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Trees -2 (Two Photographs)

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These tree photographs were taken in early spring, when there was still a chill in the air. I liked the abstract nature of the canopy; little has been done to to enhance the photograph. The original files were taken in black and white on my Fuji camera.


Wood Duck (Two Photographs)

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I have taken many photographs of wood ducks and their reflections. I thought it was time I try processing in black and white. I took a bit of an old time approach to monochrome in terms of contrast, but I think it is pleasing to the eye.


Old-Time Cinema (Two Photographs)

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I have featured other shots of this goldfinch in colour. In taking them into black and white and processing them with different colour filters, I noticed the photos took on a sort of 1930’s cinema look (RKO Pictures style). An interesting and unexpected result of just trying something new.


Marvel

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I had forgotten about this shot, but it stood out in this year’s photography files. It really does speak for itself. I have done very little to enhance this shot. I think we would all prefer to get our best work straight out of the camera, but I can live with ‘almost”.


Trees (Three Photographs)

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I did a couple of series on trees at two different parks, this is the first. We tend to ignore trees as merely a feature in a landscape. I thought I would try for something a bit different using contrast and shadows.


A Whisper of Secrecy (Two Photographs)

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Digital Photography has given us so many new and creative options. I often feel I have only just touched the surface. The ability to do photographs in black and white and colour has captured my imagination as has the art of cropping. Here the colour lent itself to a broader view while the black and white to more intimacy, or at least that is how I see it.


Winter Tips (Two Photographs)

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Have you noticed that the tips for taking fireworks’ photos come round a bit too late. As winter is at our doorstep it’s time for double bagging cameras (garbage bags not air tight bags), keeping batteries warm inside our coats, gloves, boots and all the rest that make shooting in cold weather and snow that much more challenging than spring, summer and fall,; pity it lasts so long.