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Rose


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Walking into Tesco and taking photos of their flowers is a little weird. This was a photo i done for a girl who wanted a picture to give to her mum for Mothers Day. It may be a great Mothers Day gift but at 800 iso I’m not so sure.


Reflection


reflection (signed)

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I’ve never thought of taking droplet shots outside in the sun (its rarely sunny in the UK) but today it was so i tried with great success although, I still need to get a better setup for my droplet shots as the background in my shots always look dull and need touching up in Photoshop. If you have any tips that would help me to gain better shots please comment below 😀 I’m always open to advice. I know Bopbie has some amazing photos which have inspired me to start trying droplet photography, without his wonderful blog these shots wouldn’t have come about so thanks a ton! Checkout his inspiring photos here: http://bopbiephotos.wordpress.com/

 


Retouch!


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First person to spot 4 differences between this picture and the same picture (its on this page a few posts down) will gain a follower! 😀


Blue crown *update*


blue crown updated

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The power of Adobe Photoshop is incredible! well, when you have the time 😀  look at how amazing this looks compared to the one below :O just an hours editing can make a big difference. Oh and also you can now purchase my photos from the commissions page on this site. Thanks!


Blue crown


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Settings: 1/200 f/4.5 ISO 64 11mm

I can never quite capture the droplet in mid-air like Bopbie does…

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First droplet shot


Droplet

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Settings: 1/100 f/5.2 ISO 64 19mm (On camera flash fired)

This is my first droplet shot! i know it’s not the best but i’ll keep trying to improve, it doesn’t help having to use auto focus all the while. I was inspired to take droplet shots by Bopie, who has some excellent droplet shots. check out his blog to see his amazing work: http://bopbiephotos.wordpress.com/



macro of flower gloss sharp

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Settings: 1/160 f/3.1 ISO 100 4mm

Check out this inspiring blog by Ron for some amazing photography: http://ronscubadiver.wordpress.com/


First Panoramic


Monocromatic

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I originally took this photo in colour but when i opened it up in Photoshop the colours looked realy awful so i then converted the picture to monochromatic. Much better!  😀


Solitude


Solitude screen sharp

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Settings: 1/320 f/4.9 ISO 100 14mm


Waterfall


The Waterfall Sharp screen

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Settings: 0.6sec f/12 ISO 64 18mm

This is why I’ve ordered some ND Grads. You cannot get a perfect looking waterfall shot without one :/ well not in broad daylight of course.



Black and white screen sharp

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Settings: 1/60 f/3.1 ISO 100 4mm

My first black and white photo! I’ve always thought black and white was old school, but i was wrong. It really makes a scene dramatic, so thanks a lot carrieblueberry for the inspiration. Take a look at some of her amazing black and whites at her blog: http://carrieblueberry.wordpress.com/


Hendra helix


wild flower screen sharp

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Settings: 1/50 f/3.1 ISO 100 4mm

Thanks a lot Aamna for the name of this flower 😀 true legend!


Replicate ND grad filter using Adobe Photoshop


This is a tutorial I’ve made to contribute to the amazing WordPress community. And yes i mean amazing. Over the past few days my blog/portfolio has grown vastly, and that’s only because of you guys so thanks a lot!

Lets move on. In this tutorial i will be showing you how to replicate a Graduated neutral density filter using Adobe Photoshop. Keep in mind that the effect will not be as good as when you would use a real ND grad filter. But this is a great way for people starting out with photography, like myself.

First you’ll need to open up your image. I have one i was messing around with earlier:

Starting image

OK next you will want to grab the selection tool, and highlight your sky as shown:

selecting your skyNow’s the effect part. Create a new layer without deselecting your sky then click on the gradient tool. Make sure your tool is from black to transparent (like in the image below) Then hold shift and click ‘n’ drag from the top of your sky, to the bottom half. Like so:

effect It looks a little weird right now so change the layer to overlay and increase/decrease the opacity. Don’t over do it:adjustments

Wow, i say don’t over do it and i put it to 98%! But it looks great were it is. We still have one problem though, and that is that we have a strong vignette on our picture. We can remove that in these simple steps:

1. Deselect our sky (ctrl + d on windows and cmd + d on mac)

2.Highlight the two layers we have by holding shift and clicking on both of them in the “layers” tab. Then right click the layers highlighted in the “layers” tab and click “merge layers”

3. Next click filter, then lens correction . Now select the “custom” tab and adjust vignette. You can see that by dragging the vignette slider to the right the vignette will slowly start to disappear. Don’t over do it! i mean it this time because otherwise you will get a horrible white vignette around your photo. You should get a finished picture like so:

Replicate Grad ND

This is our results and i think they turned out great although they aren’t as good as a ND grad:

As you can see the sky is more washed out to begin with , and then bought back using this very simple and effective replica of a ND Grad filter

As you can see the sky is more washed out to begin with , and then bought back using this very simple and effective replica of a ND Grad filter

  Thanks! Please be sure to rate and comment 😀 i would love to hear your thoughts and maybe results if you tried this out.


The Droplet


The Droplet

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The droplet“Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time like a dew on the tip of a leaf” ― Rabindranath Tagore


Tranquility


candle

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tranquillity“We are not going to change the whole world, but we can change ourselves and feel free as birds. We can be serene even in the midst of calamities and, by our serenity, make others more tranquil. Serenity is contagious. If we smile at someone, he or she will smile back. And a smile costs nothing. We should plague everyone with joy. If we are to die in a minute, why not die happily, laughing? (136-137)” ― Swami Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras


Quietness


Quietness

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Quietness

DSCF1457This is an edit of the photo with a nice lomo effect created using Adobe Photoshop CS5, this really shows off the remoteness of this park.


Walnut Orb-Weaver Spider


Walnut Orb-Weaver Spider

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Walnut Orb-Weaver Spider ExifThis is a Macro of a walnut orb-weaver spider taken with a Fujifilm Finepix S4300. This was a very hard shot to get and was later revamped with Photoshop to adjust the brightness and contrast due to working with low light.


Goose


DSCF0336

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Seagull


DSCF0328

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Seagull Exif


Tree


Tree

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Tree Exif