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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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Monday, 10 November 2008

Sunday on the South Coast

I might have got down sooner, had I not foolishly considered that a non-bootable backup to my main hard drive was unnecessary, and plumped for a straight copy. But that is another story.

I decided that it would be a great idea to accept Nick Zoller's invitation to visit him in Brighton, and to call in on Pat Stevens in nearby Steyning on route. Pat and partner, John Alexander, an Architect live in a house full of art, and it was great to stop and chat over a cup of tea, but it was all too short.

I was soon back in the car and heading for Hove, but was completely unprepared for the sheer vehemence of the wind I encountered on my arrival – it took both hands to hold the door from being wrenched from the car! This did not seem a good omen, but in fact the sun came out for much of the day, and after another cup of tea and a roll and ham, Nick and I were out along the foreshore taking photographs of the gulls and crows.

Nick had been the Art Director for much of my work both as a photographer and when working in a Colour Lab, and he began by throwing bread the birds whilst in flight which gave me the opportunity to capture them on the wing.

The rest of the day till nightfall was spent in conversation as we strolled the promenade with breaks whilst I shot scenes that caught my eye, and the gallery 'Windy Brighton' shows some of what we saw. We returned to the flat to enjoy a further chat over supper, before I headed back home and Nick watched his beloved Spurs on 'Match of the Day'!