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Solitaire

Solitaire

Many thanks to my wife for spotting this beautiful field of poppies whilst en route to Canterbury.

Having told me about their location we decided to investigate further, so this past Sunday we took a trip together so I could have a go at getting some photos. The weather for most of the day had been a bit dull and overcast but luckily the sun came out shortly before we arrived.

Having spent some time getting shots with both my short and long zooms I decided to attach my Lensbaby Muse as I haven’t used that in quite some time. I find it’s ideal for more abstract floral shots such as this and in this instance helps to give a more bright and airy feel. I hope you like it too.

Created using Lensbaby Muse loaded with the double glass optic and f4 aperture disc. Processed in Lightroom 5.3.

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Underground

Underground

One of the underground car parks in Hastings.

For those who recognise this location it is the same place I found the old bike from a couple of posts back. 😉

In other news; I have been making a couple of changes here and there. First is the theme of this site and second is that I have now mapped my own domain http://davewares.co.uk to this site. My old Clickpic site is now defunct. It’s not something that should affect anybody, just me getting things into some kind of order.

Today’s shot was processed using Topaz B&W Effect 2 and Lightroom 5.3

Thanks for stopping by.

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Dirt Bike

Dirt bike

Tucked away in a cold, dark, damp room, locked behind an iron gate somewhere under the streets of Hastings sits this old bike (and a couple of others). Well hidden, most people wouldn’t even notice its existence, save for the keen eye of an exploring photographer. 😉

I wasn’t expecting to find anything like this so I wasn’t set up for working in really dark conditions…No tripod. There was, however, just enough light to shoot handheld with the ISO pushed to 800. Noise is obviously evident and this would, undoubtedly, annoy some people but taking clean crisp images is not what my work is all about. To me, atmosphere and emotion far outweigh a camera’s image quality capability. Not that there’s anything wrong with that either, there are certainly times when I want clean/sharp images too. Knowing the strengths and weaknesses of your gear and applying that knowledge to the subject matter can help to add/change an images look and feel. It all depends on what really matters to you.

Like all art, photography is very subjective and one person’s idea of what photography should be will differ from another’s.

Your photography, your art, do it your way.

Processed in Topaz B&W Effects 2 and Lightroom 5.3

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Pigeon Post

Pigeon post

Got up early and went out for what ended up being a four hour walk with the camera around Hastings today. Didn’t take as many shots as last week but still think I got a few I’m pleased with. Noticed this tucked away up on the west hill.

Processed in Topaz B&W Effects 2 and Lightroom 5.3.

Hope you’ve all had a pleasant weekend.