Monday, March 31, 2008

Todays been a busy day, we have been cleaning up one of the boys bedrooms, I couldn't believe the ammunt of rubbish we got out (8 bin bags full!) and an old unused bed, the rooms a lot bigger now... well it looks bigger anyway! lol.

Heres todays image, this is taken in the Brecon Beacons national park (about 30 miles away) it's a beautifull place, this view is taken on one of my favorite walks up Pen-y-fan (the highest point in South Wales) thats Talybont reservoir in the background, theres a nice walk up the "fan" from that side along the roman road as well.

This is 3 images stitched together in photoshop to make a panorama. Wayne

Friday, March 28, 2008

Heres another black and white today, this was taken at a family wedding a little while ago, I have added grain in photoshop for effect.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Well I got in ok today, so hopefully all's well with Blogger!

Today I have gone for something different, here's a pic of me (yes scary!) it was taken by one of my mates Andrew Jones in the studio, and given a little photoshop treatment as well.

Thanks Andrew!! this is probably the best shot of me I have. Wayne

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Had trouble logging in today, so don't know if I'll be able to get in again!!

here's today's pic, it's Caldy lighthouse, it's on Caldy island in the Bristol channel off wales UK.

It's a beautiful peaceful place, theres a monastery there, a small cafe and a few shops, you have to catch a boat there from Tenby.
You may notice I have changed my sig on the pictures, I got the idea from Matt Kowolski's website, lightroom killer tips heres the link. Wayne

Monday, March 24, 2008

Easters nearly over, and it hasn't been too bad weather wise, all in all not a bad weekend.

Heres a new image for today, it's called the woods (WOW what a supprise! lol) I have given it a Lucis arts effect in photoshop, I like the illustration effect it gives. Wayne

Friday, March 21, 2008

Had a nice quiet day today, my boys are home from school so we all caught up a little on our sleep (a nice lay in) the weathers also not been great, very windy today.

Heres todays pic, it's had a fair bit of playing with in photoshop, it's got an almost old fashioned 3 d effect (like the old 3d comics of my youth) hope it's to your tastes. Wayne

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

It's been a lovely day here, sunny but chilly, I went for a nice walk over the mountains by my house. Heres a few pics taken there, as you can see I have played around with one a little, to make it look a little like a night scene.
Both edited in Adobe lightroom/photoshop. Wayne

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Heres todays picture, a black and white for a change, this was taken on a local-ish beach here in Wales (UK) I have gone for a "moody" sort of feel, adding a vignette in photoshop (the darkened edges in case you didn't know) I did it the easy way by opening the JPEG in camera raw and using the lens correction panel, but there are plenty of other ways to do it. Wayne

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Well Wales won the 6 nations rugby trophy (and the grand slam) so very well done to them!

I'm pretty p****d off with my mobile phone, it's developed some annoying habits, it turns the ringing tone off when it feels like it (so I get lots of missed calls) then it changes the background screen (don't really care, but I would like to know why?) I'm seriously getting to the stage of driving over the so and so and flattening it!

Heres an image for today, it's a nearby waterfall, not a great shot I'll admit. Wayne

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Well the weathers rubbish here today (Wales UK) wet and depressing, but the big game is on this afternoon, Wales v France rugby, if Wales win it will be the grand slam, so good luck to the welsh team, and all the other teams playing today.

Heres another image for today, for this one I have used a Lucias arts effect (I have a preset made in photoshops camera raw) I like the almost illustrated effect it gives. Wayne

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Been dashing about a bit today, had something to do this morning, but I had to be back by 2 o clock to catch a courier who was collecting a broken laptop for repair, I only just caught her, she was parked outside my house when I got home, another minute and I'd have missed her.

Heres todays pics, 2 are from the Gower area of Wales UK, the others from the Kenfig area (not far from where I live. Hope you like them. Wayne

Monday, March 10, 2008

Well the worst of the expected storm has blown over, to be honest it wasn't too bad where I was, apart from my garden chairs getting blown around I'd have been hard put to know there was a storm.

heres todays pic, taken on a local beach and given the HDR treatment, not a great image, but I like the finished effect. wayne

Friday, March 7, 2008

I have had a nice quiet day today, so here are a couple of pics I have been working on, one is the arches at Swansea marina, the other, is a creepy castle with the northern lights in the background, hope you like them. Wayne

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Just a quick post today as I'm back out again tonight. Heres a couple of beach shots for you, one was taken on a local beach near where I live, the other sunset one was taken in the Gower, Wales, UK (about 45 mins away) Wayne

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Went out yesterday and took shots for a charity fashion show, I took before and after shots of the models make up, it was a bit tricky as I one had a small room to work in and there were 20 attractive women and me (isn't life tough on times lol). Heres one shot, I used a Gary Fong lightsphere on the flash to soften the light, there just wasn't room for a studio flash. I love the 1960's feel of the models hairstyle.

The other shot is sand dunes, it reminds me of the classic Death Vally dune shots. Wayne

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Well it's been a few days since the last post, things have been very very busy!!.

Today I went to a motorcycle scramble in Glyneath (not far from where I live) I took quite a few shots, this is one of my personal favorites, hope you like it too. Wayne