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AMERICAN CEMETERY, CAMBRIDGE UK

AMERICAN CEMETERY, CAMBRIDGE UK

Another one from my collection of Cambridge images.  The American Cemetery in Cambridge, with it’s memorial pillar stating  ‘Erected By The United States Of America  1954’,   is on 30 acres of land donated by the University of Cambridge, situated three miles outside the city. A high proportion of these 3,812 American servicemen & women were crew members of British-based American aircraft employed in WWII. This is an image of The Great Mall with, on the right-hand side, The Wall of the Missing.

Although the RAW file conversion was made in SilkyPix, that doesn’t mean there wasn’t still some lens distortion showing, and if you want to see the ‘uncorrected’ version, it’s on the zenfolio site at http://nickbland.zenfolio.com  (along with literally hundreds of my other LX3 images, grouped for ease of use).

With some Photoshop transform/distort, the image was almost there, and a touch of lens correction in Capture NX gave me the final result I was after.

D'ANY'S TERRACE
D’ANY’S TERRACE

This is D’Any’s Terrace, with a great-looking ‘Sizzler’ menu, situated just off King Street – captured this with my ever-present LX3 as I walked in Cambridge this afternoon … it caught my eye with the great light catching the table-tops and skimming the chairs, and I was glad of my decent peripheral vision, without which I could have easily just walked by and missed it. There was sadly too little time today to sample the food & drink here, but it’s logged for future.

This image was captured in RAW, processed in Silkypix then Capture NX as usual, and the LX3’s long depth-of-field was definitely a help in reproducing the look of the scene as I saw it. 

For many more new images from the LX3, take a look at the ‘July 09’  folder at http://nickbland.zenfolio.com … and enjoy !

Just as a reminder, if your interest in photography, and cameras specifically, is increasing exponentially – and you really need to feed the habit – suggest you also take a good look at http://1001noisycameras.com on a regular basis !