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Cotswolds Collages - 1/15

I took a lot of photos during our trip to the Cotswolds in early July.  I am now presenting photos of the area in a series of 15 collages over three weeks which I hope you will enjoy.  They have been mixed up a bit to hopefully retain your interest and each individual photo has been processed using Topaz.

I am starting the series with one of several collages of buildings in Bourton.  They are all so attractive being made from the local sandy coloured stone.  The building bottom right is a small Motor Museum which is well worth a visit.

I took delivery of a Canon Powershot G10 compact on Saturday to use when not carrying the DSLR etc.round.  Apparently the G10 has good quality and all the functions of a DSLR without the interchangeable lens. The manual has 300 pages, I will let you know how I get on.

Cotswolds Collages - 1/15

I took a lot of photos during our trip to the Cotswolds in early July.  I am now presenting photos of the area in a series of 15 collages over three weeks which I hope you will enjoy.  They have been mixed up a bit to hopefully retain your interest and each individual photo has been processed using Topaz.

I am starting the series with one of several collages of buildings in Bourton.  They are all so attractive being made from the local sandy coloured stone.  The building bottom right is a small Motor Museum which is well worth a visit.

I took delivery of a Canon Powershot G10 compact on Saturday to use when not carrying the DSLR etc.round.  Apparently the G10 has good quality and all the functions of a DSLR without the interchangeable lens. The manual has 300 pages, I will let you know how I get on.

comments (15)

nice one. We use a G9 as a "In the pocket" camera.
Like your collages.
plenty of interesting stuff about there!
Cheers
Rob
Brian Walbey: Thanks Robm I hope you enjoy the rest of the collages, there are still 14 to come!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Aug 2009, 00:50
This is a fine start to your series Brian.

Use the camera first - then refer to the manual: otherwise you'll go mad!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris. I set the G10 on auto on Saturday at a barbecue, it seems alright. The manual has 300 pages!
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 17 Aug 2009, 01:08
I have heard that the G10 is one of the best point-and-shoots around, Brian, so you can't go wrong! Congratulations. I have always liked your collages, so I know we're in for a treat.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie, I hope you enjoy the next 14 collages in this series! We had a barbecue at church on Saturday, I set the G10 on auto and just fired away, seems o.k.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Aug 2009, 02:07
Check out the archive of photosam [ http://photosam.shutterchance.com/photoblog ], who uses a G7, and consistently displays better results than most of with our dSLRs. Canon's "G" series are fine cameras.

Nice montage, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray. I looked at your link for photosam, some good stuff, perhaps I made a good buy.
I love the processing on your photos, Brian. The collages are no different. And congrats on the G10! I intend to buy one as well when I can't tote my DSLR with me.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Kay, I hope you find time to look at the other 14 collages in this series. The G10 seems o.k.for the first go at the weekend, I warn you, the manual has 300 pages!
The use of topaz works well here Brian...enjoy your new toytongue
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, I had a play with the G10 at a barbecue on Saturday, more serious stuff will no doubt follow.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 17 Aug 2009, 07:55
Thanks Brian for this series as you know I am working on My Ginny to visit this area when we next head to Europe.Is the g10 the one that is water proof?
Brian Walbey: I hope you enjoy the rest of this series vintage, it's an area well worth visiting if you ever get this way. I don't think the G10 is the waterproof one, I'm certainly not going to try it smile
I'm looking for my house but you have not included it. This is so very familiar Brian.
Brian Walbey: I think this is quite close to you Chad, perhaps we should have called in for a cuppa' when we were down that way.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 17 Aug 2009, 08:09
l like collages and topaz as you know Brian, so this cant help but be a winner smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tony, I hope you feel the same after the other 14 postings!
  • Tracy
  • Staffs Moorlands
  • 17 Aug 2009, 10:00
Great collage Brian, and hope you enjoy your new toysmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tracy, I think I will get some fun out of my new toy, first I need to master the 300 page handbook!
a lovely collage Brian, from this picturesque part of the country.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Janet.
What a lovely collage Brian! I am back after having spent three weeks visiting friends and family.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard, I hope you had a good time with all those you visited.
A lovely collage Brian. very nice. I see you now have a G10..As you know..I use the G9, which has a zoom equivalent to a 210mm lens. The G10 does have a wider angle of view..otherwise they are identical..It will take you a while getting used to all the functions..but I'm sure you will be pleased.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ron. If your good pictures are taken on a G9 then I know I will have to work hard to master the G10 to reach your standard, the menus and capabilities are overwhelming according to the 300 page manual!
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Aug 2009, 20:53
Good luck with the new camera, Brian. I've read good reports of it so I'm sure it will be superb in your hands. This is a fine collage of a fine viallge; I look forward to the rest of the series.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Alan, my friend I mentioned called Diaper is coming round this evening. He has just bought the panasonix FZ28, we are spending the evening comparing that and the G10, better than all those soaps on the tele.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 17 Aug 2009, 22:55
Fond memories of Bourton, it's a lovely place to visit.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ellie, I would like to go back, and there are still more shots of Bourton to come in the series.

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