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Camera Corner

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 20:26

I mentioned 'HDR imaging' earlier, whilst I can accept it will be of little interest to most of you, this is a photography thread, so I feel I should mention it.

This is a brief YouTube tutorial that outlines the procedure:  


Camera Corner

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 20:06

 More rhodos taken the same time as those posted earlier.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 18:31

Far from wall to wall sunshine here in the Midlands today (a mix of sunny periods & cloud) However, it's very mild and being light until almost 6pm, I get the feeling that spring is not too far away.

Camera Corner

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 16:43

Thanks folks.....silly me, should have said it was taken early last year.

My picture library is getting rather low now, so look forward to some favourable spring weather so I can get out & about with my camera.

Shugborough Hall (ancestral home of Lord Lichfield) is just a stone's throw away and I do happen to know they have a gorgeous display of snowdrops about  may do that soon.

I do have lots of trips planned, when the weather turns the being the Tropical Butterfly Farm at Stratford-on Avon.  

Camera Corner

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 11:10


Reading through various threads it seems that many of us seem to be getting spring fever......with this in mind I'd like to share this lovely display of rhododendrons & azaleas. It was taken at Lee Gardens in Derbyshire.  

Camera Corner

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 13:18

No PM received (or email notification) KEF  good thing you posted here. If you feel like having another go, I'll check later (just going out now)......otherwise I'll try to PM you.


Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 10:59
Tracey-Newbie wrote (see)

I'm in the North West David, I will probably put them inside this weekend but in a different room than the others where it is cool.


Is this your seedlings or seeds you intend to sow, Tracy?

Camera Corner

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 10:54

 I borrowed this HDR pic from Mr Google (norty norty) as an example.

Interesting session at the camera club last night.....the subject being High dynamic range (HDR) imaging.

Basically cameras have nowhere near the range to recognise light & shade as does the human eye and the choices it makes to expose our pics are just a compromise.

HDR involves taking three shots of the same subject, one normal, one under-exposed and one over-exposed. Using software such as 'Photomatix' the pictures are combined to produce a selection of interesting results to choose from...ranging from really nice shots to weird.

I understand that some newer cameras have this facility built-in, which of course eliminates the need for software.

Perhaps not for everyone, but interesting to me because I have an enquiring mind.  


Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 10:34


Tracey-Newbie wrote (see)

Thanks David....I still have no greenhouse so I guess it's the windowsill!!  No more room in the garage either 


I'm sure there'll be a sparkling new greenhouse by the time they've germinated, Tracy.

Depending on what part of the country you live, I would guess sowing where they are to flower should take place in about a another month......ground conditions permitting, of course.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 18:02

Crikey! You have rakeable soil??

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