Month: May 2009

Fireworks over One Park West

Fireworks over One Park West

A brief 3 minute firework display on Saturday over One Park West at Liverpool One. They were celebrating the first birthday of the area. I think the biggest change is that people are now living in One Park West, that I can tell.

3 Graces and ferry terminal at dusk

3 Graces and ferry terminal at dusk

On the left is the new ferry terminal all shiny and bright. On the right is the 3 Graces, or at least as much of them as I could fit in at 14mm. Think I need to do a panorama with the 24-70 in portrait.

Girl wearing a traffic cone

Girl wearing a traffic cone

I wanted to try something different with this. I’m known for bold, high contrast, bright, rich images but over the past few months I’ve been feeling like my processing has become stale. I felt that I could only appreciate a photo with the contrast whacked up. To me that seemed wrong. So this one I’ve reduced the contrast in Lightroom by -50 and not increased the blacks as I normally would. You know what, I love it.

Irish Guy

Irish Guy

The Fab Collective spent part of Saturday documenting Lark Lane as we saw fit. Brian and I had just finished exploring a side road and this cool looking Irish guy came up to us. He said something, not a clue what but I heard “Take my photo” or something there of. I took it and he wandered off talking to himself.

In other news I’m trying out Audioboo. For a few years I’ve thought of doing a podcast but in all honesty I couldn’t work out what I could talk about on a weekly / daily basis. Audioboo is an incredibly easy way of making podcasts. For now I’m going to use it in a similar way to Twitter. No, I’m not going to discuss what I’m having for breakfast. I’ll try and keep it photography related. This audioboo is all about choosing todays photoblog. Not exactly all that interesting but maybe I can refine the process and make it interesting… maybe…

HMS Daring at dusk

A tricky shot to get, especially as dusk seemed to go on for over an hour on Saturday night. The real issue was the big tower on the ship as it was brightly lit and every long exposure resulted in that whole area being blown out. So I took a few bracketed shots with a plan to fix them later. For fun I tried out Photoshop CS4’s HDR feature. I’ve used it before but the results always seemed bland. However for this shot I didn’t want something overly HDR’d. I just wanted a shot that had the towers in without being blown out. It worked and I carried on editing in Lightroom.