Another massivly late blog post to accompany the weeks upload... ooops! I really need to get into the habit of writting these posts at the same time as I upload. Problem is that by the time I've finished editing the image and written the comments ready for upload, I'm usually feeling a little guilty over taking so long as my girlfriend sits there waiting for me to finish.
I think I said everything there was to say in my upload comments, just to add that at the time of publishing this post the photo had 94 views and 4 favourites. I'm a little disapointed as I really thought this photo was something special, but a few months ago I'd have been over the moon with 94 views ever, never mind about 94 in a week!
This seems to be becoming a habit, I spend the week thinking over a particular image, but end up doing something completely different! This week I'd planned to do a strobist portrait of my girlfriend, but found I wasn't able to use rear shutter sync (I think that's what it's called). I basically wanted to leave the shutter open to get the street lights etc, but then fire the flash to freeze my girlfriend. It was sub zero outside and she has a cold, so when the first few shots didn't work the idea was a write off.
I had thought to try for an HDR shot, as it's something I've not tried before. However there wasn't much detail to the sky as it's just permanently overcast, no breaks or variety in the clouds to provide an interested or dramtic sky. So I decided to use evels and different B&W filters to try and bring out what interesting features there are. So the Sky has one filter to enhance what is there, whilst the windmill itself has been tweaked to retain the detail in the sails, whilst also bringing out the detail in the brickwork.
This is officially my first Black and White upload, so constructive criticism is welcomed and greatly appreciated.