April’s Full Moon

April’s Full Moon

Last nights full moon, as captured from the middle of Swindon on my 550D and 250MM lens.

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Strangely enough I actually much prefer the half moon I captured earlier in the month,  where you can only see 50% of the moon. I think the half moon is a better picture because the way the light causes large shadows upon the moons surface, highlighting the craters and ridges.

Last nights moon, a full moon, was in comparison quite featureless.

Also shooting from the middle of Swindon, I wonder if the Moons slight colouring is due to our wonderful network of orange street lights we have.

 

 

 

Photos of Bath, Somerset

Photos of Bath, Somerset

Here are a few pictures taken today in Bath, Somerset. Most of the original photos were of friends and not architectural or floral, hence only a tiny gallery today.

Bath is such a lovely place and contains some stunning buildings, I’ll definitely be returning to capture a bit of the history on film.

Capturing tonights moon

Capturing tonights moon

Tonights moon captured out in the countryside.

Shot on a Canon 550D, 250mm lens, ISO100, Stabliziation Off and manually focused.

First proper moon photo I’ve taken :)

Click to view it biggggggggggggger

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“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”

 

Photoshopping French chateuax

Photoshopping French chateuax

Apparently most photos need a little tweak here or a touch up there to make them pop. My photos of French châteaux and vineyards that I just uploaded weren’t any exception.

Below are some comparisons as to how even a beginner of both photography and Photoshop such as myself, can improve some shots using a little magic.

Enjoy :)

Photography of Chateaux and Vineyards in France

Photography of Chateaux and Vineyards in France

Today as I played with my new Canon 550D, I stumbled across some photos from a holiday in France back in 2011.

Mostly photos of architecture, all shot on my old Canon PowerShot A495.

Sadly I didn’t realise when I was taking them, that the datestamp was being added to every photo. What an annoying feature! So I had to go through all these photos and remove the dates in Photoshop… what a pain.

Here are some of the best I think.

I’ve just uploaded a little comparison to show some of these photos before and after post-processing.

As always, any feedback to help me take better photos would be hugely appreciated.

Thanks for reading… well, looking. Whatever, thanks!