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The Elegant Shot, Ayrshire’s wedding photographers logo has now been added to the website:
Elegant Shot Ayrshire

Elegant Shot Logo

Ayrshire Wedding Photographers Logo

Elegant Shot’s New Premium Quality Wedding Presentation DVD Cases

Ayrshire Wedding Photographers making sure you’re properly presented!

The new Elegant Shot Ltd Ayrshire’s wedding photographers premium wedding DVD presentation cases are now available in Black or White faux leather. Holding two DVD/CD disks, one for the wedding DVD Photo Production and one for the wedding photos, the cases can be personalised with the photo of your choice. The premium case has a concealed magnetic catch and comes complete with matching presentation box.

Visit our website for further information on our “wedding photographers” services in Ayrshire:

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Quality Wedding Presentation

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Premium Quality Double DVD Presentation Cases - faux Leather

Double presentation dvd case

Magnetic catch presentation DVD case

Refraction – Ayrshire Photography

Elegant shot – Ayrshire Photography

This picture was actually set up indoors. The daffodil was set just behind the droplets which were suspended from a stem placed horizontally in front of the lens. With the shallow depth of field the daffodil in the background is only recognisable by its colour; this allows the refracted droplet image stand out.

The lens used was the Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro:

Refraction picture

Refraction of daffodils

Having a break!

The rain stopped; so I broke away from the “Old Memories” photo restoration project mentioned earlier, to take some pictures in the garden:

Taken with the Canon 100mm IS USM f/2.8L Macro:

Picture of Water droplets on a leaf: Auchinleck 13th Oct, 2011

Water droplets: Auchinleck 13th Oct, 2011

Picture of snail shell

Snail shell

Picture of water droplets on spider web

Spider Web

Old Memories or just plain Memories – Ayrshire Photography

Image Restoration – Elegant Shot Photography Ayrshire

Spending this morning restoring some old photos from the early eighties. I got a batch of 137 slides that have been transferred into JPG  for a Client from Ardrossan, North Ayrshire, and his requirement was that the composition be improved upon, i.e. cropped, and to include the usual digital cleaning, scratch removal, dust removal etc.. All simple stuff, but the real pain is that after processing the first 30, it has now becomes tedious. I ran scripts to batch process the images, brightening, improving contrast colour and vibrancy etc., but I’m now at the stage where each image has it’s own individual flaws and therefore it’s down to the repetitive task of opening, processing, saving.. opening, processing, saving….. so best crack on!

Before:

After:

The reason for the cropping of the images was to improve upon the composition when the images are viewed on a photo-frame.

Prince Charles at Dumfies House

An Elegant Shot Ayrshire Photographers missed opportunity!

After a few days of some pretty heavy weather, it was great to wake up to clear blue skies.  So off we went, my wife Debs and I, to Dumfries House for a walk around the estate.  We’d only just parked the Car and started walking, camera’s in hand, when about 50 meters ahead of us on the country lane,  we came across a film crew and a group of dressy visitors.  Puzzled, we took a couple of snaps, not really expecting there to be anything worth saving, but as it turns out, it was Prince Charles on walk about.

Thing was that after taking the photos from a distance, and from the other side of the bridge from where he was stood, we had to walk past him within a couple of meters to continue on our way, and we did so without even glancing his way.

picture of prince charles at dumfries house taken by elegant shot ayrshire photographers

Prince Charles at Dumfries House 26-09-2011

We actually ended up walking past the film crew, not realising Prince Charles was there!  How unimpressed & cool we must have looked!!

prince charles at dumfries house

Ayrshire Photographers – Prince Charles at Dumfries House 26-09-2011

 

 

prince charles at dumfries house picture by elegant shot ayrshire photographer

Prince Charles at Dumfries House - 26-09-2011

 

We walked passed where the lone suited Gentleman is standing and being more interested in the video camera being carried, HRH went unnoticed!

Talk about missed opportunities..

 

 

 

Woman walking dogs near dumfries house

Dog Walker at Dumfries House

 

Dumfries House – showing one of the extensions against blue skies.