View Across The Seine

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Hello – I’m back! I’ve had a rest from blogging, mainly because I got fed up with the problem with my blog posts transferring to Facebook if I’m honest. But I thought it was about time for a return so as I have some fantastic pictures to share – here I am 🙂

I’n sure I don’t have to tell you where this picture was taken but just in case you don’t know it’s in Paris from last year’s holiday. It’s one of several pictures of a similar view but this is the one I chose to keep as everything is right – from the boat going under the bridge to the skyline and also the lack of lorries in view!

As you can see it is presented in HDR format which I feel enhances it and makes it a far more dramatic picture.

I am currently updating my website with some new work but if you want to take a look the address is http://www.imjphotoart.co.uk

Until next time – stay focussed!

Barcelona Harbour

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Well, it seems like ages since my last blog post – and in fact it is!

But here I am back with a burst of colour and a picture taken on my recent holiday to Barcelona. I actually visited both Barcelona and Paris so there will be plenty of pictures coming up!

I’m not sure if this should be called harbour or marina as it is the lead up to the marina – if anyone wants to correct me then please go ahead.

As those of you who follow my blog will know I am a fan of HDR so when I had the chance to get back to Barcelona I thought I would do it properly. Properly you may ask?? Well yes, those of you in the know will already know that there is a one click cheats way of doing HDR pictures and also the correct way i.e. 3 pictures that are combined. So my memory cards were full and it took me two days to complete them all.

Don’t worry – I’m not going to put them all on here 🙂

So if you like my post please show your appreciation and let me know.

Look out for more coming soon.

Castle Ruins, Aberystwyth

Castle Ruins, Aberystwyth

A second post today which is a HDR image of the Castle Ruins in Aberystwyth, Wales.

This is one of the very first pictures that I took when I really started to develop my passion for photography. As I was (and probably still am) a novice I didn’t know much about camera settings, exposure and other important considerations so I have to say I’m very grateful for Photoshop and giving me the opportunity of bringing this picture to life.

For more of my work including images from around the UK please click on the picture and you will be taken to my website.

Rocks

Rocks

A nice abstract picture now. These are rocks that are on Aberystwyth Beach in Wales but given a HDR treatment.

I think you will agree that it has really given it an amazing twist which I hope you will enjoy.

For more of my work please visit http://www.imjphotoart.co.uk where we are donating a percentage of the profits from each of our sales to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Place de la Concorde

Place de la Concorde

This is another picture taken on my trip to Paris the other year. The scenery and ambience was amazing and yes this is another HDR image lol.

I just like the way that it has turned into an almost water colour effect and like I said before – it may not be to everyone’s taste but I like it 🙂

You can view more of my work at http://www.imjphotoart.co.uk and you can also find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MarcianPhotographyConcepts (that was the original name of my company) if you could stop by and give the page a Like I would be most grateful.

If you have any questions or just want to email me feel free to at ian@imjphotoart.co.uk.

Paris Street View

Paris Street View

If you have been following my blog you will know that I wasn’t feeling very motivated earlier on today. However I have still managed to get quite a lot done – pat on the back for me (shouldn’t stand under cows then!)

I thought I’d finish the day with another of my HDR images – this time from Paris.

I know there are those out there that hate HDR images but you will have to indulge me as I am a big fan of them – and especially my own 🙂

As with most of the images that I post on here this is available from my website http://www.imjphotoart.co.uk and if you want to email me and ask me anything about my work or even just to say hello please feel free to do so at ian@imjphotoart.co.uk.

Til the next time…….

To HDR or Not HDR, that is the question

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This subject seems to cause so many divides amongst the photography community. I’m not sure why after all, as I’ve said before if it’s your photo and you like it then that’s what counts.

I must say I am an HDR fan – mainly because it’s rescued quite a few rubbish pictures of mine.

Wow listen to that sharp intake of breath and gasps of horror – a photographer admitting that not every picture they take is perfect?? Stone him!

Just take a look at the picture at the top of this post – at first I thought ‘not one of my best, bad exposure for starters.’ But then I discovered HDR and just take a look at the difference!

OK you may not like it, but I do – I think it has turned the image into something stunning and dramatic.

Now you have every right to disagree, and yes a non HDR image is a thing of beauty too but please I would urge you, don’t dismiss the process. It’s all about different styles and different tastes.

Or as Tesco supermarket in the UK would say….’horses for courses’ (it’s a topical news joke – I’ll probably have forgotten what I meant in a few months!)

So there we go, my thoughts on HDR – it works for some images but not for others – I know, I’ve tried. Some images are beyond rescuing but don’t get hung up on it – press delete and move on…..

Until next time…..