18/06/13 – Guadalest Mountain View

  Guadalest is a tourist hotspot, a mountain town just North of the infamous Benidorm.  The two could not be further apart, one full of drunken yobs and sleaze bars, the other a picturesque town with churches and museums.  Whilst touring the castle this is one of the stunning views you are presented with. Focal Length: 18mm Lens: Nikkor 18-55mm AF-3.5-5.6G Mode: A-Mode Aperture: f/11 Shutter Speed: 1/500 ISO: 100 Exposure Comp: 0EV Flash: None Editing: In Photoshop CS5 editing levels – yellow filter added, heavy on bottom, less on top.  Also tweaked offset of furthest peak to counteract water … Continue reading 18/06/13 – Guadalest Mountain View

18/06/13 – Spain in the Green

    When I used to live in Spain one of my complaints is that it is never very green, more “Brown”,  I lived in an area where there are lots of Olive trees so even the greens look quite brown,  Recently on a trip over with my partner we took a wander up the mountains behind the house and this was the view on the far side of the valley.  Absolutely stunning……and green! Focal Length: 18mm Lens: Nikkor 18-55mm AF-3.5-5.6G Mode: A-Mode Aperture: f/5 Shutter Speed: 1/1000 ISO: 100 Exposure Comp: -5.0EV Flash: None Editing: In Photoshop CS5 editing … Continue reading 18/06/13 – Spain in the Green

07/01/2013 – View from the London Eye

  A trip to London this week bought about the opportunity to finally go on the London Eye.  Having walked past this a multitude of times since it’s appearance as a part of the Millennium celebrations (along with the Dome but the less said about that the better!) I have not until this weekend had the chance to actually experience the big wheel.  As luck would have it we managed to get some half price tickets via the highly handy “Days Out Guide” website, along with cheap tickets for Ripleys Believe it or Not (great fun) and last but not least the Wildlife Photographer … Continue reading 07/01/2013 – View from the London Eye

29/12/2012 – First Time Layering

    In Somerset, during the floods I took the above shot.  The scene itself was pretty nice though the day was pretty dreadful.  The shot came out dreadfully so I thought it might be time to teach myself some Photoshop! Here is the original image:   You can clearly see here the very washed out sky.  So I chucked it on ViewNX2 and tweaked the exposure to under expose the image:   Sky looks pretty striking, rest of the picture…….black. So then I chuck them both into photoshop, a little bit of cutting later and I manage to get … Continue reading 29/12/2012 – First Time Layering