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PhotoBoffin.co.uk is Back!

I closed my photography tuition business and website in 2019. Since then, I have trialled a few different platforms to publish my photography and thoughts as tutor emeritus.

But now, here at WordPress, PhotoBoffin.co.uk is back!

Bridge Number 10, Mytholmroyd

This image was was taken at 3:30pm on the 1st May 2022 and developed from a single RAW file using On1 Photo RAW.

This is bridge number 10 on the Rochdale Canal at Mytholmroyd near Hebden Bridge in Calderdale, West Yorkshire. The bridge was built in 1798 and carries the A646 Burnley Road across the canal. The buildings you see were originally warehouses and have since been converted into dwellings – although the building directly on top of the bridge appears to still be used for storage.

I had taken a HDR bracket set, but in this case, the HDR blend didn’t align successfully and didn’t look sharp as a consequence. This happens sometimes, because I don’t use a tripod and hand-hold an exposure-bracketed shot sequence in ISO auto at my Sony Alpha’s 11 frames per second.

It was an overcast day, however, and the optimised middle exposure yielded sufficient dynamic range for the image, as you would expect, so thankfully the bracketing was unnecessary.

After spending lots of time developing this image, and struggling to process the colours satisfactorily, I eventually opted for a lightly split-toned, 90% monochrome presentation.

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Light, Trees and Boat at Hazlehurst Junction

This is an older image taken at 4pm on the 5th November 2016. I recently developed it from a single RAW file using On1 Photo Raw 2022.

The location is Hazlehurst Junction on the Caldon Canal at Denford, Staffordshire.

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St Thomas’s from Weavers Square

This is the view, from Weavers Square, of the derelict St Thomas a Becket church at Heptonstall, near Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire.

The image was developed from a three-bracket RAW exposure set using On1 Photo RAW 2022. The exposures were taken at 3pm on the 10th August 2021.

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Robin Hood’s Bay

This is Robin Hood’s Bay village, near Whitby in North Yorkshire.

The photo was taken as a single RAW file at 3:30pm on the 1st August 2017 and developed with On1 Photo Raw in the December of 2021.

Yes, I’m back using On1 Photo Raw – my favourite photo processing software!

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Rochdale Canal at Hebden Bridge

This is the view looking west towards Hebden Bridge town centre from under the Station Road bridge over the Rochdale Canal. The image was captured as a three-exposure HDR bracket set at 3:50pm on the 10th of August and developed using ACDsee Photo Studio Ultimate 2022.

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Old Lifeboat House and Branch at Moelfre, Anglesey

This is another shot of the old lifeboat house at Moelfre, Anglesey. It was taken as a three-exposure HDR RAW file set, at 2:25pm on the 15th September 2021, and developed with On1 Photo RAW 2021.

As you may have noticed, I like to revisit photographic subjects and reshoot them differently, be that from a different angle or whatever. This time, it’s from the right looking left from the ramp, with the branch as a foreground element.

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Footpath and Bridge at Breakwater Country Park

This is the lovely coastal-path walk at Breakwater Country Park, Holyhead, Anglesey. The image was taken at 2:50pm on the 8th July 2021 and developed with Luminar AI.

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