photography

Infrared filter in Lightroom

Today I have been processing some of my photographs through Lightroom. In this case the photo is of a silver tabby mainecoon cat which has been processed using the infrared filter. I think I have more experimenting to do but I do like the look of her.

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Photography – crow

It has been a while since I last shared a post and a picture.

I am still busy working making sense of the research I have completed so far for the research monitoring process of my first year of PhD work. At the moment I am having difficulty in articulating just how fundamental I consider the process of translation and interpretation to be to my work and to my approach to research.  I expect in part this is because it is a theory I am still in the process of developing and will not reach an easily expressible form until later in the PhD.

So as can be expected at this stage it is a work in progress.

So for now here is a photograph I took earlier in the year of crow on some castle walls.  I do think these birds are fascinating.

 

crow

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Photography in colour and black and white

For Christmas I received a new Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX Micro 85mm f/3.5G ED VR lens and of course I just had to rush out and give it a quick test down at the Botanic Gardens of Wales in Carmarthenshire.

Below is one of the pictures that I took on my morning out. This picture was taken in the glasshouse, hand-held with f6.3, 1/40 and at ISO 200. The first image is in colour while the second is the same image with a black and white filter added in Photoshop.

Botanic Gardens_1

Botanic Gardens_1BW

I prefer the black and white image to the colour. The addition of the black and white filter allows the pattern formed by the white petals of the flower to dominate the shot while the image as a whole blurs nicely towards the back of the frame.

I intend to post more pictures taken with this lens as I experiment with it as both a macro and a portrait lens.