Pontycymer v Penygraig RFC…….

First home game of the season and was an extremely wet one.

A very close fought match with just 2 penalties apiece but I did manage to capture some good action shots.

Nikon D7000,  Nikon 80-200mm f2.8

click on image to view larger…….

Steam Trains…….

I have been going through the photographs I took recently on our holidays to Butlins, Minehead.

We popped along to the West Somerset Railway where there were various old steam trains, it felt like going back in time as we walked along the platform .

I am not a train fan or anything but it was great when I asked the driver if I could get aboard the engine and take some shots and he was  very happy for me to do so.

I processed these in Aperture and used HDR efex plugin to try to extract the detail out of the shots (single raw files not bracketed)

Here is a link to the railway…  http://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/

Nikon D7000,  Tamron 17-50mm f2.8      1/60sec  f6.3  iso 1600

click on image to view larger…….

Cardiff Harbour Festival…..

Visited Cardiff Bay this weekend and it was in the middle of its Harbour Festival, loads of interesting characters and various food and craft stalls.

Because of the cloud cover I decided to try and take a photograph of the Tall ships moored up with the hope of creating a HDR to enhance the clouds.

After various tweaking I decided to convert the final Tonemapped image to mono…… comments very welcome.

I will post the colour version if anyone is interested, let me know.

Nikon D300s,  Sigma 30mm f1.4      1/400sec  f8  iso 200

click on image to view larger…….

A Garw walk after the rain……

Went out for a little walk tonight after the rain with the hopes of catching the last rays of sun before it disappeared behind the mountain.

I didn’t want to take out the tripod so I bracketed 3 exposures in camera and shot on continuous high and hoped for the best.

Processed in Photomatix.

Nikon D7000,  Tamron 17-50mm f2.8      1/160-320-640sec  f7.1  iso 400

click on image to view larger…….