All posts tagged: Silver Efex

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Weekend Wanderings: Photographing Bays in a Bay

Melbourne is in Port Phillip Bay, I’m sure I’ve told you that before.  It is a large bay, and the city itself is around an hour and a half to two hours to the coast.  In some ways we are very protected in our bay.  Though lots of ships do come in and go out through it.  However, because it is so large there are so many different little bays inside the main bay.  Last Tuesday I got to visit two of them, which I was excited about, as it was also the first chance I had to use my new Formatt Hitech Firecrest 16 filter. The first bay we went to was Davey’s Bay.  There is a little pier there and not much else.  It is quite secluded and very nice. I am glad I went with others as I’m not sure I wouldn’t have found it by myself. It was a great little spot and perfect to try out the Firecrest 16.  This is  ND Filter, or a Neutral Density filter. The idea …

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Quiet Thursday’s: Things Are Coming Together

It seems things are on the up, and I got quite a bit of work done yesterday, and hopefully more today.  I have some excursions planned for the weekend, so that will be good. Although none of the places are new, so you will have to be content with the same places again. I hope you won’t mind. Today I have some photos for you that I have taken in the last week. On Saturday I went to Marysville again. This time it wasn’t raining and we took some photos of the waterfall.  Because of all the rain, the waterfalls were running very fast. I used one of my new Formatt Hitech Filters, the .9 Nd Grad hard for it, though I used it as a full filter rather than the grad. Then later that night we had dinner in Marysville and then headed up to a look out to try our luck with some astrophotography. The other night I headed out with a couple of ladies to some piers along Port Phillip Bay here …

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MM40 – Monochrome Madness 40

Only 12 weeks to go and we will be celebrating a year of Monochrome Madness, we have been doing it for so long now.  Though we are now in December and remember that MM43 will be our monochrome image with a touch of colour, a touch of Christmas.  I will work on that tutorial soon, I promise. I showed this image on Saturday, but this time I tried adding a radial blur, I liked the movement the image had, and thought this might highlight it even more. Here is Laura Macky‘s photo and if you wan to find out more about it, then you will need to go to her blog post, Under the Dome – Monochrome Madness. Don’t forget all the instructions on how to enter your own images are at the bottom of the post.  If you have entered an image then please remember to check your image in the gallery, scroll down and see if anyone has left you any comments. 1/ One Day | One Image 2/ sv-takeiteasy 3/ daysandmonths 4/ …

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MM 39 – Monochrome Madness 39

It’s that time again, are you ready for Monochrome Madness this week.  It has been great to see more and more people sending photos for the first time.  I also wanted to express my thanks to those of you who take the time to leave a comment for all the photos in the gallery, it is fantastic and I am sure that people sending the photos appreciate the time it takes to do that. To all those that let me know that you liked the idea of doing the Christmas Challenge, thank you.  It seems the MM 43, I think, before Christmas will be a monochrome image with a splash of colour.  Someone asked me to do a tutorial on how to do it, so I will work on that in the next couple of weeks. This is an image I took on a Social Snappers outing a few weeks ago at Abbotsford Convent.  I wasn’t sure if it would work in monochrome, still not sure, but I had fun processing it.  I tried some …

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MM38 – Monochrome Madness 38

Here we are at Week 38 of Monochrome Madness.  Christmas is coming around soon so I was thinking maybe we should do something for Christmas, well the week before Christmas or rather Christmas Day is a Thursday, so maybe the Wednesday before, the 24th of December we could do a  special Monochrome Madness.  One idea would be to do a monochrome image and maybe leaving one thing in colour, like an image of a Christmas tree and leave one red bauble.  Let me know what you think! For those that don’t know how to do it I could do a tutorial on how. Someone suggested that the water tower in Warracknabeal would make a good monochrome image, and though they meant another image of it, this is the one I liked the most.  I spent a bit of time on it and am really pleased with the way it has come out. I have also done the reverse processing and you can see the result of that on my other blog, Laura Macky  has been …

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MM37 – Monochrome Madness 37

Here we go again, time for MM37.  First of all I want to say thank you to those of you who sent your images early, it really helped, meant I could do a lot before losing the internet on my laptop.  I’m trying to be good about the whole thing, losing the internet will mean better coverage in the future as they upgrade the towers. Okay, before you say anything, I know it is another pier, but this one is from the other end of the state and a long way from the ocean.  I took this after the workshop I taught on Saturday.  I showed you a similar photo in my Weekend Wandering post.  This is a sunset photo, and I know you wouldn’t normally do sunset photos in monochrome, but I thought I would give it a go. I also reversed the monochrome and turned it into a colour image again with an interesting effect, to see it to to my other blog. Laura Macky has sent in her image and if you …

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MM36 – Monochrome Madness 36

Here we go again.  I have to say one of the hardest things I find about these posts is how to start them each week.  I feel like I am repeating myself all the time. So I am just going to say welcome again. Perhaps we should just get on with MM36 and see all the wonderful images everyone has sent to me. This is an image I took the other morning at Point Lonsdale, and I showed the colour version to you on Saturday.  I wondered how it would look in monochrome.  I did it the other day and put it up on Facebook and Google+.  It got lots of likes and +1’s, so I thought it seemed logical to use the image for MM36. Laura Macky has sent in her image for Monochrome Madness and if you would like more information then go to her blog, Laura Macky. and her post, Enlightenment – Monochrome Madness. Don’t forget all the instructions on how to enter your own images are at the bottom of the post.  If you …