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I am Rod Wynne-Powell, and this is my way to pass on snippets either of a technical nature, or related to what I am currently doing or hope to be doing in the near future.

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Professional photographer, Lightroom and Photoshop Workflow trainer, Consultant, digital image retoucher, author, and tech-editor for Martin Evening's many 'Photoshop for Photographers' books.

For over twenty years, Rod has had a client list of large and small companies, which reads like the ‘who’s who’ of the imaging, advertising and software industries. He has a background in Commercial/Industrial Photography, was Sales Manager for a leading London-based colour laboratory and has trained many digital photographers on a one-to-one basis, in the UK and Europe.

Still a pre-release tester for Adobe in the US, for Photoshop, he is also very much involved in the taking of a wide range of photographs, as can be seen in the galleries.

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Sunday, 12 October 2008

A house near Preston

There have been several times that I have visited somewhere, and later tried to revisit, yet been unable to find.

A few years ago, I was driving past a white house with strong oblique sunlight on newly painted stucco – I stopped to take a picture, and shortly the owner came out to enquire what I was doing. Naturally I said that the lighting on the wall, and window were too attractive to miss the opportunity of capturing the image for posterity. I still have the photograph to this day, but although I have tried to find the house again, it eluded me till this afternoon.

I had driven beyond it having found it again, stopping further along the road to photograph a tractor working in the valley in the late afternoon sunshine. I soon wanted a new angle and walked back and found that the ideal spot was within the garden of that very house! I knocked on the door and asked the owner whether I could venture onto his land to take some more shots of the tractor, to which he acquiesced. Later his wife came down to see what I had been shooting and soon we all began chatting and I learned that the big house on the horizon of their landscape was in fact my old prep school!

In the distance we also saw a hot air balloon and a red kite, but both were too far away, but after leaving them I did capture a quick shot of the balloon, and also some views of the Luton Airport control tower. The shots taken this sortie are in the Indian Summer gallery.

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