Photographer's Note

As some of you may have noticed, I got a new camera this year for my birthday. It came with a new version of the processing software. The Canon RAW files have slightly different format now, instead of CR2 they are called CR3. To be honest I have never used the RAW files before, I always thought that they are too big, and the difference is not worth it. I changed my mind when I started to play with CR3 files. One of the options which attracted my attention was the possibility to increase the brightness of the shadowed areas and decrease the brightness of the highlighted areas. This is something which sort of corresponds to HDR effect but in a very natural way. I have enjoyed this feature very much but yesterday I noticed something strange about it. As you may have noticed some of my photos had recently something off with the colors. It was a strange effect, because normally if the colors are messed up, then the all colors are messed up and there is no white present at all, but in this photo from Berwick, for example, most colors were ok and there were also a lot of good white areas. So why only selected areas of white had added the reddish hue to them? It was unfortunately this new feature which I cherished so much. It appears you must apply it with moderation. If you look at the original photo its clouds are having strangely reddish clouds. In fact, all highlights had subtle red hue. The reason I turned on this effect stronger here was because some of the houses were too bright. Now I decided that it is worth to sacrifice details of the white houses but keep the colors more natural. Don’t worry I am not going to re-post all my photos now (maybe two more) but this was the first which has bothered me even if the effect was rather minor.

As I mentioned in my previous photo from this lovely town, Berwick-upon-Tweed is the northernmost town in England. It is situated along the east coast. In fact just behind the tower of the 18th century town hall you can spot a slice of the North Sea stretching along the horizon. It was a market day, hence the streets further in the distance were crowded with stands offering variety of products. That is also why the cars were filling this street all the time, so I gave up on trying to photograph it without the cars. I am quite surprised that there are not many photos from Berwick on TrekEarth, and if there are then usually they are not taken in the town itself but in the areas around it. Berwick deserves a dedicated visit. I went there just for a day trip, even though it was a bit more than 2 hours drive one way for me. It was one of the best trips I made in England this year.

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