Wow, what an interesting day, firstly, up early and down to Swanage to watch rain and fog and mist and grey… Turning left on the way out and heading up across the Matravers wasn’t much better, visibility was down to about 20m. Kudo’s to the numerous cyclists I passed, it was not pleasant!
It did improve as I started heading across the ranges to Lulworth Cove but Numb Nuts here forgot change for parking so decided, what with the keen parking attendant stalking about, to keep heading West and towards Durdle Door (What a great name) But alas, the car parking charges were the same but no attendant. I decided to push my luck and parked up, I then had to push myself through the gale that was coming off the sea to get this shot.
I would have ventured further but it was really quite blowy and I knew I’d get a ticket if I stayed parked much longer.
I’m going to put this on the “Revisit” list but not in the summer when it’s packed. I’ll keep an eye on the weather forecast and wait for a cold crisp day.
I have now got Adobe, Lightroom and Photoshop (A little bit of tweaking was done on the picture above) and I must admit I’m a little worried that I’ll start to rely on Post Production. To date, all of my pictures have been “as shot” and the overall majority apart from a tweak or two in the basic editor that comes with most PC’s.
That said I’ve used Lightroom today on one of my older photos to go from this:
And that’s just after watching one Introduction To Light Room video on youtube. it’s an amazing tool! But I will not let it take over my life, that much anyway!
One other shot today:
They Shoots Tanks Don’t They?
Locations for today are Durdle Door and Wareham Ranges (access across to the ranges can be limited when they’re blowing things up)