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Bank holiday Monday and we needed to get out the house, so we decided to visit Rochester castle, I could play with the camera and afterwards we could take a walk around the castle. Turns out we couldn’t, five quid to get in and you can’t walk around the outside of the castle because it’s been fenced off!
Anyway, the weather was perfect, nice and bright. Camera set to an ISO of 200 and a nice fast shutter speed.
As we approached the castle the sun kindly moved into position right behind one of the “struts”???
It was a no brainer photograph, a nice silhouette shot. I took a few for good measure, making sure to get a few slightly under and over exposed shots and also shooting in raw for security down the line.
Rather pleased with the outcome, I didn’t do much post edit. Converted to black and white and that was about it. I would have preferred to get the flag and pole in, so next time I’ll have to watch out for that.
Its been one of those days where I’ve got no energy or enthusiasm to do anything but at the same time feel like I must. So packing the wife, child, camera and borrowed lenses in the car we went for a drive. It didn’t take long and we stumbled across some horses in a meadow. They looked happy enough and seeing as I had borrowed my dads 400 lens I thought I would grab some nice close up shots.
Luckily two of the horses came into view giving a nice depth of field!
I took the shot and did some basic editing in Photoshop to get the colours right. Then applied a tilt shift focus diagonally through the horses face to increase the depth of field.
Where I would rather be.
It was a shame that the weather outside was so nice and I was stuck on a stinky old train.
As the views whizzed passed outside I got a slight feeling of claustrophobia. Unfortunately all I could do is grin and bare it, oh and take a photo to hopefully artistically explain how it feels.
The shot was relatively easy to take, I took it from my seat, commuters will know that a seat is gold dust, I wasn’t moving for anything!
I knew exactly what I wanted for this photograph, a shot of the windows with all the natural light bursting through, slight dream feel and maybe some trees.
I must have taken about 20 shots as the train “ran” through the Kentish country side. It was then a case of picking one in focus.
As for the edit, it was all done in mobile Photoshop. I pushed up the exposure and applied a soft filter for the dream effect.
This is the first time I’ve felt held back by mobile Photoshop and could have done with layers, but then again it’s easy to forget this is a phone!