Monday, 29 November 2010

We Have Snow


I can't believe it the UK has been hit by snow. Here in Yorkshire we have about 4 inches not much really compared to Scotland and my home county Northumberland. 
However a little is better than nothing and it gave me the chance to take some HDR images which I converted in Photomatix 4 which I decided to treat myself to. 


I didn't go far just to the canal which is very near my home, The lock and boats were very pretty so I took a selection and thought you might like to see them.


The light was fading fast but managed to get a few before it got too dark to work hand held, which I don't recommend when bracketing images for HDR unless you got a steady hand. 


Well it's nice to be back in blog land, I have been tied up recently what with several family birthdays and Xmas fast approaching It has been almost impossible to get out with my trusty Nikon. Hopefully if this snow continues I may get some more winter images. Those interested in HDR I can definitely recommend Photomatix 4 just remember low ISO settings, use Aperture priority and keep the same f/stop for each bracketed image. Oh Yes and use a tripod if you have one.  AHHHH its good to be back.



12 comments:

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

The snow, harbor, and boats look like a beautiful greeting card... just lovely!

It is so good to see you back, but it is important to take a "breather" every now and then. Glad that you had time with your family.

Bises,
Genie

Robin said...

Lovely shots. The first one is very painterly! Great seasonal shot
Glad your back

T. Becque said...

BEAUTIFUL! Nice job with the HDR.

Elaine said...

Beautiful shots of the snow! I especially like the last shot as the sun is going down.

ju-north said...

Great images! I haven't tried HDR yet but it looks good!

SKIZO said...

Excellent
Work
good
creations

TIPPETUE said...

Nice blog, beautiful pictures!!

Chris said...

Wow incredible, we do not even have an inch over here! It's raining! Lovely shots!

S. Etole said...

Such a beautiful combination of the colors in the boats and the ice/snow.

Scott said...

These are just gorgeous. I love them all. The snow, the water, the shots at night, etc. A real treat.

Levonne said...

Such artistic shots!

Maria-Denisa said...

You are great! Your pictures, your stories, your patient and your gift for teaching other people great stuff. Thank you so much for all you're doing! Kisses from Romania!