All posts tagged: Daylesford

Scraggy, Craggy Tree - Silver Efex 1

ReWorking Scraggy and Craggy

For those that have been following me for a while might remember this tree. I took this image on a trip to Daylesford with my daughter.  I first saw it when we were going, and on the way back I stopped to take photos of it.  The image was first posted in June.  I also had a couple of goes workings with it.  The image was a HDR that was processed in Photomatix, and turned into black and white in Photoshop. Since getting Silver Efex Pro 2 from Nik Software I have been playing with it quite a bit, and I thought today it might be fun to try some images, or one anyway, that I had done in black and white previously and do it using Silver Efex. First of all I had to redo the HDR, so this time I used HDR Efex to do the HDR conversion. This is the image straight from HDR Efex, I didn’t do any other processing to it.  I am quite happy with this.  I have tried …

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EOS in Daylesford

Today my daughter and I got up early and travelled to Daylesford in country Victoria to see what the market was like.  Jiltaroo recommended it to us.  My daughter, Klara, heard market and she has been hanging out to go ever since.  It is a lovely to drive to Daylesford, so I didn’t mind at all.  It was also a great opportunity to try out the Canon cameras.  I thought I had taken two memory cards with me, I should never trust my memory, but I only had one so in the end I just used the EOS 1100D. In one part of the market, actually where you walk in, there is this line of trees.  It was such a gorgeous day today, the perfect pre summer day.  It was getting warm, but not hot, around 20 C, or 68 F, so pleasant.  Though we could start to feel the heat of the sun. This area was out the back, and you can see how wonderful the day was.  The camera had a little trouble taking images …

Hollows in the Country

Cottages of Spirits

The image that was put up on Friday is from the same place as the images today.  I saw this little house on the way to Daylesford, but decided that I wouldn’t photograph it then.  I stopped on the way back to get some shots, and have shown the tree. It would appear that it has been many years since anyone has lived in this cottage.  It looks really quaint, it is such a shame that these pine trees are in front, they are so dominant.  I couldn’t go into the property, that would be trespassing, so you will just have to make do with the trees in the way, I had to. I have been doing more of what I was doing for yesterdays images.  Lots of layers, and lots of different things put on top of each other.  This image was originally processed as a B&W HDR and then a colour image was layed over the top, well other things as well. The front door, or what is left of it.  The rendering …

Scraggy, Craggy Tree

Scraggy And Craggy

What a day.  I was going to post the photos that I took last night at rehearsals, but I was out all day and have only just arrived home, and well, I need to put my feet up and play with my new phone (just got a Samsung Galaxy SIII).  I got up at 4.30 this morning and went for the road trip with my daughter.  We have been to so many places and I will show them to you over the next few days, though tomorrows post will most definitely be about the theatre. So only one photo today, but I hope you agree with me, it is a good one.  I actually stopped at this place, on the road from Daylesford to Kyneton, to photograph a house, and I did photograph it, but then this tree caught my eye.  I took a series of shots of just the tree and windmill, and some others with the house in the corner, but I liked this one. I wanted it to look sinister, so I …