An air display plane taking a vertical stunt in its stride
Tags: acrobatics, aeroplane, aircraft, airplane, aviation
A tree in a field in the village of Warley in Yorkshire, UK
Tags: field, monochrome, nature, tree
On a sunny evening this young man found himself alone on the hillside overlooking the valley below Wating for - The sunset? A friend? a girlfriend? Or was he just contemplating life?
Tags: thinking, mono, study, studious, hillside
Taken in Leeds West Yorkshire, these are a remnant from when Leeds was seeing itself as the Car City of the North. The A58 rips itself thorough the heart of the city and creates a gash of speeding motorway that tears the city asunder. Foot bridges like these with ramps and stair access were constructed to allow pedestrians to deal with the monstrous road roaring beneath them. Today they look tired and worn out often festooned with graffiti, in the words of Paul Simon THE WORDS OF THE PROPHETS. Taken on A Canon EOS 70D this image contains 7 exposures blended together in HDR FEx Pro 2 which was then transferred to SIlver FEx Pro 2 for the mono conversion and before being resized in On1's Resize 10 module using the Genuine Fractals engine...
Tags: pedestrians, leeds, mono, roads, bridge
This is part of a series of images I am working on in an attempt to highlight the plight of the homeless on the streets, principally of the UK as that is where I am from, but essentially anywhere in the world. The guy sitting on the floor is homeless, I know I chatted to him. This was in the middle of Leeds City Centre on a busy Friday morning, but I manged to catch this moment whiles the street around him was free of other pedestrians. The guy was sitting in front of vacant shop units and was simply whiling away his time waiting for anyone to drop something into his cup that he had placed on the pavement in front of him. I am part of the same society that this guy is also a part of. But I am blessed to be part of the society ...
Tags: sleeping rough, god, mercy, charity, mono
Taken in Leeds West Yorkshire in 2017 This was early morning in one of the few subways that are left in the city. otherwise empty a homeless man had taken up residence for the night, presumably because the sub way offers a degree of shelter from the elements and in all likelihood because come rush hour the footfall past him would be extremely high. This image forms part of my Streets Of...... project, seeking to focus attention on the homeless and prompt us to perhaps think and give a little more than we might otherwise do so. One ironic element of this image, if you look close enough, is the Subway cup near to the mans head. Subway therefore representing rough sleeping and temporary shelter and also, in the cup, representing abun...
Tags: sleep, subway, rough, outdoors, hungry
My first post of 2018 is actually an image that I took in Leeds City Centre in April 2017. Thee are times when an image just has to take time to gestate to become something that you are happy with. There are also times when you have to re-visit your archive and try to look at the images through fresh eyes to see if there is anything there that you missed before. I am not sure which category this falls in but I have processed it in Adobe ACR before transferring it to Topaz Labs B&W 2 for the mono finish. I then put it back through the Adobe ACR filter to use the scale tool to bring the man subject more into the frame, thus focusing attention on the cyclist. A bit of cleaning up was carried out using the clone tools in PS before th...
Tags: bike, cyclist, mono, leeds, pavement
My Yellow Tulip image converted into an Oil Painting Effect. Canon EOS 70D f/5.6 1/320th IS|O 400 Focal Length 250mm
Tags: tulip, flower, flowers, oil painting, impressionist
Featured in Speaking Photos Group. A tiger - Cropped so that the format of the image accentuates the majesty and strength of this amazing creature. A single frame processed in Adobe Camera RAW with using the clarity and vibrance sliders. I also used the level tool to adjust the angle of the shot slightly. The image was cropped using the crop tool in RAW and the colours given a bit of punch using Topaz Labs Clarity Filter. Resized in ON1 RAW using the Genuine Fractals Engine. Taken on A Canon 70D f/5.6 1/320th ISO 640 Evaluative Metering 250mm (zoom lens)
Tags: pano, panoramic, wild, cat, big cat
Inspired by the song Flowers in the Window by Travis check it out here I saw this opportunity on a rainy day at Temple Newsam in Leeds West Yorkshire. Single frame Canon 0D 18mm f/8 1/200 ISO 400 A single RAW frame processed entirely in On1 Photo Raw 2019.
Tags: window, reflection, travis, song, music
Taken in Leeds West Yorkshire, This is seven exposures merged together in HDR Efex Pro then transferred to Silver Efex Pro 2 for the mono conversion before being resized in On1 Resize Module using the Genuine Fractals engine. All exposure taken on a Canon 70D in Av Mode with auto exposure compensation set to plus 3 minis 3 exposure.
Tags: mono, flats, leeds, urbex, urban
Views >4000 The Angel of the North probably one of the most photographed works of public art in the north of England if not the country as a whole. I felt it required a fresh view and as Easter was fast approaching and the word Angel being Hebrew for messenger I thought an artistic take would be to re-create the crucifixion scene for a modern day audience. Taken just South of Newcastle and on the East Coast of England, three images were blended together to create this scene that before this image, only existed in my head.
Tags: bible, christ, christianity, cross, crucifixion
Heera is one of our breeding girls from the SOZBSH stable. In this image she is still about 11 months old and is a very affectionate cat. Single frame taken on a Canon D90 using a Sigma 28 - 300 mm superzoom lens f/8 1/40th Processed in Adobe Camera Raw then transferred to Silver Effex Pro (plugin), then resized using On1 Raw (2020).
Tags: kitten, british short hair, bsh, silver tabby, classic tabby
Taken on a Canon 70D: f/5.6 1/320 ISO 100 +0.33 EV Evaluative Meeting 55mm A single frame was processed in Adobe Camera Raw then transferred to Topaz Glow to produce the abstract effect.
Tags: abstract, mono, light, dark, net
This is part of a series of images I am working on in an attempt to highlight the plight of the homeless on the streets, principally of the UK as that is where I am from, but essentially anywhere in the world. I wonder in exactly how many places would this man be WELCOME? how interested is he in; Self sService Machines Online Banking Customer Service WiFi Place to Talk and about what? and about Customer Service? All these things, maybe things that you and I take for granted, are things that are a world away from this mans day to day experiences. Instead of all those things on offer, he takes advantage of more simple things. Like rummaging in the bins for the things that he wants and possibly even needs for survival.........
Tags: sleeping rough, doorways, mono, god, destitute
Taken on the Leeds to Bradford train mid morning, a bit different from when these trains run through the rush hour and there is hardly any standing room. A single frame taken on a Canon 70D using: 10-16mm lens set at 10mm f22 ISO 400 1/60th sec. Processed in Camera RAW then converted to mono using On1 Enhance suite
Tags: mono, leeds, bradford, canon, void
Taken in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England, at the Train Station. This is a candid image of a couple who were waiting for the same train that I was waiting for. I set a shallow depth of field, focused on their heads and took the shot.. A single frame taken on a Canon 70D f/5.6 1/320 ISO 100 180mm
Tags: station, wakefield, yorkshire, travel, mono
Why is this called Contrasts? This is part of a series of images I am working on in an attempt to highlight the plight of the homeless on the streets, principally of the UK as that is where I am from, but essentially anywhere in the world. The contrasts? The guy sitting on the floor is homeless, I know I chatted to him. The people standing are at the ATM drawing out money. Yes the guy sitting on the floor has strategically positioned himself but nevertheless, there is a contrast here both in the picture and in society itself. I am part of that society and I am blessed to be part of the society that would fall into the definition of "haves" rather than that of the "have not's" and I am grateful to my God for that. At the moment ...
Tags: sleeping rough, doorways, mono, god, destitute
This is the Headquarters building of the Halifax Bank in Halifax, West Yorkshire. The building is now home to The Lloyds Banking Group after its bailout of the failing Halifax Group under the instructions of the British Government following the banking criss in the late 2000's. It is a brute of a building, dominating the towns skyline and streetscape. Under normal circumstances I would not give the building the time of day to photograph I think it is such an ugly building. If you are looking for an example of of brutalist arrogant architecture, look no further. This image was taken from approximately a mile away half-way up the valley side that overlooks Halifax Town Centre at dusk. The time of day of the shot somewhat softens th...
Tags: building, architecture, dusk, evening, long exposure
The discarded plastic cups at a leisure centre, sitting on the window ledge overlooking the main sports hall. We were at a cat show recently and had a drink in the middle of the afternoon in the sports centres cafe, I saw this random composition and thought I could make a decent mono shot of it, so I opened up the aperture on my lens, focused on the nearest empty cup and fired off a couple of shots. Back in Photoshop I straightened out the image a little as it was ever so slightly skewed, doing this in ACR I used the lens profile feature to start as my processing point for the frame. I then transferred the image to Perfect Photosuite 9.5 B&W Module and messed about with the image till I got the effect that I was after. This i...
Tags: coffee, tea, cups, sill life, empty
A portrait of a Giraffe. Single frame processed in Adobe Camera RAW. Clarity and the black sliders were adjusted to ensure a sharp image with a totally black background. Then the image was re-sized in ON1 Raw using the Genuine Fractals re-size engine. Canon 70D f/6.3 1/250th ISO 800 191.0 mm
Tags: wild, animal, cute, yellow, orange
Taken at a local college this is a single frame which has been adjusted slightly in ACR for clarity and contrast but nothing else other than to re-size in OnOne Software's Perfect Re-size 9, using the Genuine Fractals Engine. Canon EOS 70D f/3.5 1/2000 ISO 100 21mm Evaluative Metering
Tags: lamp post, floodlight, blue, tall, height
Leeds Station, Leeds City Centre. Taken after a day walking around the city doing nothing but taking photographs. I has walked a considerable distance taking over 700 shots and this was one of the "off the cuff" street scene shots. as I approached the station to go home. I processed the image in ACR as a single frame then processed the converted image in HDR Fex Pro2 . Canon 70D f/9 1/40 ISO 400 10mm Evaluative Metering
Tags: station, mono
Inspired by Van Gogh's Wheat fields, this is a modern day interpretation of a crop field turnned into an impressionist image. Taken originally near Lotherton Hall, Leeds, West Yorkshire. The original photo was ported into GMX Photo Painter and initially large brush strokes used using an Oil brush. Detail was then added using progressively smaller brushes. However to maintain the impressionistic effect in this one I did not let the brush size go below 25% Resized in PS, no additional adjustments were needed due to the high saturation levels in the original photo and those added in the conversion process.
Tags: impressionist, oil, rapeseed, van gogh, wheat fields
Taken in Leeds City Centre, this is one of the Victorian Shopping Arcades in, yes you have guessed it, the Victorian Quarter. Thus shot is an HDR of seven shots blended together in HDR Efex Pro 2 with the natural filter applied. I then transferred the image to the ACR filter in Photoshop to straighten the image in the lens correction tool, where I also reduced the clarity to give the 'soft focus' effect. Finally the image was passed through the Topaz Labs DeNoise 5 Filter to remove noise that had crept in through the HDR process. Resized in Perfect Photosuite 9 using the Genuine Fractals Engine. Core file shot at: 1/400 f/5.6 ISO 100 AWB Other Auto Bracketing Files were at +/- EV 3.0 Canon 70D 10-18mm Lens set at 1...
Tags: victoria, arcade, hdr, leeds
The M62 in West Yorkshire. Taken on one of the many bridges crossing the M62. Canon 70D f/22 8 seconds ISO 100 55-250mm Zoom Lens set at 55mm A single frame processed in Camera RAW then transferred into Topaz Labs restyle filter where the image was warmed using one of the presets. Finally the image was re-sized in Perfect Photosuite 9' Resize module using the Genuine Fractals engine.
Tags: m62, cars, lorries, yorkshire, slow shutter speed
People or are they aliens, scurry across the esplanade of a Space-port that exisits in some far off world in some for off future that we will never know about.................... Actually it was taken nowhere more exotic than Leeds Train Station. England West Yorkshire. The original candid image was a bit boring, so I processed it in HDR Fex 2.0 Tone Mapper to enrich the colours, then i processed it again in Arkvis Neon filter to give it that dreamy abstract look. A single frame exposed as follows; Canon EOS 70D f5.6 1/30 ISO 640 AWB Evaluative Metering 10 mm
Tags: sci fi, hdr, colour, dreamy
Elgar - One of the kittens from Karen's latest litter see more at SozoBSH This was taken at Elgar's first show in WIgan, Greater Manchester at the Lancashire Cat Show 2017. A single frame exposed at; f/5.0 1/160 ISO 5000 Evaluative Metering Processed intiailly in Photoshop Raw the image was then transferred to Topaz Clarity and Topaz DeNoise .0 for fine tuning before being resized in PS. Camera: Canon 70D
Tags: kitten, cute, british shorthair, british, short
A single shot of a converted mill building at Leeds Waterfront, the frame was straighten in ACR to remove the 'leaning backwards' perspective and to make the image vertical and remove converging lines. The contrast and exposure was tweaked a little then the frame transferred to Topaz Labs Glow filter through PS CC 2015 whereupon the neon pre-set was used at the starting point for the final finish found here. Shot on a Canon 70D f/9.0 1/500th ISO100 Evaluative metering Focal Length 18mm
Tags: neon, balconies, colour, leeds, windows
Mode, a still life of the mode button on the Steering Wheel of our Car. This button controls the multimedia thingy-majig that is installed in our car and allows us to switch between the radio, BT connection, Sat Nave etc without taking our hands off the wheel. I think the image is more interesting than its description! Canon 70D f/5.6 1/20th second ISO 800 18-55mm STM lens set to 55mm Single file procesed in Camera Raw, then touched up in Photoshop CC to remove dust spots on the black background then resized in Perfect Photosuite 9.
Tags: mono, button, mode, car, drive
A single frame of a poppy, processed originally in Photoshop ACR then transferred to GMX PhotoPainter. I took a broad brush to create the background, then using an increasingly finer brush I 'painted' in the detail of the flower and stem that I wanted to bring out. Canon EOS 70D 250 mm IS STM zoom Lens f/16 1/250th ISO100 Evaluative Metering Hand Held
Tags: red, remembrance, green, oil, opium
Probably the most ugly modern building in Leeds City Centre. (I am entitled to hold this opinion being a Planning Officer of the City Council). I spent a day recently walking the streets of Leeds taking shots and even though I think this is the worst example of modern architecture in Leeds, (others do come a close second), I was still compelled to take some shots of it. However I was loathed to post any as they just represented this monstrosity in all its gory (no that is not a spelling mistake). Anyway I trialled Topaz Labs Glow filter and played about with a couple of the pre-sets. I could not choose which effect I liked the best so I blended them together using layers and changing the blending mode in Photoshop. Canon 70...
Tags: leeds, ugly, west yorkshire, brutalist, modern