Monday, June 30, 2008

Unusually I'm posting a second post today. This is my entry into the in-house competition titled "chain" this is my version, the bottle was not only a prop, but good fun emptying as well!

As promised another image from the "Neil Diamond" shoot, this time a B+W one. Enjoy. Wayne

Sunday, June 29, 2008

As usual I managed to keep busy-ish the last few days.

Today's image is a portrait of Neil Diamond.... well to be exact a Neil Diamond impersonator. More images tomorrow I hope. Wayne

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Well I had a lovely day yesterday, I went to Newquay, I had a good laugh, sat in the sun drinking bucks fizz, and got a few pics in the bargain! What a life. Very realaxing!.

Here are a few pics to be going on with, the first is a panorama of 5 pics stitched together in photoshop, the second a shot of waves breaking. Wayne

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Not one of my better days today, I had a bit of a problem turn up, I had to sort it out myself, it took a lot of time, a lot of talk, and finally my bare hands before I had it delt with, still job done now!

Now for a pic, I'm getting told I'm not updating often enough, so heres a pic for today, it's another from the wedding, it's the confetti shot. I have used Scott Kelbys favorite method for the vignette (make a selection, feather it, duplicate the layer, and set the blend mode to multiply) There is a method of making this an action thats size independant (who said size matters??) but it's too long winded to post here.

And finally (as they say on the news) a rather odd shot, I spotted this while out walking a while back, my first thought on seeing it in the distance was it was a dead dog, fortunatly it wasn't, where it came from, or how on earth it got half way up a mountain is anybody guess.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Today I'm taking the opotunity to post a few more images from Saturdays wedding, again they have had the photoshop treatment. Lets face it if your a photographer, you either love photoshop or hate it, personally I love it!!
I doubt I'll be able to post tomorrow as I have a busy day planned, but more pics soon! Wayne

Monday, June 16, 2008

Well it's been a few days since I updated, but I have been pretty busy, I was at a wedding on saturday so it's not going to come as a suprise to you that I'm going to post.... yes you guessed it some wedding pics!
I have tweeked them a little in photoshop (supprise supprise!) but I do like to "spice" things up a little.
Congratulations to Simon and Mandy. Wayne

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Something different again today, this time a spiral effect, here I have cut out the post in the image and spiraled it (yes I am a clever bunny!) otherwise a few things to sort out..
I have also had a really bad headache most of the day, might be the weather, or it might be a brain hemorrhage, but I couldn't be that lucky!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Hi, another few pics for today. Enjoy! Wayne

Sunday, June 8, 2008

For a change I'm going to post a few "retro" images here, these were taken two years ago, in pretty grim conditions, -10 or so and on and off blizzard, great fun! lol. Actually it was good fun, the snow hole I'm climbing out of really does make a good shelter, the difference inside is amazing, really cosy with a hot cuppa, a real life saver in bad conditions. This was part of a training exercise, but I have had two mates get stuck out and have to use one for real, my mate and I made it back in -20 freezing fog and a total whiteout, the other two in our party were too exhausted to continue back, so we dug them in and left them till a rescue party went out the next day when conditions were better, they were fine, but we were all prepared properly for the conditions and had proper kit. Wayne

Well the night out went well, I had a really good time, got home pretty late (and fairly "merry" lol), but it's not often really.

A couple more images from Fridays shoot.. Wayne

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Here's another two shots from yesterday, one's just called "pots" the other I have called "colours" for reasons that are fairly obvious!
I have a night out planned for tonight, although between you, me, and the gatepost, I'd rather not go. I'm not really a party animal truth be told, and I know at least one of the people going is barking mad (not counting me) and another is suspect (still not counting me) and then we get to me..... ahh.. well yes enough said there I think. Wayne

Friday, June 6, 2008

Well I have had a smashing day today, good company, good food, good photos, and a long cold pint to finish it off! Smashing day!!

Here's a couple of pics from today, ones a panorama of 5 images blended together, the other a single image, more shots tomorrow (when I finish post processing them all) Wayne

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Had a tricky one this morning, I was asked to "make" up a wedding group shot, it seems the photographer (not me) managed to either miss or loose the brides parents group. It was a little tricky because I didn't have a decent background image, I ended up having to clone out one group and add in the new, bit of a pain really.

I am posting the pic here, but have hidden their identity.

The other pic is an experiment with one of Tanya's images, it's abit complicated to explain the process, so I won't! Wayne

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

A rather boring day today, just shopping and paying bills.

Todays image is by Andrew Jones my mate, he won this months competition (theme time) I was robbed!! lol, only joking mate you deserved to win with your night shot of car trails, I'm guessing theres some posterization going on there as well.

Congratulations mate I hope you get your prize quicker than I do (I'm still waiting!) now it's your turn to set the subject for this months comp, so what is it......??? Wayne

Monday, June 2, 2008

Well not a great day, it seems my car is going to cost a small fortune to get repaired (slightly less than the national debt of a third world country) but then what can you do!

Here are a couple of images for today, one image two different treatments. One is the classic cartoon or painting by numbers look, the other is the very fashionable wedding look of a yellow texture overlay (in fashion at the moment, it will probably go the way of spot colour, now hated and dated!) The other image is just a balloon, yes gripping isn't it lol Wayne

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Something slightly different today, not a new image, but a new method of processing it. This is a blend of 3 images (made from the same raw image) and then blended with a command line program, it's a little hit and miss, because theres no real control, still fun though. Wayne