After a long winter, spring finally came a few weeks ago, but now the skies have turned mostly grey again and the weather has become humid. I haven’t had much time to concentrate on my photos, but yesterday I caught several images in Highgate Wood, North London, while walking a friend’s dog. For a long time, I’ve taken an interest in black and white photography. I worked on yesterday’s images in GIMP (Levels, Color Balance, Saturation and Hue), then turned one of the originals into greyscale and concentrated on the contrast. Heady stuff.
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The warm, almost muggy temperatures remain but the weather itself has changed and the rain and grey skies have returned after a couple of weeks of sunshine.
Below are some photos I took at the weekend. (Highgate Wood, North London)
After months of rain and cold and awful grey skies, spring came briefly at the weekend. Below are some images I took in Highgate Wood, North London.
Snow hit the UK again earlier in the week, but most of it has gone now. Below are some of the photos I caught in Highgate Wood, North London.
In the meantime, I’m working on a new novel, Silent, a psychological thriller set in the north of England about a group of music students brought together in a house with a disturbed history. My other two novels – Secrets by Lawrence Estrey and EggHead (teen fiction) - are available from Amazon in paperback and e-book.
Check out the reviews for my debut novel Secrets.
Newspaper article on author.
I took these photos in Highgate Wood, North London, on Monday afternoon, expecting to take advantage of the shifts and changes in light, but instead the shutter speed slowed down considerably due to the denseness of the trees, creating a certain amount of camera shake, which meant I had to discard many of the photographs.
More rain and mist and muddy leaves. In recent months, I’ve developed a greater interest in black and white photography. I took these shots the other week and made them into black and white with GIMP using the Channel Mixer.
Highgate Wood, North London:
I’ve recently finished the third draft of my new novel EggHead and am spending some time away from it, working on my photography. I took these shots yesterday in Highgate Wood, North London, and edited them in Photoshop:
Meanwhile, my debut novel – Secrets by Lawrence Estrey – is available as a paperback and in e-book (Kindle) from Amazon.
After months of using Photoshop Elements and GIMP, I finally have access to Photoshop. It’s sort of complicated in some ways but familiar in others. Below are some poorer shots I’ve taken over the years; I’ve used Photoshop to bring out of the atmosphere in each. Locations, Queen’s Wood and Highgate Wood, Muswell Hill, & Alexandra Park.
Some shots I took just as the sun was setting, Highgate Wood, North London: