#348 – new look to the blog!

After having used the ‘Redoable Lite’ wordpress theme since day 1 of the blog in 2008, I felt it was time for a new look, especially as there are a lot more free themes to choose from in 2014. I’ve settled on the ‘Visual’ theme for the moment, I reserve the right to change my…

#347 – Lucerne Steamers (again)

A fairly exhausting schedule recently has seen me visit beautiful Switzerland 4 times in as many months. One of the bonuses is staying in Lucerne, a small city that somehow manages to be big at the same time. Lake Lucerne is home to a small fleet of Paddle Steamers and these are slowly being brought…

#345 – Reworked Images 11 – Dinorwic

This is the same scene that I posted up a few posts back, albeit a few feet to the left and a few feet higher up. I’ve not made it as contrasty as the other one as I don’t think it needs it due to it being entirely monochrome. I’m not convinced about the cohesiveness…

#344 – Reworked Images 10 – The Gate

Oakwood mill is a complete ruin, quite why it’s been deemed worth keeping up rather than being demolished is beyond me, when some magnificent structures elsewhere have been flattened. I didn’t even bother looking for a way in, I took a few externals and moved on to look at other stuff in the area. I…

#343 – Reworked Images 9 – Jumbles Quarry Crane

Maybe it was because I visited the quarry with someone (I seem to produce better images alone, although the venerable Tarboat was excellent company) or whether the location itself was a challenge, but I didn’t come away with many images that really inspired me. I felt they made a good record of the place but…

#342 – Reworked Images 8 – Bailey Mill Loom

Another one I’ve never done anything with, although I do have a similar image taken on film on theviewfromthenorth.org. The problem in Bailey Mill was the light coming through the windows, as at the time (2007) I wasn’t aware of the possibilities of bracketing to capture the full dynamic range of a scene. The raw files…