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Gift

Gift

Happy Christmas everyone and I hope you have a great New Year?

I find it strange that during my time off from work I seem to have had even less opportunity to do anything, like update this site, than during my working time. Oh well!

It has been a good week (in more ways than one) since I posted anything on imagi and to be honest I haven't got much new to show other than a few snapshots taken over Christmas. Speaking of which, here is a shot of the missus (or soon to be) enjoying opening her presents on Christmas day morning. We didn't get each other that much, unlike previous years, as it looked like we would be needing a new laptop and, after getting a really sweet deal with Apple, we did just that.

Circle of friends

Circle of friends

I saw my friends at the weekend in Brighton for a Christmas getogether and to ask them if they would be my best men.

Not satisfied with one I had to have all of my pals, with whom I grew up with, in the role. Thankfully they agreed and now I can hardly wait until September.

As for the weekend it was another awesome time had by all. We don't see each other that much through the year being so far away from one another but when we do we make the most of our time. If I remember (and I had quite a bit to drink so I may be off slightly) I think I staggered to bed finally at 4.30 which is unbelievable for me. I mean most times in the week I am usually in bed by 10!

Santvmn

Santvmn

This shot is taken at the same time as this and this at Palma Cathedral.

I am keeping this entry short and snappy as I haven't been feeling myself all week and tonight seems no exception.

Nothing that Christmas won't fix I am sure. :)

When dinosaurs…

When dinosaurs…

It's not all that long now Christmas.

This means a nice long break from work and the chance to take some new photos. It will be about time as I haven't really shot anything in ages and imagi is only just ticking over on my archive.

This shot really is an oldy. You can see the similar original back in the old archive. I have played around a little more with it this time, toning, selective sharpening and alike. The view is actually from Cropston Resevoir, looking over and into Bradgate Park.

Oh buoy

Oh buoy

Today's photo is inspired by this on Chromasia.

Looking over the website it reminded me I had taken a similar shot ages ago in Tenerife that I never processed for one reason or another, so here it is. I think it was the shapes made by the water that caught my eye. Like Mr Nightingale on his site I think my shot merits posting.

Hot Rox

Hot Rox

I processed today's shot with the new Adobe camera raw settings which handles the RW2 LX3 raw files very well.

Relatively speaking I haven't done that much post processing to the shot other than a bit of sharpening and adding a slight vignette.

I like the Adobe interface and I prefer the results to the Silkypix output but I still love the results of Capture One. There are so many programs to handle RAW but I always seem to come back to Phase One's product.

Also, for the record, I was in the front passenger seat and just leant around and pointed the LX3 back and shot. It's not a bad image for an 'off-the-cuff' snapshot eh? I like my LX3.

If you love me…

If you love me…

Just for the record the title for today's entry is from another song I am listening to as I post (can you guess from what?).

I don't have a lot of time tonight as Nik's folks are coming over so I will post and run. The shot is from the Louvre (our Paris holiday last year in February) though for the life of me I can't remember what the sculpture is called. Beautiful though isn't it?

Oh wow! Just noticed that Adobe have released a new version of Camera Raw which supports the LX3 RAWs. Sweet!

Oh no! Just about to come off the computer and I have missed Nik's parents. Dammit! (Sorry guys for being a completely ignorant git – have a super holiday).