I DROPPED INTO my local supermarket tonight and was met with not one but four gorgeous, uber-pretty Valentine’s displays. Walls of flowers, chocolates, balloons and the not-so-sublte references to Paris (Eiffel towers everywhere) and which has long enjoyed the tantalising reputation as the City of Love … it’s impossible to ignore that St Valentines’ day approaches. Continue reading “Love is in the air”
What a week, and it’s only Tuesday!!
I’m posting this pic for a bit of fun, to wind down from a particularly challenging day and to play with my new ‘toy’… HDR (High Dynamic Range) Software called Photomatix.
I first read about it on the Stuck in Customs blog by Trey Ratcliff (http://www.stuckincustoms.com/trey-ratcliff/). His work and the business he’s built around it is inspiring stuff.
This photo is of a facade I shot in New Orleans on the drive to Tucson from Florida 8 months ago. The HDR effect brings out the character of the stones and brickwork to full effect.
To me, it definitely looks haunted!
I can’t wait to try out the software on different images to see what effects it can create. I’ll be testing them out on you, so I hope you like them.
IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME coming and will take me a while to perfect all that I want to achieve but I’ve finally taken the plunge and decided to make my photography work for me. Not an overnight decision by any stretch. I’ve done a lot of reading and research, practically every day for literally years. Following threads of ideas on the internet and seeing where it will take me. Continue reading “Brand Makeover”