Random Morning – Forth Bridges

Living on the door step to such marvels as the Forth rail and road bridge means opportunity to take photographs presents itself every day.  It’s even better that it’s on my way to and from work so if the weather looks good I always make sure I take my camera bag with me. One morning I decided to leave for work earlier than normal as weather looked perfect and decided to stop at South Queensferry. Mother nature didn’t disappoint and managed to take quite a few pics.   I know South Queensferry fairly well and I could of easily spent all morning there. Not a good idea as I don’t […]

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Cramond HDR – out and about

While I was around Cramond taking the sunrise that can been seen on my previous post Inchkeith sunrise surprise I took a couple looking over the fields.  I didn’t know what I was going to do with them till I saw the colours captured.  I started playing about with a couple of HDR Adobe Lightroom presets and they brought the photographs to life.     To see more please check out my Flickr Album  : https://www.flickr.com/photos/siphilp/sets/72157645069818114/. Any comments/questions welcomed

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InchKeith Sunrise Surprise revisited

It’s been 3 months since I managed to capture a nice sunrise over the island of InchKeith.  3 months ago I was really at the starting point of understanding the art of photography. Post processing images is something that was new to me and watching Anthony ……. video series has helped me progress to where I am today. One big mistake I made when I first got my DSLR was not shooting in raw mode.  Now it’s the only mode I shoot in and it’s opened a huge can of worms. 1st Edition InchKeith 2nd Edition InchKeith Processed As you can see there is a massive difference and it comes […]

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InchKeith Sunrise Surprise

Today on my way to work I decided to go down a road for a wonder as I saw what looked to be a great sunrise. Found a nice spot that overlooked out to InchKeith.  The different colours across the layers from the sea to the sky made this a perfect picture.  I uploaded the filtered ones just for comparison.  Am very happy with how it turned out. Original Photograph Filter – Daylight Filter – Florescent Is amazing what’s on your door step when you go looking for it.

Checking out BBCs Domesday site

Discovered this week the BBC’s Domesday site, a description for the site: (taken from site) In 1986 the BBC launched an ambitious project to record a snapshot of everyday life across the UK for future generations. A million volunteers took part…   Now, 25 years later you can explore the archive online, see the pictures, update the information and make your mark on this fascinating record of our collective history. Inverkeithing I searched the town nearby, Inverkeithing and this is what popped up.   The above can be seen at http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/domesday/dblock/GB-312000-681000 Inverkeithing like most places have changed so much, with expansion, rebuildings etc. Princes St. from Calton Hill – Edinburgh […]

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