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“ARRRR; Tis The Pot Of Gold!”

And wouldn’t that have been nice if we could have walked on just a tad further? trouble was there was a river just in front so I’d have needed a boat!

This was on the way home from photographing the flood plains; I just pulled in and snapped a few off. Minimal processing, just a nice S curve with the rainbow masked, and a subtle play with the lighting to try to replicate how it looked in camera.

I’ve actually returned to this one as several folks have asked if they could also see the original image. So straight from camera into PSE RAW out as a JPEG with nothing done other than the change from RAW to JPEG.

Rainbow before

Tis a Rainbow RED 271213_edited-1


Photographic Opportunities?

The UK has faced some awful weather this last week; we have fingers firmly crossed that the next few days are more moderate. I have taken a few images that are neither intended as photographic excellence, or to show any skill with a camera; they are however of interest to a wider audience than just myself … well I believe it to be so at any rate.

We can only hope things improve.

These images, starting with a before from a month ago, are of a very small area in Somerset … Curry Moor looking across to East Lyng. This is an area that suffered hugely last year! The closed road is from Athelney Bridge towards East Lyng at the A361. I drove along the closed road just three days ago.

The level of the river Tone viewed from Athelney Bridge towards Burrowbridge is exceptionally high. Further on in Burrowbridge it joins the River Parratt.

Curry Moor to East Lyng Nov 2013 Curry Moor to East Lyng Flooded dec 2013 Road closed leading to A361 Athelney to East Lyng The river over-flowing at Curry Moor Curry Moor to East Lyng Church River Tone from Athelney Bridge

Entering Photographic Competitions.


Thought people might like an update of what is going on over on on ePHOTOzine right now. Since joining this amazing site and taking the time to be part of it, I’ve taken leap after leap with regards to styles, artistic ability, types of photography et al. Well I think so anyway; I cringe slightly at some of my original uploads on the Photographic Galleries within EPZ.

I know people have their own personal favourite site but truthfully I can only speak as I find. Why not just click on the links  and check out the ePHOTOzine Christmas 2013 prizes; they are truly amazing this year. You never know you may like it so much you want to stay. I was a lurker for quite a while and took the plunge three years ago to be a paid up member which quite frankly is only a token payment; it is in my humble worth every penny, or cent!

On the 2013 prizes, this year, they total almost £17,000. Many are simply there to enter but there are also some great photographic competitions running. Check it out, you have nothing to lose. I ran in a couple of entries for the Winter comp and these two were my contribution. I know stop laughing, I did my best 🙂 The theme being winter meant I personally had no shortage of images. One is the Taunton to Bridgwater Canal at minus fourteen celsius, the other a view down my own wee garden. The canal image was so lacking in colour I decided to run with none! Both seem to show winter off to the full, but who knows what judges look for! Don’t forget, click the image to take it large.

Winter Canal B&W V2_pe Winter V1-RED