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Back again !

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After about 18 months away from here during which time I have moved house, messed up a knee and any number of other problems, I have returned to haunt WordPress with my continuing efforts to improve my photographic skills, such as they are.  I have a new email address for all matters camera (ccphotographyuk@gmail.com), and now have a couple of copyright images that I can utilize, presently untested.

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As far as software goes, it seems that I am leaning towards using Lightroom v5.0 and Photoshop CS6.  I still get use out of FastStone which is a very good, free, picture viewer and basic photo editor.  I have signed up to do the Camera School online course through Practical Photography magazine, and am now through the first 4 modules.  I promise to try and stay up to date with my little bit of webspace, and can start by including the four pictures I used for the first 4 modules of the course. Please comment if you wish, and I will be back soon with the entry for module 5 (Monochrome). BFN.

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Posted by on 16/08/2013 in Uncategorized

 

Further Adventures with Photoshop

I have never professed to be anything other than a complete newbie when it comes to photoediting software.  Indeed, I have always left that type of thing to Jeannette, who is many times more creative than I.  However, once again I find that in order to achieve the result that I want, I have to force myself to do some learning in the evening.  I am rapidly seeing the truth of the saying, ‘You can’t teach an old dog new tricks!’.  Never mind.  Whilst accepting that I never will properly master all of the benefits that can accrue from familiarisation with Photoshop, I have been having a go at one particular aspect tonight.  I have always been impressed with photos that somehow manage to have colour in the middle of a black and white image, so I resolved to learn how it was done.  Now, I am no expert, but after several hours of hair tearing etc, I have come up with two images.  One is my favourite phone box in Antigua, in Nelson’s Dockyard, and the other is of my old RX7 convertible.  I don’t think they are too bad for a first effort.  Let me know what you think  🙂

 

Phone Home from Nelson’s Dockyard

 

In Remembrance of Rose

Until the next time, enjoy.

 

Chris

 

Feedback and Competitions

I have already noticed how reluctant people are to make any comments, or provide any feedback, relating to images posted on the ‘net. I am guessing that this is mainly because these things are pretty subjective, and maybe folks don’t want to be seen making comments by other visitors to the site. The page on Flickr tends to generate more comments, but still not all that many. However, I have now discovered that there are a number of photographic competitions out there, aimed specifically at beginners, and that these will generally provide feedback from experienced and professional photographers. So the first entry is in – a competition for Architecture and buildings. Not really had the time to go out and take any pictures, so I had to root out some I already had. Here they are for your delectation and, dare I ask, opinion?

Amport House in Hampshire
Christo Rei and 25 April Bridge, Lisbon
The Barracks, Nelson’s Dockyard, Antigua
 
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Posted by on 22/02/2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress.com. This is your first post. Edit or delete it and start blogging!

 

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay !   Blog started.  Now just got to learn how to do all the interesting bits  ;o)

 
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Posted by on 28/01/2011 in Uncategorized

 
 
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