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Flower Bells…

Flower Bells…

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Flower Bells…

When we first decided to take up photography, I was using a Panasonic Lumix FZ-48 which unfortunately did not capture pictures in RAW.  All in all it was a nice little camera.. with a marvellous zoom range, to be honest I am thinking of taking it back out on our trips out.. and capture some more pictures with it.

Although RAW is best.. and this camera saves images as jpeg.. I still find that Lightroom can transform these pictures quite well.

The feature picture is a monochrome version of the original.. and what I like about it makes the petals all silvery…

This is the colour version.. but there is something about the monochrome version that is attracting me.

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By the way the picture was taken at Emmetts Garden in Kent.

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Posted by Bren in Floral, Monochrome, Photography, 11 comments
Window frame…

Window frame…

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Window frame…

The above picture was taken at the ruins of Scotney Castle.. What I love about it is how the flowers frame the window frame.

Posted by Bren in Monochrome, Photography, 0 comments
Rochester Cathedral

Rochester Cathedral

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Rochester Cathedral

Taken: 6th May 2013
Location: Rochester
Camera: Canon EOS1100D
F Stop: f/9
Exposure: 1/100 sec
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 27mm
Max Aperture: 4

Posted by Bren in Monochrome, Photography, 0 comments
Wakehurst Place Revisited..

Wakehurst Place Revisited..

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Wakehurst Place Revisited..

It has been a glorious day in the South East of England today..  wall to wall sunshine and temperatures that were comfortable to walk around in..  Admittedly it could get a bit nippy in the shade but it was nice to be able to visit a place without having gloves, body warmer and a scarf wrapped around your neck thirty odd times.. (slight exaggeration there).  Not saying it has been cold but on our trips out.. the thick wooly scarf I bought donkey’s years ago.. becomes the subject of a massive bundle to see which one of us is wearing it. 😀 Continue reading →

Posted by Bren in Architecture, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, 5 comments
Umming and arring

Umming and arring

Umming and arring

Yes I have been doing a lot of that lately… especially after seeing the excellent work of Photographers like Serge Ramelli and Trey Ratcliffe when they create their HDR masterpieces.  Yes they use Photoshop and Photomatix to get their excellent photographs.. but for the likes of me it is Lightroom, Photoshop Elements 10 and Corel Paintshop Pro 4. Continue reading →

Posted by Bren in Photography, 10 comments
The Power of Lightroom 4

The Power of Lightroom 4

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The Power of Lightroom 4

Yes I know I keep harping on about how fantastic Lightroom 4 is, but to prove how good it is I decided to process a photograph I took in Paris in August 2007.  The camera used was our first digital camera and was a Samsung Digimax 420… with a whopping 4 megapixels. Continue reading →

Posted by Bren in Architecture, Photography, 2 comments
Lightroom – Lens Correction

Lightroom – Lens Correction

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Lightroom – Lens Correction

Now I don’t know about you, but I know for a fact I still have far much more to learn about photography.. If I have got off of the novice rung, I would be surprised.  Photography isn’t about going out with a point and shoot camera and clicking happily.. Mind you sometimes even those shots can turn out quite spectacular. Continue reading →

Posted by Bren in Architecture, Monochrome, Photography, 3 comments
Chartwell.. standing for ages

Chartwell.. standing for ages

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Chartwell .. standing for ages

Yesterday, I decided to delve into HDR photography a little bit more.  I had been using Corel Paintshop Pro to merge my bracketed photos, but running that and trying to run Lightroom at the same time seemed to slow my work flow down.

Anyway I went to the Adobe site and found the write up about the LR/Enfuse plugin. Continue reading →

Posted by Bren in Architecture, Landscape, Photography, 2 comments