2014 Deck – Week 27

Every year, at least once a year, there’s a large parade of police officers and associated personnel through the streets of Georgetown, fortunately for me they usually do it on a Saturday and they usually pass right in front of my office.

I never know beforehand that it’s about to occur, except for the sudden thudding of the drums coming down the street, so, like every curious citizen, I grab my camera and head out to the street to see what’s the cause of the noise.

I always snap a few photos, just on the off-chance that I may need something of that nature or that one may come out special.

I think I have a few more images in this week’s takings that qualify as “better”, but I saw this one and thought I think I like it, and I think I’d like it in sepia, with a vignette; so I actually wasted very little time in processing it, I just went straight to task and made the few adjustments that were already in my head.


f/6.3 @ 105mm, 1/250s, ISO200


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2014 Deck – Week 26

For those of you who were there at the presentation at Moray House (9th October 2014) or have subsequently seen the video that Fidal did and posted to his YouTube Channel, or even saw the images from that presentation which I posted to my site in the Oniabo Gallery, you’ll have gathered that I spend some time at the seawalls.

I was about to say that I think it’s “a magical place”, but that just reminded me of Coleson’s line in the “Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” series where he keeps saying that Tahiti is a magical place….

But… maybe the seawall is magical, I don’t spend a lot of time there, but when I do I enjoy it, every moment of it… and I do get some lovely images…

In a way, I go there to unplug from the daily work, the constant access to and intrusion of technology… If anyone saw me while I was taking this photo I am about to share, they would have seen a huge grin on my face… because I was thinking just these thoughts when I saw this:


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2014 Deck – Week 25

For reasons of my own, I prefer not to take on Photography as a working professional, meaning “photographer for hire”.  One of those reasons is that I’d then have to think primarily of the customer’s satisfaction, and for events that have so many “moving parts” where anything and everything can go wrong, guaranteeing that you come out of the event with photos that the customer will love is probably impossible.

But, IF I were to do events such as Weddings, it would be for the photos that I see, my vision…  as such, I only shoot weddings for Family and friends, and even then I encourage them to get someone else to be the primary photog, mainly so that they can take the blame for the “missed” shots 😀

Every so often I come out of a wedding knowing that I’d gotten what I thought of as a great shot, for me anyway.  At Alisia and Sammy’s wedding I think I came away with two that I considered great, but this one that I am sharing here, is what I like to think of as “my type” of photograph  🙂


Canon EOS 6D, Canon 24-105mm  |  24mm, 1/200s, f/9.0, ISO200


I had done an article regarding Shooting Weddings for the GuyanaPhotographers.com page, if you’re interested, you can give it a read. 🙂

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2014 Deck – Week 23

On the face of it, I look Chinese, that plus the camera in hand usually sets people in Georgetown to thinking that I’m a tourist; this means I’m either a target for criminal elements or people think I’m harmless and do things in front the camera that they wouldn’t normally do for most other local male photographers (I distinguish the gender because I’ve also seen that most people are more comfortable and open in front of female photographers).

This street photo is one that I liked, it’s not the perfect composition as I was on the back of a moving truck (no shocks to speak of, Georgetown roads, and a driver who used his accelerator, breaks and clutch as if they were piano keys).

I just wanted the horse-cart in the foreground of the Shell Service Station, and the man on the horse-cart suddenly posed 🙂


105mm, 1/3200s, f/4.0, ISO500


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