Sky! (perhaps one to revisit with the landscape kit this winter), Great service with some lovely moments.

Then the final stop of the day for me which was the Corn exchange in Dorchester, oddly again a fantastic venue. And the outside is great for some striking portraits too.

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Quite a bit behind with the wedding blogs, so there are many more to come Soon,

And any bookings come over to my website

http://www.danbristowphotography.com

Dan

W A Y D O W N : Ringstead Monochrome

My first Mono image in a long time, From a recent sunrise.

This was a 4 minute exposure using my 10 stop, Was a wonderful sunrise, and just as it was over the clouds came over and started to rain while waiting for this image to expose.

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Prints are available

http://www.danbristowphotography.com

Dan

T H E P A R A L E L L

Hello All, 

Hope all is well, Again have been very busy recently, with work, social Life, Cars and Photography, But managed to get out Last Night. All Day there was some great thick mist here in Dorset, Something i knew i could make a great image with, With That in mind, i headed up to Durdle Door, The walk alone nearly killed me, This image was taken in the Man’ O War Bay, So a long Walk down a large amount of steps. A Different Take to the normal images shot of this bay, and using some foreground rocks to create a great balance in the image. 

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Finished in CS And LR5, Cropped to a 16:9 aspect, My Second Favourite other than Square for black and white work, a 2.20 min exposure with the 10 Stop filter on my 1DSii and 17-40 L 

 

There will be a Few more to Follow in the Next Few Days, Just have to Find the Time to get on and edit them. 

 

Cheers for Looking!! 

Dan 

 

O V E R W A T C H

O V E R    W A T C H

Its been a Long Time since my last post, Or even last picture, the last month has flown by, have hardly had time to even think about getting out,

So as its miserable here and my Car is curently sat outside on Jacks, here is one from a little while ago.

A Typically Cloudy day at portland bill, gave me the opourtunity to slow things down and get this shot of the Lighthouse.

This will be going in the new Gallery Space i have in Brewers quay, Weymouth. I hope you all like it, And if anyone is near and fancys a look, just as for the Art Asylum, We have a Great Selection of alternate art.

Cheers for know

Dan

Clavells Pier LE

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Hi All,

another from a Trip to Kimmeridge bay, Dorset the other day, A long Exposure of the Clavells Pier that Sits under the Tower there. A great subject for photographers, with the smooth rocks and graphic lines that the pier produces, and always looks great in Black and White.

Again Time is Getting busy, A lot going on this month, Visiting a Gallery to asses some space for my work and decide if i want to rent a wall or be charged commission. Gallery is in Weymouths Brewers Quay so a great location and a great Business Prospect. A couple of photoshoots booked before christmas and a Craft fayre in mid december as well, so plenty to keep me busy.

Will update at the weekend following the gallery visit and hopefully all goes well.

Dont forget to order your print in time for x mas too! come see me at http://www.danbristowphotography.com
dan