Sunday, 24 February 2013
A multi -limbed tree of all shapes and textures. Three images merged into Photomatix to produce the HDR. The four images then opened in Photoshop as layers and blended as required. The final layer was duplicated and Topaz Labs Black and White Effects 2 Platinumn 3 preset was used. The two layers were then blended in Photoshop to give this effect.
Water flowing in a small stream. Three shot HDR merged in NIK HDR Efex Pro 2, then edited in Lightroom, Photoshop and NIK Silver Efex Pro 2 plugin. I used Nik Silver Efex to give a Cyantype effect then blended it with the orginal image using Photoshop layers and blend modes.
Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Shrawley Woods in February Sun,Shrawley,Worcestershire,UK., a photo by rickardowise on Flickr.
As one of the largest small-leaved lime woodlands in the country, Shrawley wood really is something special. On top of that it has a spectacular display of bluebells April/May.
Visitors may park behind the New Inn pub (small charge applies) but are asked to patronise the pub in return!
Shrawley Wood House is a 19th-century country house in a landscape park. Features include three large pools, a boat house and two lodges. The park is first shown on the Ordnance Survey six-inch map of 1883.
Sunday, 17 February 2013
Friday, 15 February 2013
Friday, 8 February 2013
Stourport Bridge Stourport-on-Severn The bridge was built in 1870 by Thomas Vale Construction, a local contractor. It is the only river crossing at Stourport-on-Severn and connects the main part of the town with the area on the other side of the River Severn known as Areley Kings. During 2006/7 the bridge was renovated and painted in an attractive blue and gold colour scheme. (Attribution: P L Chadwick)
Sunday, 3 February 2013
The canal opened to Stourport in 1771 and by 1812 the five canal basins had been built. Stourport Canal Basins still remain largely intact from that golden age of the canals. The canal basins are home to nearly 100 narrow boats and yachts, and one re-opened basin, plus five canal locks and a dry dock, all located on the bank of the River Severn in Worcestershire, UK. This shot shows the main basin on a cold day in winter with the water frozen around the boats.
Friday, 1 February 2013
The Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal viewed from Timber Lane Bridge, a photo by rickardowise on Flickr.
The Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal linked the River Severn with the Trent and Mersey Canal and as a result, after Birmingham, Stourport became the busiest inland port in the Midlands. This view is looking towards Stourport approximately 1mile from the canal basin.