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Another HDR photo from London, House of Parliament (3 exposures blended together)

London Houses of Parliament

London Houses of Parliament

Hi,

I have a couple of things this week, I have a few more London photos, I’m trying Reflections and Silhouettes at the moment, below is a Reflection of Westminster in the Thames.

Westminster Reflection

Westminster

I’m finally feeling a bit better after getting sick in Malta and being ill for almost a month, so I am finally starting to edit my photos from Malta, London and Alicante and am off to Sorrento and Berlin soon so will have more to edit soon!

My Calendar is coming along slowly, (i know i’m running out of time!) just so much to do! and I have another exciting product in the process that should be finished within the month, that i’m very excited about, I’m so busy i’m getting up at 2am and working through to 6am as I’m so excited I can’t sleep, so I can’t wait to be able to reveal everything soon!

Also as my weekly update from the world of Photography this week my favourite piece of news is…

(Click on the Blue Title to be  taken to http://www.PetaPixel.com to read the full article)

The Self Esteem Act: Parents Pushing to Pass Anti-Photoshop Laws in the US

 

A Lancome advertisement featuring Julia Roberts caused a stir back in July after it was banned by the UK for being too “Photoshopped”. Now a couple in the US are trying to bring stricter regulation to the United States. Seth and Eva Matlins, founders of Off Our Chests, have started the Self Esteem Act:

We’re asking for support to pass federal legislation requiring advertising and editorial that’s meaningfully changed the human form through photoshopping or airbrushing to carry “Truth in Advertising” labels. The labels will simply state that the models shown have been altered. No judgments, no morality, just clarity.

[…] Photoshopping, airbrushing, digital manipulation isn’t the issue. The issue is too many look at these images and theink they should look LIKE these images. And they can’t…because they’re not real.

So let’s call a duck a duck and modified picture a modified picture. All we’re asking is that if you do it – you tell us you did.

They’re currently trying to raise 10,000 signatures for the petition, which can be signed here.

Until next time….

x

My photo below was featured on www.hdrspotting.com  last week and since then has 5426 hits, fantastic!

That’s more than any of my photos on Flickr AND almost more than all of my photos on flickr put together!

It really helps to be featured as my other two photos on the same site have both only had around 185 hits, now if only I could work out how to be featured all the time 🙂

Big ben across the Thames london

Westminster, London