35×35 It’s all down to……. Timing…

DSC_9320Ok, this is on my 35 x 8.57142857 (my 300mm lens) but sometimes you just need to break the rules.

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Manual 365/249 Quintessentially…

DSC_4263-EditEnglish. The flag, the church, the chimney and the grey skies… What more could stir the emotions in an Englishman?

*Whispers* Actually, I hadn’t got a shot off all day and was determined not to use another Aber Porth shot so this is just outside my back gate but don’t tell anyone… ;o)

Peace Peeps! xx

P.S. 14232483_1838916543059819_2635251359268955657_nGraham finished his JOGEL today and was last seen enjoying the ice cream he’s been looking forward to for the last 874 miles. A truly great feat! Well done Mate!

Manual 365/203 My Little World…

I’m away tonight, sat in a hotel room missing my family and cursing the slow internet connection… But I is clever an remembers scheduled.

So I’m pre-writing  this last nigh and using a shot from last… last night…

It gets complicated! ….

 

Hang on, it’s 1am and technically (really) Thursday so I’m going to post this now and take a night off later… See you Friday!

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I will get the hang of tilt shift eventually…

Peace Peeps! x

Manual 365/187 Hey There, Mr Blue…

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What a contrast from yesterdays shot and I know the picture looks a little fake but I can promise that all I’ve done is edit in Silver Efex Pro to take the colour from the church and add some structure then I’ve used  the selective control points to re-introduced the colour to the sky…. That blue, clear cloudless sky… Right, Thanks for that weather, now let’s have some fluffy clouds please! ;o)

The church is St Michael’s in Mere, Wiltshire.

Peace Peeps! x

Manual 365/158 There Are Little Green Men…

And then there are pissheads with a rope and a plank!

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The little green man was stuck to the side of Pen Selwood church….

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A place worth a day and a blog of its own. And to think when I got home from work I was lacking inspiration! ;o)

Peace Peeps! x

Manual 365/133 Oolitic?… No fhit!

I love Bath, I always have. Years ago we used to have weekly shopping trips to Frome or Warminster but on special occasions we used to got to Bath. The shape, structure and colour of the buildings always fascinated me, even as a young lad and today I found the tomb of the guy responsible for shaping the Free Stone of the city.

And I Thought My Felling Was Fhite…DSC_0021-Edit.jpgRalph Allen, have a read up on him here

He currently resides beside St Mary The Virgin Church in Claverton.

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And, for the record I do know about the particularities of Old English… The difference between a soft fhit and a hard Fhite! ;o)

Just on a personal note, my job is in the process of changing and I will now be frequenting my home county of Wiltshire so much more and really delving into the nooks and crannies of the county so the blog is probably going to take on a more West Country feel. I hope my small but loyal Likers, Commenters and Interacters won’t mind too much.

Peace Peeps! x

Manual 365/117 Chicken Licken’s Having A Moment…

Don’t you just love the British weather, today’s been sun, snow, hail, wind and rain and the sky has been fantastic so tonight’s blog is dedicated to the thin strip of atmosphere that means so much to each and every one of us.

So Much More Than Just Sky!DSC_3471.jpg50mm @ f/8.0, 1/100th sec ISO 100 (I can’t stop thinking about Steve’s’seagulls)

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And also a little bonus, I got a shot of West Knoyle church yesterday. It wasn’t that impressive SOOC but after a bit of tweaking in Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro2 it popped and I love it!

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A little village that holds a huge place in my heart.

Peace Peeps! x