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    The couple

    This picture was taken in the cycle paths at Alexandra Palace, North London in September 2012. I saw this couple pushing their child along the cycle path and I thought it made a nice family scene. The trees which fold over them seem to frame the couple nicely and the light falls on them to form a natural highlight. Taken with my Pentax K-5 and Sigma 18-125 Std Zoom Pentax K-5 Sigma 18-125 HSM zoom 1/125 sec f/5.6 iso 200...
  • Family

    Having a sniff around

    Whilst we were at Alexandra Palace for a paper craft fair I was taking some pictures of James & Emma when I spotted this dog sniffing about the grass in the distance. I had my Tamron 70 – 300 mm zoom fitted to my Pentax K-r and I took this shot. I know this is just a dog having a  sniff around in the grass, but somehow the bush to the right, the sunlight and the dog’s position seems to...
  • Family

    Cloud and Reflections

    This is another picture I took during our trip to the Alexandra Palace boating lake in September last year. I like this picture because of the reflection of the cloud in the lake surface, but I didn’t notice that at all when I took the picture. It was only when I got back home and imported the days shoot into Lightroom that I noticed the symmetry and adjusted the image to emphasize the reflection, boosting the vibrance and saturation and...
  • Family

    Playtime in the park

    I like this photo of my daughter Emma playing in the playground at Alexandra Palace in London. We had gone to Alley Pally for a paper craft fair in April 2012 because my wife Janice likes to make greetings cards, but both James and Emma get bored with commercial fairs so I took them to the Boating Lake and around the playground behind the building itself. This item of play equipment is a plastic wheel set at an angle to...
  • Family

    London Skyline

    I took this image of the London skyline from Alexandra Palace in September 2012. It caught my eye because I saw the Shard which had only recently been completed. The original raw image was processed in Lightroom, cropped to a wider aspect ratio and converted to black and white. I also had to raise the shadow detail a bit and cut the highlights to get a bit of detail in the sky and clouds. I deliberately kept the horizon low...

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