Wednesday, 27 January 2010
I've deliberated over this shot for a few days.
Most of the pp was done in a short space of time but I've stared at it for what seems like hours ever since, making minor adjustments here and there.
There were two reasons why I've hesitated to post it, the first is that it's the same scene as last time (hence the title) and second (more importantly) I can't figure out if the boats on the left are a complete distraction. My lot reckon no but I'm not so sure! I liked it enough in the end to post it, I think the tone will not be to everyone's taste but it's what I was aiming for, the full colour version was ok but a bit "Chocolate Box" for my liking.
Your honest opinions are welcome.
Posted by CraigM at 13:58
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
Well I am still here as you can see!
Thanks to all the kind words of encouragement from everyone from all sorts of sources. I don't want to stop, just move forward in some way and I think I know what I need to do.
In the meantime you'll have to keep putting up with some old shots. The textures on this were a last minute idea (as they often are with me) they seemed to add to the scene without removing anything-if you see what I mean?
If you can get the connection between the title and the image your mind is probably as warped as mine :D
Posted by CraigM at 11:07
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
I thought about deleting this blog at the weekend.
Not to give up but sometimes I feel I'm not moving forwards, not challenging myself enough. My thinking was that perhaps if I started afresh I might be more inspired to improve somewhat.
Whilst I ponder on that thought here's another shot along a beach, I went a bit further on the pp work on this one, let me know your thoughts as always.
Posted by CraigM at 14:34
Saturday, 16 January 2010
Just a quick post, I've not a lot to say today :)
One of favourite shots from last summer not perhaps because there was anything remarkable about the image but it reflected the way I was feeling at the time. I've mentioned before I know but when walking along the beach on a day such as this was I feel at peace with myself and the world around me, a feeling I don't really get anywhere else.
Right I'm off to cook dinner and open a bottle of something, which comes a close second to the above in some respects ;)
Posted by CraigM at 08:07
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
Thanks for all the kind comments yesterday on my little friend, I told him and he seemed happy, his tail was wagging anyway ;)
We woke up to more snow again this morning but I'm hoping we've seen the last of it, rain is forecast for the weekend and a positively balmy 6 degrees! When the snow falls the world is beautiful place, almost magical but as you get older you realise it has it's downsides too. My youngest reckons I'm a good candidate for the "Grumpy Old Men" TV show :O)
So this is a shot of three benches on my local cricket ground, in a few short months the sun will be shining and the benches will be full of people enjoying the match with a cool drink or two, not a moment too soon will it be!
Posted by CraigM at 12:44
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
My little fat friend Terry, I can't tell you how much I love this little fellow.
He loved the snow, some of it was deeper than he is tall in places but he had a great time as you can see. Not my normal sort of post but I couldn't resist sharing this one with you :)
Posted by CraigM at 14:29
Sunday, 10 January 2010
I've been mulling over some of my older shots from back in the summer and came across this.
I've posted a couple of the old boat before but I liked this one. PP is a mixture of the original shot and some tone mapped details.
At the helm? More a question to myself than about the boat I guess ;)
Let me know your thoughts as always.
Posted by CraigM at 08:26
Thursday, 7 January 2010
We're still bitterly cold here in Merry Olde England!
I wouldn't moan but then I wouldn't be English ;) The roads really are dire and as far as I can see nothing has been done to make them any better. Still some car owners had the foresight to get that special optional extra "Supergrip", the guy who overtook me on a country lane covered in ice tonight certainly had it! Boy I wish I'd forked out the extra ££s
Another image from way back when the sun was high in the sky and a T shirt was sufficient apparel.
Tuesday, 5 January 2010
Posting two days in a row? It's just like the good old days.
This an alternative view of Felbrigg House and I guess you'll either love it or hate it :-/
Other than that I don't think I have a lot to say, being back to work has numbed my brain more than usual ;0)
Monday, 4 January 2010
Happy new year to you all.
As you can see I didn't get all that shooting/posting done over the holidays. I didn't do much of anything photography wise, so much for those plans. This is a shot I took just before and whilst there's no snow here at the moment it's bitterly cold with snow forecast. Spring can turn up any time it feels like it as far as I'm concerned!
Oh and the title? It was something I heard a weather forecaster say when I was a kid, poor fellow probably never lived it down :)
Posted by CraigM at 11:26