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Written on Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Last updated on Sunday, January 26, 2014

I was out a week or so before this trip, almost the first time this year, to do some images for a tutorial I'm writing on how to use the very excellent Image Averaging technique I saw mentioned on Flickr.

Written on Friday, May 7, 2010
Last updated on Sunday, August 18, 2013

Ben Starav
(Original Processing)

This is an interesting photograph for me because initially I completely missed the composition! When I returned from the trip – which had been fairly wet and uneventful, photography wise, I’d skimmed through the shots. This didn’t really leap out at me. I’d done my normal DRI processing but wasn’t impressed with how it turned out.

Written on Friday, May 7, 2010
Last updated on Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Many moons ago I read a Q&A with New Zealand landscape photographer Andris Apse. Among the things he talked about was, and I paraphrase, the importance of not deciding which image to keep until months after it was shot and processed. The idea being that you're likely to be more critical when you don't have the same emotional connection to the piece because you've just spent lots of time working on it (shooting and processing)

Written on Sunday, March 14, 2010
Last updated on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Organisation for this trip was a bit of a disaster if truth be told. I set my alarm for 4:45am intending to go to Dunbar for a sunrise at the old harbour. Sadly I forgot to actually turn the alarm on!

Written on Saturday, March 13, 2010
Last updated on Tuesday, February 7, 2012

I use WXTide32 quite extensively in my planning for seascapes. I used to use the BBC tide tables but it's not the best for longer term planning plus it's fiddly to use!


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