You may (or may not) remember a gallery post from a while ago when I visited the Millennium Bridge in London. It was a gallery of HDR images of the bridge and surrounding scenes. I recently reprocessed several of these images in black and white and some tonal changes/enhancements.
I recently discovered that an infrared filter which I used to use on an old camera, and since forgotten about, fit one of my current lenses. Excited at the prospect of trying something relatively new, I ventured straight out and took, what I consider, a crap photo. Here's why it turned out so bad, and I wasted my time on the shoot.
I was out and about before sunrise this morning in the hope that there would be a clear Winter Sunrise, and there was! All of the images below were taken with wither an Samyang 8mm Fisheye or Sigma 17-70mm. Processed in Photomatix and Photoshop.
I have always been happy to wake up early, I guess that's just the way some people are programmed. One advantage, when it comes to photography, of waking up early is that you can get out and about taking images in what I believe are the best hours of the day to capture images, here's why.
I often go back through archive galleries and RAW files to reprocess the images. It's important to try new techniques on older photos and the digital age allows us to do this with ease, and without fear of ruining images that cannot be replaced.
The below image was taken today of a local waterfall (the only local waterfall). As the light was quite dark today I was able to capture the longer exposure without the need for an ND filter, which made the shoot less of a hassle given the slipperyness of the ground.
One of my resolutions for 2014 is to try and find a positive in everything. With this in mind below are a number of things you can turn your photography eye to, should the day turn out to be cloudy and dull. To be honest, it's a good thing to be forced into trying new and different techniques.