Salisbury Cathedral 1998

(reworked negative film) This is, personal opinion, one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Europe. And believe me; I’ve seen quite a few of those ancient buildings. It’s a pity I did not make interior pictures at the time. Salisbury is one of my favourite towns in the UK. I’ve been numerous times in Salisbury. …

An HDR-experiment

This morning I read an interesting discussion about HDR-processing on the blog of Leanne Cole. You might read it as well first (link opens in new window). In the past I experimented with HDR and as many I overdid it every now and than. Nowadays I try to avoid HDR as much as possible but …

Revisiting my Selfie

Since a few weeks I’m experimenting with DxO Optics Pro 9 Elite photo-processing software. It does not offer as many possibilities as Photoshop but it certainly has its significant pros. First of all a great complete tutorial and secondly the intuitive designed dashboard. Within a day you can  execute ‘manipulations’ that took days/weeks to master on Photoshop. …

My Passion

In response to those who think (and recently expressed via diverse Social meda as some local wannabees did) that Photoshop (and other photo-processing software) is no better than ‘violating reality’. In that case, I should have ‘violating the reality’ more throughout my life.  Come to think of it, black and white is also manipulating… the world …

Sunrise in Mossel Bay 2

First picture (left) is a HDR fusion of three images shot with different shutter times and apertures. Processed in Photomatix Pro. The second (blueish one) is HDR-fusion processed in Photoshop.

Working on glass

Sometime last year I published a series about glass. I pictured the glass cubes of the guest shower room from different angles. I did it again but this time I worked (experimented) on it with photoshop, Topaz, Photomatix Pro and Perfect Suite 8.

Disrespect

My official botanical name is Avonia papyracea and I’m South African by nature. I’m very insignificant, true but also beautiful if I may say so myself. I’m so insignificant that even that lot of Wikipedia is unknown with my existence but locals do if they see me; they named me ‘goose manure’….. Talking about respect … 😉 …

Ice Parlour

One can hardly image that a small village as where I live has its own ‘Ice Parlour’ but it’s true and there is more to it but that you can read at the own website of Don Gelato (yes; Italians are known for their superb ice creams). Anyway you can find me there virtually every …

Sunrise on the beach

Shot during an early morning hike along a non-touristic beach near Quoin Point somewhere between Hermanus and Cape Aghulas in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, South Africa. The sea mist start to move in. HDR-fusion of 2 images with shutter times of 5 and 7 seconds, apertures of 22 and 32 and ISO …

Still Moving or is it moving still? 5 of 5 (last = best?)

Recently I made some bracketed pictures of a still on the verandah table but between the shots I moved the cup with spoon and only once two of the berries. I made several HDR versions by combining (mixing) Photoshop with Photomatix Pro, Perfect Suite and Topaz. This is one of the results.