Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Day 3 Shropshire - Powis Castle - Holga Fun Lens


I decided not to walk down into the garden area with Sue, Jane and Ann and stayed up at the castle. I had my Holga Fun Lens with me and decided to have another play with it. The Holga is a cheap 'Lo-fi' simple meniscus plastic lens which gives severe vignetting, soft focus, blur, light leaks  and low contrast. It is designed for DSLRs to mimic the old Holga medium format cameras. This is not the first post I have done with this lens. I decided now that you cannot really crop the images once they are taken as the vignetting 'looks wrong. I have played with the colouration by split toning in Adobe Lightroom on a few images.












Monday, 27 February 2017

Day 3 Shropshire - Powis Castle, Welshpool, Wales

Looking back at the blogs from our Shropshire Holiday with Jane and Ann I should have called it Wales not Shropshire as most of the places we visited are in Wales. So, Day 3 we visited another National Trust Site, Powis Castle.




















Friday, 24 February 2017

Day 2 Shropshire - Inside Erddig Hall, North Wales

After visiting the outside workshops we went into the house. The National Trust now allow photos inside most of their buildings but tripods are obviously not allowed. So most of these shots were shot at high ISO on the Canon 5D mkiii.























Thursday, 23 February 2017

Day 2 Shropshire - Erddig Hall, North Wales

Day 3 Afternoon. We left Chirk Castle after lunch and continued to Wrexham, one of the largest towns in North Wales to visit another National Trust Property called Erddig Hall. Our first stop at the hall was in the workshops.












Two Girls

Back in July we had the pleasure of looking after two granddaughters while their respective mothers where at work. Imogen and Evelyn ...