Sunday, 24 February 2013

The Texture Of Wood

The Texture Of Wood by rickardowise
The Texture Of Wood, a photo by rickardowise on Flickr.

The Texture Of Wood

What interest wood can give, even when cut and left to slowly rot in the wood where it grew.

How Did I Get Like This?

How Did I Get Like This? by rickardowise
How Did I Get Like This?, a photo by rickardowise on Flickr.

A multi -limbed tree of all shapes and textures. Three images merged into Photomatix to produce the HDR. The four images then opened in Photoshop as layers and blended as required. The final layer was duplicated and Topaz Labs Black and White Effects 2 Platinumn 3 preset was used. The two layers were then blended in Photoshop to give this effect.

Tumbling Water

Tumbling Water by rickardowise
Tumbling Water, a photo by rickardowise on Flickr.

Water flowing in a small stream. Three shot HDR merged in NIK HDR Efex Pro 2, then edited in Lightroom, Photoshop and NIK Silver Efex Pro 2 plugin. I used Nik Silver Efex to give a Cyantype effect then blended it with the orginal image using Photoshop layers and blend modes.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Shrawley Woods in February Sun,Shrawley,Worcestershire,UK.

As one of the largest small-leaved lime woodlands in the country, Shrawley wood really is something special. On top of that it has a spectacular display of bluebells April/May.
Visitors may park behind the New Inn pub (small charge applies) but are asked to patronise the pub in return!

Wood House, Shrawley,Worcestershire,UK

Shrawley Wood House is a 19th-century country house in a landscape park. Features include three large pools, a boat house and two lodges. The park is first shown on the Ordnance Survey six-inch map of 1883.

Bridge Over Stream

Bridge Over Stream by rickardowise
Bridge Over Stream, a photo by rickardowise on Flickr.

Driveway Bridge leading to Wood House, Shrawley,Worcestershire,UK. The park is first shown on the Ordnance Survey six-inch map of 1883.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Do These Woods Feel Creepy To You?

This shot was taken in daylight but with the help of Lightroom and Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 things become a little creepy.

"A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse!"

Not quite the battle of Bosworth Field and Richard III, more Chaddesley Point To Point course in winter.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Me and My Mate

Me and My Mate by rickardowise
Me and My Mate, a photo by rickardowise on Flickr.

Two Shetland Ponies discussing the possibility of attacking the photographer! Shall we or not that is the question?

Gotta Mint Then?

Gotta Mint Then? by rickardowise
Gotta Mint Then?, a photo by rickardowise on Flickr.

One of a pair of horses that had had some fun running up to us in a menacing way as we crossed their field.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Stourport Bridge Stourport-on-Severn

Stourport Bridge Stourport-on-Severn The bridge was built in 1870 by Thomas Vale Construction, a local contractor. It is the only river crossing at Stourport-on-Severn and connects the main part of the town with the area on the other side of the River Severn known as Areley Kings. During 2006/7 the bridge was renovated and painted in an attractive blue and gold colour scheme. (Attribution: P L Chadwick)

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Boats Frozen In

Boats Frozen In by rickardowise
Boats Frozen In, a photo by rickardowise on Flickr.

The canal opened to Stourport in 1771 and by 1812 the five canal basins had been built. Stourport Canal Basins still remain largely intact from that golden age of the canals. The canal basins are home to nearly 100 narrow boats and yachts, and one re-opened basin, plus five canal locks and a dry dock, all located on the bank of the River Severn in Worcestershire, UK. This shot shows the main basin on a cold day in winter with the water frozen around the boats.

Gates Now Closed

Gates Now Closed by rickardowise
Gates Now Closed, a photo by rickardowise on Flickr.

Part of the walls and gates surrounding the garden to Arley House and Arboretum, Worcestershire

Friday, 1 February 2013

Sun back lighting a tree.

This shot was taken in the grounds of Arley Arboretum and Gardens, Arley, Worcestershire on a particularly bright day at the end of November 2012.

The Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal viewed from Timber Lane Bridge

The Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal linked the River Severn with the Trent and Mersey Canal and as a result, after Birmingham, Stourport became the busiest inland port in the Midlands. This view is looking towards Stourport approximately 1mile from the canal basin.