I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

The weekend turned out much better than forecast so managed to get out with the camera Sunday morning and took lots of exposures of this weir.
Yesterday tone blended six of them to produce this HDR.
Motorhome hunting is still proceeding with advice coming in from all quarters. The consensus seems to be that a German winterised vehicle would be the ideal choice, no doubt also the most expensive, c'est la vie.
I have one to look at today so will venture out into the wilds of Nottinghamshire to dither again. It's not that I'm indecisive, I just can't make my mind up. How long this is going to take is anybodies guess, but if I don't get a move on the summer will be over. 
Below is another HDR taken from the top of the weir. The area is called Water-Cum-Jolly and is 
an old mill dam at Cressbrook in Derbyshire. How it got it's name I have no idea. It's well worth a visit at any time of the year but now with breeding ducks, swans, canada geese, moorhens and coots has plenty of interest. The only young waterfowl are ducklings but the swans are nesting so hopefully they will be joined by a clutch of cignets before too long.


  1. for the life of me ... i can do all kinds of photography ... but i can't seem to get that kind of waterfall to any where near this beauty.
    great job, i'm jealous for real.
    nikonsniper steve

  2. It's pretty easy. this one is a five exposure HDR so it comes with the territory, getting the water sharp would be the hard bit, keep meaning to try selecting the water and replacing it with a fast exposed version.
    Normally it's easy;
    1--Stick you camera on a tripod
    2-- You want an esposure time of at least 0.5"
    so if you don't want great depth of field
    you may have to use a filter to cut the
    light down.
    3-- Use a cable release or the self timer to trigger the camera, if you can lock up the mirror on an SLR so much the better.
    That should do the trick. If you have problems then let me know