Saturday, October 27, 2012

Ill met by moonlight-2
Below is the link to the original pic, to view black it in with the cursor then right click and select 'Open Link'.

I would love to get suggestions from anyone that views this blog.

Had a suggestion on Flickr that it would be better with more contrast but I think it loses the idea of moonlight. Done like this it seems too light to be a night shot.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

First rugby match I could watch for 8 weeks.
Matt Carpenter scores Clevedon's first try, backed up by Harry Knowles and Ashley Vailes.

 Touch and go. We were winning 19 to 9 then we were a bit over-confident I reckon they levelled at 19 all  Last play of the game, Taylor took a penalty and the end result Clevedon 22 Cleve 19

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tried a new idea with Infrared pix
I went up to the firwoods and took a series of pix.  There was still enough foliage on the trees to show and I got around 15 shots of varying pathways. When I got back I did the usual edit and then selected som pix and used Edge enhancement in P.S.P. 8.

This was done Grey then add Sepia then Onestep cool colour then edge enhance
This seems to work better than 'sharpen' because sharp exagerates the small specks and results in salt & pepper spotting over the whole pic. Whereas Edge enhancement seems to emphasise the effects of most of the edge lines between objects.
Thsi was the same editing but without the Edge Enhancement. It shows particularly in the stones on the trackway.
  The same thing used to happen when using Beutler developer in monochrome photography, back in the 'dark days' a line so sharp when using a fine grain film like Adox KB17 that there almost seemed to be a fine line around the edges. The effect is subtle but nevertheless there. ..

Sunday, October 07, 2012

The first man out

At last this year at the Arnhem Pilgrimage I managed to get a shot of the first man leaving the Dakota during the parachute jumps.
I had the SLT 77 set to high speed 12 frames a second and got 3 good pix with the 18-270 Tamron set to a 1.4 magnification with the camera body. 
Trouble previously has always been using a tele-extender the camera focus is shorted out. The in-body extender still allows auto focus.
The 3rd shot, in the ime he moved 5 feet I had taken 3 pix.