This dream-like scene seen at the National Trust Anglesey Abbey property using an iPhone. To me, everything in here symbolises spring. Daffodils, Hyacinths, Cherry Blossoms and the brilliant hues of a Japanese maple tree.
If you came looking for Fred or Wilma Flintstone, then you’ve come to the wrong place :)!
East Anglia and Norfolk in England have many flint stones that can be found littering the countryside. Flints have been used since the stone-age to make sharp-edged weapons like axes and arrow-heads, as well as in the creation of sparks to produce a fire. The flints found in our local area take on peculiar shapes, like the one below which looks like a horseshoe.
On some days the view from my office window makes you want to go out there and enjoy the greenery and not be stuck behind a desk :).. But I’m eternally thankful that I work in such a beautiful place!
Two pictures of the same object (in this case the “Wheel of Liverpool”) in daylight and late in the night.
Rhossili beach is possibly one of the best beaches in Britain. Rhossili lies in the Gower peninsula in Wales in an area designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. The beach itself is about 3 miles long and is accessed by a steep descent from the Rhossili village at the top of the hill. As with most of Gower, this property is owned and operated by the National Trust.
All pictures from an iPhone 4S. Post-processed in Adobe Lightroom.
Barry Island in South Wales is on the Bristol Channel. It is an extensive beach and has the second largest tidal range in the world (15 metres). These pictures are from a recent trip to the Welsh seaside. At low tide the beach extends for almost a kilometer from the promenade.
All photographs from my trusted iPhone!
- Beach huts for Barry Island as ambitious plans for seaside redevelopment are unveiled (walesonline.co.uk)
I experimented with pictures I took of the M25/A30 Runnymead bridge over the Thames using black-and-white conversion. The first two pictures are roughly from the same viewpoint and one of these is an exact copy of the earlier post.
Few places in the UK now seem free of people littering the place with graffiti and other detritus of modern living. The base of the bridge was littered with broken beer bottles and other unsavoury items, that destroyed an otherwise interesting scene of nature and modernity co-existing at this place. The Thames itself was tranquil and sedately flowed towards London en route to the sea towards the right of the pictures.
I used Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to process these images that came from my iPhone. I used the Black-and-White Strong Tonal Contrast Preset by Matt Kloskowski as a starting point before applying blue and green filter corrections to the images.
I hope you like the effects and I would love to hear your comments and suggestions..
- Under the highway!! (juridicious.com)
In Black-and-White this time.