As I mentioned near the start of this month, things have been extremely hectic and I've hardly had a minute to myself, let alone any time to take photographs. I've been working on a couple of external projects, that I'll tell you about at some point, and Libby has been busy as a finalist in the Outstanding Woman in Business Award category in the ABF Tiger Awards, 2008 and attending other events.

And next week isn't going to be much different, not least because I need to finish my latest Digital Workflow tutorial by Friday (or thereabouts). After that though, things should be a bit quieter and I'm hoping to spend a lot of time in July and August just taking photographs.

As for this one: it was taken this afternoon down at our local park with my new Canon G9, and combines a few of my recent passions - it's an HDR shot, processed using Photomatix Pro and a three shot bracketed sequence, and it's also processed in LAB Color mode, the topic of my latest tutorial. In this instance I used LAB to change the colour of the foreground from a fairly lurid shade of green to the more neutral blue/grey you can see here.

On a related matter: I don't know how many of you know about the annual European Photobloggers meetup, but this year's event is in Barcelona. I'm hoping to go along as I attended the first meetup in London in 2005 and thoroughly enjoyed it. I missed the last two though – Amsterdam in 2006 and Berlin in 2007 – so thought I better make more of an effort this year :-)

If you're interested, there are some further details here:

http://europephotobloggers.org/2008meetup

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