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Lavenham Remastered


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Lavenham Remastered

2 Jun 2020 9:35AM   Views : 475 Unique : 356

Every now and then I go back and look at the images I have made in a particular place, and then I redo them as if it was for the first time. It's an interesting exercise to see if I choose the same shots as before, if I do them in the same way, and so on. The choice is usually a bit pickier because it removes that immediate reaction where all the images seem so exciting that none can be resisted. Their seductive quality, that probably stems from newness, has faded by the time the second look comes along. Of course the opposite can also be true, and it can be that I think first time round maybe I was a bit harsh towards my own photography and I find shots that have previously unseen merit.

So I've had a look at my images from Suffolk, shot way back in 2006; no doubt my 8-year-old grandson would think of such distant times as when the dinosaurs roamed the earth. No dinosaurs in the images, but I was also very pleased with the quality from my electronic dinosaur, at the time the Pentax *istDS. My first DSLR, just 6MP but clearly capable of beautiful colour photography and actually perfectly usable today. Its drawbacks would be the small back screen and the relative slowness of operation. However, the all-glass pentaprism finder would still be the joy to look through that current ones still are.

The images are mainly of Lavenham, but some of other Suffolk locales might just creep in.

House in the Clouds, Thorpness

Wayside Small Building

Little Grange, Woodbridge, home of Victorian poet Edward FitzGerald



Building Detail, Lavenham



Boulge Church, "The FitzGerald Church"

One interesting difference is that I did more correction of converging verticals this time, using Photoshop. Maybe I'm better at it than I was in 2006, so the process is much quicker and easier, although I suppose a good question might be, in the case of Lavenham, which verticals in particular did I think needed correcting?

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