Sunday, August 20, 2017
I have been experimenting to see which is the best way to get a monochrome from my infrared images. Image 1 is my choice for this scene. This is a Silver Efex conversion done on the original raw file (Image 2)before applying my custom profile (image 3). If I use the monochrome conversion in Lightroom and adjust the colour sliders, then the conversion from the image with profile applied (Image 4) is the more satisfactory but it isn't possible to get the separation of subjects and background that you can achieve with SEP control points (Taken in Clare Gardens Cambridge)
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Friday, August 18, 2017
With the bright light yesterday, I thought it time for an outing for my infrared camera. Started in the Sidgwick site in Cambridge. The images show the variation in colour you get with even small changes to position and light values. I particularly liked the tones and detail on the Lambretta which was pale blue!
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Athough not quite wader migration peak time yet, there were plenty of waders around. Some were still in summer plumage and some already moulted to the winter costumes. The Black-tailed Godwits were mixed flocks of summer and winter plumage. Other species here - Redshank, Turnstone, Dunlin, Knot, Oyster Catcher, Lapwing and Avocet. Adult moulting and juvenile Black-headed Gull complete the set.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Busy with Camera Club and domestic tasks at the moment so a few hoverfly images from recent weeks, especially as my valued flash gun friend is having to go back for inspection. - I have set myself to learn to identify British species but I also enjoy the amazing variety of these flies from Hornet mimics to solitary wasp mimics