Night photography at Staithes

This week I have struggled again to get out and shoot, due to work and other commitments. So i decided to have a sought through my image catalogue and get rid of old photos, may re edit a few. Using Lightroom is a brilliant way of storing images but images can get get lost of you don’t organise properly, which is what happened when I found this photo.   In fact there was a few of the same image but shot differently – it was such a beautiful place I wanted to experiment with different settings to see what results I was going to get, in the end I came away with 2 images I really liked. At first I thought the finished image may have been under exposed, but after tweaking the shadows and highlights then adding a small amount of contrast as well as other settings of course I got the image the way I like. it gives the image a sense of peacefulness and for me its quite relaxing to look at. “Staithes is located on the East coast of England, North of Whitby and another location ticked off my list”. As a bonus for you my…

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Spaghetti alla my style

Spaghetti alla my style

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Limited Edition Signed Print Giveaway

Limited Edition Signed Print Giveaway

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Wildlife Photography, shooting birds at Sherwood

Wildlife Photography, shooting birds at Sherwood

This week I have been to Center Parcs in Nottingham, so my options for doing any serious photography were limited there are lots to … View Post
Baby Nursery build

Baby Nursery build

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Christmas Gifts – Ho Ho Ho or closer to home?

Christmas Gifts – Ho Ho Ho or closer to home?

So the missus pointed out an article she had read on a well followed Facebook page today, and the comments that followed and it … View Post
Mini Photo Planet – How to guide

Mini Photo Planet – How to guide

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Christmas Advent

Christmas Advent

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Painting with light – Challenge your kids to be creative

Painting with light – Challenge your kids to be creative

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A day through the woodland to the beach

A day through the woodland to the beach

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Photographing Stars – MySundayPhoto

Photographing Stars – MySundayPhoto

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Do grandparents make our children obese?

Do grandparents make our children obese?

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BEST American pancake recipe 

BEST American pancake recipe 

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Shared responsibility – Teaching our kids to run a home

Shared responsibility – Teaching our kids to run a home

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A peaceful location – Allensford, Consett #Mysundayphoto

A peaceful location – Allensford, Consett #Mysundayphoto

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Once in a lifetime opportunity – My Gambia Diary

Once in a lifetime opportunity – My Gambia Diary

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My favourite kids books

My favourite kids books

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Sunderland Wearmouth bridge North East Photography

Sunderland Wearmouth bridge North East Photography

Photography to me is an escape, it helps with my mental health and it gives me the chance to explore new and exciting places. … View Post
Gender specific toys – No such thing!

Gender specific toys – No such thing!

What a Toddler knows is that he or she loves activities, whether that is role play, building, drawing or going to the play park. … View Post
Out with the New and in with the Old

Out with the New and in with the Old

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