Browsing Archive: August, 2010

Where to be Photo social

Posted by richard shaw on Tuesday, August 31, 2010, In : Thoughts 
Where to be photo social? That is the question that is causing my mind to spin like a washing machine, around and around and then back the other way. There are many photo sharing sites out there, Flickr, deviantART, Redbubble, Smugmug, to name but a few. Some have big social followings (Flickr and deviantART) some not so big. 

They all have there draw backs NONE is perfect. Deviant art has a massive social following, but the site design and functionality is confusing and their sales commission...

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Weekend fun

Posted by richard shaw on Friday, August 27, 2010, In : Image 
So the weekend is here and I have two goldfish now to keep me company. They are recent birthday additions to my household.

But here is an image that has the same effect as gold fish, tranquil, calming and interesting to look at. I hope you think the same. This image can be found in the green gallery, surprise surprise. Enjoy the weekend everyone.

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Restoration website

Posted by richard shaw on Wednesday, August 25, 2010, In : Restoration 
As well as taking lots of abstract photos I'm also a professional photo restorer too. I have been doing this for many years as an employee for others. I've decided to see if I can make a living from this, or at least earn a crust. below is an example of the kind of thing that I do. 



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Bonus stuff

Posted by richard shaw on Wednesday, August 25, 2010, In : Image 
Just thought I'd post some extra photos because it is my birthday. One more for the oxidised gallery and one for the urban gallerry. Both from that fateful ferry trip....

A rusted gate hinge a Ferry.

Metal ventilation louvres on board a Ferry

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Posted by richard shaw on Tuesday, August 24, 2010, In : News 
I am a cake fiend  so  I just thought I would share this with you today too. 

Image - Alison /Spider dog

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Happy Birthday Me...

Posted by richard shaw on Tuesday, August 24, 2010, In : News 
Today is my birthday, I suppose I should share some deep insightful wisdom with you, but I have none worth sharing. So instead I shall show you some of my very favourite images that were a catalyst for this whole adventure. These can be found as you might have guessed in the oxidised gallery. They were taken a year and a half ago on a ferry..... 



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New additions

Posted by richard shaw on Sunday, August 22, 2010,
A couple of new addition to the oxidised folder today. I like strong graphical shapes in my abstracts and these two both have this I feel. The colour and warmth is also a strong feature. They can be viewed in the Oxidised gallery too, I hope you enjoy them.


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Enjoy the weekend

Posted by richard shaw on Friday, August 20, 2010,
Happy weekends to all who are following. Not sure I will be getting many new photos this weekend. But hope eveyone else has a good one.
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Friday Colour

Posted by richard shaw on Thursday, August 19, 2010, In : Image 
It's Friday so lets have some colour today. I have a number of ongoing themes which I will be adding to over the next few months/years. The intention is to make a collection large enough to compose a book of my best works in each of these themes. 

One of those themes is 'Green' a collection of abstracts featuring Green as the prominent colour. So just to wet your appetite a little here are a few images from the collection so far. Have a great weekend everyone. 



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Broken Internet

Posted by richard shaw on Wednesday, August 18, 2010, In : News 
I'm sorry to anyone who has been trying to get on to the site in last 24hrs. The company that host the site was hacked and everything was taken off line. I am told that everything is now back in working order. So thank for your patience. 
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On the run

Posted by richard shaw on Tuesday, August 17, 2010, In : Image 
One of the great things about rust is the shapes that occur. This is image is the result of oxidisation occurring as water ran down the side of a galvanised metal trailer.   

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Oxidised - Green Oil.

Posted by richard shaw on Monday, August 16, 2010, In : Image 
This is an image I took a few years back now but fits well into the oxidised category. It was actually taken at Auckland Zoo. I think it has an environmental message as well as great colours with the lush green grass against the red rusting oil barrel.
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Hello world

Posted by richard shaw on Sunday, August 15, 2010, In : Image 
'Hello world' is the traditional phrase used to test computer programs and other such communication tools. So as this is my first post and also a greeting to all, I say hello world and welcome to my world of abstract images. 

The image below is used as the header of website. It is a bokeh blur of rippled sand taken on a wet beach in bright sunlight. 



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About Me

Richard Shaw After being a keen photographer for many years, I have finally found my niche and the courage to share it with the world. Having been bogged down for what seems like an eternity with jobs, money and family life, I found my creativity being stifled. So as I carve out a new life and follow new paths my love of photography and my passion for interesting images is returning. Here are my visions, my apparitions of light - of shape, of colour and texture. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy capturing them.

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