Sunday, 30 January 2011

Hipster Hiker

Hipster Hiker, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

taken with a 10-20MM wide angle lens
Focal length 10MM
Aperture F7.1
Exposure 1/640
Stobist; 430EX on camera via ETTL @ +0.3 through diffuser
ISO 200

Taken on the approach to Fan y BIg (big fanny as we hilariously called it )

at this point it was all good; I had layers to spare, later it got all "Everest are you tough enough" and we had to eat a good friend of ours

Pen Y Fan

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Bike Porn/Crash

Bike Porn
Bike Porn, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

So recently I bought this beautiful one of a kind bicycle that consists of;

Frame; Condor Potenza 2010
Chainset; Condor Uno
Wheelset; Halo aero track rims and Halo track Hubs
Brakes; Condor Supremacy Shallow Drop callipers with Dia Compe Gold Finger levers
Saddle; Cinelli Unicanitor Saddle
Stem; Condor UI EX Nitro

and on the same day I got floored by a bus and have separated my Acromioclavicular joint
Well Bum

Acromioclavicular separation
They gave me some ridiculous pain killers that made me hallucinate and generally stare at things with no sense of purpose.

Its currently a work in progress

Thursday, 20 January 2011

What's for dinner?

What's for dinner?, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

Strobist 430EX @ 1/64 power through diffuser on fridge shelf above camera

Focal Length 10mm
Aperture F7.1
ISO 400
exposure 0"3

triggered by Cactus V4's

I saw a shot on the flickr blog that I liked and decided to go for an 'in the fridge' type thing, particularly as I have previously taken a shot looking the other way

I only spent a few minutes taking the shot so I didn't really have much to play with hence why I look particularly gormless in this shot

for processing;
I accentuated the lens distortion making it slightly more like a fish eye lens
Dodged and burned my eyes
Used a radial blur on the fringes of the picture
Added a lens blur to the extremities of the picture
Slected the highlights from the green channel, inverted the selection and then pasted it in as a layer and set the blend mode to 'Difference'
Added some colour balance layers to exaggerate colours in certain areas
Stamped visible and de-saturated the image, then applied a high pass filter and set the layer to soft Light (for sharpening)

Monday, 17 January 2011


Jay, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

Strobist: 430EX @ 1/32 through cheap 32 inch soft box, camera left angled at 45 degrees down towards subject
triggered by cactus V4's

Exposure 1/100
Focal length 85mm
Aperture F1.8

Jay and I went to Uni together, he's a very talented singer/songwriter/pervert

Here's a link to a track we recorded back in 2004

I hadn't seen him for ages; he invited himself over, asked me to lend him some money, I then ended up buying him lunch and taking this photo


, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

Two weeks, after a having a pacemaker installed, Mike was cheekily swinging about on a rope swing in wells woods.

He's still adamant he should be allowed to skydrive, i'm not so sure; I'd be afraid he would forget to pull the ripcord

Cause and effect

Cause and effect
Cause and effect, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

After much time spent by some poor guy in a cafe in Fakenham, E was not particularly satisfied with the result