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Image of the week – Landscapes

Image of the week – Landscapes

I’m a big fan of Image of the Week which runs over on Truly Madly Kids not only for the stunning photos those ladies share but also for the inspiration of what to capture and how to really work my DSLR camera. I’m a bit of photography geek, I studied it in college back in the days of film and dark rooms but only recently got to grips with the manual settings and dipped my toes into the world of digital photography this year. Stepping away from the auto settings and relying on point and shoot has been my challenge for the year  and I’m getting there slowly all with the help of Truly Madly Kids and Pinterest.

This week’s topic is landscapes so I’m sharing a shot I took of Sidmouth bay a few weeks ago, it was a glorious spring morning and Tween and I were watching the sailing, I played around with a few different setting and then edited it with some filters back home. I feel a little bit of a cheat when I do jazz it up in the editing but there was so much going on that was lost in the original photo, like the people on the beach and the boats out at sea, and I was trying to show the contrast of the stormy sea in between the peaceful sky.

I’m still along way off perfection but I’ve given myself to the end of the year to get my head around what my camera is actually capable of.

Sidmouth bay on a spring morning watching the sailing boats out on the stormy sea


I’m also linking in with One Dad 3 girls

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    • 24th May 2015 / 7:15 am

      Thank you, we’re so lucky to have this view on our doorstep

  1. Fi Ni Neachtain
    24th May 2015 / 11:04 am

    Such a beautiful shot, the sea almost looks 3D, you captured it perfectly 🙂 #MySundayPhoto

    Fiona @

  2. 24th May 2015 / 12:20 pm

    Fantastic photo – love the height you are at. Look at those blue skies 🙂 #mysundayphoto

    • 24th May 2015 / 1:15 pm

      Thank you, we were stood in the promenade looking down at the sea. I

  3. 24th May 2015 / 12:21 pm

    I love this photo, you can feel the sun and hear the waves

    Thank you for linking up

  4. 24th May 2015 / 12:55 pm

    spectacular view, we have similar down here, never get bored with it! #mysundayphoto

  5. 24th May 2015 / 12:57 pm

    What a beautiful scene! It looks so peaceful there x

  6. 24th May 2015 / 5:14 pm

    This is a great image, I find landscapes difficult to get right – as you say, they often lose something in the translation!

    • 24th May 2015 / 6:13 pm

      I’m still learning so hopefully I’ll get it right without resorting to filters soon.

  7. Molly
    24th May 2015 / 8:54 pm

    This is a tough shot to get as the light on the water is reflecting back…. a gradient filter lens on your camera might have helped but it really is a lovely image


    • 24th May 2015 / 8:56 pm

      Thanks Molly, I’m not using filters at the moment as still trying to practice on the manual settings but will definitely add some to my Wishlist x

  8. 25th May 2015 / 7:58 pm

    Fantastic image, really sums up the seaside.

  9. Megan - Truly Madly Kids
    28th May 2015 / 9:51 am

    I am so pleased you like our linky so much and that you find so helpful.

    This is a lovely shot – the colours are beautiful and I love the shadowy people in the corner too. You have a natural flair for composotion.

    Thanks for linking up to Image of the Week

    • 31st May 2015 / 4:27 pm

      Thanks Megan that means a lot coming from a pro like you!

  10. Emma T
    6th June 2015 / 8:37 pm

    Great shot, love the blues.

    Learning to use my camera/manual was my challenge this year too. I’m loving it, and just wish I’d started it earlier.

    • 6th June 2015 / 9:42 pm

      It’s not as daunting as you think it will be is it. I’m even ready to upgrade my dslr now.

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