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Written on Monday, December 22, 2014
Last updated on Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Cockenzie (Triptych)

Anyone who's tried Image Averaging knows that once you've flattened your layers, you're left with a pile of "unneeded" images left over once you've created your final IA. I've been thinking about how else these could be used. There is the single frame for a short exposure version of your image, but why limit yourself to these two options. You can select any number from your set, as long as they are sequential, to create a exposure time equivalent of anything from the shutter speed of a single frame right they way up to the total long exposure equivalent you get from image averaging all the frames. This in effect allows you to choose the exposure time once you get back to base.

So in terms of creative photography, I thought about taking this one step further and blending these exposure times into a single image. In the example I want to present here I'll be blending a long exposure sea with long, medium and fast exposure sky.

Written on Monday, August 12, 2013
Last updated on Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Welcome to the latest instalment of the Peco & Peel Photography Ordeal.

PecoLink opens in a new window. and I have a simple system for location choices - we get shots each at choosing the location we'll be shooting. It's simple and fair - we had to implement this system because Skye was becoming a recurring theme. Not that there is anything wrong with Skye you understand, but consecutive visits where various falls on arses and a lack of luck with optimum photography weather gets you down. So the "shots each" system at least works for ensuring some variety of locations in which to experience useless photography but great camping weather - as well as the obligatory slips and slides.

Sunrise through the Bow Fiddle Rock in TPEIt was Peco's pick this time so I was expecting to be heading back to Skye again. Instead the Moray coast was the destination of choice. As luck would have it, the timing for the trip was serendipitous as there is a sunrise event that happens for about a week, twice a year. That is, the sun rises through the sea arch, the Bow Fiddle Rock, at Portknockie in Moray. This happens in May and August. I noticed this a while ago when I was messing with The Photographers Ephemeris Link opens in a new window and had the place in mind for some future visit.

So with fingers crossed for good weather we headed off.

Written on Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Last updated on Monday, February 3, 2014

One of my contacts on Flickr had posted a shot from this place and I immediately fell in love with the sea wall/sea defence/art installation. It was such an interesting shape and as many have said, kinda looks like a snake :)

I put St Monans on my “to do” list of places to visit and was planning to go with Ross. I wanted a partner, if nothing else, just to cut down on the fuel costs (this shot cost me nearly £25 on petrol alone!) Sadly Rossco’s middle name is “Can’t” and he came up with some ingenious reason not to go.

Written on Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Last updated on Sunday, January 26, 2014
Written on Friday, May 7, 2010
Last updated on Sunday, August 18, 2013

Ben Starav
(Original Processing)

This is an interesting photograph for me because initially I completely missed the composition! When I returned from the trip – which had been fairly wet and uneventful, photography wise, I’d skimmed through the shots. This didn’t really leap out at me. I’d done my normal DRI processing but wasn’t impressed with how it turned out.


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