The Isle Of Wight

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Alpha Whiskey Photography, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. I was travelling with some folks so a lot of these were taken quickly on the fly. Managed to find the elusive but indigenous red squirrel too. Didn't have my Oly 40-150mm F/2.8 with me, so I shot it with the 60mm F/2.8 which is part of my light travel pack. Fortunately, it allowed me to get pretty close. Processed in LR and CS6 (watermarks and borders with the latter) to get my typical picture postcard look.

    8 Quarr Abbey.jpg
    9 Shanklin Chine.jpg
    5 Ventnor Beach.jpg

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  2. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    cute squirrel.

    The yellow split tone, imparts a nostalgic feel.
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  3. Great images, love the look.
    That particular squirrel doesn't look very elusive, does he? :)
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  4. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    I love the Isle of Wight and these shots make me want to visit it again. Fantastic images - I even recognise most of the locations. Thanks for posting.
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  5. Robstar1963

    Robstar1963 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 10, 2011
    Isle of Wight England UK
    Robert (Rob)
    Ahhh home sweet home !
    I (of course) recognise all of the locations except for the waterfall ?
    Thanks for posting
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  6. Zuri

    Zuri Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 20, 2016
    NJ, USA
    Such a beautiful place, would love to visit some day. Awesome shots!

    Sent from my SM-G935F using Mu-43 app
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  7. The waterfall is at Shanklin Chine :)
  8. kidrussell

    kidrussell Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 14, 2013
    Chagrin Falls, OH
    Great set, as usual. You have developed a recognizable brand, I believe, with your "postcard" treatments. And you are one of my best composition teachers, too.
  9. Thanks kidrussell! I appreciate that :)
  10. kidrussell

    kidrussell Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 14, 2013
    Chagrin Falls, OH
    BTW, in the gift shop, I'd buy the church and the view from the garden fountain.
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  11. Philip Scott

    Philip Scott Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 28, 2016
    Valley Forge, PA, USA
    I wonder if you would share what your settings are to create those borders in PS?
  12. Hello Philip. Yes, the borders are created in PS thus:

    Once the image is reduced in size, go to Image>Canvas Size. In the box I place values of 20 pixels for both height and width, ensuring that the selected canvas extension colour is white (tab at the bottom of the box). I then go again to Image Canvas Size and place values of 10 px by 10 px, this time selecting the canvas extension colour as black. This whole process can obviously be saved as an action (Window>Actions then hit the little round recording tab at the bottom of the Actions panel to record).

    The image size reduction, watermark application and border application was all recorded as an action the first time I did it so now I can apply it to all opened images as a batch in a few seconds (File>Automate>Batch).

    Hope this helps :)

  13. sgreszcz

    sgreszcz Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 7, 2012
    Nice captures! Having lived on the Isle of Wight for the past 5 years, I should probably do more shooting of the unique landscapes and sites. Not a lot of places with beach, forest, and rural land within such a small area.
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