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Flowers - 29th June 2016

Astrantia-major-Masterwort
Astrantia major Masterwort
Geranium-palmatum
Geranium palmatum
Geranium
Geranium
Giant-Lily-Cardiocrinum-giganteum
Giant Lily
Nasturtium-Tropaeolum-majus
Nasturtium
Orchid
Orchid
Orchid-Cymbillium-ortolan
Orchid
Pelargonium-cordifolium
Pelargonium cordifolium
Pelargonium-cordifolium
Pelargonium cordifolium
Pelargonium-cordifolium
Pelargonium cordifolium
Polemonium-Firebird
Polemonium Firebird
Tibouchina-urvilleana-Glory-Bush
Tibouchina urvilleana
Trollius-chinensis
Trollius chinensis

Nyland, Somerset - 23rd May 2016

Nyland-Cows-Dawn-Somerset
Nyland, Dawn
Nyland-Cows-Dawn-Somerset
Nyland, Dawn

Weekend in Cornwall - 16th May 2016

Bedruthan Steps, Thrift, Cornwall
Bedruthan Steps, Thrift
Bedruthan Steps, Thrift, Cornwall
Bedruthan Steps, Thrift
Constantine Beach, Cornwall
Constantine Beach
Constantine Beach, Cornwall
Constantine Beach
Constantine Beach, Cornwall
Constantine Beach
Porth Beach, Cornwall
Porth Beach
Porth Beach, Cornwall
Porth Beach
Porth Beach, Cornwall
Porth Beach
Watergate Bay, Cornwall
Watergate Bay Headlands
Watergate Bay, Cornwall
Watergate Bay Rockpool
Watergate Bay, Cornwall
Watergate Bay Rockpool
Watergate Bay, Cornwall
Watergate Bay
Watergate Bay, Cornwall
Watergate Bay pano
Watergate Bay, Cornwall
Watergate Bay Rocks
Watergate Bay, Newquay
Watergate Bay, Newquay
Watergate Bay, Newquay
Watergate Bay, Newquay
Arum-Lily
Arum Lily
Brompton Stocks
Brompton Stocks
Camellia, Red
Camellia, Red
Candelabra Primula
Candelabra Primula
Centaurea montana
Centaurea montana
Rhododendron, Pink
Rhododendron, Pink
Rock Rose, White
Rock Rose, White
Rock Rose, White
Rock Rose, White
Cornflower
Cornflower
Hibiscus, Orange
Hibiscus
Tree Ferns, Heligan
Tree Ferns, Heligan
Dahlia
Dahlia
Robin
Robin

Bluebells - 5th May 2016

Bluebells-Beech-Trees-Micheldever
Bluebells, Beech Trees
Bluebells-Beech-Trees-Micheldever
Bluebells, Micheldever
Bluebells, Night
Bluebells, Night
Bluebells, Dawn Micheldever
Bluebells, Dawn
Bluebell Carpet
Bluebell Carpet
Bluebell Lines
Bluebell Lines
Bluebell Contre-jour
Bluebell Contre-jour
Primroses, Bluebells
Primroses, Bluebells
Oak-Tree-Blackford
Oak Tree, Blackford
Oak-Tree-Blackford
Oak Tree, Blackford
Oak Trees, Sheep, Butleigh
Oak Trees, Sheep, Butleigh
Oak Trees, Sheep, Butleigh
Oak Trees, Sheep, Butleigh
Winchester Cathedral, Night
Winchester Cathedral, Night
Winchester Cathedral, Night
Winchester Cathedral, Night
Beech-Trees-Oilseed-Rape-Chicklade
Beech Trees, Oilseed Rape

Ashton Windmill, Somerset - 4th May 2016

Ashton-Windmill-Wedmore-Somerset
Ashton Windmill
Ashton-Windmill-Wedmore-Somerset
Ashton Windmill

Weston - 28th April 2016

Brean Down, River Axe
Brean Down, River Axe
Brean Down, Steep Holm
Brean Down, Steep Holm
Uphill Church
Uphill Church

Dawn at Sidmouth, Devon - April 25th 2016

Sidmouth, Devon
Sidmouth, Devon
Sidmouth, Devon
Sidmouth, Devon
Dawn, Sidmouth, Devon
Dawn, Sidmouth, Devon
Sidmouth, Devon
Sidmouth, Devon
Sidmouth, Devon
Sidmouth, Devon
Sidmouth, Devon
Sidmouth, Devon
Sidmouth, Devon
Sidmouth, Devon
Sidmouth, Devon
Sidmouth, Devon
Sidmouth, Devon
Sidmouth, Devon
Gig Rowing, Sidmouth
Gig Rowing, Sidmouth
Gig Rowing, Sidmouth
Gig Rowing, Sidmouth
View to Otterton
View to Otterton
Gig Rowing, Sidmouth
Gig Rowing, Sidmouth
Oak Trees, Buttercups
Oak Trees, Buttercups
Oak Trees, Buttercups
Oak Trees, Buttercups

Clevedon

March 31st 2016: - Perfect timing

Marine Lake, Clevedon
Marine Lake, Clevedon

Bath

March 17th 2016: - Great few hours at Bath yesterday

Royal Crescent, Bath
Royal Crescent, Bath
Bath Abbey
Bath Abbey
Beckfords Tower, Bath
Beckfords Tower, Bath
Angel Sculpture, Bath
Angel Sculpture, Bath
Angel Sculpture, Bath
Angel Sculpture, Bath
Angel Sculpture, Bath
Angel Sculpture, Bath
Angel Sculpture, Bath
Angel Sculpture, Bath
Angel Sculpture, Bath
Angel Sculpture, Bath
Angel Sculpture, Bath
Angel Sculpture, Bath
Royal Crescent, Bath
Royal Crescent, Bath
Bath Abbey
Bath Abbey
Beckfords Tower, Bath
Beckfords Tower, Bath
Ash Tree, Glastonbury Tor
Ash Tree, Glastonbury Tor
Ash Tree, Glastonbury Tor
Ash Tree, Glastonbury Tor

Brean Down and Uphill Church

February 24th 2016: - Great light yesterday at Brean Down/Uphill Church

Brean Down
Brean Down/Uphill Church

Ponies on Brean Down

February 11th 2016: - Nice morning at Clevedon with a high tide

Clevedon Pier
Clevedon Pier
Boats, Clevedon
Boats, Clevedon
Boats, Clevedon
Boats, Clevedon
Boats, Clevedon
Boats, Clevedon
Boats, Clevedon
Boats, Clevedon
Boat, Poets Walk
Boat, Poets Walk

Ponies on Brean Down

February 10th 2016: - Proof that with a blue sky overhead the sea does look kind of blue at Weston

Brean Down
Brean Down

Ponies on Brean Down

January 28th 2016: - Love these Ponies - 35 were brought onto Brean Down near Weston-super-Mare by The National Trust.

Ponies, Brean Down
Ponies, Brean Down
Ponies, Brean Down
Pony, Brean Down
Ponies, Brean Down
Ponies, Brean Down
Ponies, Brean Down
Ponies, Brean Down
Ponies, Brean Down
Ponies, Brean Down

Vignettes

January 22nd 2016: - Not new images, but revamped versions with a strong vignette. Get ready for other photographers copying this idea, as they often do with my work!

Suspension Bridge
Suspension Bridge
Suspension Bridge
Suspension Bridge
Tin Mine
Tin Mine
Pulteney Bridge, Bath
Pulteney Bridge
Royal Crescent, Bath
Royal Crescent, Bath
Bluebells
Bluebells
Boats, Lynmouth
Boats, Lynmouth
Broadway Tower
Broadway Tower
Burgh Island
Burgh Island
Dartmoor View
Dartmoor View
Durdle Door
Durdle Door
Exeter Cathedral
Exeter Cathedral
Godrevy Lighthouse
Godrevy Lighthouse
Salcombe Boats
Salcombe Boats
Smeatons Tower
Smeatons Tower
SS Great Britain
SS Great Britain
St Michaels Mount
St Michaels Mount
Temple Meads Station
Temple Meads Station
Torquay Harbour
Torquay Harbour

Quantock Hills

January 20th 2016: - Headed straight to my favourite tree near Dead Womans Ditch

Quantock Hills
Quantock Hills
Quantock Hills
Quantock Hills
Quantock Hills
Quantock Hills
Quantock Hills
Quantock Hills

Nice blues over Steep Holm

January 15th 2016: - Nice blues and clouds over Steep Holm today, from Weston-super-Mare

Steep Holm
Steep Holm

How to Recover an Underexposed RAW Photo in Lightroom

Underexposed Image Example

A common issue in the basic workflow of both amateur and professional photographers is setting the camera to proper parameters in order to end up with the right exposure values. Sometimes, we may not have enough time to correct and re-shoot the picture we want to take and since natural lighting conditions cannot be controlled the way we do with artificial illumination, if the image is underexposed or overexposed the work is ‘ruined’. At least this is the case until we decide to partner with Lightroom – your best option for post-production software. To put it concisely, unless the picture is severely compromised by really bad exposure (way too burnt due to overexposure or overexposed to the point of details being unrecognizable) we can correct all of those issues by using Adobe Lightroom. It should be noted that underexposed pictures tend to have better chances of restoration than overexposed images, since the data is less damaged with the former than with the latter. Start by importing your RAW image into Lightroom and switching to the Develop Module.

Underexposed Image Example

You can correct the Exposure value quickly, simply by moving the Exposure slider

Underexposed Image Example

This, however, will not give you the same professional result you would get by manually adjusting all the elements that make up the histogram and then deciding if the exposure value is okay for the picture or if it needs any additional minor tweaks. Go backwards to the starting point and take a close look at your image. As you can see, the Whites and Highlights look dull and do not seem sufficient to light up the image; Shadows are very strong, although not as much as Blacks and Exposure values are really flat. You can check out all this information on the Histogram, if you don’t trust your senses just yet. Reduce the Blacks by moving the Blacks slider towards positive values.

Underexposed Image Example

Then do the same for Shadows

Underexposed Image Example

Increase Highlights, but not too much, otherwise any sun light will not look realistic enough

Underexposed Image Example

And do the same for Whites

Underexposed Image Example

Give the image a bit more Contrast, even if it darkens the image. The end result will be better because of this setting.

Underexposed Image Example

Then apply a considerable amount of Clarity to the picture, since this will bring in all the detail that was lost due to poor illumination of the sensor.

Underexposed Image Example

You can take that setting almost up to +65 – then it won’t be advisable to go further, since higher values are meant for HDR photography. As you may suspect, the image now requires an increase in Exposure, but first, let’s compare it with the original file. Underexposed Image Example

The illumination is still rather dim, although we did manage to recover a lot of detail. Now it is time to increase the Exposure slider, until we are pleased with the result.

Underexposed Image Example

Again, let’s compare with the original file

Underexposed Image Example

Pretty stunning isn’t it? Notice, though, that we didn’t have to use the strong exposure values, we used last time we applied this slider. As a final step, consider reducing the Highlights (and straightening the horizon!) and the image will be ready for use.

Underexposed Image Example

You can now do the following optional adjustments. With just a series of simple steps and a well-structured outline of the result you are aiming for, you no longer need to feel disappointed by the images that have poor illumination – All you need is Lightroom to save those files from the recycle bin. Good luck and keep editing!

Beech Trees in Clifton

November 1st 2015: - Can't resist these Beech Trees even though I've photographed them so many times before

Beech Trees, Autumn
Beech Trees, Autumn
Beech Trees, Autumn
Beech Trees, Autumn
Beech Trees, Autumn
Beech Trees, Autumn
Beech Trees, Autumn
Beech Trees, Autumn
Beech Trees, Autumn
Beech Trees, Autumn
Beech Trees, Autumn
Beech Trees, Autumn
Beech Trees, Autumn
Beech Trees, Autumn
Beech Trees, Autumn
Beech Trees, Autumn
Beech Trees, Autumn
Beech Trees, Autumn

Trees on The Quantock Hills

October 29th 2015: - Beautiful Autumn day yesterday, The Quantocks never looked better!

Quantock Hills, Steep Holm
Quantocks, Steep Holm
Quantock Hills, Tree
Quantocks, Tree
Quantock Hills, Tree
Quantocks, Tree
Quantock Hills, Tree
Quantocks, Tree
Quantock Hills, Tree
Quantocks, Trees
Quantock Hills, Steep Holm
Quantocks, Steep Holm
Quantock Hills, Tree
Quantocks, Tree
Quantock Hills, Tree
Quantocks, Tree
Quantock Hills, Tree
Quantocks, Tree

Quick trip to Bourton on the water

October 15th 2015: - Love The Cotswolds, but the weather turned against us so I just got a few shots of Bourton, then home

Bourton on the water
Bourton on the water
Bourton on the water
Bourton on the water
Bourton on the water
Bourton on the water

A few new images

Second Severn Crossing
Second Severn Crossing
Beach Huts
Beach Huts

A day in Cornwall

September 8th 2015: - A day in Cornwall is not enough, but still better than no days in Cornwall!

Charlestown Harbour
Charlestown Harbour
Charlestown Harbour
Charlestown Harbour
Charlestown Ships
Charlestown Ships
Charlestown Ships
Charlestown Ships
Lostwithiel, River Fowey
Lostwithiel, River Fowey

Banksy Dismaland

August 25th 2015: - Took a few snaps at Banksy's Dismaland last Friday. It's a good laugh if you like dystopian humour

Dismaland Castle
Dismaland Castle
Dismaland Castle
Dismaland Castle
Dismaland
Dismaland
Dismaland Selfie
Dismaland Selfie
Dismaland Seagulls
Dismaland Seagulls
Dismaland Staff
Dismaland Staff

Isles of Scilly

July 24th 2015: - The Isles of Scilly are beautiful - turquoise sea, white beaches, sub-tropical plants. I didn't really appreciate it when I last came here, but then I was only 10 years old!

Sand, Porthmellon, Isles of Scilly
Sand, Porthmellon
Samson, Isles of Scilly
Samson
Samson, Isles of Scilly
Samson
Samson, Isles of Scilly
Samson
Samson, Isles of Scilly
Samson
Samson, Isles of Scilly
Samson
Samson, Isles of Scilly
Samson
Samson, Isles of Scilly
Samson
Samson, Isles of Scilly
Samson
Samson, Isles of Scilly
Samson
Samson, Bryher, Isles of Scilly
Samson, Bryher
Rock, St Marys, Isles of Scilly
Rock, Old Town
Rock, Peninnis, St Marys, Isles of Scilly
Rock, Peninnis, St Marys
Rock, Peninnis, St Marys, Isles of Scilly
Rock, Peninnis, St Marys
Rock, Peninnis, St Marys, Isles of Scilly
Rock, Peninnis, St Marys
Rock, Peninnis, St Marys, Isles of Scilly
Rock, Peninnis, St Marys
Rock, Peninnis, St Marys, Isles of Scilly
Rock, Peninnis, St Marys
Rock, Peninnis, St Marys, Isles of Scilly
Rock, Peninnis, St Marys
Rock, Peninnis, St Marys, Isles of Scilly
Rock, Peninnis, St Marys
Rock, Peninnis, St Marys, Isles of Scilly
Rock, Peninnis, St Marys
Boulders, St-Marys, Isles of Scilly
Boulders, St Marys
Logan Rock, Peninnis, St Marys, Isles of Scilly
Logan Rock, Peninnis
Porthmellon Beach, St Marys, Isles of Scilly
Porthmellon Beach, St Marys
Porthcressa Beach, St Marys, Isles of Scilly
Porthcressa Beach, St Marys
Porthcressa Beach, St Marys, Isles of Scilly
Porthcressa Beach, St Marys
Peninnis Lighthouse, Isles of Scilly
Peninnis Lighthouse
Peninnis Lighthouse, Isles of Scilly
Peninnis Lighthouse
Peninnis Lighthouse, Isles of Scilly
Peninnis Lighthouse
Peninnis Lighthouse, Isles of Scilly
Peninnis Lighthouse
Pebbles, Old Town, Isles of Scilly
Pebbles, Old Town
Wall, St Marys, Isles of Scilly
Wall, St Marys
Tresco Old Abbey, Isles of Scilly
Tresco Old Abbey
St Marys Harbour, Isles of Scilly
St Marys Harbour
Shell Mosaic, Tresco, Isles of Scilly
Shell Mosaic, Tresco
Shell Mosaic, Tresco, Isles of Scilly
Shell Mosaic, Tresco
Palm, Tresco Abbey Garden, Isles of Scilly
Palm, Tresco Abbey Garden
Palm, St Marys, Isles of Scilly
Palm, St Marys
St Marys Church, Isles of Scilly
St Marys Church
Old Town Church, St Marys, Isles of Scilly
Old Town Church, St Marys
Lighthouse, Round Island, Isles of Scilly
Lighthouse, Round Island
Hugh Town, St Marys, Isles of Scilly
Hugh Town, St Marys
Hugh Town, St Marys, Isles of Scilly
Hugh Town, St Marys
Hugh Town, St Marys, Isles of Scilly
Hugh Town, St Marys
Hugh Town, St Marys, Isles of Scilly
Hugh Town, St Marys
Halangy Village, St Marys, Isles of Scilly
Halangy Village, St Marys
Figurehead, Tresco, Isles of Scilly
Figurehead, Tresco
Figurehead, Tresco, Isles of Scilly
Figurehead, Tresco
Figurehead, Tresco, Isles of Scilly
Figurehead, Tresco
Figureheads, Tresco, Isles of Scilly
Figureheads, Tresco
Cromwell Castle, St Martins, Isles of Scilly
Cromwell Castle, St Martins
Boat, Tresco, Isles of Scilly
Boat, Tresco
Boats, St-Martins, Isles of Scilly
Boats, St-Martins
Boats, St-Martins, Isles of Scilly
Boats, St-Martins
Bench, Old Town Church, St-Marys, Isles of Scilly
Bench, Old Town Church
Bants Carn, St Marys, Isles of Scilly
Bants Carn, St Marys
Peninnis Lighthouse, Isles of Scilly
Peninnis Lighthouse
Peninnis Lighthouse, Isles of Scilly
Peninnis Lighthouse
Porthcressa Beach, St Marys, Isles of Scilly
Porthcressa Beach, St Marys
Peninnis Lighthouse, Isles of Scilly
Peninnis Lighthouse
Samson, Isles of Scilly
Samson
Tresco Children Sculpture, Isles of Scilly
Tresco Sculpture
Porthmellon Beach, St Marys, Isles of Scilly
Porthmellon Beach, St Marys
Norfolk Island Pine Tree, Tresco, Isles of Scilly
Norfolk Island Pine
Aerial View, St-Mawes
Aerial View, St-Mawes

Sunburst

July 1st 2015: - Sunburst over Weston last night

Sunburst Clouds
Sunburst Clouds
Sunburst Clouds
Sunburst Clouds

Salcombe

June 26th 2015: - Salcombe has great turquoise sea and almost white sand - fantastic

Salcombe Town and Boats
Salcombe Town and Boats
Salcombe Town and Boats
Salcombe Town and Boats
Salcombe
Salcombe
Salcombe Town and Boats
Salcombe Town and Boats
Salcombe, Boat
Salcombe, Boat
Salcombe, Boat
Salcombe, Boat
Salcombe, Boats
Salcombe, Boats
Salcombe, Boats
Salcombe, Boats
Salcombe, Panoramic
Salcombe, Panoramic
Salcombe, Boats
Salcombe, Boats
Salcombe, Boats
Salcombe, Boats
Kingsbridge Estuary
Kingsbridge Estuary
Burgh Island
Burgh Island
Burgh Island
Burgh Island
Burgh Island, Sunset
Burgh Island, Sunset
Burgh Island, Sunset
Burgh Island, Sunset
Burgh Island, Sunset
Burgh Island, Sunset
Burgh Island, Sunset
Burgh Island, Sunset
Salcombe, Boat
Salcombe, Boat
Salcombe, Boat
Salcombe, Boat
Salcombe Town and Boats
Salcombe Town and Boats
Salcombe Town and Boats
Salcombe Town and Boats

Loving London

June 18th 2015: - I love London, it's so vibrant - like going to a different country

Big Ben, Dusk, London
Big Ben, Dusk
Big Ben, Dusk, London
Big Ben, Dusk
Big Ben, Night, London
Big Ben, Dusk
Queens Walk, Dusk, London
Queens Walk, Dusk
River Thames, Dusk, London
River Thames, Dusk
River Thames, Dusk, London
River Thames, Dusk
The Shard, London
The Shard, London
The Shard, London
The Shard, London
Tower Bridge, Dusk
Tower Bridge, Dusk
Tower Bridge, Dusk
Tower Bridge, Dusk
Tower Bridge, Dusk
Tower Bridge, Dusk
Tower Bridge, Dusk
Tower Bridge, Dusk
Tower Bridge, Dusk
Tower Bridge, Dusk
Walkie-Talkie, Tower of London
Walkie-Talkie, Tower of London
Tower of London, Dusk
Tower of London, Dusk
Tower of London, Dusk
Tower of London, Dusk
Walkie-Talkie, London
Walkie-Talkie, London
City Hall, South Bank, London
City Hall, London
The Shard, London
The Shard, London
Big Ben, Dusk, London
Big Ben, Dusk
Big Ben, Dusk, London
Big Ben, Dusk
The Shard, London
The Shard, London
Big Ben, Dusk, London
Big Ben, Dusk
Big Ben, Dusk, London
Big Ben, Dusk
Tower Bridge, Dusk
Tower Bridge, Dusk
Tower Bridge, Dusk
Tower Bridge, Dusk
Walkie-Talkie, London
Walkie-Talkie, London
Walkie-Talkie, Tower of London
Walkie-Talkie, Tower of London
Tower of London, Dusk
Tower of London, Dusk
Tower of London, Dusk
Tower of London, Dusk
The Shard, London
The Shard, London
Tower Bridge, Dusk
Tower Bridge, Dusk
Tower Bridge, Dusk
Tower Bridge, Dusk
Big Ben, Dusk, London
Big Ben, Dusk
Big Ben, Dusk, London
Big Ben, Dusk
Big Ben, Night, London
Big Ben, Dusk
The Shard, London
The Shard, London
Queens Walk, Dusk, London
Queens Walk, Dusk
Waterlily Nelumbo 'Charles Thomas'
Waterlily 'Charles Thomas'
Waterlily Nymphaea carpentariae 'Andre Leu'
Waterlily 'Andre Leu'
Waterlily Nymphaea 'Kews Stowaway Blues'
Waterlily 'Kews Stowaway Blues'
Waterlily Nymphaea 'Kews Stowaway Blues'
Waterlily 'Kews Stowaway Blues'
Waterlily Nymphaea 'Kews Stowaway Blues'
Waterlily 'Kews Stowaway Blues'
Waterlily Nymphaea 'Kews Stowaway Blues'
Waterlily 'Kews Stowaway Blues'
California Poppies
California Poppies
Palm Leaves, Kew
Palm Leaves, Kew
Palm Leaf, Kew
Palm Leaf, Kew
Palm Leaf, Kew
Palm Leaf, Kew
Madagascar Periwinkle
Madagascar Periwinkle
Nigella
Nigella
Nigella
Nigella
Nigella
Nigella
Nigella
Nigella
Pansies
Pansies
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