52 trees – week forty-seven

Autumn at Waitrose, Newark

Autumn at Waitrose – this line of trees in Waitrose’s car park in Newark is just beginning to turn in colour, but what colours they are!  And I liked the contrast with the blue frames of the windows in the building behind, and the peachy trim.  It really is true that there are pictures everywhere, even in the most ordinary of places, just waiting to be noticed.

I did a tiny bit of cropping just to tidy it up, added the usual sharpening etc, and then felt that it needed something to soften it a little.  I’ve been watching Scott Kelby’s videos on post-processing lately, so I used a little trick that he suggested – make a second layer, use the Gaussian blur filter on it, then reduce it to 20% transparency.  It gives a soft glow without losing too much sharpness.

Street WisdomI’m going to be running my first Street Wisdom event in Newark next week, Tuesday 25th October, from 1.30-4.30pm.  I’ve got three signups so far, which is enough to run it (and my maximum number is only six anyway), but if you know of anyone who might be interested it would be great if you could point them to the link at the beginning of this paragraph.  It will take you to the Eventbrite ticket page (tickets are free, but you do need to book), and has lots of information about the event and what happens on the day.  If you’d just like to know a bit more about Street Wisdom in general, have a look at their website: www.streetwisdom.org