Random outpourings…..

  Yearly Archives for 2014

The OLD way :)

Any photographer today who uses Lightroom or Photoshop will have heard many times the accusation that “Photoshop takes the skill away from the act of taking the photograph”, or “Photoshop!! Just covers up bad photography!!!” As a photographer who learned and worked through the film/darkroom era, I am constantly pointing out that, the darkroom was […]

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Aerostars aerobatic display team


Two new images added to the “what’s in a name” gallery… both taken at East Kirkby airshow in early August 2014.     Both images are of the Aerostars aerobatic display team, performing in the skys above Lincolnshire. I took them handheld using a Nikon D610 and 28-300 mm lens. The weather was very grey, […]

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Perfect Photo Suite 9 is Available – onOne Software

If you haven’t used OnOne products, I would strongly recommend that you have a look, Very intuitive! You can download 30 day trial versions of their applications if you want to give them a test drive. Visit onOne’s blog regarding the newly released suite here : onOne Software    

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Nikon AW110

  A trip to Cornwall (Polperro to be exact) gave me the chance to try out the Nikon AW110 I had purchased for exactly the reason I purchased it… namely in water and sandy areas. These are areas where, if I am honest, my SLRs fear to tread… Well ok they don’t, but I fear […]

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So the challenge was buildings… try and do something interesting with a building (or buildings) nearby. This was the first topic with a local camera club (in Lancaster), which began with a few friends, getting together and giving each other a reason to take the cameras out an about I suppose. The targeted topics helps […]

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Sunderland Point

Decided to try some colour-popping on this image taken at Sunderland Point. Sunderland (more commonly known as Sunderland Point) is actually a small village among the marshes, set on a windswept peninsula between the mouth of the River Lune and Morecambe Bay. It was used as a port for slave ships and cotton ships but […]

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Nik Collection

Just come across an interesting page on fstoppers regarding the Top Five Nik Color Efex Pro filters for landscapes… have to admit to not having used Color Efex greatly, but it warrants another look judging by this….   Well worth a look!    

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Now on Twitter

Web site coming along… now also on Twitter… early days yet but hope you’ll seek us out @Light_Spire Happy twittering!  

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Learning curve….

Well we seem to be getting there with the site. It’s been an uphill struggle though… getting to understand the vagaries of WordPress and plugins…. updates and formats… talk about head spinning! Hope it works out to be worthwhile!  

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