Purple Hour…

DSC_1376.jpgWell, I say hour, it was more like 30 seconds so this was the best I could do… And for the doubters among you… Here’s the file SOC…

DSC_1376-2.jpgI shoot RAW so I do need to edit in Lightroom but honestly, I’ve never seen light like this before. We do have an Ex hurricane on it’s way (hence me up Stourhead before the trees get stripped of all their leaves) and the weather was, to be honest, unseasonable due to the weather system dragging warm weather up from Spain. Tomorrow should be interesting! ;o)

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35 by 35 by… um… 35…

DSC_8518-PanoOh look… A panorama, that didn’t take very long did it!

I can’t help it! I love panoramas, they tend to add a depth of detail that would be missing if I’d “zoomed… or unzoomed… or whatever with my feet!” I am quite happy that, even though it was hand held I’ve managed to keep the composition right in my mind.

And, for those of you wondering, or even thinking I’ve seen this somewhere before, it’s the south door on St Mary’s and St Nicholas church in Wilton and featured in my 365 challenge last year. It’s a great church, quite imposing but the detail in the carvings are amazing.

I’ll take the scenic route….

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Not as simple, never as fast but by far the better way. Here’s to turning left when the sat nav tells you right, to stopping for the view or thinking to your self, “I wonder…”

Lanes are better when there’s just one!

My final bit of reassurance, if you’re sat reading this where you want to be, then you have never, ever, been lost!

I’m back… Probably! ;o)

Neglect…

It’s a hard word and I have no excuses so I won’t bother trying.

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Sorry I haven’t been about folks. I do have every intention of including my blog more in my everyday life which I’ll admit has been fairly busy recently (see, the excuses had to start) But, there have been some developments.

I am now one of the founding members of the Mere Photography Collective (aka Meretogs) A small local collection of photographers who will being meeting in the pub and sharing their knowledge, experience and tips over a couple of beers!

I am also honoured to be featured on The Ink Pot Online Gallery a great little charity that enables disadvantaged and upcoming artists to get their work out there. Feel free to fill your carts Peeps! ;o)

And also, still taking photos… And that’s the important bit! ;O0

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Peace you beautiful people! xxx

Port Out, Starboard Home!

Sometimes I hit the convert to black an white button way to quickly…DSC_9261-EditYou can see how I nearly passed over this great shot from Weymouth in February on my Instagram account

I’ll admit, in the original shot the orange hue from the streetlights dominated and that instantly screamed black and white to me but after reviewing it today and involving individual colour desaturation in my workflow this edit works so much better. I also like the motion blur in the people (0.8sec shutter speed) and the grain from ISO 800 on my cropped sensor D3300! All good! ;o)