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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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Friday, 28 January 2011

Stockwood Discovery Centre –1st 2011 Visit

Despite a vicious windchill, and a very reluctant sun, I thought a visit to the Discovery Centre before the growing season began would establish how well the staff had prepared the gardens after all the recent poor weather. Without sunshine it was difficult to show much beauty, but after walking around the entire garden without even opening the camera case, I was suddenly tempted by a few tentative breaks in the cloud cover, and a glimpse of how transforming sunlight could be. Immediately I dug out the camera, and just as soon as the sun had appeared it once again hid. It was more than five minutes before I was to capture that first shot, and even though I was getting ever colder, I waited and caught what I had been so tantalised by before.

I then managed to bag a few more shots before the sun hid once again behind a great bank of cloud, but I had seen where it had played and I waited by two small statues for its return, I also caught a very quick sighting of a squirrel, and then spent the rest of the time taking a record of some of the first signs of new growth or remnants from last season that caught my eye. By the end of my short visit I was not too disappointed with what I found.

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