Thanks for the comment. Dont know about Penrith but I doubt this place has changed much since you left..apart from the ridiculous parking charges in the village of Grasmere.If you go there park in the layby after the roundabouton the main road..its free. Eddie
I love every bit of this picture,i also get the feeling of love and peace with this picture.It makes you want to be there.You have put in to this picture what the person did when they named the boats,if that makes sense.
Thanks for the comment. It does give a feeling or relaxation and just wanting to be there and pass the time of day doing nothing. Yes the names of the boats makes you think. I shot some old fishing boats that had been abandoned on the Isle of Mull. One of them was named Girl Claire, I often wondered who she was,maybe a relative, a wife or a daughter..all from many years ago.It was rather sad to see the boat just left to decay.
Hi Anna, Sorry for the delay in the reply...been decorating. Glad to hear it is not subsidence, at least things are not as bad as you thought...you could have been living in Cumbrai..that would have been a worry right now. many thanks for the feature..greatly appreciated as usual.Guess your Christmas plans are now getting back on track. Eddie
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LOL Christmas plans??? We haven't even started on those yet! We have various dates arranged for various things to be done between this week and then, and are just gradually having to work our way - and budget - through it. It's all weighing heavily on Richard. He's physically showing signs of the stress of having to keep on top of organizing everything on top of everything else he has to do. This in turn worries me rather...
Yeah, that's just awful in Cumbria - abysmal for those poor people who've been affected. In the past you'd never have thought of these things happening in this country. Is any of it affecting you? That bridge having been condemned is obviously going to be a terrible added burden on locals needing to go anywhere too.
Tell Richard what isnt done today will wait for another day.If something has to be untidy or messy for a while then so be it. I must admit I am one of those people were everything has to be tidy and look nice but even I over the last few years have relaxed my views and dont worry so much now. Easier said than done I know. Yes Cumbria has really had it bad. We are only a 45 minute drive south of Kendal but havent had the weather they have.It has been dull windy and rining but nothing on the scale that has hit Cumbria. Almost unbeliveable that my recent boat shot you featured was only a few weeks ago. The hard part for those people is that there are just not that many routes to take so if a bridge goes then they are either stuck or face a very long drive.It is going to take some time and a lot of money to get Cumbria back in shape. I would imagine even those not really effected must be worried about the income from their properties as a lot of Cumbria are holiday lets. But no doubt the councils, landlords and the likes of the Inland Revenue will still want their money. Sceptical..no..been there in different circumstances
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I'll tell him. I think that what isn't helping him is that he can't set his computer up anywhere until at least one room has been done. I have mine in the bedroom we've moved into, but he wants all his own programs etc. available to him - on top of which, we've just had to buy him a new one in any case, and he hasn't yet been able to try it out!
We're needing to decide about our back bedroom, which is where there is evidence that there has been damp coming up through the floor, but which has remained dry since the carpet has been taken up; however, there continues to be a typical damp concrete type of smell in there on first opening the door, which he says he can't smell, yet I find it very distinctive and quite strong! Once the door has been opened and the air circulating, it disperses. I hate it when I can detect something and he can't! So the problem is, do we take the inspector's word that it's nothing to worry about and just screed over it, or do we do some digging down and further investigation? One is affordable, the other isn't right now....
Cast your mind back to the days when we didn't have computers..bloody things are essential but addictive.I can sympathies with Richard. My wife uses a laptop but under no circumstances will I allow any one near my computer. nothing offensive on it..I just like it left alone. As for the smell, well we all have different levels of senses. My wife and I are the same. I guess you are going to be like me..unhappy until you know the cause. Yes I know the smell of musty cement and I would be always wondering what is causing it. I suppose my other consideration is that if there is a problem it isn't going to get any better by ignoring it or just hoping it will cure itself..it never does. So this didn't help unless you look at the fact I am on your side on this one. Eddie
Money...a pain in the butt. Maybe you will get lucky and it will just dry out. If you have had the amount of rain some places have it may get better if and when it stops raining for a while. It may be that the ground is just soaked like so many places at the moment. Best of luck...I hope all the repairs turn out well for you and Richard.
Hi, No it isnt HDR,very rarely use it. Just various layers and blending modes and the brush tool in Photoshop.I dont use the dodge and burn tools. This can be achieved without HDR progs. I dont use them as I like to work in my own way and not do things automated. Thanks for the isit and the comment Eddie
I know what you mean, I like the look that HDR gives, but it sometimes feels like the results are a bit unpredictable, a bit out of your control. Do you know and tips/tutorials online to get this same high dynamic effect whilst keeping it all under your control? thanks, John
Hi John Actually looking back through my gallery I see there are some semi HDR shots. I say semi because generally if I apply any HDR effect I duplicate the layer,apply the HDR and then lower the opacity to what I want so it isn't quite so obviously or over done. I also hate what HDR does to sky's ( just a personnel thing ) so after I have done the HDR I erase the sky so the original from the underneath layer shows through. The boat scene isn't HDR. I work on a number of layers doing my own thing. I dont know of a tutorial that will tell you it. It isn't difficult,just took me a while to develop my own way of doing things. I kept seeing images and thinking they must be bloody lucky to always be some where when everything is just soooooo *********** perfect or it is post work. I shoot in RAW because I will some times do two conversions of the same image,one for the sky amd one for the forground. I can let you know my methods. I use CS4....but you can do this in virtually any Photoshop programme and also I think Corel etc....what programme are you using You need to be able to use layers and maybe masks or if not learn them. Let me know. Eddie