Nikon D80 Travel Photos

Photos Taken With A Nikon D80. But I Have My Eyes Set On A Nikon D850.

They Say That The Best Camera Is The One (Phone) You Have On You. But Is That Always Ideal? I Don’t Know – What Do You Think?

The Pitons, Soufriere, Saint Lucia.

If you happen to travel to the Caribbean Island of S.Lucia and looking for picturesque landmarks to take photos. The Pitons is a very obvious option, so you can just imagine how many photos have been taken of this popular piece of evidence of the earths majestic beauty.

Sugar Cane Mill, Victoria, Saint Lucia.

Located in Victoria, St.Lucia, this old sugar cane mill tower overlooks the Caribbean Sea from where the Island of St.Vincent can also be seen in the distance. [tips and more photos]

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Photo Editing | Intelligent Sky Replacement

Landscape Photographers Dream?

One of the things I have been enjoying lately is the power and flexibility of Skylum Software. If you are not familiar with Skylum, then please allow me to introduce you.

Skylum, formerly Macphun, are a creative and innovative software business that provide Pro and hobbyist apps that are very easy to use and equally as powerful.

If you were to ask me who is it for? My answer would quite sincerely be anyone. And here is why.

To begin with, there is Photolemur, which is a drop-dead simple photo enhancer for all the family. Photolemur allows you to enhance your photo with no to very little manual editing.

Then you have the “Big Boys n Gals” software, in Luminar and Aurora HDR. Luminar comes in a few shades including; Luminar Flex, the plugin and extension for most users wanting instant gratification with the different Looks available as well as use with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

And finally, there is Luminar ‘standalone,’ if I can call it that, especially as the current versions I have been using are all available as standalone as well as plugin/extension apps. The latest Luminar, version 4+ is super cool with the enhanced AI Sky Replacement feature.

The Plus for mac Users

It’s a joy how Luminar works with Photos for macOS. It kinda gives Photos for macOS more value. And especially with iCloud working in the background. Check out my related posts below for more.


Auto Sky Enhancement
Landscape & Portrait Photography

Exploring Camera Phone Photography


Now, I know I may be a little late in the day with this one, but hey, I’ve only been living like a hermit…

Although, I am still not convinced that camera phones can adequately provide both the high quality and befitting characteristics of the conventional SLR camera.

However, I do feel that you can get some fanciful results that may be good enough for both digital web use and commercial printing at, let’s say poster sizes…



Has the colours of a monster invasion styled poster for a 50’s movie.


Armed with just an iPhone 6 (yes, I know). Over the next few months, whilst I contemplate repairing, rather than buying a new DSLR camera. Until then I’m gonna “use the life outta this camera phone.”

And I’m already having fun with these monster looking photos of crabs.

You see, I think for web use, you can get away with producing both fine art photography and graphic arts pieces with a camera phone.

I mean, who sets the rules anyway?

Which leads me to wonder,  if anyone out there, can share examples of where camera phones have been used for high-quality printing. Which is the main qualm I have with the camera phone.

See more related camera phone photos here

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Speaking of ‘O’Possum…

…look what we found one sunny morning.


Possum or Opossum? I didn’t know there was a difference.

From what I can gather the Possum is an Australasian marsupial that claims the name ‘Possum’ due to its resemblance with the Opossum of the Americas.

And just like the Kangaroo, these creatures give birth and carry their young in pouches.

The Opossum is famously known for its coy tac-tic of playing dead when under threat. An Opossum under threat is known to play dead for more than 30 minutes.


So, what is it that prompted me to make this post about the Possum?

Well simply put, it was all due to the fact that just as when I was receiving news about another of Google’s algorithm refinements – of course nicknamed ‘Possum’, that I heard someone outside shout “Manicou” which translates Opossum.

How funny is that!

Luckily I managed to get a few photos of the unexpected visitor, before allowing it to escape somewhere a little further away from home (you can think whatever you like).

Anyway…shortly after returning to my desk, I happen to stumble on a YouTube video of Cleveland Brown being attacked by a…

You said it.







Is It Really Worth Learning Code?

Learning Code Online


Okay, so perhaps you’re a blogger, or maybe you have an ecommerce store which you have successfully built without any coding experience whatsoever.

– Hey, after all WordPress (and others), does make it all so much easier…

Or does it?

Have you ever stopped to wonder just how much more control you would have, with not just with the appearance of your WordPress website or blog, but also other features and functions such as integration with print-on-demand services, social media and other third party offerings, as well as enhancements to the way in which users interact with your content?

Pretty long question huh?

Intimidating as code may first seem, learning code, or working with code is really a matter of shortening a long question into meaningful instructions, identifying patterns and what they signify. Well in short…(okay, okay, in my idea of ‘in short’).

Anyway, of course you’ll need to know and understand the more ‘advanced basics’ (if i can call that – for the sake of not making coding sound really, really easy). In order to even begin to encroach the world of the programmer / engineer. You will need some form of training or formal studies.

Start coding yourself

However, you can largely get away by simple observation, trying things out and picking up tips from the numerous coding related sites available online. There are sites such as;, and of course

I would make a guess though, that for most WordPress  ‘non code bloggers’ their first introduction to code would be through wanting to achieve one the following:

a) inserting code in your widgets sidebar

b) formatting items on a page, such as applying a specific colour, alignment of images and graphics…anything that is not readily doable within the WordPress default you are currently subjected to working with.

 Using WordPress, what was your first reason for applying code yourself?

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So, is it really worth learning code – What do you think?

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