Having found the hard way just how sharp a hedgehog’s spines are I managed to evict this creature from the caravan awning at the weekend and set him free in a more natural environment with a belly full of dog food.
It was only after he’d gone that I realised my unwelcome guest had defecated on my Union Jack leading me to suspect that he was a Scottish ctivist hedgehog with radical political views
Been messing around with different editing actions and techniques this week (as you may have noticed). One from the weekend’s visit to Burnham on Crouch, messed with, butchered and murdered in three different ways
First Up, a Dual Colour split tone process
Next – A more traditional black and white conversion, with different crop.
Finally – An ‘Antique’ Tint and vignette – Keep coming back to this one, but not at all sure why it appeals so much.
All of these were taken or more specifically snapped, by a bench by the River Crouch, just along the footpath beyond the sailing club, atop an old pill box thingy at Burnham-on-Crouch.
Was too windy to sit there for long, but gave me another shot to experiment with. Keep going back to the ‘antique’ look at the moment, hopefully it’s just a phase. Otherwise, not sure which of these three works best.
Looking out of the window today, summer seems like so long ago. Yet only on Saturday the pool was open, the sun was out and summer was very much on the scene.
Sunset over the Blackwater, with the Bradwell power station in the distance. Golden light abounds during the summer evenings here. an opportunity not to be missed if you happen to be out walking and have a camera to hand.
The Essex countryside, particularly on the Dengie Peninsular never fails to surprise me with the quality of the light at times. Despite having not much to do I couldn’t resist a couple of shots of Tommy doing his best to look moody on the banks of the Blackwater on Sunday evening…… Immediately prior to this I was shooting some landscape shots and still had a 2 stop graduated ND filter attached, so the net result here is pretty much straight out of the camera. There’s a bit of a WB Issue, but with some tweaks I’m fairly sure that it’s a keeper…..