March 31, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

 13/52, originally uploaded by ChrisSinn.

Oh for a bit of sun…

The Saturday deadline comes and there is not a bit of sun in the sky – I’m getting a bit fed up of these grey days – it doesn’t do anything for the photos. At least the blossom is still out in these parts (I’d popped into the local cemetery the other day only to find the floral backdrop I’d been waiting for had passed and gone 😦 ) so I took my chance!



March 24, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Posted in Project 52 | Leave a comment

 12/52, originally uploaded by ChrisSinn.

A day out in Lichfield.

This was a shot grabbed in a few spare minutes as the weekend deadline ticked down – I set myself some ‘rules’ for the project and this is when I realised I haven’t taken a shot in a week and panic sets in! It was a nice church, although spoilt slightly by the cages over the windows – chavs don’t like stained glass it seems!


March 17, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

 11/52, originally uploaded by ChrisSinn.

Nice Daffs!

The tide was in for the sea of yellow up at Baxterly, with thousands of daffodils popping out to say hello – it’s a wonderful churchyard here, with bluebells following daffs following snowdrops – we’ve had a snowdrop shot, but it does remind me I’ve a few more I haven’t posted – shall have to get it sorted! I wasn’t the only one with a camera today, and I’ve never seen the churchyard so busy – combination of the flowers and Mothers day I guess.

This pic is slightly HDR’d, meaning I’ve taken 3 shots and blended them together, so that the sky retains a bit more detail. I think it works, and it doesn’t look too over processed, and I quite like the fact that the church is the backdrop in this particular shot, rather than the main subject. All in all, a good day!


March 10, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Posted in Project 52, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

 10/52, originally uploaded by ChrisSinn.

A bit of blue sky!

I made the most of the soon to be disappearing free Friday afternoons, to wander over to the scene of last weeks photo, I could see there was going to be a sea of daffs in the graveyard, but they weren’t quite cooked  – maybe next week they’ll be ready 😉 I can’t have three weeks with the same subject (can I?) so I got out the trusty OS map to look for dots and squares with the associated cross – sign that a spire or tower is nearby.

This is a place called Dordon, which despite the terrible traffic, has a lovely little church, and even more joyful was the sight of a bit of blue sky – we’ve not had much of that recently, and it was a nice addition to the picture. I don’t have very much info about the church unfortunately, apart from the fact it is made from brick and it had some nice shaped windows!


March 3, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Posted in Infra Red, Project 52 | Leave a comment

 9/52, originally uploaded by ChrisSinn.


There is something, in my mind anyway, about graveyards and churches that goes incredibly well with Infra Red shots. I had an old camera that wasn’t really doing much, so I had it converted to take infra red pictures – it’s a bit of a path of no return, as you can’t take ‘normal’ shots after – so if you don’t like it – tough!! The colours straight from the camera look like the above  pic, mainly browns and reds, but the grass turns a lovely white colour. Most people convert the shot straight to black and white, but I love these tones – very atmospheric, so I think they are really missing something. Funnily enough though, if you take a shot with studio lights, everything turns out blue!

I may be visiting this site a bit more in the next few months – there are signs that daffs are on the way (last year it was a sea of yellow, but I missed it by a month!!), and after that, tis bluebell season!

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