how I use categories on chromasia

All the entries on chromasia are placed into one of seven primary categories: six to reflect the aspect ratio of the image, and the seventh to indicate that an image isn’t available as a print. Additionally, each photograph may be assigned to one of more additional categories or subcategories, e.g. my travel category, children category, and so on.

about the ‘show the original’ category

All the images in the 'show the original' category include a 'show the original' link beneath the main image (on the right hand side). If you hover your mouse over this link you will be able to see how the image looked prior to its post-production. Oh, and my apologies to anyone trying to view the original images with IE7 or IE6 - it doesn't work. IE8's OK though, as is every other browser on the planet ;-)

Something a bit different today, taken during our recent Venice Carnival Photo Tour, and processed using a variety of textures and borders.

On a related note, we've just started accepting bookings for 2016 and four of the twelve places are already booked. If you think you might be interested in joining us please take a look at the following link.

http://www.chromasia.com/training/events/venice_2_16.php

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Here's another shot from our Venice Carnival Photo Tour, taken from the Rialto Bridge.

If you're interested, you can find out more about next year's trip here:

http://www.chromasia.com/training/events/venice_2_16.php

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This is a shot of one of the participants from our Venice Carnival Photo Tour, shot during our natural light workshop.

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18 February, 2015 // VCPT (alt #1)comments & reactions

This was shot during our trip to Burano during our Venice Carnival Photo Tour. It says nothing about the Carnival, or Venice, but I like how it turned out. It's also a great testament to Fuji's new lens, the XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR. Even wide open this is a very sharp lens.

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Back in 2012, during our first Venice Carnival Photo Tour, John Cavacas took a shot that I promised myself I'd go see for myself: the Grand Canal from the Ponte dell’Accademia, shot during the late afternoon. What with one thing and another I didn't make it down there in 2013, or last year, so I was determined to find the time during this year's trip.

As you'll see if you take a look at the original, the light was less than ideal, but the sun did poke through the clouds on a couple of occasions, but not when there was any interesting traffic on the canal. As such I ended up combining two different shots, taken a couple of minutes apart: one shot for the detail in the canal, particularly the boat in the foreground, and the other to capture the directional light on the buildings.

As for the processing: Venice is a romantic city, imbued with a visual and emotional magic that deserves something a bit more elaborate than a literal shot :-)

Oh, and if you're interested, we've just started promoting our 2016 trip. We only have 12 places, and two have already been booked, so sign up soon if you think you'd be interested in coming along.

http://www.chromasia.com/training/events/venice_2_16.php

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Here's the first of my images from our 2015 Venice Carnival Photo Tour, taken during our natural light workshop with Martina, one of our truly wonderful models. We've just about finished this year's tour - it's the last day tomorrow - but if you'd be interested in joining us next year you can find out more about the trip here:

http://www.chromasia.com/training/events/venice_2_16.php

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After snivelling around the house for the last couple of weeks with man-flu I thought it was about time I posted something, and as I'm heading off to the Venice Carnival again next month I thought this was a good choice.

23 December, 2014 // Merry Christmas 2014comments & reactions

I'm not sure why, but this feels like a good image for the time of year, so here's wishing you all a great Christmas and a Happy New Year :)

22 December, 2014 // beneath the skycomments & reactions

Another quiet image today.

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Here's another (pseudo) 'little planet' from Dubai, shot from the rooftop bar of the Four Points by Sheraton on Sheik Zayed Road.

A follow up to my previous image. Shot from a different angle, with Si Longworth wandering around in the background.

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Here's another shot from my wander around Blackpool beach the other afternoon.

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17 December, 2014 // untitled #177comments & reactions

I could watch the sea for a very long time.

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16 December, 2014 // a shaded beachcomments & reactions

I still have a couple of (pseudo) 'little planets' to post but I thought I'd put this one up first. As you'll see if you take a look at the original I didn't quite nail it in one shot, but I'm happy with the final result.

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If you'll pardon the pun, here's a slightly different spin on the 'little planet' idea: one constructed from a mirrored copy of an image shot in the Business Bay area of Dubai.

Little Planets are normally constructed from 360 degree panoramas but I thought I'd have a go at producing some from single images. This is the first, produced from a shot taken from the Park Regis hotel in Dubai.

As always, let me know what you think.

11 December, 2014 // markcomments & reactions

The feet seemed like a good idea at the time :)

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8 December, 2014 // shenzhen #3comments & reactions

This is another shot from my recent trip to Shenzhen in China, but unlike the previous images this was taken with an IR converted X-E2.

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Another shot of the 2014 Hong Kong Protests. I almost posted a different version of this one last week, a high contrast black and white, with little or no detail in the sky, but spent some time reworking it this morning as I wanted to create a slightly more surreal version. I'm not sure it's 100% successful, but I'm reasonably happy with how it turned out.

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30 November, 2014 // shenzhen #2comments & reactions

Although I think this would work much better as a print than a low res' web graphic - it's all about the detail - I do think this one's worth sharing.

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