Our topic was Blue - interpret it as you see fit. I asked everyone to report back oin how they had gone about taking their pictures - camera set up, post-processing, composition and we had a most interesting and enjoyable meeting.
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Sonia: Beach in South Africa. Taken on Aperture Priority setting, with a small aperture and low ISO. Subsequently straightened and cropped.
Penny: Taken with an iphone. Candle holder and candle. Focussed on the glass.
Ruth: "Hairstyle Smarties". Ruth also demonstrated the Special Effects feature on her camera.
Sue: Meconopsis, back lit, taken on a Macro setting.
Ingrid: Blue Morpho butterfly taken at Wisley
Marthe: Window Box taken on a grey day. To get a result close to what she felt she saw she had to change the White Balance and set negative compensation.
Bob: To get the effect he wanted, he set single point focus, used a tripod and a manual setting on his camera - aperture f10
Gillian: Blue wine glasses, shot from above with an Automatic camera setting. Clean simple composition that worked well.
Les: Taken on a manual setting, using a tripod. The gravy boat was lit from the side and a gold reflector was used.
Les took this scenic shot of North Berwick using his phone. He liked the contrast and the reflections.