Environment Evaluation Whitney graham

Buoy in the Storm

In this image we see a buoy that has come loose from its anchor during a strong storm. The waves have washed it up to almost onto the sand. Behind the buoy are the snow covered Carrick Hills.

What I like about this image is that it shows the severity of the storm even though it has now passed. It is an unusual sight to see the buoy so up close to the shore.

To capture this image I positioned myself on the beach by the waves. I set up my DSLR with a Canon 70 - 300mm lens. As I planned to take long exposure shots to capture the movement in the waves I set up my camera on a tri-pod to eliminate camera shake.

Settings for this image were:

  • Aperture - f/14
  • Focal Length - 105mm
  • Shutter speed - 1/10s
A Day At The Skatepark

This image was taken at Kelvingrove Skatepark on a busy day. I took it with my DSLR using a Canon 15 - 85mm wide angle lens. I put my focus point onto the skater using the ramp closest and due to the shallow depth of field the rest of the skate park is blurred. This makes the skater the main focal point of the image.

I find the vibrant colours of the graffiti that is scrolled across the ramps of the park. It really highlights the urban feel of the skatepark to who ever is looking at it. I feel the shallow depth of field is what makes this image interesting. The skater up close is in focus which demonstrates to the viewer that he is the main focal point, however, in the background we can see the diversity of the skatepark as there are guys on BMX's and scooters.

Settings I used for this image were:

  • Aperture - f/5.6
  • Focal Length - 65mm
  • Shutter Speed - 1/125s
City Living

In this image we see a Buckfast bottle surrounded by other rubbish. Amongst the mess are beer cans, cigarette ash, a damp flattened cardboard box and a chicken bone. For this shot I used my DSLR with my 15 - 85mm lens.

I used a shallow depth of field to really make the Buckfast bottle stand out as I personally find the appearance of these bottles very intriguing.

I feel this image really captures the after math of a night out in the city. Everything about this image is disgusting, the damp cardboard begs the question of what made it so damp while the cigarette ash reminds us that some recently had been standing around this chaos. The empty alcohol bottles and remnants of someones late night KFC snack.

Settings I used were:

  • Aperture - f/5.6
  • Focal Length - 59mm
  • Shutter Speed - 1/125s

I took this image outside at the Maritime Museum where there was a large pile of discarded nuts and bolts.

I took this picture with my DSLR and wide angle lens. I used a shallow depth of field so that the bolt that was facing up with the writing would be the main focal point.

What I like about this picture is the selection of used and rusted items. It gives off a junk yard vibe and makes you curious about what these were used for before they were tossed away.

Settings I used were:

  • Aperture - f/5
  • Focal Length - 57mm
  • Shutter Speed - 1/125s
Storm Over Arran

I took this image of Arran during a heavy wind and rain storm. I used my DSLR with my 70 - 300mm lens. Arran is covered in snow which is unusual as it is normally just the mountain peaks, this highlights the bad weather conditions on the day.

What I like about this image is that the sun is slightly breaking through the clouds in the middle third and the clouds rolling over the mountains.

Settings I used were:

  • Aperture - f/9
  • Focal Length - 165mm
  • Shutter Speed - 1/160s
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