My Photo Blog and Diary page Various photo happenings and a few thoughts along the way.
Winter in Coquetdale - it's tough being a sheep in this climate! I have been taking pictures of this particular group of Larch trees for well over a decade. Sadly, they have reduced in recent years from nine trees to four. A black and white shot that I took a dozen or so years ago became 'Photo of the Week' in one of the then popular ephoto zines on the net. Camera: Lumix LX100.
Coquetdale in Winter. The village of Alnham in January. Camera: Lumix LX100.
Above: Winter comes to Coquetdale in Northumberland.
Camera: Lumix LX100
January, when the weather is not at its best and everyone is recovering from the Christmas break and all its excesses, is probably a good time to sit down quietly and go back over a few of the photos taken over previous years. An interesting fact about photography is that, although a photo does not change, your attitude to a particular shot can change considerably, especially in the light of new experiences and learning. An ordinary shot can often, with a little graphic imagination and manipulation, be turned into something quite different and pleasing.
The picture on the left of a traditional country clog dancer from the Appalachians in North Carolina performing at Alnwick Music Festival a year or two ago, is one that I particularly like. The original shot was nothing special, but with cropping and layering with special effects, now freely available online, something quite different emerges.
Picture edited with Adobe Photoshop and Pixlr.
Original photo taken with a Nikon D800 with 70 – 200 mm f2.8 VR lens.