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.
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Thursday, 29 March 2012

Glider Flying – Ivinghoe Beacon

Wednesday afternoon found me paying a visit to Kevin at Calvert Studios in Leighton Buzzard where I was able to introduce him to some of the features of Lightroom 4, and discuss other issues a busy Industrial photographer has encountered with Apple’s Lion operating system, some were similar to my own experiences, others were problems I had not encountered, and I was unable to offer any explanations, as they were not areas of my expertise. The short demonstration of Lightroom was very different, and Adobe may well now have another customer.

I took a wide sweep from Leighton Buzzard past Grove Lock on the Grand Union Canal and from Dagnall drove up towards Ashridge via Ivinghoe Beacon where I encountered a glider in the sky, at first I was unsure whether it was full-size or just a model, but soon realised it was radio-controlled and I then set myself a challenge to capture it against the Whipsnade Lion to give the shot a distinct location, then I wanted a shot of the man handling the controls with the plane beyond. As I watched the glider come ever nearer I sensed he might be landing the aircraft soon and was able to grab a shot of him reaching to pluck it from the air as it passed – he succeeded, so we got chatting and I learned he works at a local plumbing business, Novamean, and he was Patryk Halczak, so I took one last shot of man and machine.

So now I have a second gallery of model aircraft in flight, the first was of a Spitfire at:

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