I took a stroll around Dunmow this afternoon/early evening. The forecast had said we’d have sunny spells all day…I don’t think we saw the sun at all…but it was nice and warm. I ended up down by the Rover Stort and grabbed the brackets for this HDR shot.
I was working in Harlow today and for once it wasn’t raining so I popped down to Parndon Mill on the River Stort and grabbed some shots – this was a favourite location back in my first 365 project but now I usually work in Hatfield I don’t have the opportunity to get down here very often (this is only the 2nd time I have worked in Harlow since moving just over a year ago). It has to be said…very little had changed 😉
This Saturday I spent taking a lot of portraits of families with friends from the Bishops Stortford Camera Club. On arrival at the studio in Sawbridgeworth we were running the event from I noticed the River Stort running past, and these two canoeists heading my way. I grabbed my camera and got this HDR shot of them happily paddling away.
It was lovely all morning as I sat in the office, so, come lunchtime I shot out to Roydon and the River Stort. As I rummaged about in the back getting my gear together I was aware of some pretty dark clouds in the vicinity so grabbed my brolly as well. I’d got about 5 minutes away from the car when an enormous clap of thunder sounded and the wind picked up. I grabbed this picture and dashed back to the car, narrowly avoiding a drenching.
10 minutes after I got back to the office the sun was out shining brightly again…
I processed this with the new Nik HDR Efex Pro 2 trial – looks pretty good on first impressions but takes a lot longer to process the files compared with photomatix.
Since I bought my new Nikon D800 the weather has been awful…to be fair, no surprise for this year. So when the sun was making a rare appearance this lunchtime I made a quick dash out with my other new purchase…the Nikon 14 – 24mm f2.8 lens.This is a wide lens – meaning that you can get a far greater amount of detail to the left and right of you (and up and down)…it’s fantastic!
So here is one of my first attempts with this beast…on the River Stort Navigation by Parndon Mill Lock:
Tuesday night means Bishops Stortford Camera Club night and the excellent summer program continued today. We congregated on the edge of the town centre and took a walk along the River Stort. It was overcast and muggy, but at least it was dry, so no sunsets tonight. Instead here’s a shot of a moored barge.