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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, 14 March 2011

Stockwood Discovery Centre – Signs of the New Season

Although I had decided to visit the Discovery Centre because I had cleared my desk, I did not have high hopes of capturing much but after a short walk around I was pleasantly surprised by small pockets of colour and life. In parts I was amazed to find a plethora of ladybirds, in another an abundance of bees, and a lone comma butterfly.

Naturally since the daffodils had appeared on the green at Caddington, I expected to see a profusion of yellow, but a surprising number were yet to open, most of the flowers were of the smaller varieties, such as pansies. I met up with two of the gardeners, Jan and Sue, and both were very helpful in pointing out areas of interest, and taking me to areas not open to the general public, so I feel very honoured, and grateful.

The sun was out, having little effect on the temperature due to the chilly wind, but casting interesting shadows, and helping leaves to glow when I was shooting against the light. I came away with a warm glow from the satisfaction of capturing some worthwhile images and from the welcome I received. When I first arrived there were few visitors, but when I left, the central area was awash with children, their parents and guardians, all making the most of the play areas and the sunshine. Maybe Spring is just around the corner.

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