Shop now open

Finally got around to opening a shop for images, I will keep populating it as I find more and more images I want to add.

Please have a look and send me some feedback, I would greatly appreciate it.,

Shop can be found at: www.Jacquesle


Revisiting sites with new eyes

I saw a photos which tweaked my interest and I knew I have to go back to visit a site I have been at a few times BUT with a new goal in mind.

It was a misty evening and I phoned someone I know who lives close to the location, he confirmed it’s misty there. I jumped in the car and drive the 30 min and arrived very disappointed as the mist didn’t look great at all. As I have learned with photography don’t give up to quickly.

I walked down and spend the rest of the evening getting these photos.


My favourites of the evening.

I think this came out looking great with the spotlights at both ends of the eye.
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The landscape photos looks great when the photo is full screen.
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As I was leaving I tried to get a few photos of the Kelpies reflecting in the water.
Normally this would be red or blue but as I started the photo it was blue and the photo ended in red
the Kelpies came out as pink. Great bit of luck and I prefer the pink over the red.IMG_7569-fb

I have realised not to give up on a location as you could always get a fresh idea to run with and test out.

Thank you for viewing my photos
Jacques le Roux …

Grabbing the camera as a after thought and visiting the local zoo

Went to 5 sisters zoo today with the kiddy. Thought I might as well take the camera in case I get the opportunity for a few photos. I wasn’t disappointed actually the opposite.

The zoo has grown and blossomed into a zoo on par or better than Edinburgh zoo. It’s very family orientated and has so many animals that you can really enjoy your day out. As a photographer it gives you so many opportunities for some good photos. I will go back again on my own so I can spend the time on photos and don’t have to worry about the little monkey I brought with me running away and joining the zoo’s troop. They should have the 4 new lions by then.

Some of the photos were shot through the fence or through a glass wall. As long as you get as close as possible you can normally get away with it as the lens focuses on the subject in the distance but the further away the fence/glass is from the lens the worse the results are. The Lynx enclosure fence was a 1.5-2m away from me for obvious reasons so you should see some issues with it even though if you push the contrast hard enough you can sometimes get very good results.

Just because you’re under time pressure to get some decent photos doesn’t mean you should leave the camera at home, the opposite should be the case. Limited time makes for you homing your skills and shows you where you are lacking experience. I found mine today to be not knowing how my AV and TV settings would behave on my Canon 7D. That is due to lack of time/experience using them, I thought great I don’t have time to spend on setting let’s let the camera do some work for me. Hmm wrong I was, live and learn.

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Edinburgh Zoo 2014 Part1

Took my trusty Canon 7D and used the Canon 70-200 IS L II to Edinburgh zoo. Used the Canon x1.4 and x2 extender to give me a bit more reach at times.

I wanted to do something different from the normal animal photos, get a but closer to things rather than show the whole animal. Hope you like it and it makes up for me not posting up photos for a while.

The light wasn’t the best plus the reflection on the glass windows caused problems at times. A few things I learnt was I need to increase the shutter speed, 200ms was to low for moving animals and at times people wearing white reflected on windows and best to wait till they move on before continuing.

A few samples of the primates photos taken.
IMG_2304This photo is probably the one I like the most of all the photos taken. The shadows and the look in the eyes.
It’s all in the eyes as they say.
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Photographs by Jacques…