Sunday, 30 May 2010

Thursday, 27 May 2010

After the Rain

I tried to keep this one a wee bit lighter as most off me work tends to be on the dark side, I think perhaps this is to light.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010


Mellow Yellow

my first time ever photographing oilseed and i think it needs to be shot with the light coming from another direction (behind) to bring out the full colour there's a greenish look to this and it's not colour-cast.... says he :))

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

There is certainly a Photoshop look as here in this shot taken tonight and I'm tempted to go back to GIMP!

Especially as I've discovered that in certain B&W shots there is still banding in the feathered brush even in 16bit, the thing I changed to Photoshop to avoid. Also I find the sharpening method I used in GIMP to be superior.... perhaps I'm just in a mood because I couldn't get the shots I wanted from tonight... or I've just over cooked this one... or.. or....

Monday, 24 May 2010

Friday, 21 May 2010


A single exposure. I was trying a new B&W conversion method and initially it was all surprisingly flat so I've tried to make the boat pop out a bit. Not sure it's worked, or can work, the light was rather harsh and directly over my shoulder.


Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Deep Blue

A single exposure although the sky might look added on, it's not! Funny if I were to lift the camera up a shade you would see a busy main road and a row of cottages! click the shot to enlarge

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Dark Nights & Ashrays

a gimp edit from april

Ailsa Craig

and some cloud

Friday, 14 May 2010

Spring Splash

Another from raw totally processed in photoshop (sad but probably goodbye to GIMP) one or two issues I'd like to resolve but a bit happier and getting there. I do like the way the splash of the wave has caught the sun however. click to enlarge

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Into Spring

This was taken a week ago, just a wee bit to early for the bluebells to be at there best so I'll try again in a day or two. This was taken with my old 135mm pentax manual lens the first lens I ever bought... god 25 years ago. Anyway after the pain of that last thought I suppose on my digital camera it has an effective focal length of about 200mm. I have to say I was pleased with how well the old thing performed.

Although a minimal edit in GIMP it was the first shot I loaded into photoshop and instantly noticed the difference between the two editors. Only the final sharpen was done in photoshop for this one.

click the shot to enlarge

Monday, 10 May 2010

The Excuse this time :)

I am still here and the excuse this time is.... due to the banding on the feathered brush I have experienced on gimp I have switched to CS4 much to my annoyance!

That said CS4 it is very similar, it's just taking some time to work my way around it. I am finding however it is also adding something that I have felt has been missing from my work for the past year... a clarity kind of thing. Added to which working seven days a week for the past few months has limited me some what :(

My first total from raw to finish in cs4.

Monday, 3 May 2010

Meikle Stane

I posted a shot of this rock back in the autumn HERE and thought it could be improved upon? Sitting in Loch Trool the loch was the scene of one of the initial battles fought by Robert De Bruce 1307 in the Scottish Wars of Independence.

This was taken at the cauldons the opposite end of the loch from where the battle was fought. My next hope is to get a dawn shot with some mist on the loch and one with ice and snow but heavy snow does make it a tad difficult to get to.

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