Ready to Head Out

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Since my trip to Palacerigg on New Years Day, we’ve been back in lockdown & travel pretty much prohibited. My work’s also been pretty hectic, so much of my photography has been either inside, in the garden or on my walk to work. I’m finally getting to head out today so have had to check all my gear over.

Ready to go
Ready to go

My basic day out gear:

Snappy (DSLR) with 18-55mm lens (+ lens bag)

Sigma 18-300 lens (+ lens bag)

Lensy with case, glass stand & suction holder

Cross poloriser filter

ND8 filter (haven’t used this one yet, so going to give it a go)

+10 close-up filter (not taking my macro lens — mostly going to be landscapes)

Spare battery

Cross body carrying harness



Winter Brightness — BrightSquares Apr 13 and One-to-Three Photo Processing

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ƒ My entry for Becky’s April BrightSquares & the SquirrelChase’s April Challenge.

Seemed an obvious to combine the two challenges in the one post. I’ve done some very basic editing on this one, using Apple’s embedded photo editing software.

The original

The first edit is a basic square crop, normal way up & inverted.

Square crop, normal & inverted

For the next edit, I dropped the light to it’s lowest setting. A lot of detail in the shot is lost, but the colours really come into their own with a rich contrast between the blue & yellow.

Minimal light setting
Minimal light setting

The opposite, this time. I ramped the light setting right up; the colours wash out to a degree, but the foreground detail in Lensy & the ice covered log he’s sat on become discernible.

Max light setting
Max light setting

Trying something different this time — I’ve desaturated shots before to give a washed out look, but never single colours. For this one I desaturated all the colours apart from blue to give a colder feel to match the sub zero temperature that this was shot in. The difference is quite subtle, hence the slider (the left hand shot is the original).

All colours but blue desaturated

Macro Textures #2 — Fan Of… #105 and Macro Monday Apr 12

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Feel free to join in this weekly challenge whenever you find yourself thinking “I’m a fan ofโ€ฆ” (see below for how to). This is also my entry for Macro Monday.

This weeks Fan Of… Macro textures #2

The 2nd in a series of Macro Textures features some work knifes in my tool box.

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Roof Down on Route 1 — Water Water Everywhere #73

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ Feel free to join in whenever you have a water picture to post (any type of water, in any state, will do). See below for how to join the fun ๐Ÿ˜

A few archive shots from a drive along the Pacific Coast Highway (Route 1) in our favourite rental Mustang.

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