Today’s trip took me through Knaresborough, and of course I had to take that well known view in Knaresborough of the train viaduct.
View from the bench
One of the things I like to do is just sit for a few minutes and think. And, I thought that this might be a good time to start a “View from the bench” posts, much like my view from the saddle posts. I know it’s sad, but hey, it’s a little something to otherwise fill my time.
Rain & Reservoirs
Looks like the biblical rain we’ve recently had has gone someway to refilling the reservoirs..
I’m surprised they’ve refilled this quick. Unfortunately, I could not see Grimwith, as I was up there, everything was choking on a layer of fog that was so thick, visibility was easily down to less than 10 meters.
You can see in these photos, the bottom image was taken at Thruscross, the top at Grimwith.
The Thruscross image, you can see the immense fog bank on the horizon.
It was like driving into a alien world, like an invisible border had been crossed. I’ll spare you the rants about drivers not having lights on.
But anyway, a few good shots had of Thruscross dam, some piloting experiences amoung the trees.
I do however want to get shots when this dam, and others are overflowing. Might need to wait a few more months for that though..
A short film of our visit to Grimwith. I’ve been out here many times, but it’s the first time I’ve had the drone up. Despite shooting loads, there wasn’t really much to work with.
So, enjoy this short video..
Power of the edits..
While I always like to process images as little as possible, if at all, some times it’s a requirement of every shot.
Here, for instance this shot taken from my Spark. It lacks depth and colour. Visually, it just didn’t stand out.
However, a little time spent in the Google Photos editor tweaking exposure, clarity, saturation and blacks improve things.
Shadows have a bit more depth, the colours are less muted but still hold the autumn setting.
You don’t take a photograph, you make it
So, don’t be afraid to play with the sliders, just don’t overdo it, and keep it realistic and you’ll do just fine.
Gent in a suit eating lunch by the river. Nice to get out the office eh?
As always, more images can be found over on my iPernity site.
Young lady on her Mobile.
Getting low for the shot. This lady was trying to take a image on her iPhone, of the Minster in York
Favourite image (August)
Ok, so I’m starting a new thing, a favourite image of the previous month.
So for August, it’s a really difficult choice as I felt like I took a lot of good photos. However, Leeds Gay Pride was really fun to photograph, and by far gave the most photos for me to choose from.
So, this is my Picture of August, and it really wasn’t an easy choice 🙂
What you all think? Good or bad choice? Let me know in the comments.
I do a lot of street photography. Most of the people I photograph, don’t notice, or plain just don’t care. However, there are some that will look at you when you take the image, with that quizzical look in the eye. There are others who will ask, out of pure curiosity. And then there are others who are just down right hostile, which I hasten to add are in the extreme minority. Like this message I got through my ipernity site last night.
I found a picture of me on this site and demand u remove it.
This is a gross invasion of my privacy and against human rights.
So remove it as quickly as possible. I will look to make sure. I will contact a law professional to sue you if you dont.
Now, this is just rude, and hostile, so it naturally got my back up somewhat. I may have considered removing the image, if it had been phrased with a little more care. But as such, knowing I am in the right I am refusing to remove it.
If your on a public street, in the UK, I have every right to take an image. There are occasions where I wont, such as people leaving hospitals, clinics or such. But generally, it’s all fair game. After all, this breach of their human rights, how do they feel about the amount of CCTV that watches them in a day, let alone the number of stores that you walk in, and get captured on in store CCTV. That argument just does not hold water.
I put my professional head on and crafted this reply.
I’m sorry you feel like your privacy has been invaded, but the fact is you where on a public street, and as such are open to be photographed as there is no expectation of privacy in public. Had you been a little more polite in your approach I may of considered removing it. However, the image will be staying online.
Please feel free to contact a solicitor to clarify this if you wish.
You also didn’t mention which photo it actually is, can you please supply the full URL of the image?
I now await a reply, or a letter from their Legal Advisor 🙂