Why does there never seem to be enough time?

Hey everyone
I appreciate all the feedback and comments on my photography on this blog and the friends I have made through it.  I have not posted for some time now and just wanted to let everyone know I will be back but it’s just been a hectic 6 months or so.  I hate to see my camera gathering dust but it’s just one of those things.

I will be back with some new shots hopefully by the end of the month.

Thanks

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Sheep Pen

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At Chatsworth House lies this strange building at the side of the entrance. It seems to be used as a sheep pen. Was this its original purpose or did it simply become one over time?

 

I have simply sharpened up the shot and gave it a cooling filter.  I have also added the black and white version in which I have pushed for a more creepy, abandoned sort of feel.

Websites, printers and mounting?

Hey

I’m currently in the process of setting up a new website and will hopefully transfer this blog (or create a new one) to the new domain. Does anyone have a recommendation on web hosting?

Also I have started printing and mounting some of my prints (just for the sake of it to be honest), as I hate to think that all my pictures are left on a hard drive to fade away to a distant memory.

I use my epson picturemate 500 for the family 6×4 snaps and for trying out some of my edited ones.

I am looking for a new epson photo printer I am not particular about if it is a3 or not but really looking for a 8 colour as I do a lot of black and white printing.

Any recommendations for which printer I should invest in.

Also does anyone have any recommendations on where to get mounting frames inn bulk from as I am currently buying from eBay.

Thanks for the help.

Crich Stand Beacon Light

Upon climbing the memorial at the top there is a beacon light.  The view from the top of the stand is a great one.

I don’t have many shots from the top as I was testing out a new lens and the shots were not as good as I was hoping.

I highly recommend a visit to this unique memorial, if you are ever in the area.

All the details, along with some more pictures can be found here

 

http://www.crich-memorial.org.uk/history.html

 

Crich Stand Beacon Light

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Crich Stand

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Had a long overdue family day out. This is a shot of the war memorial at Crich Stand. I have converted to clack and white and pumped up the black in the sky and reduced it slightly on the path and grass.

Still a bit more work to do on this shot but its been a while since I have uploaded anything so here is the stage 1.

 

Also I have added a quick touch up/old fashioned version as well (been playing around with lightroom).

 

 

http://www.crich-memorial.org.uk/history.html