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Andy Gray
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Well its been a long time coming, but I now have a decent upload speed on my internet connection so video is finally a possibility for me!
To celebrate that fact I've recorded a walk through of an edit of one of my more successful  #Intentionalcameramovement  ( #ICM  ) images.

In the video you see the steps I take to end up with the final result, those steps have come from months and months of experimentation, but hopefully you will take some tips away to apply to your own experiments.

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This is my 1st video so please excuse the stuttering, the phone interference and my rambling! ;)

Tools used:
+Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 
+Adobe Photoshop 
+Nik Collection by Google -  #analogefexpro2   #vivasa   

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Ebook "A Brief View of the Lake District" - Available Now - http://andrewsgray.photography/ebook1-buy/
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Will watch as soon as I get a chance +Andy Gray :D
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Managed to have a quick play with Lightroom CC earlier with the tools I'll likely use in my normal workflow - i.e. face detection won't be featured.

Within, I give my very initial thoughts...
Adobe have just released the 6th version of Lightroom. This time branded as Lightroom CC. With additions of HDR and panoramic merges I give my thoughts on my 1st hour exploring this new updated software for for photo processing.
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Harbour Colours


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Very nice. Love the minimal look.
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Watching the Approaching Storm - Beadnell Harbour

...a bit like the trepidation I'm feeling thinking about what is to come here on G+ after the "streams and photos" news this week.
One thing is for sure I would just love those early days here back, it was a special place to be and for once filled me with passion and positivity but now its just sadness as I miss the good friends I made that I'd see everyday (and long into the night) as most have drifted away from regular use of the platform (inc. myself).

One happy thing though is that so many Scavengers are meeting up in Vegas this week! Oh how I wish I could be there too - sorry to the organisers I missed like all the messages about the various ways to contribute, but I look forward to following the goings on online as much as I can.
If someone could gave +Chrysta Rae the huuuuuugest hug for me that would be great! As without her and the Scavenger Hunt I wouldn't be taking risks and making the images I am, without the challenges set I'd still be playing it safe.
And if someone could do that same for +Elizabeth Lund for being so sweet and supportive for all these G+ years - its been too long since we hungout!
Hope all you Scavengers going to Vegas have an amazing time! :D
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I think we all know what's coming...
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A Fence of Sorts II

For #minimalmonday   - +Olivier Du Tré 


Thx +Simon Williamson for the reminder to post! :)
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Thanks +Šárka Svobodová loved your image too! :)
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Yesterday I posted my resolutions for 2015 on my blog, some are quite personal to me specifically but some may also give you a few ideas for things to work on yourselves!
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I've got one cat, he's black and difficult to focus on, so little photographing of him! haha
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Did I mention I've released an ebook?

Maybe I forgot, so I'll tell you now...

Out now, a 50+ page ebook of photography from my trip across to the Lake District last autumn. Filled with various styles of photography including my impressionist abstract landscape images.
Priced at a very affordable £3 and £1 from each sale will go to the Great North Air Ambulance.

http://andrewsgray.photography/ebook1-buy/ is the link you want! :)
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A River Scene



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Amazing !
Nice shot ...
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Light Makers

Something from outside my home county - a rarity!!
An ICM image ...not a rarity! ;)

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My new ebook: "A Brief View of the Lake District" - available now! http://andrewsgray.photography/ebook1-buy/
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lovely photo Andy (I sat with it for a while) always my sign of a goodie!
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Yet again its been a good few weeks since I last posted here so thought its about time I put out a bit of an update on whats been going on...

1st up, the link here is a blog post I posted today.

When you go there you may notice that I've changed my website a bit! All new and rebuilt (and still some work to do on it). A new domain name to find it on too! Its now http://andrewsgray.photography

I've also released my first ebook! A 50+ page ebook of images I made whilst in the Lake District here in the UK. You can find that here - http://andrewsgray.photography/ebook1-buy/ its dead cheap and also I'm giving a proportion of the cost to charity! So please give it a look.

Til next time..
Andy
Photography isn't always about capturing reality but can become painterly and even become interpretive. My ICM images sometimes hit this mark, here are two examples where this has happened.
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Pierre Adolphe Valette: Manchester Art Gallery has many of his works, he was based here for many years. This is a typical painting http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gDuUXbAvxpw/Usam8J8ZGpI/AAAAAAAArls/B9n4bN7Nd8M/s1600/1909+Windsor+Bridge+on+the+Irwell+oil+on+jute+50.4+x+61.1+cm+Manchester+City+Galleries+UK.jpg
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Great minimal work here! Check them all out
 
Minimal Monday Wrap Up no 165

What a glorious Monday it was for the theme guys! Some of you put in truly amazing work. Very tough to make a decision. None the less, here it is.

You guys are the best. Thank you for promoting this theme.

Gold Award
+FineartPhotoshots Expedition
https://plus.google.com/104246440058522125973/posts/UZTNvHtTnqR

+Martin Rak ...Solitude...
https://plus.google.com/100121771572038665942/posts/JiZaCGT8hu8

+Andy Gray A Fence of Sorts II
https://plus.google.com/111835024921462866899/posts/1soCNEEWnb9

+Stephen Cairns Hirugano highlands
https://plus.google.com/103988205197411065289/posts/SAh6YSoYcUc

Silver Award
+Šárka Svobodová Maličkosti  ---  Trifles
https://plus.google.com/103428784083394204372/posts/PZToxuiUF1j

Bronze Award
+Adam Williams California 7 
https://plus.google.com/116064753621578823095/posts/9iPFxFoCrus

+Anthony Owen-Jones Isolation
https://plus.google.com/112081766579275033713/posts/b35MsTvWNWs

Merit
+Alex Bihlo Fraser River, British Columbia
https://plus.google.com/101644267687654283266/posts/9jdUDzTtK8G

+Sean Enright Eos
https://plus.google.com/100470879786162351386/posts/gGLVJBWgCJh

+John Dusseault tunnel vision
https://plus.google.com/114559845119114226260/posts/cGqRACZctND

+Simon Williamson Some trees in the mist
https://plus.google.com/103381710373833931590/posts/7Yc6oRyUdpJ

+Jorge Schramm The Vanishing Three
https://plus.google.com/117564296221645581506/posts/U7GBqBYrnzg

+Dominique Dubied Together
https://plus.google.com/108417120160571178647/posts/QHD5rQCGLb1
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And do not forget the last on on the list hahaha lol ;-)
Great image Andy!
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For #minimalmonday  - +Olivier Du Tré 

A Foxton Rock

Been a long time since I did any long exposure work and quickly grabbed this as the tide receded and sun disappeared below the hills on Saturday - blind panic trying to get lenses and settings done before all the direct light went. Just caught a hint of it.

Taken at Foxton beach, nr Alnmouth, Northumberland, UK
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Fantastic! I love the sharpness on the rock and all else is a blur. Great minimalism.
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Northumberland UK based Photographer and other things - http://photos.andrewsgray.com
Introduction
Northumbrian born and bred. Photography and Design is how I make my pennies these days. Always hopeful of a large lottery win though!

When I joined Google+ I didn't put my Photography front and centre in my business, but after participating in the community here my photography has improved massively and has given me the confidence to push it further, recently opening an online store photos.andrewsgray.com

I continue to develop my style snapping the wild landscapes around me here in Northumberland, recently I have ventured into the realms of Long Exposure photography and Macro Photography.

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I am a regular panellist on Midweek Photo Talk, a recorded hangout that is usually recorded at 8pm CET on Wednesdays. Drop me a line if your are interested in taking part. We are always looking for new people to join our discussions and features.

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I was there in the original Hangout where Virtual Photo Walks started to be dreamt up, tagging along as John Butterill wandered around his neighbourhood  looking for wildlife to Photograph. Amazing to watch then, and just mind blowing to see the corners of the earth we've been since! Perth, Rome, Singapore, the mountains of Utah, even the Google Campus! etc etc.


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I also submitted an image for the Google+ inspired Plus One Collection charity book raising money for the charity Kiva. This image features in the eBook version.

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    Building Studies, 1995 - 1997
  • Duchess' High School, Alnwick
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