ABOUT ME

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
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Friday, 25 October 2013

PUSHING COLOUR. (25/10/13)

It has just stopped raining. To celebrate here are a few more pictures from Castle Howard.

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It’s a pity the weather wasn’t kinder but I'm going back on Monday for three days.

Have a really good weekend.

32 comments:

  1. Hi Adrian My last comment when up in smoke!!!! Drat! I am so glad the rain has stopped so you and the dogs can get out and about. I love the autumn colours in the first shots, in no 5&6 I think the depth of field is great and no 4 is my favorite because of the wonderful light on the water and horizon and also the dark menacing clouds above. I hope you have a great weekend, without rain and look forward to more shots of Castle Howard next week.

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    1. Thank you Margaret.
      I'm afraid the images owe an awful lot to Photoshop.
      I get out rain or no rain. I suspect wind is the next unpleasantness on the agenda.

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  2. Sunshine or no, these are all just beautiful pictures. I can't decide on a favorite. The Castle Howard website needs to replace most of their pictures with yours. Especially the one of the main building, in your picture the detail is great! And the picture from your last post of the fountain...

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    1. David, thank you. I'm hoping to redo them properly next week. We will see.

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  3. Sin sol, pero muy buenas fotos. Me gustan las dos últimas, por la profundidad que tienen . Que tengas suerte y no te llueva:))
    Buen fin de semana.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Gracias Laura, voy a tomar un trípode próxima semana y una lente de cambio de inclinación. Será interesante ver si hay una diferencia.
      A menudo, las nubes negras con la luz en ellos hace una buena foto.
      Tienes un buen fin de semana.

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  4. What about that shack, it looks like a place you can park up your van.

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    1. Bob, the van would put it to shame.

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  5. Now Adrian, I am sure the freedom of the gypsy life is appealing, but it just occurs to me that all your photos are hidden on some Google server instead of being framed and hung to appreciate day after day. It is those two middle photos of the roads that I think would look superb together on a wall ~ but I imagine interior decorating in Bertha is not a possibility or priority. As I said those two images of the roads are great as a set.

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    1. Carol, Bertha is a monstrous lens the van is just van.
      I have had this discussion on numerous occasions with photographers far better than I am. We argue about everything but all but one agree with me. I'm not usually interested in images once I have taken and processed them. That's why my images are free. To be honest I think we all do our very best but it is hard to work fast as I do and then rework them without an editor to give me a good kicking. I can also see the faults in them. I know having been to exhibitions that the majority just spend twenty or thirty seconds looking at images. If I can spend an hour soaking it up. I can also see where it could be improved.
      I tend to shoot on gloomy days at least 2/3rds of a stop under exposed and use the selection brush to pull back the bits I want lighter or bracket shoot hand held on a day like this and HDR process. Then into Photoshop for another seeing to. I am colour blind to quite a high extent with greens so to print I have to rely on the printer. My printer is reliable colourwise but chaotic to work with.
      I'll try and do a post tomorrow or Sunday detailing my workflow with before and afters.

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  6. thats a great gate you have shown Adrian, such great stone work


    peter

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  7. I really liked that "tree lined" lane/drive way, it looks great and nicely composed too. As a birder I like the layout of the lakes in the third image.

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    1. Plenty of lakes here Douglas. I'll take a long lens next week.

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  8. An impressive building Adrian, but the avenue of trees is a wall hanger.

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    1. Thanks Keith. I am always interested which images are preferred. I wish I knew what i was doing.

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  9. Hi Adrian ..Amazing things your getting to see and photograph !!
    I do love that tree lined lane ..very inviting!!

    Grace

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    1. Grace, I'm glad you enjoyed the trees.

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  10. Just love this array of photos ~ from the majestic gate to the lane of trees, and all in between.. You may notice, that you've been busted, however ;)

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    1. Glo, I've seen it. Excellent once again. I'll post it soon.

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  11. Photos in the rain give us a little different perspective. it's tough on the photographer. Even thought the leaves have turned color and started falling , it is still very green.

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    1. Red, it has been very warm. The grass is still growing.

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  12. Every one of them is magnificient, Adrian! I don't know how you do it, I just enjoy....

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    1. Bob, It is five or six years messing with Photoshop. I shoot, process and post as fast as I can. I have spent a small fortune on secondhand cameras and lenses. I have the gear but always have to pretend there is a deadline. It's just a hobby or an obsession.

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  13. You have make beautiful photos, Adrian!
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  14. I can't help but admire the artistry of the iron-worker who forged the gate.

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  15. Graham, I'm back on Monday. They have a couple of gates that warrant serious looking at. I love wrought iron.

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  16. I like all of these; it already looks as if you're having a wonderful autumn.

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    1. Maria, it is very late this year. It is also very damp.

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  17. Nice lines & work.
    Keep promising myself to go there but always seem to end up at the North Yorkshire coast. Next time perhaps.

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    1. Thanks Jay, it isn't Chatsworth but it is well worth a look round. I will go back.

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