Christchurch

Christchurch Cathederal

This was taken in 2004 on our visit to New Zealand on a Nikon Coolpix compact. It had been lying unloved on my hard drive since then. I recent got Nik Silver Efex and threw this image at it. Its a fantastic bit of kit if you want more than a few preset B&W conversions. …

Frayed Ends Of Summer

Frayed Ends Of Summer

A Bulrush almost gone on a warm autumn evening. This started out as a rather unspectacular shot of a lone Bulrush that has been sitting on my hard drive untouched since last autumn. I spent a little time in Lightroom and Photoshop editing it into a nice picture. Lightroom did some basic processing, cropping and …

My PC has died

After over 5 years of 24/7 faithful service the motherboard has given up. I have been thinking about upgrading for a while as my old machine never ran Photoshop that well, it was running Vista 32bit on an AMD quad core with 4Gb of RAM, not ideal. Don’t get me wrong is wasn’t a cart …

Water Drops 102

So you want to know more? The plastic bag method is quick and easy, but not very easy to control or accurate to be honest, but it is honestly more fun to start with the basics. If you are planning on doing more than just the one water drop shoot its well worth building yourself …

Magpie

Magpie

One of our local Magpies giving one of the local cats some verbal. I often see this one and his partner see off cats from their favourite shed roof.

Jackdaw

Jackdaw

One of the nicest looking members of the crow family, they have nice blue/green eyes. This one was getting very brave scavenging from picnics.

Water Drops 101

I have been promising a detailed how to guide on water drop photography for a long time to many people, so I decided to actually start writing one. I will start with the simplest methods and end up explaining how to build a computerised water drop controller. So what makes a nice water drop photo, …