Flickr #TwitterTuesday – Reprise

Blue Water Drops

Flickr’s #TwitterTuesday Blog again and another success.  This time the theme was #Water, so I dug into my archives and posted this shot taken with my new Canon EOS 70D using my trusty Canon EF 24-105 F4.0 L USM.  After a tiny bit of tweaking of the colour temperature to draw out the blue hues in DPP this is the result I stuck with and I must admit it is one of my favourites so I’m glad it was short-listed for the Flickr Blog.

Take time to have a look at some of the other fantastic submissions there are some great shots and don’t forget if you like this image it is available to buy directly from my website www.8dcphotography.co.uk in various print formats as well as there being both personal and commercial license  download options available.

… also I’m aware I promise a my review of the Canon EOS 70D it is coming but I’ve been so busy I’ve not had a change to complete it yet.  Be sure to pop back and watch out for this review.

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Flickr #TwitterTuesday

Quick post…  I spotted on Tuesday that Flickr run a weekly theme based blog/ submission called #TwitterTuesday were they ask users to share their photos relevant to the chosen weekly theme via Twitter.  This week’s theme was #Red so I thought I’d give it a try with one of my Favourites from my Portfolio (see left).

Well, on my first attempt at posting to the blog this very pic was chosen to be part of their published blog.  Not bad for a first attempt.

Take time to have a look at some of the other submissions there are some fantastic shots and don’t forget if you like this image it is available to buy directly from my website www.8dcphotography.co.uk in various print formats as well as there being both personal and commercial license  download options available.

Hello World from 8dcphotography.co.uk

Little ole me

Little ole me

A quick hello to the interweb from 8Dcphotography.co.uk.  I’ll shortly add further entries but wanted to first introduce myself and explain a little about what I aim to cover on my blog over the coming days, months and years.

First off, the facts.  My name is Andy, I’m a Lancastrian living in Coulsdon (near London) in the UK and amongst other things have a developing passion for all things photography, hence this blog.  My interest in photography initially started as a teenager and over the years this interest has decreased and increased as different hobbies and distractions have influenced my life.  One thing however that I noticed a few years ago is that for some reason, probably unconsciously I kept going back to my photography as a core interest.  So with this in mind I decided to take my hobby more seriously and invested in my first Digital SLR back in 2011.  Having owned numerous digital cameras and having a film SLR when I was a teenager I’d come to realise that the only way to get really creative and have full control over your photography was to go down the DSLR route.  I’d previously owned an early Canon Powershot G2 which really started to re-ignite my passion for photography but ultimately I was set on taking the leap into DSLRs.

So my first investment, after a lot of research, was the Canon EOS 550d (T2i) a very capable crop factor entry-level DSLR camera.  Having thoroughly genned up on the manual I set off into the world to take me some pics and that as they say is the start of my story.

Two years later and I’m loving it.  I’ve added some “decent glass” to my collection,  had some of my photo’s published and built up a vast collection and array of images… some better than others!! which are published on Flickr and now my recently launched site www.8dcphotography.co.uk

So, what’s next I hear you say.  In my next blog I plan to talk about this year’s voyage of discovery, that is my 365 Project e.g. publish a photo per day for every day in 2013.  I’ll talk about my feelings on approaching a 365 project and what I think I’ve gained so-far.

Also, after owning my EOS 550D for over two years now, and being very well served by it I’ve recently upgraded to the long awaited EOS 70D so as I’m sure many of you Canon fanboys will appreciate I plan to write a mini review and my first thoughts on Canon’s latest DSLR model.

Happy reading everybody please feel free to check-out my new Site and Flickr photostream and I’ll be back soon with more blogging.