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Going batty in a churchyard
5:00pm Saturday 24th August 2013 in News
Buy this photo » Warden Daniel Emlyn-Jones in the churchyard of SS Mary and John
OUR assistant picture editor Ed Nix takes his pick of the week’s best photographs and tells us why he reckons they make the grade.
DEAD OF NIGHT: Being set the task of getting a dark and eerie image about a forthcoming bat evening in the middle of a sunny afternoon takes some talent. Jon Lewis was definitely the right man for the job.
Change that white balance for the lovely blue cast and underexpose by three or four stops with some perfectly placed off-camera flash and great composition.
He superbly captured warden Daniel Emlyn-Jones in the churchyard of SS Mary and John. The best photo of the week.
SWEET MUSIC: I’m a massive fan of using available light whenever possible and here Mark Hemsworth has got it spot on.
The worst thing in the world is a picture with straight flash all washed out and flat. The colours of the fiddle give out a warmth that is reflected in the shiny table.
Our shot of Tim Brooks at The Bell pub in Grove during the White Horse Folk Festival gives the fiddler depth and creates an atmosphere that’s just like you’re there in the pub enjoying the music with everyone.
THE HILLS ARE ALIVE: What a lovely view. Blue sky, a few clouds for texture, brilliant green hills and the view goes on forever. Combine this with an interesting subject and you’ve got yourself a good photograph.
Our picture is full of life, fun, colour and tradition. To me, this is Oxfordshire in one shot. Even the ferret puppet makes me smile.
All Ian Weeden needs is a pint of Oxfordshire’s White Horse Beer as he soaks up festivities at the start of the White Horse Folk Festival.
SHIVER ME TIMBERS: Choosing a picture you’ve taken yourself is a bit naughty but it was a tricky one, so I’m proud to show it. The reason it was so tricky was all to do with Ringo the camera-shy Burmese python.
I didn’t have all day to take this shot, and Ringo didn’t want to pose. You can’t see her but Ringo’s handler is just out of shot. Ringo’s head was held in place, we all counted to three and Ringo was released.
This is the one and only shot where we can see Ringo and we don’t have two extra arms in it.
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