Lloyd WA Cosway Photography based in Totnes, South Devon.: Blog http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog en-us (C) Lloyd WA Cosway [DEVONshots.com] lloyd.cosway@devonshots.com (Lloyd WA Cosway Photography based in Totnes, South Devon.) Sun, 15 Nov 2015 19:10:00 GMT Sun, 15 Nov 2015 19:10:00 GMT http://www.lloydcosway.com/img/s/v-5/u919729061-o886168899-50.jpg Lloyd WA Cosway Photography based in Totnes, South Devon.: Blog http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog 120 87 Autumn Swirl. http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2015/11/autumn-swirl Autumn WhirlpoolAutumn WhirlpoolA long exposure captures 2 swirls beneath autumnal trees.

A long exposure captures 2 swirls beneath autumnal trees. One of my last shots of Autumn 2015.

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lloyd.cosway@devonshots.com (Lloyd WA Cosway Photography based in Totnes, South Devon.) Dartmoor river dart Autumn http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2015/11/autumn-swirl Sun, 15 Nov 2015 07:10:05 GMT
River Dart http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2015/11/river-dart River DartRiver Dart as it passes through Hembury Woods.

River Dart as it passes through Hembury Woods near Buckfastleigh.

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lloyd.cosway@devonshots.com (Lloyd WA Cosway Photography based in Totnes, South Devon.) dart hembury woods river Autumn birds flight http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2015/11/river-dart Sun, 01 Nov 2015 09:10:40 GMT
New autumn promo video. http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2014/10/new-autumn-promo-video Devonshots Autumn 2014 Promo.

Primarily a bit of fun but this short video is a brief introduction to devonshots.com.

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lloyd.cosway@devonshots.com (Lloyd WA Cosway Photography based in Totnes, South Devon.) video promo http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2014/10/new-autumn-promo-video Sat, 18 Oct 2014 11:32:15 GMT
Milkyway over Dartmoor National Park. http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2014/9/milkyway-over-dartmoor-national-park Milky WayMilky WayThe Milky Way.
Dartmoor National Park, UK.

Combined with a little light pollution!
Couldn't remove it so worked with it :-).

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lloyd.cosway@devonshots.com (Lloyd WA Cosway Photography based in Totnes, South Devon.) dartmoor milkyway astrophotography astro http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2014/9/milkyway-over-dartmoor-national-park Fri, 26 Sep 2014 07:26:12 GMT
Macro/Micro World http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2013/5/macro/micro-world I have recently got my hands on the superb Nikon AF-S 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF VR Micro Lens.

I have always had an interest in the macro world but never really had the correct equipment to do it any justice.

Macro is quite the reverse of large wide angle landscape/seascape photography but is nevertheless a landscape of its own.

I always said I would never photograph bugs, but it is their landscape and I think is is now inevitable!

I will certainly enjoy experimenting as I continually improve my technique.

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lloyd.cosway@devonshots.com (Lloyd WA Cosway Photography based in Totnes, South Devon.) Nikon AF-S 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF VR Micro Lens close up lens macro micro http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2013/5/macro/micro-world Wed, 15 May 2013 18:40:24 GMT
Video Captures http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2012/11/video-captures I have decided to upload my video captures that I have gradually amassed over the years.

Primarily I want to use this site/account to ensure I have quality/secure backups of my videos, at the moment they are strewn across various different hard drives. The process will allow me to collect them all up into an organised file structure at the same time.

The process will most likely be slower than I had anticipated!!

At the same time I make the videos public for all to enjoy, if you went drop a comment in if you wish, I spoke to someone last year who was actually stood right next to me at a Raconteurs gig. Incidently there are some great videos of the Eden Sessions on Vevo, especially the one where you can make me out as I was on the barrier right at the front at that one, fantastic gig.

Kaiser Chiefs "I predict a riot"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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lloyd.cosway@devonshots.com (Lloyd WA Cosway Photography based in Totnes, South Devon.) cornwall eden sessions gigs music video video captures http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2012/11/video-captures Fri, 16 Nov 2012 11:31:10 GMT
Panorama Drama - keep those RAW files for future processing http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2012/4/panorama-drama---keep-those-raw-files-for-future-processing Panorama DramaStorm Clouds over Dartmoor

Panorama Drama

I have been running through my hard drives to check on photoshoots that I have been out on over the years and I found this panorama.

This pano has been processed before but I am not sure I ever posted it. The sky was one of the best local moody skies I had seen that seemed to hang over the tor. for some time. Incidently the photo of me on my "about me" page was taken by my brother Andy on the same evening as the sun was setting.

I have spent many hours visiting Combestone Tor and it is very easy to access with a car park just 50yds or so away. Some lone trees are in the vicinity and it is good for either a sunrise or a sunset.

This shot on a sunset with the sun setting behind me, a not so common composition of this tor as I wanted to ensure the cloud structure was included in the composition.

This panorama is made up of around 10 portrait exposures that would have been taken with an ND grad to hold the sky in and expose for the foreground.

I keep all the RAW fles of my expeditions out with the cameras over the years and have a catalogue of terrabytes worth of data, with backups of backups. I revisit these files from time to time and often reprocess them as my experience and skills of working with Photoshop increase. I rarely delete files from my hard drives, I also tend to upload final images to my websites as soon as they are processed as this is an additional backup of completed files.

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lloyd.cosway@devonshots.com (Lloyd WA Cosway Photography based in Totnes, South Devon.) archive cloud combestone dartmoor landscape panorama raw http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2012/4/panorama-drama---keep-those-raw-files-for-future-processing Fri, 27 Apr 2012 23:34:59 GMT
The Grand Hotel, Torquay at night. http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2012/3/the-grand-hotel--torquay-at-night- A night time visit to Torquay to take some night shots from around the bay.
The shots below of The Grand Hotel on Torquay Seafront probably came out the best, capturing long exposures with the lights reflecting in the bay.

I tend to attempt both a portrait and landscape format shot when I am out on a photoshoot and I have posted both from this visit below. However I think this looks much better in "landscape" format.

Shot, as always, on a Nikon D300 using my 24-70fx lens. I was desperately trying to maintain the sharpness and exposure so you could read "Grand" down the right hand side of the building.

 

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lloyd.cosway@devonshots.com (Lloyd WA Cosway Photography based in Totnes, South Devon.) http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2012/3/the-grand-hotel--torquay-at-night- Sun, 04 Mar 2012 13:05:32 GMT
Dartmoor Magazine Spring 2012 http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2012/3/dartmoor-magazine-spring-2012 I am pleased to say that an image of mine currently adorns the cover of the spring 2012 edition of Dartmoor Magazine.

The image itself is a crop from a landscape format shot of Emsworthy Farm on Dartmoor National Park.
This shot & composition appealed to me because of the framing effect of the tree and the leading lines of the branch in the foreground. The bluebells are in full bloom and I particularly composed the small bunch of bluebells in front of the rock to grab the attention of anyone initially looking at the image, from there the eye is naturally drawn into the image through the bluebells and upto the barn itself. I was also pleased with the detail that is captured on the old corrugated roof of the barn.

Click images to open the full size version in the main galleries.

 

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Emsworthy Farm "Red Barn" Dartmoor National Park.

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lloyd.cosway@devonshots.com (Lloyd WA Cosway Photography based in Totnes, South Devon.) 2012 barn bluebells branch cover dartmoor dartmoor magazine emsworthy farm magazine moss published red barn rock tree http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2012/3/dartmoor-magazine-spring-2012 Sat, 03 Mar 2012 12:28:15 GMT
Beach with No Name!! http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2012/2/beach-with-no-name-- A superb shoot on the Beach with No Name on the South Devon Coast.

Starting with a late call from good friend Mark Lakeman enroute to location, I had noticed the sun was just starting to make an impression on the afternoon and was just thinking on where I could venture?

The sea conditions and tide were perfect for the location.

I wandared over to some seaweed that was protuding from the sand on one side of the beach, the patch seemed unusual and alien, almost animate!

A memorable shoot where we met fellow tog Gary Maunder.

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lloyd.cosway@devonshots.com (Lloyd WA Cosway Photography based in Totnes, South Devon.) beach long exposure photoshoot rocks sea seaweed south devon sunset http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2012/2/beach-with-no-name-- Sun, 19 Feb 2012 01:16:46 GMT
Ditsworthy Farm http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2012/2/Ditsworthy-Farm Ditsworthy Farm. (Warhorse Cottage)
Not good light at all on this visit, better sunset location than sunrise, moonlight would be good and startrails as its miles away from anywhere and only 15mins walk along a track.

Will visit again in fairer light.

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lloyd.cosway@devonshots.com (Lloyd WA Cosway Photography based in Totnes, South Devon.) PHOTOGRAPHY http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2012/2/Ditsworthy-Farm Sun, 05 Feb 2012 04:09:34 GMT
Ditsworthy farm http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2012/2/Ditsworthy-farm-1 Enroute to Ditsworthy Farm.
Not the best light but going to walk down anyway as we’ve not been there before, car park packed with just one space left.

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lloyd.cosway@devonshots.com (Lloyd WA Cosway Photography based in Totnes, South Devon.) PHOTOGRAPHY http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2012/2/Ditsworthy-farm-1 Sun, 05 Feb 2012 02:00:12 GMT
Saddle Tor http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2012/2/Saddle-Tor Sunrise at Saddle Tor, quite windy and very cold.

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lloyd.cosway@devonshots.com (Lloyd WA Cosway Photography based in Totnes, South Devon.) PHOTOGRAPHY http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2012/2/Saddle-Tor Sun, 05 Feb 2012 01:42:15 GMT
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lloyd.cosway@devonshots.com (Lloyd WA Cosway Photography based in Totnes, South Devon.) PHOTOGRAPHY http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2012/2/Test Sun, 05 Feb 2012 01:40:28 GMT
Testing interface with lloydcosway.com http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2012/1/Testing-interface-with-lloydcosway-com Quick blog to check the new interface to lloydcosway.com
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lloyd.cosway@devonshots.com (Lloyd WA Cosway Photography based in Totnes, South Devon.) Blography WEBSITE http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2012/1/Testing-interface-with-lloydcosway-com Tue, 31 Jan 2012 07:17:29 GMT
Dawlish Warren http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2012/1/Dawlish-Warren On location at Dawlish Warren with Mark Lakeman capturing the groynes creating great lead in lines leading out to sea.

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lloyd.cosway@devonshots.com (Lloyd WA Cosway Photography based in Totnes, South Devon.) http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2012/1/Dawlish-Warren Sun, 29 Jan 2012 00:21:18 GMT
Westcombe Bay http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2012/1/Westcombe-Bay A good evening spent at Westcombe Bay with Mark Lakeman.

Looked promising and didn’t let us down, some nice vertical god rays and high cloud were just a part of this shoot.

Yet to process the images, they are downloading to PC as I blog this.

This pano taken on iPhone 4s using video pano app and processed using nick softwares Snapseed app.

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lloyd.cosway@devonshots.com (Lloyd WA Cosway Photography based in Totnes, South Devon.) http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2012/1/Westcombe-Bay Sat, 28 Jan 2012 11:25:02 GMT
Combestone Again!! http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2012/1/Combestone-Again-- Just doubled by blog count since the start of 2012 in the space of 5 minutes.

A very wet and pretty cold Combestone Tor, using the iPhone 4s to grab some shots between the rain showers.

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lloyd.cosway@devonshots.com (Lloyd WA Cosway Photography based in Totnes, South Devon.) http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2012/1/Combestone-Again-- Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:57:29 GMT
Photo http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2012/1/Photo I meant to post a photo in last post.

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lloyd.cosway@devonshots.com (Lloyd WA Cosway Photography based in Totnes, South Devon.) http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2012/1/Photo Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:26:28 GMT
Combestone Tor http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2012/1/Combestone-Tor Blasting a gale 10 minutes ago with driving rain, now no wind and fairly calm, still quite cold though and no sun.

Some nice light in the underside of the clouds, some spectacular cloud formations about.

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Location:Combestone Tor

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lloyd.cosway@devonshots.com (Lloyd WA Cosway Photography based in Totnes, South Devon.) http://www.lloydcosway.com/blog/2012/1/Combestone-Tor Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:22:58 GMT