11 days to go…. Simple…

DSC_2088-EditPrints are in situ and now all I need to do is arrange where the hell I’m going to hang them all… The nerves are kicking in slightly and I’ve got so much to do. Best I sit here have a beer and edit a photo from a couple of weeks ago in the Chalke Valley then… I am so my own worst enemy…

I WILL have them in place and everything’s going to be amazing! ;o)

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Gnats!

AKA If You Knuckles Aren’t Wet You’re Not Doing It Right!DSC_2560I love my camera but sometimes you just need to get low and when that’s above a fast flowing stream it tends to focus the mind…

I was in a river twice today so I’ll admit, I love my wellies too!

….is it a typo if the letters silent?…

There Be Trolls…

dsc_7818-editThe River Pitt, beneath the A359 just outside Bruton and here’s a little nugget; most bridges with busy roads over the top have to be of a decent standard, this normally means the river bed will be concrete and nice and level for the tripod but obviously, be careful because it might be nice and flat it can also be slippery and it’s surprising how much force is exerted on your legs by only a couple of inches of water. Normal rule of thumb, if it looks too much, it probably is.

10sec @ 18mm, f/9.0, ISO 100 Remote trigger and my trusty (soon to be rusty) freebie tripod! This bridge comes with a waterfall too…DSC_7813-Edit.jpgI’m not so happy with the composition on this one though, we’ve got some colder weather heading this way for the weekend so might have to have a revisit then.

 

Manual 365/343 Mute Threat

dsc_3359-editHe wasn’t that happy but he managed to maintain his composure and this photographer didn’t push his luck too much!

I’ve really tried to get texture into my shots today and I think I’ve managed it. with the grumpy swan and with the Wylye Troll…dsc_3388-editAperture wide open at full tilt (105mm) and it was the middle of the day (lunch break) so the light wasn’t brilliant so ISO400. I am starting to notice the noise in some of my edits, you can reduce it in Lightroom but it’s always there. And if the troll is making your head hurt it’s a fallen tree half submerged in the deep and calm River Wylye and then rotated 90 degrees…

Messing with your mind Peeps! ;o) xxx