Image of the Week #11 | Hertfordshire Photographers
My Image of the Week is a novel one for me – it was taken on my iPhone. As they say, the best camera is the one you have with you, and this is a good example.
We walk our dog every day, if she’s lucky, twice. This image was taken in an area we often visit, Batchwood, on the edge of St Albans in Hertfordshire. The view is looking south-west towards the Gorehambury Estate. I love the shape of the trees, and the slight softening you get at this time of year when the new leaf buds are starting to swell – the outline of the trees isn’t as stark as in the early winter.
Making the photo was almost too easy – it would have taken me hours in a traditional darkroom. Having seen the shot, I converted it with software I have on the phone, first converting it to black and white, then adding filters to add grain and drama. Ta-daa! And if you’re thinking this is another nail in the coffin of photography, oh no, this is the beginning of a whole new era of spontaneous creativity and image sharing. Bring it on!