Spring – Tulip

Spring finally arrived in Cambridge this week. The garden suddenly woke up from its long winter slumber and burst into colour. Daffodils, Crocuses and now tulips are in bloom.


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Cambridge in HDR – Jesus Lock

Another two images of the Jesus lock on the river Cam in Cambridge. Locks are used to raise or lower boats between stretches of water of different levels. The Jesus lock was built in the late 19th century and is now maintained by Conservators of the River Cam, the navigation authority for the River Cam established in 1702.

Looking down the lock. The water inside the lock is at a higher level

The lock is on the right of the picture just beyond the island. The broad stretch of river in the centre flows by a mini-waterfall due to differences in level.

HDR generated by bracketing 3 photos in Photomatix Pro.


Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire

Anglesey Abbey is a National Trust property comprising a country house and over 50 acres of landscaped grounds and gardens. The last owner of the property 1sr Baron Fairhaven is credited with laying out some of the largest gardens in 20th century Britain. He left the property to the National Trust on his death. The pictures below are from the Anglesey Abbey country manor.




All the above pictures are 3-shot bracketed photographs merged in Photomatix Pro. Please click-through any picture to go to flickr.


Cambridge in HDR – Evening on the Cam

This is a HDR representation of early evening on the River Cam near Jesus Green, Cambridge. This view shows direction of flow of the river which ultimately joins up with the Great Ouse near Ely. This section of the Cam is wide enough for boats to navigate (a few can be seen in this photograph).

The Cam near Jesus Green, Cambridge

This photograph is a HDR of 3 bracketed shots at -2, 0 and 2 ev post-processed in Photomatix Pro.


Lights and Shadows

My experimentation with HDR photography continues. Over the lovely weekend we had here in Cambridge I visited Anglesey Abbey and Lode Mill in Cambridgeshire. This picture is a composite of 3 photographs at -2, 0 and 2ev of a backlit tree. The images were processed in PhotoMatix Pro using the Painterly 2 filter with further adjustments.

Shadows and Light

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Cambridge in HDR: River Cam

The Cam river is at its widest near the Jesus lock on the navigable part of the river. This HDR picture was taken from the Jesus Lock footbridge that connects Chesterton Road and Jesus Green.

Boats along the Cam. Click on image to see full size version

Narcissus jonquil – Fragrant Beauty

Narcissus jonquil and Narciuss tazetta are two daffodil cultivars endowed with flowers that have a heady perfume. These members of the Amaryllis lily family are probably hybrids of Japanese daffodils. Each flower in the pictures below is about 1.8cm in diameter, but their heady fragrance can be felt metres away.


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Technical Details:

Nikon D700 with Speedlight SB-600 external flash
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 lens
Post-Processed in Adobe LightRoom 4.3 and NIK Color Efex Pro 4