Member Monday Featuring Charana Jayasuriya
This KelbyOne member found a way to take a castle and give it a new perspective. Photography is all about using your surroundings to come up with different angles and effects. Who would’ve thought to use medieval punishment stocks as a frame for your photo?!
There are no rules, you can just try something new—Charana took a risk and it paid off!
About the Photo
Cardiff Castle has stood on the present site since Roman times currently comprising of the medieval Norman Keep (pictured) and a Victorian mansion designed by architect William Burges with gothic towers. Within the large castle ground, the Keep looks rather isolated therefore I decided to frame it in the stocks (a historic torture device) that are kept as an attraction for children.
Gear and Software
I use a Canon 5D Mark III with EF 16-35 f2.8L II USM lens. Post-processing in Lightroom.
I love to travel and photograph the beauty of the places I visit. With cityscapes which tend to be much-photographed, I look for abstract captures.
The work of Ansel Adams is timeless. Henry Carroll’s “Read This” books are thought-provoking and easy to read.
Starting out Scott Kelby’s Digital Photography Books were excellent primers.
Favorite KelbyOne Class
I strongly recommend Travel Photography: Capturing the Essence of a City and the individual guides to London/Paris/Venice. These are excellent introductions to the cities and provide new perspectives for regular visitors.
Be sure to submit your photos for a chance to receive a Member Monday feature of your own.