Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Sunday, 22 May 2011
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
These are my competition images entered in the Derby City Photographic Competition on Monday 16th May 2011.
The first one, entered in the themed competition "Up Close" is a seed head from the plant known by its common name Jack go to bed/sleep at noon, because the flower head closes at noon, or Goatsbeard (Tragopogon pratensis).
It is a ten shot differentially focussed set of images, the sharpest parts blended in Photoshop to give this image. I used Topaz Creative Detail Accent to accentuate the detail and finally used Silver Efex Pro High Structure to convert it to a monochrome image. Scored 16/20.
I am glad I did as this image was the winner in the open competition scoring 20/20. The combined scored made me the winner overall in that competition.
Monday, 16 May 2011
Sunday, 15 May 2011
Jean François Pignon, with his famous grey horses from Calvisson in southern France. His website here
Monday, 9 May 2011
Visit this website, "Bringing History to Life" for more information.