Monday, 28 May 2018

Dewsbury Railway Station, West Yorkshire.

Dewsbury railway station is the last station remaining in the town of Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. The line that passes through the station connects Leeds with Manchester. At 1 stage Dewsbury was served by 4 stations and Dewsbury Station was known as Dewsbury Wellington Road from June 1924 until February 1969.

The station is very popular now with over 1.7 million passengers using the station annually. The station has direct services to Middlesbrough, Hull, Manchester Airport - Victoria - Piccadilly stations, Leeds, Huddersfield, Southport and York. The facilities include a manned ticket office, waiting rooms, covered platforms, and the West Riding a public house - refreshment rooms with direct access to both street level and platforms. I am now advised that there are ticket barriers at the station.

These pictures were taken on the 18th May 2015 using a Polaroid iS2132 bridge camera. There are a total of 15 pictures available to view with 10 viewable here and on Flickr and the remaining 5 exclusive to Clickasnap via the links below.

Dewsbury Railway Station
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Dewsbury Railway Station.

Doorway to Dewsbury.

Dewsbury Station Bridge.

Dewsbury Station Tunnel.
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Saturday, 12 May 2018

Globe - Planet Vortex Photoshop Effect. - Portinatx Lighthouse.

I Have recently been having a little play around with Photoshop and searched the internet for the globe, little planet effect. This is the result of my first attempt and whilst far from perfect for a first go it wasn't too bad. I think the main fault I have with it is the poor blending at the bottom of the picture but I am still learning how to blend in the edging.

Portinatx Global
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Below is the stages of how I got the effect.

Stage 1.
Choosing the original picture to use.
Portinatx Lighthouse, Ibiza 9.
I choose this one of Portinatx Lighthouse taken in July 2014 because I recently uploaded it to Flickr. I wanted something that had a central theme to make it a focus of the picture, as well as being a little bit easier to blend together. Ideally it would have been a panoramic but this wasn't.

Stage 2.
Having chosen my image I then cropped it to A4 size and using the image rotation tool turned the image 180 degrees so it appeared upside down.

Stage 3.
You now have to adjust the size of the picture to a square. Click the image drop down menu, find image size and using this make all sides the same length. I made the sizes 210mm x 210mm for the example picture below.

Stage 4.
Now you apply the Polar Coordinates feature to get the vortex-globe-planet effect. Click the filter drop down menu, find distort, and click the Polar Coordinates and a dialogue box will appear. Make sure rectangular to polar is checked and click OK and a similar image to the one below should appear.

Stage 5.
Now you have to crop and rotate. I rotated 180. so that Portinatx Lighthouse appears at the top of the picture. I then cropped a large part of the blue sky surround away to get the picture below.

Stage 6.
Now at this point I have the unsightly join at the bottom and so far this is the bit I have struggled to master. I used the spot healing brush tool until the blue was blended in to a fashion. I have since been advised to use the clone tool, so I will try and have a go with that later. Here is the first attempt I have made once again.
Portinatx Global

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Sunday, 6 May 2018

Portinatx Lighthouse and Far del Moscarter Coast, Ibiza.

In 2014 whilst holidaying in Portinatx , Ibiza I set a day aside to walk to the lighthouse along the coast. The distance was approx. 2.5 miles (4km) from my hotel the Club Vista Bahia. Despite the heat the walk was much better than staying in that hotel, I have heard it has since closed I can not say I am surprised. The staff seems unmotivated, the food was boring, and the hotel was not the cleanest. I will say that the hotel offered some of the best sunset's I have ever seen and the views along the coast were agreeable. Anyway this is not a hotel review.

The walk up considered of me getting lost in some woodland but eventually I found the lighthouse and the views were fantastic. The lighthouse is on a stretch of coast line known as Far del Moscarter. The building of the lighthouse commenced in 1975 and it is the tallest in the Balearic Islands with a focal plane of 52m. The lighthouse has been fully automated since construction was completed so has never featured a living quarters, comprising a concrete tower only. The Lighthouse opened in 1977.

There are a total of 12 pictures that can be viewed on Flickr and here, as well as an additional 5 pictures that can only be seen on Clickasnap via the links below. They were taken of the lighthouse and coastline around the lighthouse during the walk up or during the 10 days I spent in Portinatx, using a Polaroid iS2132 bridge camera.
Portinatx Lighthouse and Far del Moscarter, Ibiza
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Portinatx Lighthouse, Ibiza 5.

Far Del Moscarter from Portinatx Lighthouse.

Portinatx Lighthouse along the Coast.

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Saturday, 5 May 2018

St Peters Church, Langley Burrell, Wiltshire.

St Peters is a Grade I Anglican Church in the Diocese of Bristol. Still hosting services the Church serves the community of Langley Burrell stretching in to the northern part of Chippenham, Wiltshire. There has been a Church on this site or nearby since the 9th century with parts of the current church still featuring some of the original stone from the original Saxon church. The church has undergone many renovations and changes but remains a fine example of church architecture.

I took the pictures on May 1st 2018, I was in the area unexpectedly with a bit of time to pass so went for a walk and discovered the church. Sadly the inside was closed but I took a few pictures in the grounds using my camera on my LG phone.

There are 16 pictures 12 of which can be seen here and on Flickr, with an additional 4 exclusive to Clickasnap via the links below.

St Peters Church, Langley Burrell, Wiltshire.





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St Peters Church, Langley Burrell 1.
St Peters Church, Langley Burrell 5.

St Peters Church, Langley Burrell 8.

St Peters Church , Langley Burrell 9.
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