Hever Castle and Gardens

This was one of the places on our bucket list but for one reason or another we never found ourselves travelling to this part of the UK.  We finally made it and were not disappointed.  As a rule our trips are usually planned to avoid school holidays but not this time and although very busy (lots of events laid on with children in mind) this did not in any way detract from the overall beauty of the gardens and castle (house). The weather on the day was perfect …warm and sunny with possible showers… so with cameras in hand and fuelled with tea and cake from the café off we went………

If you have never been to Hever Castle then you have missed a real treat. Its certainly back on our list for a return visit….. maybe in the Autumn?

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Hever Castle and Gardens are located  3 miles southeast of Edenbridge on the Kent/Surrey/Sussex border in the village of Hever.

Click here to visit Hever Castle web site

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Sherborne Abbey

I am very lucky to live close to Sherborne Abbey (well 20 minutes away by car). As a freelance photographer I regularly have assignments which take me close to or on occasions into the Abbey but like most things the more you see it the less you tend to notice.  On Monday, I had an assignment for the local paper to go to the Gryphon School and photograph a Lego model of the Digby Memorial. Their next project is to build a scale model of Sherborne Abbey also in Lego and this really made me think of what I could achieve with a little photoshop licence.  So off to the Abbey I went and snapped a few pictures trying to visualise how I would like the finished images to look. It was quite a grey day which was ideal as I would get no sun flare, reflections or heavy shadows.  Below are the before and after shots.  Hope you like them and I would be interested in your comments.

GV of Sherborne Abbey with Digby Memorial
Original
GV of Sherborne Abbey with Digby Memorial
After Photoshop
GV of Sherborne Abbey with Digby Memorial
Original
GV of Sherborne Abbey with Digby Memorial
After Photoshop
GV of Sherborne Abbey with Digby Memorial
Original
GV of Sherborne Abbey with Digby Memorial
After Photoshop

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Remains of the Day

Have you ever been out and about with your camera and you suddenly have a eureka moment where you have to snap the scene in front of you although it makes no sense at the time? Well, such a moment happened to me last Saturday. I was in a rush as usual on my way back to the car having completed an assignment for the local paper, when I saw this lady sitting on a bench. OK you might say! So? Well, that’s how I felt, but something in my head was telling me there was a great picture in this scene, (Eureka moment). Snap…. the deed was done. No messing with settings, no contact with the subject, just click and keep going. This is my eureka moment!

Picture by Terry Fisher

Don’t think it would win any prizes do you?

OK,now from camera to computer where the transformation begins.

The first thing was to get rid off the parts of the image which were not required and then sort out the background behind the wall. With that done it was onto the magic of adjusting contrast, clarity, saturation and colour using my old friend the Luminosity Mask.  What are Luminosity Masks I hear you cry!  Well that will be a post for another day.  With all of that completed herewith my eureka moment titled Remains of the Day.

Picture by Terry Fisher

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Winter Light

Well here they are….. my final photos of 2016.

We looked at the outside temperature, minus 3°C and nature had been hard at work while we slept in and effort to entice us out.  So it was on with the layers and coats, extra socks and walking shoes and off we go cameras in hand.  WOW…. we were not disappointed.  Nature had really been working overtime.  Sadly, all this hard work was only to last for less than an hour as the weak winter sun broke through the mist. So in 2017 enjoy and respect every moment because you never know what the future holds.

Hope you enjoy the following slide show…..

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Diamonds in the Hedgerow

Valley Of Mist – Poem by Les Derbyshire

I wander in a valley full of mist today,
In cloud so low I feel its breath.
Picture by Terry Fisher
Picture by Terry Fisher
The scattered villages ghostly ride
Upon a sea of fine white silk,
Float silently among the fields.
Through muslin-curtained sky
I glimpse the sun’s pale disc;
Picture by Terry Fisher
Picture by Terry Fisher
He finds no welcome here
And hurries on to warm some other hillside.
Nothing in your web will you catch today, spider!
Picture by Terry Fisher
Picture by Terry Fisher
It hangs in the hedgerow
A vision of bright diamonds.
Picture by Terry Fisher
Picture by Terry Fisher
Patient cattle in the yard
Picture by Terry Fisher
Picture by Terry Fisher
Breathe soundless clouds.
No flight of bird disturbs the grey-lit sky
Nor song delight the ear.
Picture by Terry Fisher
Picture by Terry Fisher
The muffled stream withholds its playful voice,
Glides softly on its way.
I turn aside
And through the enfolding air
I trace again my homeward road.
Picture by Terry Fisher
Picture by Terry Fisher

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