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Introducing PhotographyWeAre - A FreeTimePays Community of Passion

Photography We Are.com  is a digital space devoted to photography that has been established by FreeTimePays for the benefit and enjoyment of people who share a passion for photography.

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Introducing PhotographyWeAre - A FreeTimePays Community of Passion




Photography We Are.com  is a digital space devoted to photography that has been established by FreeTimePays for the benefit and enjoyment of people who share a passion for photography.


‘People with Passion’ are given the digital space and the digital tools so they can promote their passion, showcase what they do and connect with people who share a love for photography.

 

With Passion Points and with the support of our FreeTimePays partners, we recognise and reward people for the work they do and the time they put in for the collective enjoyment of our growing community.

 

Whether your interest is as a follower, a contributor or a potential partner, connect here.

 

Connect here to find out more about the products and partnerships on offer at PhotographyWeAre, 

 

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09 Aug 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Latest Photos by Daniel Sturley - August 2018

Here's a gallery of my best photos from the last few weeks including this one from my recent trip to Weston-Super-Mare (Birmingham-on-sea) of a windsurfer using my 300mm lens from the promenade. Many more in the full post.

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Latest Photos by Daniel Sturley - August 2018




Here's a gallery of my best photos from the last few weeks including this one from my recent trip to Weston-Super-Mare (Birmingham-on-sea) of a windsurfer using my 300mm lens from the promenade. Many more in the full post.

Photos by Daniel Sturley


Birmingham City Skylines Click to see the Feature Gallery

Birmingham City Skylines Click to see the Feature Gallery

Arena Central Click to see the Feature Gallery

Birmingham Architecture Click to see the Feature Gallery

One Chamberlain Square Click to see the Feature Gallery

Bank Towers One and Two Click to see the Feature Gallery

Birmingham Architecture Click to see the Feature Gallery

Birmingham Rainbow Photography Click to see the Feature Gallery

Birmingham City Skylines Click to see the Feature Gallery

Birmingham Rainbow Photography Click to see the Feature Gallery

Crane Photography Feature Gallery Click to see the Feature Gallery

The City in Full Bloom! Click to see the Feature Gallery

Arena Central Click to see the Feature Gallery

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22 Jul 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Latest Photos by Daniel Sturley - July 2018

Here's a selection of my photography over the last couple of weeks, above is the view from Frankley Beeches looking towards the Birmingham city centre skyline.

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Latest Photos by Daniel Sturley - July 2018




Here's a selection of my photography over the last couple of weeks, above is the view from Frankley Beeches looking towards the Birmingham city centre skyline.


The City in Full Bloom! Click to see the Feature Gallery

Library of Birmingham Click to see the Feature Gallery

Westide Click to see the Feature Gallery

Arena Central Click to see the Feature Gallery

Bank Tower Two Click to see the Feature Gallery

The City in Full Bloom! Click to see the Feature Gallery

Birmingham City Skylines Click to see the Feature Gallery

One Chamberlain Square Click to see the Feature Gallery

Bank Towers One and Two Click to see the Feature Gallery

Birmingham Architecture Click to see the Feature Gallery

The City in Full Bloom! Click to see the Feature Gallery

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09 Jul 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Latest Photos by Daniel Sturley - July 2018

Here's my latest photo, Oozells Square in Brindleyplace, with the Ikon Art Gallery at the end and flanked by restaurants, Cielo Italian on the left is considered one of the best in UK. More of my latest photos in the full post.

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Latest Photos by Daniel Sturley - July 2018




Here's my latest photo, Oozells Square in Brindleyplace, with the Ikon Art Gallery at the end and flanked by restaurants, Cielo Italian on the left is considered one of the best in UK. More of my latest photos in the full post.

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More on my main gallery here: Daniel Sturley Photography

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07 Jul 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The City from Clent Hills

We have had a few great skyline photos added to the feature gallery, this from Daniel taken from Clent Hills, "you can see how the city drops away to the south into the Rea Valley is this wide shot". Two more in the full post by Simon Felton and Jay Tee

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The City from Clent Hills




We have had a few great skyline photos added to the feature gallery, this from Daniel taken from Clent Hills, "you can see how the city drops away to the south into the Rea Valley is this wide shot". Two more in the full post by Simon Felton and Jay Tee


From the south-west of Birmingham, looking over the 'Sea of Trees'

Photo by Simon Felton

From Edgbaston Reservoir

Photo by Jay Tee

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06 Jul 2018 - FreeTimePays

Spectacular Air displays - you can rely on Wales!

Wales is host to some of the world's most spectacular air shows and displays. Here's a look at two held in 2018 - The Wales National Air Show in Swansea (June) and The Armed Forced Day in Llandudno (June).

Take the article for some stunning photography from 'People with Passion' who collectively showcase the very best of Wales.  

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Spectacular Air displays - you can rely on Wales!




Wales is host to some of the world's most spectacular air shows and displays. Here's a look at two held in 2018 - The Wales National Air Show in Swansea (June) and The Armed Forced Day in Llandudno (June).

Take the article for some stunning photography from 'People with Passion' who collectively showcase the very best of Wales.  


Wales National Air Show in Swansea (June 2018)

 

Above photography by Taha Idris.

 

Above photography by Karl McCarthy.

 

Above photography by Duane Evans.

 

Armed Forces Day in Llandudno. Wales (June 2018)

 

Above photography by Anthony Ward.

 

Above photography by Marilyn Williams.

 

Above photography by Helen Williams.

 

For details on the many opportunities to get involved in features run and showcased by ItsYourWales, connect HERE.

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01 Jul 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Birmingham Skyline Photography Feature

In this great weather & great light long into the evening it's worth grabbing some nice shots of the Birmingham City Skyline. Daniel popped out to Clent Hills to get this shot of the city from about seven miles away. Tweet yours to @BirminghamWeAre & we'll add to the gallery.

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30 Jun 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Arena Central in Low Summer Evening Sunlight

The summer is obviously a great time of year to take photos but the evenings can be particularly nice lighting conditions. Here the sun shines on the Arena Central development with the Hyatt Regency Hotel and The Cube to the Right.

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30 Jun 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Full Moon at Dusk Behind Arena Central

The full moon is always a great subject for a photo, but sometimes a nice juxtaposition can add some context, especially in certain lighting conditions and time of day. Here the moon rises behind the construction at Arena Central at dusk.

See more photos here: http://www.itsyourbuild.com

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25 Jun 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Crane Juxtaposed with the Library of Birmingham

Here's another version of the previous photo of a crane at the Paradise Birmingham regeneration site juxtaposed with the Library of Birmingham, this time 12 hours later with the sun shining full on in the evening. Click full post to see the other photo in the morning.

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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Crane Juxtaposed with the Library of Birmingham




Here's another version of the previous photo of a crane at the Paradise Birmingham regeneration site juxtaposed with the Library of Birmingham, this time 12 hours later with the sun shining full on in the evening. Click full post to see the other photo in the morning.

Photos by Daniel Sturley


 

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24 Jun 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Great Architecture in Birmingham

Here's a nice photo of Three Brindleyplace in Central Square, mid-afternoon in June on a chilled out sunday in the sun. Almost Italian looking scene?

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17 Jun 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Cranes at Arena Central in Birmingham - June 2018

Caught a nice one of the cranes at Arena Central from Victoria Square, interestlngly lined up but also with another at the site behind adding a touch of confusion at first.

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17 Jun 2018 - Daniel Sturley

A Brumgull on the 'Floozie in the Jacuzzi'

Birmingham UK, even on a dull day interesting juxtapositions can be found in a great transient city like ours! Here a #Brumgull rests on the '#Floozie in the Jacuzzi'

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16 Jun 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Family Festival Dragon Boat Race in Brindleyplace

I went to the Dragon Boat Race in Brindleyplace that was held during the Deutsche Bank sponsored Family Festival in aid of Cure Leukaemia charity. Here is a gallery of the best shots.

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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The Family Festival Dragon Boat Race in Brindleyplace




I went to the Dragon Boat Race in Brindleyplace that was held during the Deutsche Bank sponsored Family Festival in aid of Cure Leukaemia charity. Here is a gallery of the best shots.

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31 May 2018 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham Pride - enjoy our great gallery of photography!

This year's Birmingham Pride was a massive success. A weekend of fun for 1000s captured in some wonderful photography from Birmingham's People with Passion.

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Birmingham Pride - enjoy our great gallery of photography!




This year's Birmingham Pride was a massive success. A weekend of fun for 1000s captured in some wonderful photography from Birmingham's People with Passion.


Here's a selection of wonderful photos taken by photographers Fay Loewy, James Benwell and Kev Maslin.

 

Photo by Fay Loewy

 

Photo by Fay Loewy

 

Photo by James Benwell

 

Photo by Fay Loewy

 

Photo by James Benwell

 

Photo by Kevin Maslin

 

Photo by James Benwell

 

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29 May 2018 - FreeTimePays

Introducing a gallery of Chris Fletcher's canal photography

Chris Fletcher is a talented photographer from Birmingham with a particular specialism for the city, its canals and surrounding countryside.

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Introducing a gallery of Chris Fletcher's canal photography




Chris Fletcher is a talented photographer from Birmingham with a particular specialism for the city, its canals and surrounding countryside.


Canal stretch between Birmingham University and Gas Street Basin.

 

Reflections at Arena Birmingham.

 

A beautiful sunrise at Gas Street Basin.

 

'Deep Underground' along the canal in Birmingham.

 

Lovely sunset down by the canal.

 

'Dreamy times' along the canalside pathway.

 

An early Spring down by the Worcester Canal.

 

Winter reflections at Gas Street Basin, Birmingham.

 

A Frozen Sherborne Wharf in Birmingham.

 

All of the photography displayed here have been taken by the very talented Chris Fletcher, one of Birmingham's growing 'People with Passion'. 

 

See more of Chris's great work at his feature page at BirminghamWeAre.

 

Look out for more features from our Birmingham 'People with Passion' including poetry, art, construction, architecture, business, fashion, music and much, much more!

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24 May 2018 - Debra Power

Quite possibly the world's most photographed tree! - And it's Welsh!

In Llanberis, North Wales at Llyn Padarn there is quite simply one of the world's greatest sights! Photographed, painted and just admired - it is simply beautiful! Take our article to see some of the images we are collecting from those who have admired it, photographed it and painted it. This project will get large, very large!

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Quite possibly the world's most photographed tree! - And it's Welsh!




In Llanberis, North Wales at Llyn Padarn there is quite simply one of the world's greatest sights! Photographed, painted and just admired - it is simply beautiful! Take our article to see some of the images we are collecting from those who have admired it, photographed it and painted it. This project will get large, very large!


Photo courtesy Phil Taylor (Winter 2017/18)

 

Photo courtesy Sami Owen (Summer 2017)

 

Photo courtesy Mandy Llewellyn (Autumn 2017)

 

Courtesy Phil Taylor (Autumn 2017)

 

Art by Mikey Jones (Autumn 2017)

Photo courtesy Marilyn Williams (Winter 2017/18)

 

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13 May 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Painting the Minaret on Birmingham Central Mosque

I went to see the lovely people at PC World to get a new printer and while I was there I got this great shot of people painting the gold top of the minaret at Birmingham Central Mosque.

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12 May 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Birmingham Westside Skyline

Birmingham UK, I love it when this happens, a huge slab of dark Cloud hangs over the westside as the nearly setting sun blasts through the gap on the horizon.

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26 Apr 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Moody Sky Over the City Centre

There were amazing lighting conditions for this shot looking towards the city centre with heavy clouds just before sunset.

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25 Apr 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Beautiful Light at Dusk over the Westside City Skyline

This was a beautiful moment just before sunset looking out from the city centre over the Westside cluster and Brindleyplace towards Edgbaston. The construction of Bank Tower Two at the Wates Group Left Bank development now dominates the scene.

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23 Apr 2018 - FreeTimePays

Please bring back the Spring for our Birmingham in Pink feature!

Our 'Birmingham's gone all pink' feature gathering pace with loads of great pink and cherry blossom photos sent in. Just hoping the wind doesn't blow it all off the trees too soon. Take the passion link to view more photos.   

 

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22 Apr 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Crane Photography

There has been a large update to this photography feature, click 'View Article' to see a selection of the additions. Contact us if you would like to become a contributor to this or any other of our photography features, you can also suggest a new one!

Click the link below to go straight to this photography feature gallery.

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Crane Photography




There has been a large update to this photography feature, click 'View Article' to see a selection of the additions. Contact us if you would like to become a contributor to this or any other of our photography features, you can also suggest a new one!

Click the link below to go straight to this photography feature gallery.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See more in the feature gallery here: Crane & Plant Photography Feature

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22 Apr 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Trees Are Budding in 'Boomingham'

I like to look for interesting juxtapositions that work visually but have a little extra. Here I saw the nest and then the core for Bank Tower Two and immediately recognised it as an opportunity to capture something that spoke of 'new growth', which is what Birmingham is experiencing recently. Canon 60D, 70-300mm zoom lens at 130mm, F4.5, 1/500th second exposure, ISO 100.

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21 Apr 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Using Different Lenses in Photography

Here are three photos taken with three different lenses of the construction of Bank Tower Two on Broad Street as part of the Left Bank development. Click 'View Article' to see the photos, descriptions and tips.

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Using Different Lenses in Photography




Here are three photos taken with three different lenses of the construction of Bank Tower Two on Broad Street as part of the Left Bank development. Click 'View Article' to see the photos, descriptions and tips.


These were taken just before sunset, using a Canon 60D hand held with ISO 400 film speed.

18-55mm zoom lens at 18mm, 1/125th second exposure, F/8

This is the widest end of the lens and does produce a little distortion.

 

28-80mm zoom lens at 80mm, 1/200th second exposure, F/8

I always like to fire off several captures because I find that a tiny camera shake can defocus the image and I can never tell properly till I see it on my laptop.

 

70-300mm zoom lens at 228mm, 1/1000th second exposure, F/5.6.

I definitely needed to fire off a few to make sure that I got this sharp (it's pin sharp on the 18mpx master too). The lens produces a sever magenta flare in the shadows adjacent to super reflective edges, most consumer lens have this effect due to the minute tint in the lens glass and can often be red to even green. I removed most of it in Photoshop Elements by reducing the saturation on only the magenta channel and if did not really effect the rest of the photo. It can still be seen but is much better.

Photography by Daniel Sturley 

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