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After a 16 year gap......waiting for just the right digital camera, "Phil the photographer stud" is back in action. Here's a photo of his baby.
Adobe Lightroom - Digital DarkroomThe latest addition to my digital darkroom is Adobe Lightroom. It really is superb stuff. A few simple fixes like whitebalance settings which are now so easy have brought new life to a lot of photos that had initally disappointed me. On many of these I have now realised the problem was a simple colour cast due to the time of day or cloudy weather. LR also produces superb online galleries with very little hassle, so from now on my gallery will be lightroom powered.
Eiffel TowerTaken in, ahemm, Paris from Trocadero Centre. Shot in colour, B&W conversion in photoshop.
16th April 2004
Chiswick HouseFace of Sphinx in grounds of Chiswick House. Took a bit of brightening in Photoshop which also nicely enhanced the blur of the background.
21st May 2004
Candles in Notre DameTaken with available light and setting the ISO pretty high, and using that lovely lovely vibration reduction feature in my snazzy new lens.
17th April 2004
Descending from Stickle Pike in Duddon ValleyThis shot was taken on 26th Nov 2004, whilst descending from Stickle Pike in the Duddon Valley. It was about 4pm and the light was fabulous.
Birks BridgeBirks bridge towards the top end of Duddon Valley, where Wrynose pass meets Hard Knott pass, is a popular spot for photographers and tourists. After a lot of rain the water rushes through in a torrent. This photo was taken at relatively low water.
12th Dec 2004
Wallabarra CragI love this Crag in Duddon Valley. It reminds me of Ansel Adams' half dome. I will take a lot of photos of this crag, in an endless quest for the definitive image.
Rocks at Whistling GreenTaken on Boxing Day 2004. Whistling Green is just before Ulpha Bridge in Duddon Valley. I wasn't expecting great things when I took this. I was pleasantly surprised.