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, 3 January 2016

Sunshine and a Fair Wind – Brogborough New Year’s Eve

I was hoping from the wind that swirled here at Marston Moretaine that conditions would be good at Brogborough Lake, and certainly there were signs of activity, but the wind was less strong here than I had hoped, but I entertained the idea that some of those present would exercise a few jumps for me.

In the distance someone obliged, but had I blinked I would have missed it, and despite staying beyond last time’s hour and a half, I mainly captured a series of high-speed turns, but unlike the jumpers, the sailors performed in too close for  the shortest end of my telephoto range, so invariably I was left losing half the sail and less of the trailing spume created by the manoeuvre. I was seeing faces however which from my different, front-on position of last time I was getting a good view of the boards’ undersides, but no clue to the anonymous sailor!

It is all grist to the mill, and post-processing sunshine shots is easier, but the sheer volume means I leave everything chronological rather than organise the gallery pages relative to the content, but that may well break the continuity of a sequence. I also have to improve the level and stability of my tripod to limit the amount of time straightening the horizon.

However, I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge but need to ensure I always wear a scarf as my neck stiffened with the constant battering from behind as I bent over the camera.

A colleague of mine, Adam Woolfitt sent me an image of a kite surfer he had captured with St. Michael’s Mount as a backdrop and a shoreline of breaking waves, and it does make a difference!

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