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Posts from the ‘birds’ category

Swan

The Netherlands, Oegstgeest – July 2021

This week Lens Artists Photography Challenge #191 is ‘Curves’. 

Shot with Nikon D500, edited using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a bigger version

Swans

The Netherlands, Oegstgeest – March 2022

A picture that does not fit in a category has to fit in ‘odds and ends’, lens artists photo challenge #189. Though this one could have been in ‘cleaning’, ‘swans in habitat’, ‘grooming for professionals’ etc.

Shot with iPhone 11 Pro Max edited using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a larger version

Strandhill 2008 (available light)

Ireland, Strandhill – October 2008

This weeks challenge #186 is ‘Low Light’. Using the available light is primarily a question of creativity and secondarily the available technology. The advice when using a Kodak Instamatic (a very old point and shoot film camera in the 1970’s) was to keep the sun in the back. My advice is not to do that. When using film it was a calculated guess (the result came after developing of the film). Nowadays in digital times the result is immediately available on your camera, hence a source of more playing around and tweaking. Playing with light is playing with the source of light. This photo of Strandhill was taken on a ‘normal’ sunny day. The angle used makes it much more dramatic. This photo ‘See Sea’ gives an idea of the light as it was that day. The fog and dark sky added to the atmosphere (in the Archive Ireland you can find two more photo’s of this perspective taken at the same moment).

Strandhill in Sligo is a small town, looking out over the Atlantic Ocean to the West. Rising over it is Knocknarea with Queen Maeve.

shot with Nikon D70, edited using Snapseed and Marksta.  Click the picture for a larger version.

Seagulls

England, Wells next the Sea – September 2021

The theme for this week’s Lens Artists Photo Challenge #172 is a day of my week. The photo above was one of a series I took during a morning when I visited a little village in Norfolk, Wells next the Sea. From the dock the view on the low tide coastline was amazing: boats, gulls, water, sun and clouds. It felt like a photographer heaven where there is too much to shoot in a short time. So this week I publish some of the photo’s from that morning in September.

Shot with Nikon D500, edited using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a bigger version

The Ship

England, Brancaster – September 2021

The Ship, the local in Brancaster, Norfolk. The labelling of the walls is quite artful, A bit of street art for this week’s Lens Artists photography challenge #170 Street Art.

Shot with iPhone 11 Pro Max edited using Snapseed and Marksta. Click the picture for a larger version

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