MACBA, Barcelona 2012

I have been going through some images from my Barcelona trip in 2012 again. Here are a few of Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art.

Strobist Experimentation

I bought a flash about a year ago and have unfortunately only got around to experimenting with it on the odd occasion. Sitting it on top of the camera is easy enough (and can get complicated when you start looking into bouncing,  diffusing, gels, etc…), but what really interests me is off-camera flash!

So, there was an open invitation on g+ this morning for submissions of black & white photos. I got an idea into my head of making a minimalist image of my bicycle, using the flash to overpower the midday light in my the apartment. After a little post processing and converting to black & white I arrived at the image below.  Am I happy with the result? Yes I am. Can I do even better? Absolutely, and looking forward to it! 🙂

Bicycle - Copyright 2012 Hywel Evans
Bicycle and off-camera flash

From the Archives: Autumn II

Sun Catch - Copyright 2012 Hywel Evans
Sun Catch, St. Stephen’s Green

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin:The lunch time crowds taking in a little sunshine in the park.

The B+W conversion only just beat out the colour version for today’s choice. This version shows more drama in the trees, where the colour version was overwhelmed with shades of green.

LotusEater Live at The Workmans

I took the camera along to the LotusEater gig at The Workmans Club in August to try push my photography along a little.

I took the camera along to the LotusEater gig at The Workmans Club in August to try push my photography along a little. Turns out it was as difficult as I thought it would be, with a static red light shining on the vocalist and very little light on the rest of the band. So the ISO got pushed up as high as I’d dare before having a go!
The results were okay, but I was not happy how the red light caused havoc with the metering. In black and white they look better, but the high ISO on my poor little D60 was too much for it to handle and was unfortunately left with a lot of noise.
Next time I’ll have the D7000 in hand and expect I’ll be much happier with the results!