DAY 85 H.M.S. Duncan

The 2014 NATO conference is being held in Cardiff and Newport and as part of the event NATO parked some nice warships in Cardiff Bay. Popped down yesterday to HMS Duncan, the last of a batch of 6. They’re 8000 tonne destroyers. I’ve been up close with the Type 23 before so it was a real shock to see the Type 45 up close, because they’re massive.

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Alzheimers Charity Event @ The Hand and Squirrel

As a favour to  a fellow Gary Numan fan; the very beautiful Kayleigh Smith. I did some shots for her Alzheimers charity night at The Hand and Squirrel, Talbot Green. Sadly I didn’t get a lot of takers but I did get some really nice images of those who chose to partake. It was useful for me to get the dust off the kit and I was especially pleased with the X-rite color passport which gave superb consistent colour through out.

Alhz Event07-26-2014_4268Here (pictured above) the ever lovely Kayleigh posing with the x-rite colorchecker passport.

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These two young ladies made the best use of my time, and where not backwards in coming forward 🙂

On the sunday I spent time creating a nice warm portrait look in Perfect Photo Suite 8.5 and the results are below. I hope you enjoy the results as much as I.

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Day 69 (ooer missus) Invasion of the Monopods

Nothing could stop them from taking over a war ravaged earth.
Nothing could stop them from taking over a war ravaged earth.

Day 62 (cheat)

I know, I cheat a lot. At least I’m honest. Really like the texture of this shot, hope you do too.

Memories of yellow

Day 61

Great weather, great corn.

Fields on the way out of Porthcawl towards Kenfig Pool
Fields on the way out of Porthcawl towards Kenfig Pool

Day 56

Oh I do like to be beside the sea side, oh I do like to be beside the sea …

Summer comes to Porthcawl

Day 55 Faded Poppies

Hand held D300, with a hotshoe mounted SB400. Worked in Lightroom 4 and Perfect Photo Suite 8.5.

Hope you like, I do.

hand held D300, sith SB400 hotshoe mounted. Worked in Lightroom 4 and Perfect Photosuite 8.5
hand held D300, sith SB400 hotshoe mounted. Worked in Lightroom 4 and Perfect Photosuite 8.5

Day 41

Early train today, time for some shots before work. Cold but bright, great sun and shadows. I’m very pleased with the finished articles, worked in Lightroom 4 and Perfect Photo suite 8. Enjoy

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Day 34

More fog this morning, but only one shot I like, and it’ll take some work, so later in the day when the fog had lifted I got this one. Another slow news day I’m afraid, but it’s ok. Isn’t it?

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