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Can Black and White Rescue a Photo?

Earlier in the summer, we went for a walk along Rhossili when I spotted a clump of flowers so whilst everyone else carried on walking, I took a couple of photos. The weather wasn’t great and the lighting flat so the resultant colour image wasn’t great. In an attempt to get a usable photo I tried converting it to black and white.

I think I prefer the black and white conversion. Any comments on which you ……

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Quoit a Day!

Apologies for the poor pun in the title! Every so often, it’s possible to have one of those rare days that are perfect and this was one of those days. Whilst in Cornwall, I arranged for my parents to pick me up at 9am from the in-laws and drive down to deepest, darkest Cornwall for the day, stopping off at Roche Rock, a couple of quoits and then after a pub meal, watching sunset at ……

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New Gower Mono Collection

I’ve been meaning to do this for a while and when Willow was sick last week I couldn’t go out so had time to make a small collection of black and white photos of Gower. I’m taking them to Inspirations in Swansea today where they will be on sale. The photo below doesn’t really do them justice – they look stunning, even though I say so myself.

Gower Mono Collection

The photos are of Arthur’s Stone, ……

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I have a dream that one day I won’t have a backlog of photos to process… I’m not sure it’ll ever happen, but periodically I process a lot of photos in one go. Here’s one from our family holiday in the Lake District in March 2009.

Derwent Fells, Lake District (Canon EOS 5D Mark ……

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More Black and White

I’m still trying to think in black and white and wanted a second portrait photo to complement the Three Cliffs Bay, and wanted one of Worms Head. I looked through my old photos to see what I had and found one with some nice texture in the sand which meant it could be promising for black and white. After several adjustment layers in Photoshop, here’s what I came up with. I must say that printed ……

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A New Three Cliffs Bay View

On Saturday morning, I went out to Three Cliffs Bay for sunrise intending to shoot it from the sea side rather than land. As it turned out, it wasn’t any good so I walked around Pobbles Bay and up onto the cliffs. There wasn’t any cloud and the sunrise wasn’t great so I’ve tried this unusual view as black and white. I’m trying to improve my black and white, so here you go:

Three Cliffs ……

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