I haven’t taken photos for ages, but recently I got a couple of Androids from the local phone shop. The devices contain cameras (not too bad, in my opinion), and most people agree that phone cameras, while not perfect, have improved over the last few years.
I took these on Saturday afternoon.
Location: Highgate Wood, Old Railway Line Parkland Walk Hornsey
Recently, I’ve neglected my interest in photography, concentrating instead on writing and other interests. At the weekend, though, I got to walk a dog – a big Spaniel, of all things – and I had a go at taking photos in Cherry Tree Wood, North London. The sunlight, along with the intense humidity, didn’t help really, but I managed to find about three or four suitable images and I worked on these in the photo editing software, GIMP.
As usual, I’ve included a black and white image. I have a keen interest in black and white photography and use a method that involves working on the original image in grayscale and adjusting the Levels, Contrast and Brightness.
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.
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)
The warm weather continues with plenty of sunshine and daylight. Again, I took some photos on my way to work yesterday and edited them in GIMP later on in the evening. As usual, I selected one of the images to go into my black and white photography album, as I have a keen interest in black and white photography.
(Near Totteridge and Whetstone Tube Station, North London):
After months of cold and grey skies, the weather has taken a dramatic turn for the better with warm temperatures and lots of sunshine.
Below are some image shots I took on the way to work ( location, Totteridge Village, North London):
Like always, I couldn’t resist attempts at building up my black and white photography collection, and I edited several of the originals in GIMP, working in greyscale, then going on to use Levels and Contrast/Brightness.
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.
Local musician publishes crime thriller
The snow has finally melted here in the UK and rain and wind are on the way.
Below are some more images from my black and white photography album. Usually, I edit the shots in GIMP, paying particular attention to levels and contrast.
In the meantime, I’m working on a third novel, Silent, a psychological thriller, and my other two novels (Secrets by Lawrence Estrey and EggHead) are available on Amazon in paperback and e-book.
Atrocious weather conditions have settled upon much of the UK and pavements are slippery. Here are a couple of shots of the mist I took on Thursday on my way to work. I edited them in GIMP, then added them to my black and white photography collection:
In the meantime, my debut novel – Secrets by Lawrence Estrey – attracted the attention of a local Readers Group who read it and gave me positive feedback. My second novel EggHead, Young Adult fiction, continues to sell and I’m currently on a third, a psychological thriller.