As I’m sure we all have, I downloaded the Nik software when Google made it free and I’m just starting to get to grips with it. I do like the detail extractor and the tonal contrast adjuster. I wonder if others are using it and which adjustments are their favourites.
Week 17 at a glance.
Just occasionally, without any forethought, I happen to find my self in the right place at the right time. We simply had to pull off the road and watch the sun set across the water, behind these electricity pylons.
Dungeness is not far from us but I don’t go there often: firstly, because it has been so photographed that it is difficult to find a new perspective; secondly, because it is so photogenic, there often lots of photographers milling about getting in each others’ way and finally, it is very exposed and the cold northerly winds rattle my brains about in my head.
However, after a shaky start, yesterday afternoon turned into a glorious spring day and it was a pleasure to comb the beach, looking for something a little different.
It was always an eerie place: too flat, too big, too lonely and since they built the windfarm…. with its inanimate animation, its silent whirring and its vacant omnipresence… it seems the tension has risen another few decibels.
Apologies for any poor quality and strange colour cast generated by cheap ND filters… To buy a decent one is my next Photography purchase…. I’ve decided I like the square ones that fit into a holder… Any recommendations?
Week 16…. Wow!
One of my most favourite places. Mostly because it faces west for sunset but secondly because the tide rushes out and empties the huge natural basin that sits in the middle of Bosham which totally transforms the village twice a day.
In between destinations, we thought we’d spend an hour at the Cass Sculpture Foundation in West Sussex. An hour is NOT long enough; the artwork, the wooded environment, the artwork in the wooded environment, the playful bits, the unwieldy bits, the unsettling bits – no doubt we’d all have our own interpretations. Anyway, 3 hours later and I still came away feeling there was so much more I (and my camera) could have done.
Photography from art? It’s the way I saw it. The bits that caught my attention – and there were many that did. Here are a dozen taken from my favourites:
We spent a weekend with #2 son and he showed us what keeps him way down in Bristol.