photography

April

In the March post, I suggested we might get a bit of sun in April. We might see a flood of tourists. It didn’t happen. April has been cold. Wintry at times. There were a number of mornings that I had to scrape ice off my windscreen. This is rather rotten behaviours from the weather gods. I blame Trump. And Brexit.

This month features a range of subjects mostly in the Bournemouth area. But there is a sneak appearance by the nephew, Master J. And a friend, who wanted some photos for his music label something or other. There is one photo from Portsmouth. If you look careful, you can see the two structures that tower above the runway on the new aircraft carrier, HMS Prince Charles.

Finally, there’s a shot from the National Covid Memorial wall. It’s quite something. A half mile of hearts, painted on a wall, each one representing a Covid death.

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photography

March

This weeks collection has a more urban feel. There’s a few beach photos in there, but most of the shots were taken in railways stations, Bournemouth and Westbourne. With one in Southampton. I had an afternoon in the port city to go pick up a new work phone. The photos might give the impression the area is deserted. That is far from the case, and things are getting busier. Next month we may get a bit of sun. The town will then be overrun by grockles.

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RNI Films

I do almost all of my photo processing on my iPad these days. In fact, I don’t remember the last time I used my Mac. I use Apple Photos to import, organise and store my photos. I use Pixelmator Pro for a lot of basic adjustments. But I’ve mostly been using RNI Films to add attractive film simulations to my shots.

RNI has a decent iOS app with a range of presets. You can purchase more presets inside the app. I’ve bought the lot over the last year. They do two other iOS apps, RNI Flashback and RNI Aero. The former is only £3.99 but doesn’t do anything the main app doesn’t do. Aero is ok, but outrageously expensive. Outrageously expensive is how I’d summarise their Lightroom app too. Which is a shame.

Still, I’m happy with what I’ve got on my iPad. The photo above? Brutalist architecture in Southampton. Its a city full of awful concrete blocks. Blame the Germans. The docks and surrounding city were obliterated by the Luftwaffe in the war.

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