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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Wednesday, 25 December 2013

ROSE TINTED. (25/12/13)

I set off to repeat yesterdays walk. We left about an hour before sunrise and wandered in a southerly direction along the sea shore towards Rigg Bay. It was a beautiful Christmas morning, it would be hard to improve upon it. This is a quick post prior to my strolling down to the pub for a pre-lunch drink.

_MG_2454    There are just enough clouds in the sky to make the scene interesting. A gentle breeze and not a sign of rain.

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_MG_2455_1    Whoops the first one was not straight. I reworked it and lifted the foreground a bit. It’s becoming a bad habit is not getting horizons level. Not to worry it is one of my less heinous faults. It’s a good job I don’t fancy heaven. The problem is that I really don’t like heat so the alternative is worse. I suspect the company in hades would go someway towards compensating for the temperature. Price of fuel, I suspect even Old Nick has had to turn the thermostat down.

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Lots of interesting trees to capture in the half light.

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Sunrise at just after quarter to nine.

And the picture I headed this way for…………….

_MG_2460   There are several of these small rock formations. If the light is right I’ll have another go at them. I was pleased with how this turned out. I’ll take a couple of strobes next time as I used the Adjustment Brush to lighten these. It sort of works but flash would be better.

Have a really good day whatever you are up to.

23 comments:

  1. The landscapes are wonderful, have a beautiful day Adrian.

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    1. Thanks Bob, you have a good day as well.

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  2. Love the third one Adrian.
    Enjoy your drink, and the rest of the day.

    Lovely day here, blue sky and sun.

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    1. Keith I'm back from the pub. Heaving with goodwill it was. Too much goodwill for me.
      A glorious day here as well but by tomorrow afternoon the rain and winds are back.
      I suspect like you I'll settle for a rare breed Pork chop and then start ringing in Boxing Day.

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  3. Lovely pictures - really like that tree in 2 & 3. We've just come back from a Christmas beach walk on the Durham coast at Dawdon, in dazzling sunshine - what a contrast to yesterday! All the best for the rest of Xmas and 2014 Adrian.

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    1. Thanks Phil, it's just cool enough to feel like winter and the early light is perfect.

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  4. Now this horizon thing mystifies me? I guess my perception must be off. I never think of the horizon being straight. Now I'll have to look at what you're saying. Anyway the horizon is what it is. Who cares if the camera has it a little off?

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    1. Red, it is a long standing joke. Horizons should be level and it is only a seconds job to ensure they are. I know of at least two bloggers who don't give a flying pig about camera alignment. One has turned it into an art form.

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    2. ...and then there are ones like me who wouldn't recognize even if it hit me in the face.

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  5. Some good pictures Adrian, particularly the last one. Have a pint for me, and enjoy the rest of your Christmas.

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    1. Thanks Gary. You have a good break from the digging. The grass is still growing here.

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  6. Adrian - please check out:-
    http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3789406
    Photo taken at Garlieston on Xmas Day by a geograph enthusiast called Andy Farrington. You might have seen him today or you might find yourself arm-wrestling with him in the pub tonight!

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    1. YP, thank you for this link. It looks as if Andy lives locally, I'll make some enquiries.

      Geograph looks an interesting community to join. I'll investigate it futher during Fridays storm.

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  7. Wonderful landscapes; lovely subtle colours in the sky. Hope you had a good day!

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    1. Jeremy, good to see you here again. To be honest the day was much like any other but blessed with good light.

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  8. This a lovely study of the branches with sky. Nicely done!

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    1. Maria, I prefer the last one but it does need retaking. It is a matter of waiting for a good sunrise then taking some strobes out to do the job properly. You are in the majority preferring the tree. Perhaps I should listen to my critics.

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  9. Got a chance to squeeze in just a minute to look. The pictures are stunning! I don't see how you could improve on any of them except the one where the horizon slants. It's good anyway.

    I don't know about the company in Hades but I guess it depends on what part of town you get assigned to. That's probably true in Heaven as well.

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    1. They could be improved David. I hope to prove it on Saturday which looks to be the next day when we'll have clear skies.
      I'm pretty sure I wouldn't like heaven. It will be full of Bishops and Popes begging for money to allow me to stay.

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  10. Trees silhouetted against the horizon, my kinda thing. Off set horizons… If this happens to me, I find difficulty in keeping the image sharp no matter how much sharpening I put on it as it looks false. I just make sure that I take a couple of shots at the time if I'm not sure.

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  11. Jay, photoshop straighten tool also crops the image. If you use free transform it grows pixels and softens things.

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