Wednesday, 23 January 2008

The warmest January day on record - # 362

......and I think the day after was even slightly warmer.

You've seen this view from a different angle on a more sunny day. It's immediately outside Tidetables Cafe.

Over the next couple of days I will post some shots of the huge trees that grow around here (probably so old that even Karl Moritz saw them in 1782 when they were very small), and there might even be a few more people...something rarely seen in my photography.

Although the weather was very cloudy and appeared very grey, there was an enormous amount of light. For Ming the Merciless in New York, here is information on the White Balance...I set the camera on Cloudy and tweaked this setting to increase the red tone by one extra tick - I have the technology ;-). I under-exposed by -0.3 EV because the light level seemed so high. (No doubt the picture would have looked good even without all this clever fiddling...but it gives a nerd something to do).

Camera: Olympus C7070 WZ


  1. Wow!...
    We are also having a really warm weather, «up here», in Lisbon!

  2. this is a lovely photograph - fabulous, in fact - even tho I haven't a clue what -0.3 Ev means...

  3. The same warm weather was felt over the weekend both in Paris and Avignon - except in Avignon we had the sun as well ;-)

    Thanks for pointing to me the difference between tree cropping and lopping, have corrected it on my post today.

    Lots of great photos lately here. Looks like London has inspired you. Some great B&W work, Richard would be proud of you!!!

  4. You can see by the colour of the river that you have had an awful lot of rain recently. Plenty of silt washed down from the hills!

    from South Shields Daily Photo

  5. Always impressed by all this technical "fiddling"!
    The warm weather also here makes especially smokers happy. As not allowed inside the cafés anymore, they (we) can sit on the terraces!

  6. Love it! Especially all the different pretty browns and greens.

  7. This is a fabulous photo! Really is. Reminds me of a painting...Renoir perhaps?