10th June 2017

P. was going out again today, so I opted to spend the day visiting Norfolk Open Studios. Obviously I was interested in the photography, ad there were three studios within a reasonable distance. The first was a lady who combined photography with painting. She took small details from her photographs and treated them, sometimes adding paint, to produce quite abstract results. Continue reading 10th June 2017

8th June 2017

Election Day. Today we made an early start and went out for Breakfast at Dobbie’s Garden Centre. we then went to the bank where I needed to get rid of some cash into the bank. I had collected my small change for over a year, and it had got too much to store. Taking the heavy bag of change to the bank netted over £200. It’s amazing how much change you can acquire over a couple of years.  It also meant that I got rid of any old one pound coins before they lose their value in October. Continue reading 8th June 2017

Coin photography

As a favour for a friend who is an avid coin collector, I have been doing some coin photography. Using a macro lens and an off-camera flash, I’ve taken these coin pictures for him to sell coins on eBay.

The technique that seems to work best is to mount the coin on something long to get it away from the background. I used a Pritt Stick. Then surround the coin with a cylinder of white paper. Use a lamp or flash so that the paper diffuses the light, and reflects it around. Continue reading Coin photography

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