Carl Thompson Photography

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Absrtract Apartments
A Rose in the Grain
Rose
Gateshead Quayside & Tyne Bridge at Night
Sage at Night
Red Rose
Derelict
Miniature
Untitled
Buddha 01
Buddha 02
Large Poppy
Ready for Action
A Walk in the Arches
Untitled
Hard at Work
As Proud as a Peacock
Stripped of colour but not Beauty
Untitled
A Rose
Clematis
Clematis
The Heart of a Rose
Beauty Within
Paper Rose
The Blushing Rose
Untitled
White Water Lilly
Alien Plant Life 01
Alien Plant Life 02
Alien Plant Life 03
Formentor Lighthouse, Mallorca
Alien Plant Life 04
Alien Plant Life 05
Cats Eyes
Alien Plant Life 06
Alien Plant Life 07
Tulip 01
The Cosmos in the Kitchen
Caribbean Orange Climbing Rose
Alien Plant Life 08
Roof of The Sage Gateshead 01
Roof of The Sage Gateshead 02 B+W
Alien Plant Life 09
Swirl Pavilion Sculpture
The Sage
Alien Plant Life 10
Alien Plant Life 14
White Manderine Drake
After the Rain
Come into my Web
Alien Plant Life 19
chrysanthemum
After the rain (Ullswater, Lake District)
Sweetheart Rose
Rainbow Rose
Happy Halloween
Gerbera Abstract
Ice Blue Chrysanthemum
S
Painted Sweetcorn
Flower made of Wood
Rose Abstract
Soft Rose with a touch of blue
Old Paper Rose
Glowing Rose
Red Gerbera
Little Old Lady
Gerbera
Who's Teaching Who ?
Merry Christmas
Showroom Dummies
Porto Cristo, Mallorca
Tulip
Lilly on Fire
Lighthouse Formentor
The Storm Approaches
He ain't heavy he's my brother
Sentinel
Anemone
Double Daffodil
Tulip
Daffodil on Old Paper
Delicate Beauty
Tulip
Dark Seduction
Yellow Tulip
Tulips
Black & White Bells
Anemone Swirl B&W
Dahlia Abstract
Dahlia "Sun Burst"
Dahlia (Red & White)
Anemone
Cornflower Blue
Livingston Daisy
Retro Poppy
After The Rain (Black & White)
After The Rain (Vivid Red & Yellow)
Daynight
As The Leaves Echoed
Three Leaves Three Colours
Natural Beauty
Natures Road Map
The Gathering
Office Block Abstract
High-Key Dahlia
Rays of Sunshine
The Centre of my Universe
Window light
Sunburst
Young and Old

Absrtract Apartments

I spotted these apartments while on holiday in Mallorca back in 2009. I loved the strong contrast of the yellow paint work set against the deep blue sky, I feel it gives the image real impact !

A Rose in the Grain

Added a bit of grain to this Rose image using Photoshop Elements. I like the result ! It has giving the image a dated look. Almost looks like it's been captured on old black and white film.

Rose

A macro shot of a red rose,i used photoshop elements to create an old paper effect.

Gateshead Quayside & Tyne Bridge at Night

Sage at Night

Red Rose

Derelict

Miniature

Untitled

Buddha 01

Buddha 02

Large Poppy

Ready for Action

A Walk in the Arches

Untitled

Hard at Work

As Proud as a Peacock

Stripped of colour but not Beauty

Saw this on the Kitchen windowsill and just had to capture it.

Untitled

A Rose

Clematis

Clematis

The Heart of a Rose

Beauty Within

Paper Rose

The Blushing Rose

Untitled

White Water Lilly

Alien Plant Life 01

This was from a project i worked on a couple of years back, A series of images named, Alien Plant Life. I took an original photograph i had taken of a flower and then used plastic wrap, and changed the colours with the hue slider. to come up with this effect which i thought looked like alien plant life. THis was the first in the set of images . I hope you all like it.

Alien Plant Life 02

I hope you all enjoy the second image in my Alien Plant life set.

Alien Plant Life 03

I hope you all enjoy the Third image in my Alien Plant life set.

Formentor Lighthouse, Mallorca

Alien Plant Life 04

I hope you all enjoy the Fourth image in my Alien Plant life set. I would like to thank you all for your kind support of my Alien Plant Life Project.

Alien Plant Life 05

I hope you all enjoy the fifth image in my Alien Plant life set.

Cats Eyes

Alien Plant Life 06

I hope you all enjoy the Sixth image in my Alien Plant life set.

Alien Plant Life 07

I hope you all enjoy image number 7 in my Alien Plant life set.

Tulip 01

The Cosmos in the Kitchen

This shot was taken in my kitchen. it is fat that has solidified on the bottom of a grill after cooking. The only processing was to increase the saturation of the colours. Go have fun in your Kitchen

Caribbean Orange Climbing Rose

Alien Plant Life 08

I hope you all enjoy image number 8 in my Alien Plant life set.

Roof of The Sage Gateshead 01

Hi I thought i would have a bit of a change from my macro and flower photography. So here is a photograph of The Sage Gateshead, built so people can study and perform all types of music. I have produced a colour and B+W version of the image as i like them both. The colour version has beautiful blue tones as light reflects on the roof. Tha B+W version allows us to see the roof in a different way once the colour is extracted. We see the true shape and form and textures of the roof of the building. I hope you all enjoy both the images and please feel free to let me know which you prefer. Thank you to all of you for your support since i joined 500PX. It's been amazing !!! P.S. Don't worry i still have many more alien plant life images and flowers images to upload and show you all. I just thought you might like a change !!

Roof of The Sage Gateshead 02 B+W

Hi I thought i would have a bit of a change from my macro and flower photography. So here is a photograph of The Sage Gateshead, built so people can study and perform all types of music. I have produced a colour and B+W version of the image as i like them both. The colour version has beautiful blue tones as light reflects on the roof. Tha B+W version allows us to see the roof in a different way once the colour is extracted. We see the true shape and form and textures of the roof of the building. I hope you all enjoy both the images and please feel free to let me know which you prefer. Thank you to all of you for your support since i joined 500PX. It's been amazing !!! P.S. Don't worry i still have many more alien plant life images and flowers images to upload and show you all. I just thought you might like a change !!

Alien Plant Life 09

I hope you all enjoy image number 9 in my Alien Plant life set.

Swirl Pavilion Sculpture

Swirl Pavilion Sculpture by Raf Fulcher Located on the Newcastle Quayside.

The Sage

Alien Plant Life 10

Alien Plant Life 14

I hope you all enjoy image number 14 in my Alien Plant life set.

White Manderine Drake

This image was taken at lake windermere in the lake district, Cumbria. The light was reflecting beautifully on the surface of the water. recording beautiful blue tones.

After the Rain

This was taken one misty morning after overnight rain. I liked the way the raindrops really stand out against the shades of green, on this Hosta leaf.

Come into my Web

This shot was also taken the day after the rain. The small beads of water really made the web stand out. The original was in colour and the background was a little distracting, I then changed the image to black & white to make the web stand out.

Alien Plant Life 19

I hope you all enjoy image number 19 in my Alien Plant life set.

chrysanthemum

After the rain (Ullswater, Lake District)

I was on holiday at the Lake district last week for a few days. this shot was taken at Ullswater, by the beautiful village of Glenridding. Ullswater is just one of the many lakes in this beautiful part of England. It had been raining all day and just as we were walking along the shoreline, the sun broke through the clouds illuminating the hills with beautiful light.

Sweetheart Rose

Rainbow Rose

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween to all my friends and supporters on 500PX. Have a fun day !

Gerbera Abstract

Ice Blue Chrysanthemum

S

Probably the best headphones in the world. A macro shot of my favourite headphones. I liked the way the window light brought out the detail in the mesh surrounding the s. I decided on the use of shallow depth of field to highlight the s.

Painted Sweetcorn

This is a photo of coloured sweetcorn i used for the happy halloween shot. The kernels had been hand painted different colours. I first captured the image on camera, using a table top set up with just window light. I then used the pallete knife effect in Photoshop Elements to create an oil painting of the original shot. Hope all my friends on 500PX like it, A big thank you to you all for your continued support. Have a great evening my friends.

Flower made of Wood

Spotted this wooden flower in a mix of pot-pourri on our window sill. It's made of very thin pieces of wood glued together. I really liked the texture in the wooden petals. I used Photoshop Elements to do a little post processing of the image, using the film grain filter. And added a sepia tone. Hope you all like it ! and have a great evening my 500px friends.

Rose Abstract

Soft Rose with a touch of blue

Old Paper Rose

I was experimenting with my last image Glowing Rose in Photoshop Elements and thought the old paper filter suited the image well. I think the old paper texture brings out the beautiful shape and form of the rose petals and the sepia tone gives the image a nice warm glow. A big thank you in advance to all at 500PX. As always it's a real pleasure to share ! and have a great weekend my friends !

Glowing Rose

Red Gerbera

Little Old Lady

This beautiful little old lady is Lucky. She has been our loving pet for 16 years, and is still going strong.

Gerbera

Who's Teaching Who ?

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas !! To Everyone at 500PX Thanks for your kind words and support. Since joining 500PX I have made many new friends who have helped support and inspire me in my photographic work. Thank you ! Thank you ! Thank you ! Have a Merry Christmas and a Healthy and prosperous New Year !

Showroom Dummies

Porto Cristo, Mallorca

This shot was taken back in 2009 when on holiday in Mallorca, I visited Porto Cristo. And I have to say I was blown away by the breath taken scenes it had to offer. It's a photographers paradise, no matter were you point your camera you can't fail to get a great shot. I only only had a few hours here but I could easily have spent the whole of my weeks holiday at this beautiful location as it had so much to offer. if you ever get the chance it's well worth a visit. Hope you all enjoy the view as much as I did !

Tulip

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

Lilly on Fire

To everyone on 500PX hope you all enjoy "Lilly on Fire " Have a great Saturday my friends !!

Lighthouse Formentor

Lighthouse at Formentor taken in 2009 while on holiday. Thought i would go for an interesting angle instead of the usual portrait format, just to make the shot a little more interesting. I love the contrast of the white lighthouse against the deep blue sky. To all my friends on 500PX. Have a great evening ! And a big thank you for all you wonderful comments and support. Your all amazing !!!!

The Storm Approaches

Hi to all my friends on 500PX Sorry I have been away for so long, just been having a bit of a break.Hope you are all fit and well, and still taken loads of photo's. I will have to do some catching up with all your wonderful galleries and portfolio's.I grabbed this shot on Friday afternoon as a hail storm wash brewing up. the images has suffered badly from noise but it adds a nice grain effect to the dramatic skyline.I love the high contrast in the storm clouds.Hope you all like it !

He ain't heavy he's my brother

Spotted some beautiful cloud formations yesterday and thought I would try and capture a nice dramatic skyline again.So I popped down to Anthony Gormley's Angel of the North, which is just a short walk as it is in my home town of Gateshead, England.Tried a few different angles to get this result, and I thought the silhouette of the angel next to the lone figure worked really well to give a sense of scale to the Angel. and I feel it adds a bit of extra drama to the seen.I used a circular polarizer to deepen the blue sky, I must admit if have over cooked the sky a touch but I like it anyway. I also used a grey grad filter Cokin ND8 Soft grad.

Sentinel

Another shot of the Angel of the North, Created by Anthony Gormley.This time I have experimented with a welding lens filter (shade 10)used as a cheap alternative to a big stopper filter. This was a tip from Lee Frost (one of my all time favourite pro photographers)published in my favourite magazine Digital SLR Photography. Each month they run an article (On a Budget) which features cheap alternatives for various camera equipment. it's a great read !I purchased two welding lens filters including delivery and vat for £5.03 an absolute bargain.As you can see using the filter in combination with my circular polarizer in my Cokin filter holder. I have been able to extend the exposure to around three and a half minutes. which gives this wonderful surreal and moody effect to the skyline. and also blurred the figures of the many visitors to the Angel.I hope you all like it, and please free to try this technique for yourself. And above all enjoy experimenting with your photography.Have a great bank holiday Monday my friends !!

Anemone

This image was taken in our garden. I chose a shallow depth of field F/4.5 to focus on the centre if the Anemone so the petal detail would be a little soft.I then worked the image in Lightroom 4 & Photoshop Elements, to enhance the colours to give a vibrant glow to the Anemone. and soften the image a little further, I also removed some small marks from the petals.I hope you all like it !! Have a great weekend my friends !!

Double Daffodil

Tulip

This shot was taken in our back garden. In natural light, the light was a little harsh so I reduced the shadow detail in Lightroom 4 and also removed a few spots and blemishes from the tulip.Hope you all enjoy !!Have a great day my friends !!

Daffodil on Old Paper

"Daffodil on Old Paper" was created from an original macro shot of a Daffodil. I then decided I wanted to show the flowers true form in more detail, away from the distraction of the strong yellows and orange colours. I then use Photoshop Elements Old Paper filter to give it an aged look.Hope you all enjoy ! Have a great day my friends !

Delicate Beauty

Tulip

A macro shot of the real beauty within a tulip !Hope you all enjoy !! Have a great day all my friends on 500px !!

Dark Seduction

Hi everyone on 500PX !In this image I have tried to capture the natural power of seduction of the tulip to draw in insect for pollination.I chose a square black and white format as I felt it helped to draw the viewers gaze into the image and also enhanced the glow of the beautiful light within the tulip and of course bring out and define the true form without the distraction of the colour.I used a silver reflector placed in front and slightly lower than the subject to help illuminate the inside of the tulip.A great weekend to everyone on 500PX

Yellow Tulip

Hi I hope you all like my image Yellow Tulip.I selected this image as I love the soft bright pastel colours.The image itself is not perfect, a little grainy etc.But it's bright pastel colours somewhat lift me and make me feel good just looking at them.I hope all my friends on 500PX experience the same feeling, it's good to share.Have a great day my friends.PS thanks for all your support and kind words.Regards Carl

Tulips

Black & White Bells

Hi to all my friends on 500PX ! Sorry it has been some time since I last posted an image, work interfering with my hobby again !I chose a black & white format for this image of a bluebell, because although they are very beautiful in their true colour. I feel the black and white format shows the real delicate beauty of the bells.Please click the image to reveal the real beauty.Hope you all enjoy, and have a wonderful Sunday my friends.

Anemone Swirl B&W

Hi I hope you all enjoy my latest creation Anemone Swirl. I decided upon using black and white to reveal the swirling petals around the centre of the Anemone. I had to retouch using spot removal in Lightroom 4 to remove unwanted black specs on the petals. I used the clarity slider in Lightroom 4 to slightly soften the whole image, to enhance the delicate nature of the Anemone. I wish all my 500px friends a wonderful Saturday. Please click the image to enhance with the black background.

Dahlia Abstract

Hi Just thought I would brighten up our day with a splash of wonderful colour with Dahlia Abstract. Stunning colour with real impact for the viewer. Have a great Sunday everyone at 500PX. Your galleries of wonderful images all inspire me so much to create beautiful work. Long may you all continue to inspire others with your work my friends ! Thanks to everyone for there continued support of my work.

Dahlia "Sun Burst"

Hi I hope you all like Dahlia "Sun Burst" It just reminds me of a sunny day ! and makes me feel good ! And it's good to share that feeling with my 500px friends. Have a warm and wonderful day my friends !

Dahlia (Red & White)

Dahlia (Red & White) was taken in our garden. I chose ISO 800 to keep a high shutter speed 1/200 as there was a breeze blowing, as always. The image is a little grainy but I think it adds to the beauty and slightly soft look and feel of the Dahlia. I used a small silver reflector to bounce as much light a possible back into the Dahlia to remove hard shadow detail. I hope you all enjoy the natural beauty of the Dahlia.

Anemone

Please click the image to see it at it's best ! I have been out in the garden again ! This time I was testing a home made light tent made from soft white material. This allows the light to pass through the material and spread evenly on the subject and also removes any harsh shadows created by the strong sunlight. The light tent also provided shelter from the wind/breeze. I think it gives a beautiful soft diffused light. and brings out the wonderful details in the petals of the Anemone. I hope you all enjoy !!

Cornflower Blue

Please click to enhance the image ! Cornflower Blue is my first attempt at studio flash photography ! Any advice, hints and tips for using studio flash photography are most welcome, I'm always keen to learn. I feel the flash has helped bring out the wonderful swirling colourful inner detail of the blue cornflower. I hope you all enjoy !

Livingston Daisy

Hope you all enjoy ! Have a great weekend my friends !

Retro Poppy

Please click to enhance the image ! Retro Poppy was taken yesterday for a bit of fun using my Mobile phone. Love the instant retro look. Hope you all enjoy and have a great day !

After The Rain (Black & White)

After The Rain comes in two flavours. First the Vivid Red & Yellow version with its intensely deep and bright colours and full of impact. Second the Black & White version which shows the real beauty, shape and form of those wonderful rain drops on the poppy petals. I will let all my friends among the 500PX community decide witch of the two they prefer. Personally I like both !

After The Rain (Vivid Red & Yellow)

After The Rain comes in two flavours. First the Vivid Red & Yellow version with its intensely deep and bright colours and full of impact. Second the Black & White version which shows the real beauty, shape and form of those wonderful rain drops on the poppy petals. I will let all my friends among the 500PX community decide witch of the two they prefer. Personally I like both !

Daynight

Just a bit of fun for the 500PX Weekly Monday Contest.

As The Leaves Echoed

Please press M to maximise the image as it shows best on black screen. I took one shot of the leaves using my studio lighting with 3 heads, just using the modelling lights. I then added a sepia tone in Photoshop Elements, and added the old paper texture. Hope you all like it ! Have a great day my friends !

Three Leaves Three Colours

Please press M to maximise the image as it shows best on black screen. I took one shot of the leaves using my studio lighting with 3 heads, just using the modelling lights. I then created three versions of the image, colour, sepia tone and black & white. I then used Photoshop Elements to layer the three different images into one composite mixed colour version. and added the old paper texture. Hope you all like it ! Have a great day my friends !

Natural Beauty

I really liked the shape and form of the petals of this Dahlia in our back garden. I originally shot the image in colour, but felt the detail and shape was enhanced using monochrome. All adjustments were made using Lightroom 5. Hope you all like it ! and have a beautiful day my friends !

Natures Road Map

This is an image of a Sunflower leaf taken in my parents garden. The leaf was beautifully backlit showing all the fine detail. I have enhanced the image using Photoshop CC and Lightroom5. It's a little over sharpened in some areas and soft in others. I wanted to bring out the fine detail of natures road map. Hope you all like it !! Have a great day my friends !

The Gathering

Office Block Abstract

Please click image to enhance !! I shot this a few years back, and thought it was time to share it with my friends on 500px. I still love the dramatic lines and strong contrast of the metallic surface against the the small black windows. Hope you all like it ! Sorry it's old stock as I'm not getting out as much as I should to create new images due to work commitments. But even though there old It's still good to share !!

High-Key Dahlia

Please click on image to enhance viewing ! This is an indoor studio shot, using a light table and three studio flash heads. one positioned under the light table and two soft boxes both sides. For my post processing I used the following software: Photoshop CC, Lightroom5 and Greater Than Gatsby clean workflow action, Clean edit color base, clean drama. I hope you all enjoy viewing the image as much as I enjoyed creating it !! Thanks in advance for all your kind words and votes !

Rays of Sunshine

This is my first attempt at focus stacking. I shot 17 frames and stacked the frames using Photoshop CC, colour and saturation adjustments were made in Lightroom5. I shot using window light, a tripod and focusing rack were used.

The Centre of my Universe

Please press M or click the screen to enhance.

Window light

This shot was taken hand held using only window light. Lightroom5 was used to increase colour saturation a little.

Sunburst

Young and Old

Please press M or click on image to enhance. I chose black & white for my image as I felt it helped to enhance the contrast of the old wrinkled and weathered Daffodil compared with the younger softer and vibrant beauty of young Daffodil. The shot was taken in front of my living room window as the sun provided beautiful backlighting.