Des-Res (Sky 1)

Sky replacement – your choice?

There was something about this view that somehow made me think “there’s an image there, if only I can find it”. So in post-processing I did just that, I cropped it, and enhanced the sky a little and got the image I wanted. I published it to Flickr … However, I got the comment that …

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Foreground interest -3 (with focus stacking)

Focus stacking

Volunteering to do a short spot on focus stacking at a u3a afternoon Photography session yesterday, I showed the following sequence of pictures of some orchids using a tripod and a macro lens … [Please note I didn’t edit the images prior to applying the software which I should have done. I could have removed …

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Celtic Ring, Mermaid Quay and the Pierhead - Cardiff Bay

Panos at The Bay

A set of three images, chosen from a Cardiff U3A Photography Group shoot – the last one before Covid-19 lockdown. The theme was “Panoramas”, the location Cardiff Bay. Knowing the location you’re going to gives you the opportunity to do a bit of research on Google Maps to work out exactly the shots you want …

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Bubbling and foaming 2010

Now and then …

This location has always had a bit of a tug on my memory strings, for more than one reason, one very good, one nearly very bad! It was here on my first photo workshop with Nick Jenkins that the penny dropped for me on how to compose an image, rather than just take a picture. …

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Brecon & Monmouth Canal nr. New Inn

On the Brecon & Monmouth Canal

Not the greatest of days for photography, but you have to work with what you’ve got. In this case it was just this single shot, because soon afterwards I was feeling a bit under the weather and had to call off the walk I was having with Joe and Simon along the Brecon & Monmouth …

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Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff

An exercise in Black & White, on a very grey day with the U3A Photography Group, and of course reflections too (I used my polarising filter quite a bit) … But not all images benefited from the B&W treatment. For instance this one (with a little bit of colour enhancement) would not have looked as …

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Brains Brewery Yard

Bit of Lightroom work at Brains Brewery

An exercise in cloning and healing, a bit of transformation of the verticals and of course a piece of judicious cropping saw this … … turn into this … … an improvement I think, and an image I’m glad to have captured before the site is closed and the brewery is moved to the outskirts …

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