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Little boy and family

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Little boy and his family in the Volta region of Ghana, West Africa Little boy and family, Volta region, Ghana, West Africa

This is one from the archives that I haven’t posted here before….it has been uploaded to my gallery and one day I will create a gallery page specifically for travel images….

Well, I posted this for the photofriday challenge…link in the footer of this page…for the topic of ‘home’. It’s a good little project that encourages creating some new photography based on a theme, or to re-discover some older images.

This photo was taken during a cycle touring trip. This photo was taken just after leaving a small grocery store having filled up with ice cold fizzy pop!! This family were happy for me to take their photo and the boy was perfectly happy watching the world go by perched on the window frame!

Tourists and umbrellas in Dubrovnik old town, Croatia

Tourists and umbrellas in Dubrovnik old town, Croatia

Tourists and umbrellas in Dubrovnik old town, Croatia

Tourists and umbrellas in Dubrovnik old town, Croatia

I don’t know why, but whenever I get to somewhere new and I won’t be hanging around for long, my instincts always hope for good weather. In reality, it doesn’t matter what the weather is because there will always be photos to be had.

This location is the Placa which is the main street in Dubrovnik old town in Croatia, and the weather was a bit wet and dreary for a couple of days. So I plonked the tripod down and hung around snapping people with umbrellas.

These are single picture HDR’s, processed in NIK softwares HDR efex Pro. I quite like the look. Better I think than I could have achieved just using Photoshop.

Engulfed by nature

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Epping Forest, Essex, England, UK

Epping Forest, Essex, England, UK

This composition really struck me, with the wonderful summer greens and the dark tree trunks and branches making those lovely patterns. And if you look close enough, you will see a cyclist in there somewhere too! I thought it would provide scale.

This is a huge resolution multiple stitched image, although I did that mainly because I like to get the composition right in camera, rather than crop in the computer back home. Also, when I take a multiple image photograph, I can fine tune the composition on the computer so that I can re-create as near as possible what I originally saw in my minds eye, without compromising resolution.