A Sunny Afternoon at Castle Bytham

A Sunny Afternoon at Castle Bytham

Today’s post is very up to date as I only took it yesterday!

We’re at the Midsummer Fair at Castle Bytham on 23rd June so we thought it would be nice to take a trip out and get some pictures prior to the event (always good to have local interest pictures to sell!)

Fortunately it was a lovely sunny day which gave us the opportunity for some really nice and cheerful pictures for a change.

As you can see, this one is The Fox and Hounds pub – the only down side was that it wasn’t open 😦

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Peterborough Embankment

Peterborough Embankment

We’re in Peterborough for today’s blog post and a trip to the river Nene and Peterborough Embankment.

Although the sky sums up the weather at the moment i.e. grey and stormy, it does add some extra interest to the picture.

Let’s hope for some sunnier weather soon and some brighter pictures!

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Eiffel Tower Silhouette

Eiffel Tower Silhouette

We’re still in Paris for today’s blog post and it is a picture of the Eiffel Tower but given a silhoutte feel to it.

By making this black and white I feel it has really given the picture an interesting quality – well I like it anyway 🙂

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The Eiffel Tower from The Seine

The Eiffel Tower from The Seine

We’re back to Paris for today’s post and a view of the Eiffel Tower taken from the Seine.

This was taken whilst we were on a river cruise along the Seine and if you are going to Paris and thinking of doing this it is highly recommended. You really do get to see Paris from a truly different perspective.

This has of course been given a HDR makeover – the main reason for this is that it was a bit of a dull day and giving it the makeover just brings out the character a bit more!

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Au revoir.

Peterborough Cathedral – Revisited

Peterborough Cathedral - Revisited

My post today is another of my ‘revisited’ images. This one is Peterborough Cathedral where I’ve previously done a few photo shoots as the architecture and atmosphere lends itself to some great photography.

However, although I had given some of my previous photos the HDR treatment it wasn’t done in the 100% correct way (briefly – you take one pic under exposed, one normal and one over exposed then combine). In Photoshop it is possible to give a photo a HDR feel with just one picture – the results are OK but not the best.

So, I thought it was about time I stopped being lazy and went back and did these shots properly and even hand-held (it is recommended to use a tripod but I hadn’t taken mine!) the results, I think, are superb.

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Have a great evening 🙂

Boats at Orton Mere – Revisited

Boats at Orton Mere - Revisited

Today’s post is another picture that I revisited recently.

A few weeks ago I took a trip to Orton Mere in Peterborough to do some photography but only had my small compact with me. I was pleased with the results but I didn’t feel I’d done the subject justice so I took another trip with my DSLR for some proper HDR shots.

This time both the sky and the reflections have really come alive and look amazingly vibrant so it was trip well spent.

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Orton Mere, Peterborough

Orton Mere, Peterborough

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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Thanks all 🙂