This was not a good day for "pretty" photographs, everything was dull and flat, but that's interesting in itself and presents different challenges.
Fort Brockhurst Moat
The first challenge is to motivate yourself to get out there and look for photographs. That's easy when the light is beautiful, but when it's drab it's much easier to stay in or take a trip to the shops.
I like dreary days - there's less people about, it's quiet, and sometimes ordinary places take on a spooky atmosphere.
Early Flowers, Fort Brockhurst
Gosh, a splash of colour in my photostream! I was surprised to see these buds on a bush as I was walking around the moat at Fort Brockhurst. I switched to Super Macro Mode on my Fujifilm Finepix S5700 S700, opened up the aperture to f3.5 and got in close.
View Towards Fareham From Monks Walk
I converted all of the black and whites in this set using a variation on Victors Technique (I don't bother with the luminescence layer), in Photoshop, and I've been pleased with the results. I'm taking a lot more care with some of my adjustments so I don't blow out the highlights as often. (Apart from when I want a white sky).
Priddys Hard Walkway (East)
A simple shot, but I like it a lot.
HMS Daring From Priddys Hard
This was shot at almost full zoom, through haze, so I had to do a lot of post-processing, colour correction, levels, etc, so the full size is very dirty, but this size is just about OK.
Oh for some dramatic clouds in the background....
That's it for today, thanks for looking and I'll see you on Flickr!