Sunday, 23 August 2009

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 09







Well the Edinburgh Fringe was as exciting as expected! So much to see and do.... Spent most of my time walking up and down the Royal Mile taking photos of the street performers. Took so many photos, I didn't know which to upload but here are a few of my favs. Took my 18-200mm OS sigma lens for this as it is the most useful lens I have for walking around with all day. Unfortunately I popped into a church, cranked the ISO up and forgot to reset it again for a full days photography, oops!

Saw a few UK celebrities, photos to follow when I get time to go through them all. Peter Duncan from Blue Peter was very jolly and very chatty!!

Celebrated my birthday this week too, happy birthday to me!

Sunday, 16 August 2009

The Lakes




Spent a few days in the Lake District in Windereme. Wow! So beautiful. This was our first visit, even though we don't live too far away but it's just finding the time to do it. So many photographic opportunities. These are a few photos of the days we were there. I have been asked if these photos are HDR photography which I do from time to time. I found that by using curves in the right way, you can recreate that sort of pseudo HDR look and that is what I have done in all my recent photos. Yes, I am sure they are overdone for some peoples tastes, but that is the joy of having your own opinion!!

Tried a bit of fast jet shooting in Thirlmere but as you can see the lack of fast jet shots here that it wasn't too successful. Will have another go later in the year.

Off to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on Monday so watch this space for some interesting people shots!

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Schmap Leeds Guide


Just a quickie to say that this image from Newby Hall has been added to the Schmap Leeds Guide. I added the Schmap widget to this blog.