Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas in North Wales

The first of a couple of posts of images taken in North Wales. 


This was the view I awoke to on Christmas morning.



Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Snow!

Its been some time since I had the time to make some images.

We are now at the end of the second day of one of the worst snow storms for years. Yesterday I did not have to travel, but today I did my commute by train for the first time ever. It may seem slightly perverse in light of the weather conditions, but as I was only travelling a couple of stops I reckoned I would be OK. As things worked out it was a very easy trip. and with a brisk walk at either end I arrived feeling rather 'humid' in all my weather gear.






Monday, November 08, 2010

London

There have not been many chances to get out with a camera over the past few weeks, but this weekend I had a trip up to London. Lunch at Borough Market, a wander along the thames to the London Eye via the Tate Modern.





Saturday, October 23, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Olympic Park

After a job today at Old Ford in East London, I had a bit of time to wander around the edge of the new Olympic Park. Already it looks more finished that the Commonwealth Games site in India last month.
Unfortunately I had to make a quick exit as the rain was just starting.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

End of Trip roundup

After leaving Edinburgh and the joy of WiFi, it has been Two days since I could log on. The weather has been very dull and overcast apart from monday PM. All a bit disappointing as afar as getting the wonderful colours of Autumn is concerned. In the end I have managed to get some interesting images just not the ones I was looking for.











Sunday, October 10, 2010

20.10 10.10.2010

Colour and black and white.

While in Edinburgh the light has been very overcast, so many of the images I was hoping to get were not worth shooting. What I have done is found and a made a couple of images that are similar in look, but are created in very different ways. 


The image with the red geraniums is a creation of Photoshop. I just selected the red colour inverted the image and reduced the saturation to create a splash of colour in a B&W image.


The second shot is an 'as found'. The leaf was sitting on a black tombstone. 


So two images similar look but different ways of getting the final result.










10.10 on 10.10.10

I had hoped to be somewhere interesting at 10.10am on 10/10/10, but in the end I was on a bus travelling into Edinburgh.


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ploughing Match

I must admit that I am a bit of a sucker for tractors. My first word was "tractor" and since then I have been hooked.

This year the local farmers had their 160th ploughing match out on the fields near Cliffe. I got some interesting shots although the wind was a bit cold.









Thursday, September 23, 2010

Post Production

I came across a nifty little website that lets you apply tilt and shift effects to preexisting images.

tiltshiftmaker

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Wakehurst Place


It was a warm sunny early autumn day today. We had a trip to the Kew Gardens in the country at Wakehurst Place. After a walk around part of the grounds we had a slow drive back and then out again for the moon shot. It's also the Autumn equinox so from now the nights are longer than the day. 




















Storm Brendan

It has been very stormy over the past few days. Very wet so not conducive to going out to take pictures. so these images are from before and...