“A sense of impending suspense”

Hi everyone,

Suspens-ion Bridge πŸ™‚

I like to try and keep things fresh and do something different. I thought I try another surreal work for a change.

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Kind regards

leigh sig 2

I joined Alamy Stock Photos and Images

Hi folks,

I joined Alamy Stock Photos and Images. I upload three images which have passed their quality control. I have a portfolio page there which is work in progress – https://www.alamy.com/portfolio/leighkempΒ .There’s not much to see at the moment as I can’t figure out how to get my uploads to appear on the portfolio page πŸ™‚ .

I’m not publicising it widely as I’m going to leave it at just the three shots for time being until I get a feel for the site and whether it looks like it’ll be worth it. My gut feeling is that it’ll be another of those sites where one’s work disappears like a drop in the ocean but one’s got to try new things.

Kind regards

leigh sig 2

 

 

“Palatial”

Hi everyone,

Ultra-wide angle shot of Hampton Court Palace.

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I wasn’t happy with this work so I re-worked it :

palatial framed

 

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Best wishes,

leigh sig 2

New work: “At the going down of the sun”

Hi everyone,

The war memorial in Molesey.

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Kind regards

leigh sig 2

This software is absolutely insane!

Hi everyone,

I just discovered A.I Gigapixel by Topaz Labs.

Below a small size 640×512 pixel preview image, click on it for a 400% resize of the original image (17,280×13,824 pixels). It’s a big file and is slow to display so best not attempted on a slow internet connection, once loaded click on the magnifying glass to display at full resolution. The software will go up to 600% enlargement if desired. Amazing technology!.

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Kind regards

leigh sig 2

Brussels – the unpublished works

Hi everyone,

I often take shots that I never do anything with of things that catch my eye and/or appeal to my sense of humour when I’m walking around on my travels. I thought I’d share with you some such shots of Brussels that have previously never seen the light of day, until now that is. πŸ™‚

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Kind regards

leigh sig 2

A new aspect

Hi everyone,

Lately I’ve been gearing up, literally and metaphorically for my next trip which I’m pretty excited about as it’s somewhere that I’ve been dying to visit for quite a while, but more of that at a later date. I’ve been experimenting a lot with some new techniques and ideas and, amongst other thing I’ve been re-experimenting with HDR.

For my next trip I’m anticipating shooting more HDR and I’ve also recently taken a liking to the 5×4 aspect ratio which seems more visually appealing to me. Below a re-worked work of Dapdune Wharf on the River Wey in 5×4.

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Kind regards

leigh sig 2

Why do I enjoy processing so much?

Hi everyone,

I spend a lot of time working on my images. Not only do I find it both therapeutic and stimulating which is, I guess,Β  another way of saying that I enjoy it, but I also find it fascinating what the software is capable of doing. Here’s a fairly dull shot of the river, one frame from an HDR, unprocessed except for basic lens corrections.

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Here’s the same scene after I’ve done some quick processing, a bit more atmospheric and appealing I hope. I wouldn’t regard this a finished work as I’d work on it a bit more before I’d be totally happy with it.

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Kind regards,

leigh sig 2

 

 

One for the river

Hi folks,

I couldn’t resist doing one more river work πŸ™‚

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Best wishes,

leigh sig 2

New work: “Moving on”

Hi everyone,

One last work of the River Thames at Richmond upon Thames before I move on.

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Best wishes,

leigh sig 2