I have been after one of these Marathon watches for some time now and by chance a sterile version turned up on EBay. Having done my research I have a good idea of my maximum bid. Needles to say I am now the owner of a very fine, extremely well built and trusted timepiece. I have taken a few photographs and post processed them in black and white HDR.
I have not produced any suede HDR images for a while. I’m not a huge fan of HDR in colour and I don’t think I am particularly good at producing them, but since starting in photography and in particular since changing from Nikon to Fuji-film and been re invigorated with my Photography I have experimented more with this particular genre. I do however find it rather hard to get a good balance of the depth of contrast vs saturation vs realism, it’s not easy to get right. I very rarely take exposure bracket shots either so it adds to the challenge. I have used Nik HDR-Pro to generate these images I highly recommend this software simple to use even with its extensive library of presets and tuning. Let’s start with some London images from a few weekends ago.
Quite a few of these I published in my last post so you have a direct comparison. (more…)
We headed back to London last weekend. We tried last year to walk over the O2 dome but it was cancelled. Take two this weekend.
I need to get the bad parts out of the way sadly and extremely disappointingly I was not able to take my Fujifilm XE1 up and over with me …..arrhhhhh. So I had to take my pointless iPhone 4. Waste of time. This shots were terrible. I will not be posting any. So a apart from having a really great time climbing over the O2 what else made the weekend enjoyable. (more…)