G D's photos


  • Finale (B) [ Rent ]

    blog: La photographie bohème The entire ensemble of Rent sing the big "Finale". This was quite fun to shoot; I'd figured out in advance that this song was preceded by Gary singing "Your Eyes" (the penultimate song). After that began, I had to nip up fro…

  • Without You [ Rent ]

    blog: La photographie bohème Gary Bennet (Roger Davis) and Kelly-Anne Reilly (Mimi Marquez) performing "Without You". Not the cheeriest song in the whole show... View on black View large on black

  • La Vie Bohème (A) [ Rent ]

    blog: La photographie bohème Some of the bisexual, trisexual, homo sapien ensemble cast of Rent enjoying "La Vie Bohème". Emotion, devotion, causing a commotion, etc. View on black View large on black


  • Compelled to return the kiss

    blog: Lesbians for Rent (no, really, I mean it this time) One of a series of shots of Beth Miller and Kelly Robertson, two of the principal cast in the Pantheon Theatre's 2009 production of Rent. Huge thank yous to both girls for being such good sports t…

  • Is it a bird? Is it a plane? (crop)

    blog: Leaping salmon at Buchanty Spout Cropped version of this shot, following feedback that the fish didn't fill enough of the frame (that was a bit alliterative...).

  • Schwarzenberg coat of arms (detail)

    blog: Kutná Hora A close-up of František Rint's 1870 rendering of the Schwarzenberg coat of arms at Sedlec ossuary. It faithfully reproduces a detail on the heraldic crest added in 1599 by Adolf zu Schwarzenberg after the conquest of a Turkish fortress:…


  • "He ain't heavy, he's my *ooof!* ...brother..."

    blog: Family portraits I liked this one for its spontaneity. Kind of happened all by itself after Jack paused for a short lie down, and Fergus decided his big brother looked comfier than the grass.

  • Mother and son (II) (sepia)

    blog: Family portraits Another portrait of Tracy and Fergus, this time with a more old-fashioned look (sepia tint, vignetting). View on black View large on black

  • Father and son among the flowers

    blog: Family portraits Not a bad wee shot, so I thought I'd upload it. I think the yellow flowers in the foreground make the difference, adding distance to the subjects relative to the photographer and making them a bit more candid and natural as a resul…


  • The youngest swingers in town

    blog: Family portraits Probably my favourite shot of the day, although I wish Jack wasn't looking down so much. There's another shot very similar to this where both their faces are clearer, but Fergus isn't quite so cheery, and because the swing's more v…

  • Thoughtful expression in close-up

    blog: Family portraits Had a difficult choice here: keep in colour to retain Fergus' sandy coloured hair, or apply a red filter effect in Photoshop, minimizing skin tone imperfections (he had a few wee blotches here and there) and "reducing" the portrait…

  • Old Littlehill School fire, Evening Times (2008-06-30)

    Copyright © 2008 Newsquest (Herald & Times) Limited. All Rights Reserved blog: Making headlines Front page of the Glasgow Evening Times (readership c.250,000) on Monday, showing my photo rather prominently on page one. I'm struggling to type this at th…


  • Drip... drip... drip... drip...

    blog: Making headlines Seems like such a puny stream of water compared to the smoke and fire. I went through all my shots of the fireman on top of his lift, and chose the one with the most smoke-saturated background. Basically, I was trying to crop out…

  • Bee is for...

    With no new shots to upload (at least before next weekend, fingers crossed) I thought I'd go through my archive from last summer and see if any decent shots could be found. I was going to call it "Bee is for dandelion", but I'm not absolutely positive th…

  • Nosferatu at Novotel

    After a chance meeting with Big Sam in Greenock a few weeks back, I was invited along to my old chess club's AGM. They're being forced to move to new premises, and the favoured option was an expensive step up to the Novotel Hotel in Pitt Street. Much plus…


  • Kawasaki Ninja heading into Duffus Dip (mostly mono)

    blog: Bikers and the Falkirk Wheel Because I've had no new shots worth uploading lately, I thought I'd revisit my bike shots from early April, with the idea of more cropping/rotating (see here for what I'm referring to). This shot was already cropped, b…

  • Rizla Suzuki at the Hairpin

    blog: Bikers and the Falkirk Wheel Before and after I took my snaps, I had a look around some professional sites for clues. One of the consistent themes I saw was to rotate the image so the biker was moving diagonally through the shot from corner to corn…

  • Wallace Monument by night

    Shot of the Wallace Monument near Stirling University. Works best on black, especially large where you can better see the architectural details. Slightly darker than I'd have ideally wanted, but the lighting made it tricky. The monument itself is overlit…


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