Saturday, 25 July 2015

Lea Valley White Water Centre

After leaving Waltham Abbey Cornmill Meadows we went to the Lea Valley White Water Centre for Lunch. After a very nice jacket potato with loads of cheese we spent a few hours watching and photographing the canoeists.











Friday, 24 July 2015

RPS Nature Group Outing - Waltham Abbey - Cornmill Meadows

Last Monday Ann, Lynne and myself joined the RPS Nature Group visit to Waltham Abbey, Cornmeal Meadows. Primarily to photograph dragonflies. Unfortunately we did not find any. We spend a happy morning chasing Butterflies and Damselflies. We also spent about an hour photographing Wasps going into and out of their nest hole in the ground (German Wasps). I must admit to very little success with the wasps :( I will practice more.















Thursday, 16 July 2015

Tower Hamlets Cemetry - Infra Red plus others

This post is a bit out of sequence. After our walk around Tower Hamletts area we returned to the Cemetery. It was getting towards late afternoon and I decided to try a bit more with the Infra Red filter. With the exception of the last photo they were all taken with the IR Filter and processed in Lightroom and Photoshop.

For these IR Photos I followed the following steps

1. To start with I created a DNG Profile in Adobe Labs DNG Profile editor to create a 'cooler' image in the white balance. This profile was then exported and then activated in Lightroom.

2. For each photo I then adjusted the white balance in Lightroom so the 'Temp= about 7172' and the 'Tint= about +29'

3. I adjusted the exposure, contrast and clarity in Lightroom to get a 'pleasing image'

4. I opened the image in Photoshop and the swapped the Red and Blue Channel in the Channel mixer.

5. I added a levels layer and adjusted the Red and Blue channels.

6 I then added a Hue/Saturation Layer and played with the colours.

The above is only a general workflow. If you want the details I used to start by IR Journey then look at this web site ....

http://photography.tutsplus.com/tutorials/an-in-depth-guid-to-infrared-photography-processing--photo-9540











Guernsey 16 - Les Vardes Quarry Nature Walk

We met up with the Guernsey Camera Clubs at a Quarry operated by Ronez. In 2015 the company created a short 50 minute nature walk around the...