Day in the Life - Wollaton Park

Day in the Life - Wollaton Park

It was a wonderful weekend to be out in Wollaton Park, Nottingham with the family taking photos. 

We didn’t get off to the best of starts though, when we arrived we realised we didn’t have any change for parking. Not to worry I thought as we passed card ticket machines and an ice cream van, change wouldn’t be a problem, or so I thought.

Strip of Light

Strip of Light

Candid street portrait using a beautiful strip of afternoon light in Nottingham. 

I shot this using the fantastic Fuji X-T1 with the amazing 56mm 1.2 lens. There was a beautiful strip of afternoon light in Nottingham, so I parked myself with the strip of light in front of me and waited for people to walk through it. 

I wanted to really emphasise the light so I dialled in -3 stops of exposure. With the X-T1 you can see the results instantly through the huge EVF. After several attempts I managed to grab this shot.


Matt Dryden - Candid Street Portrait

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Meet Matt Dryden, he works at Quarter Barbers in Nottingham City centre, Hockley to be more precise. 

I managed to get a rare Saturday afternoon out to do some street photography. I met up with local photographer Peter McConnochie, otherwise known as the Urban Scot! Peter brought his 12 year old son along to do some street portraits for a school assignment, very cool!

After meeting up in the Old Market Square, we took a walk down to Hockley, Peter and his son grabbed their first portrait of the day and as we decided to head back into town I passed Matt, sat outside the barbers taking a break. 

Well his unique style was something I just had to shoot, so I asked if I could take his photo, sure he said. I told him to act normal and go back to what he was doing. So I captured a few frames, showed Matt the back of the camera (black and white picture style already set) and told him if he liked the picture to email me. I gave him my card and later that day Matt asked for the photo to put on his Instagram page. 

That evening I processed the images and sent Matt a couple of photos, he loved them and this image is now on his Instagram page. 

This was again taken on the Fuji X100s, a great street camera. Although last Saturday was the first outing for the Fuji X-T1, but I'll leave an image from that camera for next time.