Having fought against switching from the purity of film, via a little Canon P&S to what I use now, a fancy-schmancy
EOS 50D 5D Mark ii, I am well and truly converted. The freedom to take a hundred photos when in the past I would have waited for the 'perfect' shot and perhaps have pressed the shutter only once or twice, has been liberating - not to mention a severe drain on my hard drive.
With my photos, what you see is what you get; I peer at the world with one eye closed or with head on one side; I see bokeh sparkles in the bottom of my wineglass.....but that might just be an alcoholic haze!
My photos are usually sooc. I do not 'Photoshop' (far too complicated!); instead I crop using Picasa - and occasionally sharpen or adjust the contrast.
I hope you like what you see; I am my own most severe critic (well apart from my grumpy husband!) but I welcome your comments! I am happy for you to use my images (according to my Creative Commons licence of course) but would appreciate being told.
2011 a year in photos
a month of mornings
My latest 'professional' blog leaps and bounds and its two grown-up sisters a window into 2i's world and older posts from a window into 2i's world might interest you if you are a teacher. Or even if you aren't.
- Project Weather 144,202 photos, 36,994 members
- Guardian Green shoots 22,676 photos, 1,432 members
- Keeper Dozen '11 123 photos, 11 members
- Learn Composition by Example 365 photos, 475 members
- Guardian Camera Club 27,934 photos, 13,271 members
- Getty Images Call for Artists 428,717 photos, 102,804 members
- visual echo (comment with images, not words) 16,429 photos, 1,506 members
"Jenny never fails to produce a fine image, I adore her macro and bokeh shots and just love the way she sees the world...
11th October, 2011
"jenny has to be the master of leaves and flower i love the different colours and shades and she dose great macro flower glad to be a contact geeo123"
10th October, 2008
"Surely, when I run out of ideas, it is Jenny's photostream I need to visit. She has an amazing ability to turn everyday details into a magnificient, and often very intriguing piece of art. Jenny's wonderful pictures are very creative and highly inspiring. It is a joy to look through her photos."
4th August, 2008
Alexandre Bertin says:
"Jenny is a very kind person who leaves always nice comments on pictures she likes. She is also a very inspired girl. I just love her vision on things and the way she shoots them"
21st June, 2008
- jenny downing
- April 2007
- Geneva, Switzerland
- I am: