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Edited images

Most images are edited these days, even if they are only cropped and sharpened. Even prestigious photography competitions will allow minimal adjustments so that the photographic skills can be judged on their own merit. But the ones that are converted with HDR software will often more closely resemble the dynamic range that we are used to experiencing with our own eyes. Some people hate the effect, especially if the contrast and saturation appear unnatural. But some photographers are able to harness the power of the software to create dramatic and even attractive effects. I like to experiment with cheap phone apps as well as expensive software and here are some of the results. I hope you like them!

Mesa Arch

The arch frames a surreal landscape in the early morning

Gearing up

The SS Great Britain in Bristol Docks has fully working engine parts. This, an iPhone photo, was taken in the gloomy hull

Omani castle

This roof is flat and very bright. The warm dry climate has preserved this centuries old edifice like new

Point to point

Amateur jockeys look quite professional at this well-organised point to point

Silhouette

Quiet reflection near Dubai

Dunes

Sand dunes in remote Omani countryside are whipped into fascinating shapes by the strong wind

Ouch

The medical cabin - one of the many scenarios on the SS Great Britain

Moumental

One of the iconic rocks in Monument Valley

Whirlpool

photographed in the Yorkshire Dales

Jousting

At the CLA Game Fair

Flatey Island

This is the only church on the small Icelandic island

Hereford Cathedral

A vaulted ceiling in this beautiful building

Yorkshire Dales

Taken early on a dreary morning

The Round House

This building on a high hill over Monmouth, was once visited by Admiral Lord Nelson

Tintern Abbey

Part of an ancient wall against a wintry hillside