Friday, 30 August 2013

Leica M8 images re-visited in Nix Suite and Lr 4

I've been spending sometime playing about with older images in Lightroom 4 and the Google Nix suite.

I like the borders on the York station images and the detail the combination brought out of the wall image was remarkable. Previously I had thought this image unuseable.

Welsh dry stone wall Leica M8 Elmarit 28mm

York Railway Station Leica M8 Elmarit 28mm

York station clock Leica M8 Elmarit 28mm

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Ribblesdale Viaduct - Canon 5D2

On August Bank Holiday Monday my friend Simon and me took our motorcycles for a spin around the Lake District.
The original plan had been to end the trip at sunset at Ribblesdale Viaduct for some photos.
I had my Canon 5D2 with 24-70mm and he had his recently acquired Leica S2 with 30mm and 90mm primes. He also had a Rolleiflex TLR.

The weather was perfect, for motorcycling, warm, clear and bright. Unfortunately though this meant that for photography the light was too harsh and with no cloud the skies were rather flat. In fact photos were so lacking in colour that they looked like monochrome.

With some processing in Ps, Lr and Nix suite I managed to get three images which are OK(ish)

Canon 5D2 + Canon 24-70mm L Series

Canon 5D2 + Canon 50mm f1.4 

Canon 5D2 + Canon 50mm f1.4 

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Abandoned works - Leica M8

Another shot from the abandoned works in Selby taken with my Leica M8 and Elmarit 28mm.
Processed in Lr and Nix Silver EFX Pro

Abandoned works Selby.Leica M8 Elmarit 28mm

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Kilpeck Hereford - Leica M8

Processed a few more Kilpeck images taken with my Leica M8 and Elmarit 28mm.
Processed in Lr and Silver EFX Pro.

Kilpeck castle

In Loving Memory

Kilpeck Church

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Welsh Highland Railway with Leica M8

Not far from our House in Beddgelert is a station for the Welsh Highland Railway.
The trains puff their way through a cutting at the bottom of our garden on their way to Porthmadog.

One Saturday afternoon I popped down to the platform with my M8 to see if I could get any pics.
I used the Elmarit 28mm.

Fireman Welsh Highland Railway Leica M8 Elmarit 28mm

Dog Welsh Highland Railway Leica M8 Elmarit 28mm

Platform sign Welsh Highland Railway Leica M8 Elmarit 28mm