My blog post today is another recent picture that I took a couple of days ago.
This one is a place called Orton Mere in Peterborough and I thought even though there is some fast moving water I’d try for the HDR effect. Luckily the latest version of Photoshop is able to cope with this and I am really pleased with the result.
I know other blog posts give you all the camera settings etc. which is great but I haver to be honest I am to lazy to look back and then type up all the settings I used so if you want to know please feel free to contact me and I’ll be happy to tell you all about it.
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Today’s blog post is a picture of somewhere that is very special to me as it is the actual place that I was born in!
Thorpe Hall in Peterborough is now a Sue Ryder Hospice but between 1943 and 1970 (the year I was born) it was a maternity hospital.
Now, thanks to Wikipedia, here is a potted history of this magnificent house.
‘Thorpe Hall at Longthorpe in the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire is a Grade I listed building, built by Peter Mills between 1653 and 1656, for the Lord Chief Justice, Oliver St John. The house is unusual in being one of the very few mansions built during the Commonwealth period. After a period as a hospital, it is currently used as a hospice.
While Parliamentary soldiers were in Peterborough in 1643 during the civil war, they ransacked the cathedral. Parliament disposed of Church property to raise money for the army and navy and the parliamentarian Oliver St John bought the lease to the manor of Longthorpe and built Thorpe Hall. In 1654 it was described by the author John Evelyn as “a stately place…built out of the ruins of the Bishop’s Palace and cloisters.”
Thorpe Hall is situated in a Grade II listed garden that is open to members of the public throughout the year. The curved walls forming the entrance courtyard, gatepiers and entrance gates,former stables to the right, and a shouldered stone architrave gateway flanked by vertically halved pilasters with volutes are also Grade I listed buildings. The late nineteenth century lodge, octagonal summerhouse in red brick with fish scale slate roof, and a free-standing archway resembling a Venetian window in design are Grade II listed buildings.
A maternity hospital from 1943 to 1970, it was transferred to the National Health Service in 1948. In 1986 it was acquired by the Sue Ryder Foundation and is currently in use as a hospice.’
So there you go, and here it is presented in full HDR glory.
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A little while ago I did a post called London Calling. It was basically this picture but in full colour.
Since then, I received a request to do this picture as one of my Splash of Colour Range. I don’t know why I hadn’t thought if this before – all I can say in my defence is, I can’t think of everything!
Even if I do say so myself, I think the result is rather striking and it is now safely on sale sale on our website.
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Today’s post is a picture that I took in Cardiff Bay a couple of weekends ago.
As I was strolling around the Bay I noticed that there were some boats cruising and on one of them there appeared to be a couple having some wedding pictures taken on one of the boats.
This seemed like a very romantic scene so I thought I get a shot of it.
This picture was taken on 4th May 2013 so if you happen to be reading this and just happen to know who this might be then get them to take a look!
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Today’s post is an HDR pic of a scene in Covent Garden that I took last year.
I toyed with the HDR process with it before and wasn’t sure whether it worked. However, I gave it the same treatment again yesterday and I think it does now.
Maybe this will be another of those pictures that you either love or hate or maybe are just not sure about!
If you love it, hate it or are not sure about it please feel free to comment and let me know as I really can’t make my own mind up!
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Well this week was a turning point in IMJ Photo-Art’s career as a photo-artists. How so you may ask….well this week some of our prints have finally made their way into a high street store in our home city of Peterborough.
Now this may not seem very exciting to some of you but I have to say I’m very proud that all the long hours and hard work are finally beginning to show some signs of being worthwhile . Of course we have to now actually sell some but the shop Manager is confident and that’s good enough for me!
Our prints compliment their range very nicely (even if I do say so myself) and I’m sure this is the start of bigger and better things!
Keep your fingers crossed for us and wish us well