The Crowns, Botallack

Here is a selenium toned monochrome image of The Crowns at Botallack in Cornwall. These abandoned mines are featured in the “Poldark” UK TV series when they are always shown in glorious sunshine with a clear blue sky and not with sea fog or rain! So I thought I would have a Black & White image for a change. I was experimenting with the use of a Lee x6 ‘Little Stopper’ filter rather than more common x10 ‘Big Stopper’ to get a 13 seconds exposure. This produces a more pleasing effect for the sea rather that the milky effect through significantly longer exposures.

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Sennen Cove Harbour Twilight

_MG_4000-HDRcIt’s been a long time since I posted my last image. I have been very much occupied in helping to set up the new Avon Valley Photography Society and its first International Salon, along with trying to complete my RPS A- Panel.

Hopefully there will be now more time for me to keep this blog up-to date. Just got back from my holidays and the image above is an example of trying out the new Lightroom CC Photo Merge HDR facility. A merge of 3 exposures -2, 0, +2 stops.

I find the auto tone mapping used preferable to other HDR software.

Slea Head on Dingle Peninsula, Ireland

Slea Head_BW__Dingle_Ireland- Just got back from a holiday on the Dingle Peninsula, Ireland. This is the first imaged I have processed. Slea Head and The Great Blasket Islands in the background is the most westerly point in Europe. The jagged rocks in the area have seen many a ship wreck over the years.

I made this image in B&W to portray the dramatic atmosphere you get being at this place. It was late afternoon. A 20 sec exposure at f/8 with a 70mm lens, 0.9 ND Hard Graduated and “Big Stopper” filter.

Skomer from St. Davids

Skomer Island from St. Davids Head, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Had a week in Pembrokeshire last week with very mixed weather. I like the curve of the cove in this shot from St. Davids Head at twilight as it contrasted with Skomer Island and the sky in the distance.

Hello world!

Hello World ,

This is my first ever Blog and Blog experience, so I’m still learning.

I’ve created this Blog to conveniently share my thoughts and comments on some of my images which for me are experimental – a stage in my development to work out of my comfort zone. To invite feedback and comments that will help me develop other styles and learn new techniques. My comfort zone and passion is with landscape photography and examples of this can be found on My Flickr site at http://www.flickr.com/photos/peter_phillips_photos/ .

So here goes and looking forward to your comments on my postings.