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365 Day 106 - West Midland Farmers Office


Hello, I'm Anne, I joined a little while back but have only just got round to adding some photos to my portfolio. Hopefully this is just the start! I'm really looking forward to hearing folks' comments on my images, anything that you think will improe them will be welcome.
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365 Day 106 - West Midland Farmers Office

16 Apr 2014 7:06PM   Views : 305 Unique : 233

Today I had a couple of hours to spare between two appointments. Not enough time to go home and back again so instead I went for a stroll around the docks. Much of the dock area in Gloucester has been redeveloped. There is now an outlet centre, a new multiplex cinema and restaurants and many of the old warehouses have been converted into modern flats. The most interesting part as far as photography is concerned, is the area which has not yet been developed. Old derelict buildings, boarded up except for the broken windows that the pigeons use, much of it behind high wire fences but there are still some areas that you can access.

Although this building was latterly the offices of West Midland Farmers, it started life as the offices of the Downing brothers from Smethwick who established malt houses in Gloucester docks in 1976, presumably because of ready access to imported barley. It's sad to see all these old buildings disappear to be replace by shiny glass fronted shops and restaurants but that is what has happened to most of them and I'm sure that this one will be gone before too long as well.



Jestertheclown Avatar
Jestertheclown 14 8.8k 255 England
18 Apr 2014 9:33PM
I like this Anne, although you might want to get shot of the white bit at the bottom.

At the risk of teaching you how to suck eggs; if this shot required sharpening (it doesn't but I'll carry on!) it would benefit greatly from using the 'High Pass' method.
It works really well on shots with lots of well defined clear cut corners and edges.

Just like this one.

But then, you already knew that . . .

. . . didn't you ! ?
AnneB50 Avatar
AnneB50 11 118 18 Scotland
18 Apr 2014 10:25PM
Well spotted Jester, I didn't spot the white bit of pavement at the bottom! So where would I find the 'High Pass' method? Is this in Photoshop? If so maybe I'll need to splash out £8.95 a month to get the whole thing.


Running late again, so yesterdays, todays and tomorrows will all need to be uploaded tomorrow!
Jestertheclown Avatar
Jestertheclown 14 8.8k 255 England
18 Apr 2014 10:38PM
Hi again!

This explains it pretty well.

I'm using CS6 but I'm pretty sure that it exists in Elements as well. I think that even GIMP supports it. What software do you use?
It took me a while to get to grips with it and as I said, I think it really works best on images with well defined edges and outlines.

£8.50 a month?
Not for me thanks.
Even if I didn't already have Lightroom and CS6, I wouldn't get sucked into that.
Not unless Adobe were to give a cast-iron-set-in-stone-guarantee that the price won't go through the roof later on when, potentially, CS6 will no longer be available.
And even then, I wouldn't believe them.
AnneB50 Avatar
AnneB50 11 118 18 Scotland
19 Apr 2014 3:12PM
Thanks Jester, I have found a tutorial for Elements so will give it a go.


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