I like this photo of the Merrivale stone row on Dartmoor in the rain. As the rain approached I had mixed emotions; cursing due to the thought of getting soaked along with my son, but also excited about the potential photo of the rain falling beyond the ancient stone row. Read More
On cloudy days I nearly always think “Black and White” and “Moody”. The art I haven’t perfected is finding the shot I seek. This was such a day at Instow beach.
If this photo looks familiar, I posted a version of it last year. I was never 100% happy with my processing; I was convinced the photo had more potential. I sometimes get the inclination to go back and reprocess shots from scratch. For this image this time I used HDR (well pseudo as it was from 1 raw file) to bring out and keep more detail. I’m much happier with this version. I think my post processing skills are evolving as time goes on and hopefully my photos benefit.
I have 2 invite codes for www.hdrspotting.com hopefully they are of use to someone. They are “783-374314” and “783-931632”
After stressing out about prints for days I thought something completely different was called for. I had a moody processing in mind when I shot this sign, as a sort of homage to Kenny Weng at moodaholic, his work inspires me greatly. Sadly his mother passed away earlier in the year and he hasn’t been updating his photoblog for a while, hopefully he is ok. It is amazing how photoblogs can have such an influence and community feel, that even as strangers, one pauses for thought of the person behind the pictures.
On a photo outing I saw this bottle on the sill of an old shed window. I tried to process it to portray a passed time and mood. When I composed this shot I envisaged the shot being in the style of “old and moody”.
This photograph was taken at Northam Burrows. I think I’m definitely realising that a lot of my photos have potential and just need a bit of post processing. Thanks to the guys in the Talk Photography forums IRC channel for their input on my processing. It’s well worth popping in, we are a friendly bunch and don’t bite. The channel is #talkphotography on Quakenet or you can click here.
With the break from the near constant rain in Devon, the farmers are frantically trying to harvest their crops. On a jaunt via Braunton I came upon a part harvested wheat field. The weather was cloudy and I decided to try and show the harvested and non harvested area to show a “your next” feel, and with my current experimental phase I thought it would suit the mood I wanted here. I hope you like it.
More experimenting today I’m afraid, here’s a spooky forest attempt. I shot it the other day but in its original colours it just didn’t seem to work so seemed an ideal candidate for a bit of messing. This forest was actually quite odd it was extremely dense yet i heard not a single bird, Oh and this particular wood is near Ash Mill.