I’ve followed the awesome Who Killed Bambi for a few years now, and they always lead me to new and exciting stuff, especially in the areas of photography and fashion. When I saw their latest post about a competition in collaboration with Currys and PC World, I knew I had to have a go – being a lifelong Canon fan was a factor too!
They asked for 3 photos on the theme “Water, water, everywhere”. I wanted to show that water really is everywhere, and in many different forms. Here are my entries, and my reasons for picking them – I thought I’d complete the popular phrase with each image title.
Water, water, everywhere…
…and very serene it is too.
This panorama was taken at Lake Tenno, in Italy, on a Canon IXUS 100 IS (a flawless little point-and-shoot). No photoshopping involved – the water really was that colour, apparently from minerals flowing down the surrounding mountains.
For this shot I took many photos and stitched them together afterwards – it just goes to show what a gorgeous photo you can get with a relatively low-end camera. No massive wide-angle lens needed!
… even in the heart of London.
The first of my film shots for this challenge, taken on a Cosina PM-1 with West Yorkshire Cameras’ 400 ASA b/w film. I loved the bubbling life of this fountain – even a city decoration, that seems boring at first glance, can be appreciated with the right framing. I chose to capture the sweeping curve of the stone, against the chaotic bubbling of the fountain.
… and here I am, trapped on a rock.
For my final photo, one of my all-time favourites. This was taken on Eweleaze beach, in Dorset, England. The tide was coming in, but I had to get this final shot before I was cut off. The vibrant colours of the seaweed and the stones really brought the scene to life, not to mention the actual life in the water – tiny fish and shrimp darted about the rockpools. This shot was captured on a Canon 600, one of Canon’s last film SLRs, and Fuji Superia 200 ISO film. I love the distortion given by the 28mm lens as well – it feels like I’m standing on top of the world.
Those are my three entries – let me know what you think! I’d also be really grateful if you could share and RT as much as possible – thanks guys 🙂