Ellie Mae

Today, I’m practising split-toning. This one is done in Lightroom, with quite a light touch (a new discipline for me!). It hasn’t had any sharpening applied, which, I think, keeps it on the ethereal side.
Ellie Mae

End of Year at Beeston Camera Club

Tonight was the final leg of our yearly competition. The Neck Corset scored 20/20 in the monochrome print section and I was placed first overall in the year. Split Personality scored 20/20 in the colour print section and I was placed third overall in the year.  Into the Light scored 20/20 in the digital monochrome section and I was placed first equal overall in the year.
The Neck CorsetSplit PersonalityInto the Light

Black Swan

This is Black Swan, one of five acceptances into the Vale of Evesham BPE Exhibition.Black Swan

Girls in Scarves

the-girl-in-the-red-scarfthe-girl-in-the-blue-scarfthe-girl-in-the-pink-scarfModels (from the top): Hannah, Rachelle, Tanya
Studio: Studio 3 by Severn, Longeaton, UK
Processing: Lightroom, Photoshop, with added textures.

5th Greek Photographic Circuit

18 acceptances from the 5th Greek Photographic Circuit, with The Sorceress continuing its run of awards with a Diploma 3; three new images got their first acceptances – The Seventh Veil, Great Heron Taking Off and Male Bearded Tit; and four fairly recent images also did well – Study in Red, Trinity, Medusa and Regrets. Happy with that, as they say.

Solihull Open Exhibition

Well, January has been very nice to me, with The Sorceress picking up its second award  in the Colour Print section at the BPE Solihull Open Exhibition. Nine acceptances in all from Solihull – four in Print (below, clockwise, The Sorceress, Fag Ash Lil, Wild Child and Aphrodite)

and five in Projected Digital Image (below, clockwise from top left, OK You Can Have Your Dress Back, Crowning Glory, Leap in the Dark, What Lies Beneath and Ariel).

Some days just shine …

This is Hello, Old Friend, a picture I shot quite a few years ago and a firm favourite of mine. Today, the guys from Attenborough Nature Reserve asked if they could feature it in an article in the Nottingham Evening Post this Saturday. Of course they can!

Hello, Old Friend.jpg

And, on the same day, a request from BBC Radio Nottingham to feature this picture of a grey heron, again taken at Attenborough Nature Reserve, on their website, as part of the daily round-up. Of course they can!

grey-heron

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