Some Random Shots
One of the great things about taking your camera around is that opportunities sometimes present themselves at unexpected times. I took a spin to Felixstowe Ferry with the dog, and while I was walking past a run down collection of old sheds, I noticed this old Ford truck wedged in between them, quietly rusting away in the North Sea air. It had a lovely patina of age and decay – like myself – and so made a great and willing subject. These were taken on an overcast day using aperture priority mode set to F9. One is processed slightly in Photoshop Elements, the other is three seperate images at differing exposures, merged in Photomatix to create my first ‘proper’ High Dynamic Range photo. Moving on to the boat yard, a fabulous place to find subjects, I shot this fisherman’s hut and again processed it as HDR – although it’s not right and I may work on it some more, because the contrast between the roof and the sky is too blurred.
Above: the result of three shots taken on the tripod, at differing exposures – F4, F10 and F22. Then merged using Photomatix.
Above – a closer view, this time simply adjusted from the raw image in PS.
Above – more HDR fooling, with this shot of a refrigerated container behind a fish shop.