Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
One of my first attempt at photographing the game with the odd-shaped ball. Not easy as the game alternates between very static scrums, line outs,which need a vertical format, and sudden dashes with the ball. I will certainly give it another go - thanks for inviting me, Chris.
Friday, January 27, 2012
It was such a beautiful bright afternoon, I couldn't resist a trip to Wicken for the bird feeders and Burwell Fen for the Owls. The Woodpecker and Goldfinch are from the Roger Clarke Hide. There were still 6 Short-eared Owls in all on Burwell Fen that I counted, one of which flew so close to where I was sat in a ditch that it frightened itself as well as me. This is the first image and it is not cropped!! After that it hunted a bit away from me giving a wary look every time it passed.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
A bit of a break as my broadband has been down for a few days. I am continuing to process the Russian trip photos in spare moments. Here are few images of everyday Moscow life - the Metro, cars, trolley buses and buses along with street scenes and shopping.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
I am preparing for a talk on art and nature, as part of the RPSPermajet day at the end of the month at Smethwick. Here are a few monochrome conversions of spring flowers which I think work well.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Club outing to Cambridge last night to practise taking images in full night conditions away from artificial lighting as far as possible. I have colour corrected using the darkest part of the sky and this gives a good representation of the colour of the light sources in the image. My favourite is the last of King's College with a sprinkling of stars.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Three pairs of images to show the power of Viveza (Nik Software) to put life into backlit subjects or night images. The left image has been processed with Lightroom to get as much as possible into the shadow and highlight areas of the raw images. They were then processed with Viveza and show the strength of the software to adjust difficult images. The final stage will be clone out the street lights in the Church image.