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Tourists and umbrellas in Dubrovnik old town, Croatia

Tourists and umbrellas in Dubrovnik old town, Croatia

Tourists and umbrellas in Dubrovnik old town, Croatia

Tourists and umbrellas in Dubrovnik old town, Croatia

I don’t know why, but whenever I get to somewhere new and I won’t be hanging around for long, my instincts always hope for good weather. In reality, it doesn’t matter what the weather is because there will always be photos to be had.

This location is the Placa which is the main street in Dubrovnik old town in Croatia, and the weather was a bit wet and dreary for a couple of days. So I plonked the tripod down and hung around snapping people with umbrellas.

These are single picture HDR’s, processed in NIK softwares HDR efex Pro. I quite like the look. Better I think than I could have achieved just using Photoshop.

Epping Forest, Essex, England, UK

Epping Forest, Essex, England, UK

This composition really struck me, with the wonderful summer greens and the dark tree trunks and branches making those lovely patterns. And if you look close enough, you will see a cyclist in there somewhere too! I thought it would provide scale.

This is a huge resolution multiple stitched image, although I did that mainly because I like to get the composition right in camera, rather than crop in the computer back home. Also, when I take a multiple image photograph, I can fine tune the composition on the computer so that I can re-create as near as possible what I originally saw in my minds eye, without compromising resolution.

Children in a small town in between Darjeeling and Kalimpong

Children in a small town in between Darjeeling and Kalimpong

These are three cute kids who loved having their photograph taken. I was cycle touring around Darjeeling district in India and stopped in a town on my way through the mountains towards Kalimpong looking for a cafe, but there wasn’t one. A passerby noticed me and saw that I was tired and invited me into their house for food and drink. This is fairly typical behaviour in these sparsely populated mountain villages where people are extremely friendly and hospitable. After I was fed and watered I saw these children and they really wanted their photo taken…They laughed and giggled uncontrollably, and it was very funny, and fun.