Winter Begins by Gavin Otter

OK I had some time off, and during that time the winter season kicked off, Well that was lucky wasn't it!, Oh and it snowed too!!! Got some nice shots of the mountains in all their glory and had some pretty decent skiing too. All captured on an iPhone 6s with post done in Adobe Lightoroom Mobile and CC and some experimentation with a new thing or 2 that I learned in Photoshop CC. Tell me what you think in the comments below.

#winterishere #lovemayrhofen #somuessenbergesein #itsahardlifeinthemountains

A long time ago...... by Gavin Otter

This week is one of those weeks when you have loads to do, unfortunately for me that list of things didn’t include my camera (or even getting my iPhone out to often). I did, however, during a cleanup of my lightroom library, find a stack of old pictures that I had not looked at in years. So a little bit of the 2017 workflow and some lightroom magic and here are some of my first shots when I started out with a dslr (a big boy camera!). All pictures are ca. 2008. 

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A Lantern Lit Walk in the Woods by Gavin Otter

Each November the Children from the Nursery and the Kindergarten have a little walk through the woods with Lanterns that the make themselves to commemorate the story of Martin. I suppose that I should know the story by now but I am always too busy taking photographs! It is a lovely little event and one that really brightens up the cold and gloomy November days.

#martinus #lanternwalk #itsahardlifeinthemountains

At the park in autumn by Gavin Otter

I was just going through some old pictures from this autumn, and I came accross these that I shot in earlier in the autumn. What with Monochrom Oktober (go check the gallery out if you missed it) and all that they sort of got missed so here are a few, mainly of my 2 monkeys at the park.

The Monchrom Oktober Gallery 2017 by Gavin Otter

Well another Monochrom Oktober has passed and just for you is the complete collection of all 32 images (always have a spare!).

We will be going back to our regular schedule of weekly blogs and with winter fast approaching there will be plenty to shoot here in our little Austrian town. So please keep checking in and don't forget to like the page on the Facebook for regular updates.

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#blackandwhite #schwarzweiss #blancetnoir #biancoenero #itsahardlifeinthemountains #monochromoktober

Monochrom Oktober Day 31 by Gavin Otter

Each year I dedicate the month of Oktober (German Spelling, in case you were wondering) to the beautiful art of Black & White photography. Each day I will be posting a new Black & white image
I have a passion for this style of photograph, as it makes you concentrate more on the subject and really brings out the emotion of the image.
In the post processing phase, it is more than just removing the colour out of a picture but finding the right combination of tones and shades of grey that work within an image. With applications such as Photoshop you can change these mixtures to a great degree to give you more or less of those tones.
You can experiment with your photos as I am sure that your smartphone will have an editing section in it (both the iPhone Camera App and the Facebook App do this) and play around with the different settings.


Share your images with everyone by posting them to my Facebook page, and please feel free to leave your comments below.


Don't forget that you can subscribe below to receive all the images from this months collection, plus a couple of bonus images, in high resolution.

My Family and friends at my mums 70th birthday lunch, please note the smallest member of the family at the head of the table. Shot on the Fujifim X-E1 with post in Lightroom Classic

Had this one as an extra shot for this month so I thoughtthat I would add it today seeing as it was the last day and all. Shot on the Fujifil X-E1 with post in Lightroom Classic.


#blackandwhite #schwarzweiss #blancetnoir #biancoenero #itsahardlifeinthemountains #monochromoktober #loveyourmum

 

Monochrom Oktober Day 30 by Gavin Otter

Each year I dedicate the month of Oktober (German Spelling, in case you were wondering) to the beautiful art of Black & White photography. Each day I will be posting a new Black & white image
I have a passion for this style of photograph, as it makes you concentrate more on the subject and really brings out the emotion of the image.
In the post processing phase, it is more than just removing the colour out of a picture but finding the right combination of tones and shades of grey that work within an image. With applications such as Photoshop you can change these mixtures to a great degree to give you more or less of those tones.
You can experiment with your photos as I am sure that your smartphone will have an editing section in it (both the iPhone Camera App and the Facebook App do this) and play around with the different settings.


Share your images with everyone by posting them to my Facebook page, and please feel free to leave your comments below.


Don't forget that you can subscribe below to receive all the images from this months collection, plus a couple of bonus images, in high resolution.

They say a picture paints a thousand words, please leave your words below in the comments section. Shot on the Fujifim X-E1 with post in Lightroom Classic


#blackandwhite #schwarzweiss #blancetnoir #biancoenero #itsahardlifeinthemountains #monochromoktober #givepeaceachance #saalbachhinterglemm