Long Delays Possible

Photography by Omar Parada

Tag: technique

  • My birthplace.

    My birthplace.

    This last summer I went to my birthplace. It is a small village in the middle of nowhere, almost. Someone told me to visit a tree. A tree that is 4 or 5 kilometres from my family home. Apparently it is an interesting tree, a really old one. So one afternoon I went on walking […]

  • One point perspectives (2).

    One point perspectives (2).

    I took these two in one of those visits to London with my family. Some time ago I said that I like this kind of pictures. You have to position yourself very carefully trying to point your camera exactly to the vanishing point. I find that fun. Perspective correction in post process can help if you…

  • New lens.

    New lens.

    Instead of a sports car for my 40th birthday, I got a new lens. I already have a 50mm lens, but it is a manual one, from ancient times. I missed having a bit more modern one. Now I can autofocus. I spent last weekend doing one-day trips to Norfolk coast and London. And so far,…

  • Vertical? Horizontal? Random?

    I really like vertical pictures. I have no idea why, but I find that orientation really comfortable. Which orientation do you prefer?

  • That manual mode in your camera.

    That manual mode in your camera.

    Lets try something. Grab your camera and switch to manual mode. That mode where you can, using the buttons and wheels on the body, change between different apertures, ISO settings and shutter speeds. I know, that may sound like alien, at least it sounded like that to me the first time I tried something a…

  • Wednesday question.

    “To consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk.“ Edward Weston What do composition rules mean to you? Do you know about them? Do you need them? Are they useful to yo? Do you break them? Or you just don’t care…

  • One point perspectives.

    One point perspectives.

    I have a bit of obsession with one point perspectives. It’s a kind of vertigo like effect. This one was taken also in Norwich cathedral. The lights in this part of the cloister were turned on already, and I had a lot of trouble with that, because a bit on natural light was still visible from the outside. Just playing…

  • Upstairs


    This one is taken in the British Museum in London. I tried to emphasize the shadow and light patterns with local contrast and tonal adjustments. I applied some perspective and rotation correction to straighten the vertical and horizontal lines. I thought that black and white was better for this image. The shooting involved a bit of patience waiting for those museum stairs…

  • Anton Corbijn

    Anton Corbijn

    I recently watched “Anton Corbijn Inside Out” documentary. I found it particularly fascinating. For sure you have seen some of his famous photographs. If you ever have had an album from Joy division, U2, Rem, Nirvana, or Depeche mode, to name only a few, you have seen one. They are usually high contrast black and white,…