The final photo from a walk round the Gyle busines park. I don’t know which building this is. Edinburgh is not a city of tall buildings, so you need to get close to the ground to get any sense of presence from the buildings. I think the guests of the local budget hotel thought I was mad, lying on the ground taking the picture of an office stairwell!
1/100, f/10, ISO160
It was nice on Sunday, wondering around a deserted business park. I was on the lookout for interesting images using abstracts from the typical business park architecture.1/160, f/10, ISO160
More architecture………1/200, f/10, ISO160
Time for a minimalist architecture shot.
1/160, f/10, ISO160
Sitting on top of it’s grassy knoll, close to the Brothick Burn, St Vigeans Church has always been for me the epitome of a red sandstone building.
In this image, I’ve combined two exposures – 1/100 & 1/400, f/10, ISO160. At 1/100 the sky was white and at 1/400 the building was looking like dark shadow.
Someday I’d like to be there towards sunset on a clear day. The church tower faces west and the hue of the sandstone looks amazing against a darkening blue sky.
I saw this little guy “out for a walk” on Sunday. In fact on Sunday I saw three dogs in bags. There must have been something in the air. 1/250, f/3.5, ISO400
Stockbridge on a sunny Sunday has a great atmosphere. This Sunday had the first day of spring feel to it. Stockbridge Market takes place in the Jubille Gardens, with some fabulous food, streetfood and crafts. One of my favourite Coffee Shops (Steampunk, from North Berwick) are there with their VeeDub Campervan.
1/125, f/5.0, ISO400
It’s great when you learn something new. It’s also really satisfying to get something right in camera, and this little trick seems to work well for me.
Granted, it’s quite straightforward to correct white balance in Lightroom when shooting RAW. However either I don’t have a great memory for colour, or I don’t have a great eye for it. (Maybe that’s why I like black and white!). So that means I can take ages trying to get the colours right – and I often miss the colour cast entirely.
This trick is a variation on white/grey card, and is a close to zero cost hack on the Expodisc idea – especially if you have an Aeropress! All you need is an Aeropress Filter
Here’s the photo using Auto White Balance.
It’s Mr. Buzzington Buzz again. He’s sitting on a blue sofa, with a north facing window to his rear left. There’s a blue cast over him.
I placed the camera in front of Mr. Buzzington, facing back to where I was going to take the photo from. With the coffee filter covering the lens I took a properly exposed shot. (i.e. the histogram was dead centre). Here it is.
Not the most interesting photo! However I then used this to create a custom white balance. I use a Canon 80D, and that takes about 4 key presses.
Reshooting Mr. Buzzington Buzz (same shutter speed and aperture) gave the following result.
This is a much more accurate representation of the colours – and no fiddling about in Lightroom!
Mr. Buzzington Buzz enjoys nothing more than an adventure by the seaside. It’s nice sometimes to just sit and catch your breath. Taking in the salty air, and noticing the gentle wind on your face.1/640, f/3.5, ISO200