The fraggle report _ faffography edition

I haven’t been on any trips for a couple of weekends now, because of weather and life, but last weekend remembered a couple of years ago Sophie,Mike and I went off to Bellingham to find the Hareshaw Linn waterfall, yet¬†I had not put them up on my smugmug photo site. I went through the old portable HD and found the files, and realised I’d not bothered with them, as the lighting conditions were difficult, and I’d written them off as a pile of shite. I didn’t have Lightroom back then, and PS Elements was OK but I wasn’t that good…

The Sunday Fraggle Report 18/1

It is so wintery here now, we’re trapped in a cold air bowl apparently because the damned jet stream has shot down the west side of us and then up the east and away, so goodbye to mild temperatures for a week or so. It has been snowing a lot too, but it hasn’t settled where we live, (no snowy pictures ūüė¶ ) though other parts of the country have got a good layering of the white stuff. I haven’t taken many pictures as I haven’t had time while working, it’s been non stop between one client to the next….

Processing again

I really can’t be arsed to piddle about taking many exposures of the same thing to download into an HDR program as in Photomatix or Nik HDR, most of the time I don’t have a tripod with me anyway, and the whole thing just eats up time when life is too short! ¬†I do however like the faux HDR effect that can be got by using Nik color FX pro, which this top photo was faffed on with, not too shabby I think. I use several filters, all manipulatable (that’s not a real word is it?) then pulled into Lightroom…

Processing

I love faffing¬†about with photo’s in Lightroom or Elements, or ‘processing’- which is the technical term. ¬†I have the full Nik collection which I like for their Color FX pro and the Analogue settings, but recently sallied forth to Totally Rad¬†and got their Replichrome II slide presets, have¬†had their Replichrome I film presets and like how they work, but am really impressed with the vibrancy of the slide sets, and especially what you can do with the tweak kit. ¬†The top image of Sycamore Gap was processed with ektachrome 64x calibrated+ curve luminous darken skies ++ vignette lens. For more…