Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tourists in London

This trio caught my eye as they all looked at their cameras at the same time. No cut and paste - they are twins!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Norway Update

I have put a new page with 20 of the Norway photographs on my webpage - follow link on top right of this page

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Still processing Norway photographs!

This was one of the dozens of lone trees I took while sledding but most were blurry as not enough light for faster shutterspeed.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Image Straightened using Spherize Command in Photoshop




Raw File Conversions of Northern Lights Pictures

Two of the twenty shots that I took of the Northern Lights converted from the Raw file. As I hoped there was a lot more colour in the Raw file. I think that I will straighten the row of lights on the shoreline before printing.

I liked the tree in the image below - it was a very still evening so the tree remains fairly sharp even with a two minute exposure.



Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Two final shots from Norway trip

People doing their Christmas shopping in Tromso. Our last day was very clear and had the most wonderful 'sunset' with all the colours of the spectrum in the sky and reflected in the water.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Tromso Islands


View from Wilderness Centre back towards Tromso with the main bridge that connects the islands.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Dog Sledging


Spent the day with 300 Huskies - all wanting to play or take you for a sledge run. These were our two rear dogs that did most of the pulling.

Northern Lights

This is what a 2-3 minute exposure recorded - didn't look as impressive to the eye but still a wonderful experience. This is from the jpeg file so hopefully lot more colour and clarity from the Raw.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Greetings from Tromso in Norway

Taken at 3 oclock in the afternoon - there are only 4 hours of twilight at this time of year.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thames at night


I have been playing around with Monochrome conversion using Adobe Lightroom where you have eight colour 'channels' to adjust. Very useful for bringing out orange lighting in a night scene!















Sunday, December 14, 2008

Barn owl is back


Good to see our barn owl back quartering the field outside my window this evening.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Albino blackbird




This albino blackbird has been around Toft for at least a year - don't know whether he bred this season but I am surprised he has survived so long as he is very conspicuous. I say 'he' but as there is no eye ring, I wonder if it is female with no pigment in the beak - any ideas?




Sunday, December 7, 2008

Follow-up visit to Ely Cathedral





Returned to Ely today - very bright sunny day so lots of light bouncing around in the Cathedral. Used the 15mm lens to give these two views of the choir on a platform underneath the octagon.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Maryport Cumbria


Taken on recent trip to Cumbria in high winds and driving rain - no chance of fishing boats going out

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Ely Cathedral


Taken with 15 mm Fish-eye converted from raw with no further manipulation - any ideas how it was done!

Ann Miles Photography - My Favourite Images of the Past10 years or so