Oscar in colour

I've been enjoying colouring some very old black and white photographs. It's been a fun exercise using a cheap (£50) Wacom graphics tablet and pen along with Adobe Photoshop, researching their real life appearances, attempting to restore sharpness and detail in a life-like manner, and extending the canvas outside the crop of the original image so as to look more pleasing to my eye.

Ingrid in colour

I've been enjoying colouring some very old black and white photographs. It's been a fun exercise using a cheap (£50) Wacom graphics tablet and pen along with Adobe Photoshop, researching their real life appearances, attempting to restore sharpness and detail in a life-like manner, and extending the canvas outside the crop of the original image so as to look more pleasing to my eye.

Milky Way over M74 near Johnstonbridge

The night skies are getting darker now, and the air clarity for this picture was superb. I used Google Earth to locate the best local motorway bridge where the galactic plane would be seen to rise directly above the line of traffic. A ten second exposure with a 21 mm lens.

Pat and Laura's Wedding

It was a real privilege to be there with Pat and Laura at their wedding in Wales, and a great honour to be asked to record the day for good friends :-)

Midsummer sunset over Moffat

Technically, it's past midsummer, and the nights are getting longer now, but after the hottest day of the year so far, it feels like we're in the middle of a real summer at last :-)

Hunterheck Forest

A walk through one of Moffat's many conifer plantations.

Devil Town

Seems that Daniel Johnston has moved back to Devil Town. Or at least, it was a bit of a surprise hearing his song's placement in the latest Apple advert. I didn't think he'd be interested in that kind of exposure, or its connotations.

Whisky

Playing around with the tethering module in Capture One. I really need a longer cable !

2018 Scottish Rally stage near Moffat

A few shots of some noisy cars kicking up dust in the forest tracks at Rivox, near Moffat

Port Mulgrave

Port Mulgrave is a fascinating place for its industrial heritage and wealth of fossils. The collection of makeshift beach huts supposedly all belong to local fishermen who use the bay to harvest the sea for crabs and lobsters.