Greg Wallis' photos with the professional

Father & Son

Father & Son
I thought this tender and loving, and risked a rapidly executed manual focus and exposure with the SMC 135mm lens and x2 teleconverter. Seems to work well in square aspect.

Square 1:1 aspect, corrected to 11:10 to counteract the visual illusion whereby,…
Added on April 13, 2011

So Funny

So Funny
Shot from 30 feet away, manual focus and exposure. This image actually had amazing bokeh but it just doesn't show once processed.

Loved the tongue, it's a great focal point.

(Taken close to Greenwich Royal Observatory.)

Cinematic 21:9 aspect.
Added on April 11, 2011

So Angry

So Angry
Grain, pathos, cinema!

Cinematic 21:9 aspect with film-like colour grading.
Added on March 30, 2011

Spaced Out

Spaced Out
Carefully treated to give the foreground subjects a mono appearance and the deep bokeh between them was full of bright colour to give what I thought was an interesting visual juxtaposition.

Cinematic 21:9 aspect with film-like colour grading.
Added on March 29, 2011

Shout

Shout
Under a tangle of wild hair this shot came to life. A candid image taken with 135mm lens and x2 teleconverter.

Square 1:1 aspect, corrected to 11:10 to counteract the visual illusion whereby, when looking at a geometrically perfect square, vertical lines…
Added on March 28, 2011

No Focus

No Focus
The extreme bokeh is unretouched and straight out of the camera. Colour has been processed and two layers cross-faded.

Pentax 135mm SMC and x2 teleconverter.

Cinematic 21:9 aspect with film-like colour grading.
Added on March 24, 2011

Still Looking

Still Looking
135mm SMC lens with x2 teleconverter captured this intriguing face in the crowd.

Cinematic 21:9 aspect.
Added on March  8, 2011

I Smoke, I Drink, So What?

I Smoke, I Drink,  So What?
A candid pavement café shot, that I took froma fair distance. Mono, grain; it's all good, right?

Square 1:1 aspect, corrected to 11:10 to counteract the visual illusion whereby, when looking at a geometrically perfect square, vertical lines appear longe…
Added on February 16, 2011

Telepathy

Telepathy
Right, concentrate. Now, I'll think of a number...

Taken with my camera handheld in my lap and pointing at 90 degrees towards these two guys, this candid shot from Caffé Nero, Cambridge, is one that I thought amusing.

Cinematic 21:9 aspect.
Added on June 14, 2010

Gazing Right

Gazing Right
Walking towards me, as I leant against a lampost, I manually adjusted focus, and click — gotcha.

I think I'm flogging my combination of SMC 135mm lens and x2 teleconverter to death but I just love bokeh I get.

Cinematic 21:9 aspect.
Added on June 14, 2010

Maserati At Sunset

Maserati At Sunset
Walking along the Aldwych in London, I saw this beautiful Maserati GranTurismo S drive past and park. The light was going and I took a few shots. Hope you like this one, I tried to make it as movie-like as possible.

Cinematic 21:9 aspect with film-like c…
Added on February 15, 2010

Biggest Smile In Town

Biggest Smile In Town
A newspaper seller with London's Evening Standard, who definitely had the biggest smile in town. Very nice lady.

Cinematic 21:9 aspect.

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Added on February 15, 2010

It's Been A Hard Life

It's Been A Hard Life
An interesting Chinese guy that was a street musician and who had many stories to tell. This was at Covent Garden, London.

Cinematic 21:9 aspect with film-like colour grading.

*Viewed best at full resolution here:
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Added on February 15, 2010

Tobacco Girl

Tobacco Girl
I've been both busy and distracted, so here's my first image of 2010. A mono shot with a deep tobacco tint that was taken very close to the subject with a manual Pentax 135mm lens wide open at f3.5 with a x2 teleconverter, giving huge bokeh.

Cinematic 21…
Added on January 27, 2010

Only The Dog For Love

Only The Dog For Love
A revisit of one of the homeless people of Cambridge, still there with his tin whistle and his dog, who appears to be the only love and comfort he's likely to find.

If the city council can find funds for numerous silly schemes, why can't they house and r…
Added on January 27, 2010

And The Guitar Sang

And The Guitar Sang
Wonderful blues guitarist playing on the street in the middle of Cambridge.

Cinematic 21:9 aspect with film-like colour grading.
Added on January 27, 2010

Head Bowed

Head Bowed
The head was bowed, the light was low, and I gently squeezed the camera's trigger. Pow! Gotcha.

Another candid shot that worked best with a mono treatment.

Cinematic 21:9 aspect.
Added on January 27, 2010