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A Photo A Day

A Photo A Day

During the year 2014 I will post one photo each day. It will be taken by but it can be colour or mono, landscape, street photography or anything else that I personally fancy.

Safety Lamps

Safety Lamps

Miners' safety lamps, taken at Beamish' museum. http://www.beamish.org.uk/the-colliery/ I'll have to get a better one someday. Hard to handle the blown out highlights even though Lightroom came to the rescue somewhat. You got to love the Radial Filter (Shift+M) in...

The Book

The Book

The book as found in the old church at Beamish. The photo is processed in Lightroom to correct lens, straighten, contrast, sharpen and add some light where needed. In short the usual craft that photographers have been doing for over one and a half century in either...

The Jag

The Jag

The Jag at Beamish. I've done a second version with slightly wider crop and minor light adjustments. Spot the differences... I think the second is marginally better, what do you think?

Africa Corps

Africa Corps

At Blyth war re-enactment days.   There has been a bit of news lately about people dressing up as Germans in war re-enactment days. I don't really see the problem. They are normally nice guys with a special hobby.  

Dutch Wooden Clogs

Dutch Wooden Clogs

These are just miniature Dutch wooden clogs for tourists. I like the ones with the mind expanding herb. Not something you would wear though. As proof that people still wear Dutch wooden clogs, here are my brother-in-law's clogs. Much warmer in the winter than wellies....

Green doors

Green doors

These green doors found in an old garden shed in Burnopfield. Possibly for delivery of coal. Which one do you prefer? And I finally fixed my link to Facebook. As usual with these sort of things it was really...

Empties

Empties

Just something different. I like the colours of this with all the yellows and raindrops, and just a hint of red. These 'Empties' were found in Burnopfield.

Smoke in the Valley

Smoke in the Valley

Taken near Castleton in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors. The smoke from controlled burning of heather to create a balanced habitat for red grouse. This is a monochrome conversion: And a exposure blended version (the photo at the top is tone mapped)....

Newcastle Bridges

Newcastle Bridges

Capture of the bridges over the Tyne between Newcastle and Gateshead. It's a HDR images combining three separate exposures. It's a slightly different version of one I've done earlier: Using a different method and a bit more contrast. What do you think? Comments...

Newcastle Bridges

Newcastle Bridges

I've recently taken some triple shots in Newcastle. These 3 exposures (exposure -1, 0 and +1) can be converted to HDR (High Dynamic Range) automatically by Google+ Photos. I've installed the Autobackup tray app that is suggested by Picasa when you install the latest...

Portraits

Portraits

We had a portrait night last Wednesday (22/01) at Paul Hattams studio in Sunniside. This time, with Paul's help, it was much easier to get the settings right than last year and I managed to get some nice shots. Thanks to model...

Golden Bridge

Golden Bridge

Railway bridge over the High Level Road in Newcastle. Quick snap whilst waiting for the light to go green. This is taken with Linda's camera, the Fuji S9500. It's been given the Lomo treatment in Picasa. Sometimes this will give you quick results. Just something...

Sellery

Sellery

While preparing a stew in the Römertopf, one you cannot help yourself looking at sellery stumps. Picture straight export from Picasa. Using cross processing and a slight vignette.

Farm Noir

Farm Noir

I promised not to do any selfies but as I was lacking models to endure the winter night I stepped in front of the camera for an attempt to do some film noir type images. This is a 15 second exposure.  

Abstract

Abstract

The 2nd of January is normally a day to stop the new year resolution. Not this time. Back to work and I'm looking at this. The photo isn't even in black & white. Can you guess what it is?

1 January – Front Gate

1 January – Front Gate

My New Year resolution. Take one photograph each day and post it here. Outside our house is a gate. It's not in good nick. Taken with 35mm macro lens. 1/15 at f4.0. ISO 100. Processing in Lightroom. The idea was to take an image that reflects the derelict sign and...