To begin, with a sunny day forecast, Nick & I headed for a hike in the hills of the Peak District, near Bakewell. The views were spectacular, the atmosphere serene and we sat on grassy banks, munching on egg & cress sandwiches, staring out at the beautiful landscape and lapping up the sun on our faces.
Along the way, I took photographs of the
On day two, we took a trip out to Speke Hall, near Runcorn, for no reason other than we've never been there before. And, in truth, though it was a pleasant enough excursion, it didn't really wow the socks off me. But you try these things out, sometimes they work out, other times they don't.
However, it was an opportunity to take some more photos for playing around with.
In an age of instagram and instant retro effects at the push of a button, I'm really pleased with how I manually manipulated these photographs on Photoshop. I think I'd like to practice a bit more and see if I can try to add more subtle effects next time. But that's the joys of doing and learning.
Hope you all had a great weekend. I'm off to slump on the sofa and await the roast dinner being cooked for me. The diet, as always, can start tomorrow (again)