The Trail part-2

Another Dark PathAnother image from my weekend walk.

Using CS5 I converted to B&W and adjusted the various colour channels to both highlight the path and give the trees and grass a more menacing feeling (it is Halloween after all).

Shot on the Sony Nex 5n with 16-50 pancake zoom.


Here Comes Summer!

Summers on its wayLabour Day here in New Zealand today – a national public holiday!

After mixed weather forecasts, we had an overall fine, sunny and hot weekend. A signal summer is on the way!

I mentioned the other day having issues with Gimp since updating to OSX 10.9. I since confirmed an identical issue on my laptop, suggesting something goes not quite to plan whilst updating. I uninstalled and downloaded another version of Gimp 2.8 on the laptop and it seems to have fixed the issue, so I’ll do the same on my desk unit.

Until then, todays image shot on the Sony Nex 5N and minor adjustments made in CS5.


7104 To Town

7104 to TownAnother shot from my visit to New Market yesterday as one of the trains rushed by heading to town.

Updated the computer (Mac) to 10.9 yesterday and just had a bit of an issue with some of the actions using Gimp. Being I use it daily, it seems too much of a coincidence that it happened the day after my upgrade. I’ll pay around some more in the weekend and see if there are any known issues and solutions.

So for today, shot on the GRD IV and edited 50/50 in Gimp/CS5


Urban Living in New Market

Inner City CircleA visit to the jeweller in New Market, just out of Auckland’s CBD took me past this traditional looking set of units on the edge of the shopping area, across the road from Auckland’s Domain (a large inner city green area).

Ricoh set to bleach bi-pass, I love the washed image that appeared on the screen. Aside from a minor crop, nothing else done using Gimp.


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