Jo’s Blog of the day

This photo is of our neighbours children in Devon. They’re full of energy and fun. I wanted to capture some of that energy and it was their suggestion to get a picture of them all jumping off the garden bench and table. Even though I gave them all a countdown it proved impossible to get them all to launch into the air at the same time! Anyway I think this was the best image captured.

Technical stuff

I used a Fuji XT2 camera in burst mode (14 frames per second) with a Fuji 10mm-24mm lens. Shutter speed was 4000 sec , Aperture 5.6 with automatic ISO (ramping)

Jo’s Blog of the day

This photo was taken fairly near to my home. I’d been out taking my little dog for a walk when I noticed a group of youths playing football at our community centre (The Beaufort Centre). There was something about the light, the fence and structures that to my eye simply looked good. I didn’t have my ‘trusty’ Fuji camera with me but did have my iPhone. I probably snapped about 5 or 6 shots but decided on this particular image based on the positions of the youths on the court.

On a completely different front its worth mentioning that these centres are fantastic for everyone in the community. Newport City Council don’t get many things right IMO but this was definitely one of their better decisions.