Friday, 14 December 2012

The Weekend In Black and White: Monochrome Cows


Some hybrid (appear to be cross bred with Highland Cattle)cows eating frosty grass, edited and turned black and white (with a slight tint)in Adobe Camera Raw.

The Weekend in Black and White

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Night Shot Monday: Maltese Blue Hour


Taken from the ship at Twilight before we left which was around 11pm, we had to wait as usual for late coming passengers on a joby gorillapod for compact cameras.

Night Shot Monday

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Skywatch Friday: Tarbat Ness Lighthouse, Portmahomac


Taken in 2006 with my Canon ixus ( aka SD30) compact camera. Tarbat Ness lighthouse stands on a point of land just north west of the seaside town of Portmahomac in the highland region of Scotland. The lighthouse like many of the Northern Lighthouse Board lighthouses was built by Robert Stevenson.

Skywatch Friday

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Skywatch Friday: Atlantic Clouds Of Newfoundland


Taken from the aircraft window last December, travelling to Miami.

Skywatch Friday

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Blue Grotto Tour, Malta

One of the other boats with passengers visiting the Blue Grotto, Malta

People swimming in the water off Zurrieq, Malta

Posting for NatureFootsteps Water and My Life's Journey In Focus

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Mellow Yellow Monday: Autumnal Trees, Dennistoun, Glasgow


The leaves are were turning autumnal already when I photographed them outside the Cathedral gates in Glasgow.


Friday, 26 October 2012

Weekend in Black and White: Ceiling Rose, Glasgow Cathedral


Shot of the ceiling rose inside Glasgow Cathedral, monochrome conversion done in Topaz Black and White effects.

The Weekend in Black and White

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Skywatch Friday: Twilight Sky


First experiment with long exposure and the camera's LiveView option. LiveView doesn't use the mirror, rather it uses just the sensor through the lens also used when doing video, although its one drawback as it uses the battery power more. Handy with ND and IR dark filters, although its still adviseable to cover the viewfinder either with the cap provided, black card or your hand to prevent light leakage.

Shot at 4 seconds with the self-timer(2seconds)in LiveView on a Slik U6000 Tripod, F8 at ISO 100.

Skywatch Friday

Details about LiveView found here

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Skywatch Friday: Campanile Di San Marco Spire, Venice


I took this shot from the courtyard of the Doges Palace on my Summer add-on trip to Venice.

Skywatch Friday

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Camera Critters: Cicada's


I took these Cicada's at a beach resort in Crete this summer, my father and I went to have a look around the grounds of a hotel behind Costa Beach where we spending some free time on a tour of the beach and Chania Town. Its quite unusual to see Cicada's this close, we mostly just hear the cacophony of "hissing" they make in the trees of tropical countries in the Summer months. They were all over the tree barks in the hotel grounds, apparently the male of the species has a tymbal underneath their main body that expands and contracts making the clicking sound they are famous for.

Camera Critters

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Skywatch Friday: Shower Clouds


Camera: Nikon D5100
Shutter:1/750 second
Lens: AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 G VR
ISO: 100
Aperture: F8
Focal Length: 18mm
RAW edited and converted to Fine JPEG in ViewNX2.

I took this yesterday with my new D5100, before it started raining again.

Skywatch Friday

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Little Girl


Many of the children in Greece are poor and busk for money from tourists, we saw many playing accordions like this little girl in Athens too. I edited this image in Adobe Camera Raw ( although you don't get all the features that ACR offer to raw file users, you can still bring a jpg file into it), cropped the image and did a bit of selective colour editing.

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Macro Monday: Shiny Stones,Elia Beach, Mykonos


We revisited Elia Beach again this year, these are some more stones and sand on the beach.

Macro Monday

My Forthcoming Camera Upgrade

I Will be saying goodbye to shooting with the Coolpix and gaining this lovely DSLR next week. First DSLR very excited:D

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Camera Critters: Pigeon Having A Drink, Rhodes Town


I took this pigeon taking a sip of water from the main fountain in Rhodes recently on my summer cruise to the mediterranean, we had experienced stiflingly hot and humid temperatures, it had been 105 degrees in Athens, so it wasn't surprising that the local pigeons were needing a drink.

Camera Critters

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Skywatch Friday: Autumn Sunrise


Sunrise shot taken last September.

Skywatch Friday

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Skywatch Friday: Sunset Over Miami


Taken on the 23rd December 2011, sun was setting over Miami and Fort Lauderdale as we left bound for Princess Cays.

Skywatch Friday

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Camera Critters: Black and Yellow Caterpillar@ St Martin's Butterfly Farm


According to our guide, in the animal kingdom anything with yellow and black markings is showing other creatures that its dangerous to try and attack it thus this serves as excellent protection against predators in the wild.

Camera Critters