Archive for June, 2011

Blink, and you just might miss it.

June 28, 2011 1 comment




Over in a beat.


A moment. The sound.


All that I hear, is all that I want to hear.

Caught up with the time?


When the time is write and the mood is set, I will arrive here, yet again.

“your my only hope”


With nowhere to go, you become stranded.

If I could just make it, then I’m sure I will be ok.


So i have started with an image, that if you follow me on twitter @teamdubb you would have seen posted last weekend. This was taken with my iPhone just after I had taken a shot of the fog coming over the island. The next image, is the image from my Nikon. I think you will enjoy it.


No Diving.


At last!….

I’ve been away from wordpress for long enough now. Things have just been way to busy to even think of posting here! Until now….

Had some quality time with my Nikon this week…well, 35 mins last Thursday to be precise. But those 35 mins were all that was needed! I was at kalles inn with the family for the weekend when suddenly this massively thick fog came creeping across the water! I jumped to the chance of getting some shots! I had some crackers that I will post but for now, here’s a little taste…..enjoy.

Photography Project

I’ve had a lot on my plate of late. One great way of getting away from it all, is by sticking a camera in front of your eye and start snapping! But I came to the conclusion that it’s time I started a Photography Project. I thought long and hard about this, and decided that I would have the most fun taking photos of something I love. That, my good friends, is Clouds! I’m a cloud gazer! I absolutely love clouds! I could sit for hours watching one by one trying to visualize different things in their fluffy goodness! Have you seen the album sleeve for The Verve’s latest album Forth? If you have, then you can tell I love it! If you have not? Then you must check it out! One of my all time favorite albums too. Ok, back to photography, and back to Clouds! So, after I had decided that my subject would be clouds, I searched out as many images and videos I could have looking for inspiration. Now, I know that there are some wonderful and extremely helpful photographers that I am in contact with on social networks like Twitter and Facebook, and they bang on about Get It Write In Camera! Now, I’m all for this and since being in contact with these fine people, my urge to photoshop my images has worn off to such an extent, that my time in cs5 is minimal. But, and this is a big important but, there is one process that I have learned from a fantastic Australian photographer Matt Lauder. After watching one of his videos on the website Vimeo about how he made his images more colorful and stunning using the threshold, in cs5 to find the white and black points of the image and set them in curves. This improves the image more than 100% and is well worth doing. I will be posting all of my Cloud images to my flickr page and then finally, once I have a set that I’m happy about, I will post that to the blog along with a video of the photoshop process I used. I’m hoping that you will join me on this process and view and even sometimes comment on the images as any criticism is really appreciated. Good or Bad. I’m also hoping that this will give me a little more development as a photographer and in the end, maybe a few cool prints out of it. Hey, if all goes tits up then at least I’ve had some fun doing it! Enjoy, and please feel free to check my flickr page out for images, the link is here in the blog.


Matthew Watkins Wed Jun 1 8:08pm