Richards Ramblings

Opinions

  You have sent off one of your photographs for a critique. To get other peoples opinions on the quality of your image.  let me ask you. What are they judging? Peter Coulson In one of his youtube videos, he says that he does not review other images. He qualifies this by saying that he was not there at the time the photographer pressed the button. This means he can not see what the photographer saw. He cannot understand what the...
September 23, 2019 No Comments

Off The Grid?

    I want to say that I have been off the Grid for 8 days but this is simply not true. With the exception of 30 mins just outside Bridge of Orchy, I have had phone signal the entire time. What I want to ask is if this is symptomatic of our country that you can't walk 100 miles across Scotland and still be able to talk to people and navigate by phone. Perhaps it's not that at all we all depend on phones but, to be honest, getting...
September 16, 2019 No Comments

Dawn to Dusk

Not to be confused with Dusk till Dawn, which is a vampire movie starring George Clooney, not a bad movie but poor ending. This relates to Dawn to Dusk. Normally a person of the late evening it was my first trip out before sunrise for several months. There are a few things I thought I would share with you. Quiet In a different way to the evening this was the quiet of a potential day. Everything just waking up. Except for the Cows which were...
September 9, 2019 No Comments

Exposure

  One of, if not the most important decision that anyone will make regarding their images is exposure. Does your image appear to light or too dark? does it have the full tonal range you want? However, it is not just a case of getting the exposure right. It has to be right for you and what you want to say about your subject and how you, and others relate to it. Tripod It is generally accepted that there are 3 main facets to exposure these...
September 2, 2019 No Comments

Butterflies

    Where Have the Butterflies gone? Years ago, When I was young, I lived in Birmingham. I had a friend, yes, I actually had friends back then, who had a Buddleia in his garden. Commonly known as the butterfly bush. Every summer we would gather around this bush identifying all the butterflies that gathered on it. Peacock, Small tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, plus others. We noted them down, looked and at the end of summer when the...
August 26, 2019 No Comments

Richard Rawlings

  I am not that Richard Rawlings. That Richard Rawlings owns a very successful car business in Dallas called Gas Monkey. He has a show called Fast and Loud. He has a lot more money than I do and is already known. The only commonality we have is we both enjoy a beer or 3. So if you have made it here because of the name. Really sorry but not Richard Rawlings car guy, Richard Rawlings, UK photographer. Now what I could do is spend the...
August 19, 2019 No Comments