Chrysalis

As my birthday approaches yet again…

And the space between years left becomes ever smaller…

I have decided to put my website into a state of chrysalis; temporarily frozen.

A new, streamlined website will appear in its place in time.

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Preserve your memories; they’re all that’s left you…

***grab your chance for a special Heatwave Portait Session offer!**

Book yourself a location portrait shoot in or around London with me before September and you will land yourself the one off special fee of just £300 for an hour’s shoot plus 20+ high resloution digital images on file *as well as* three high quality prints of your choice.

Sessions are limited! So book a shoot before September for a session that suits you up until the end of October 2018.

I can’t wait to meet you and capture your soul…!

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Take 2: Visibility: Coal Force 5

I took a two and a half hour cruise on my boat this weekend. With my engine newly serviced, and the sun shining, it was a staggeringly beautiful day out on the canals.

This time of year when the sun is so low it can be a bit blinding out there at times. Especially when heading West in the afternoon.

I like to take pictures into the sun. I love the way the light scatters and the possibilities with silhouettes, shadows, and lens flares.

With this picture I wanted to turn it isn’t something it wasn’t. I didn’t want the deep shadows. I wanted the picture to show me what I could have seen had I not been staring into the sun for hours. I wanted to try to create an image that expressed how I felt about the day. The air was still and chilly, but the warm Autumn colours were still out in force. I don’t normally apply such extreme adjustments to an image.

These are the main edits I made using Lightroom:

  • I took the contrast all the way down to flatten out the image and give it a painterly, slightly hazy quality
  • I brought the shadows all the way up to bring out as much detail in the background as possible
  • I took the highlights down to bring out a bit of detail in the sky
  • I pulled the tone curve into a gentle S shape, with the lights and shadows brought up and then highlights and darks very slightly down just to give a bit of definition
  • I very slightly warmed up the white balance

Colours:

  • I raised the orange and yellow saturation and luminance
  • I raised the red saturation slightly
  • I took the green luminance up to give a bit of life to the background
  • I raised the blue saturation slightly and also lowered the luminance to bring out more detail in the sky and balance the warmth a little