The End of a Very Wet Week

Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Uppermill, Saddleworth. Fuji XT2 with Fuji 18-135 lens.

I haven’t done much photography this week due to the lockdown and weather (again). We had storm Christoph blow in with continuous rain for three days, which then turned to snow on Wednesday night. That was also when our cellar flooded with 6 inches of water coming up through the floor. I spent that evening … Continue reading The End of a Very Wet Week

Does this Photo Work for You?

Lyn Gwynant, Snowdonia, Fuji XT1 with Fuji 16-55 lens.

This week I want to share a shot from 2016. Lyn Gwynant, Snowdonia, Fuji XT1 with Fuji 16-55 lens. The lake in the scene is Llyn Gwynant in Snowdonia, Wales. I’ve visited this location quite a few times in various conditions but never shot a good sunset. Lyn Gwynant, Snowdonia, Fuji XT1 with Fuji 16-55 … Continue reading Does this Photo Work for You?

A New Year and a New Lockdown

Lingmore Fell, The Lake District

Happy New Year. I hope you managed to have a nice Christmas and New Year. Mine was uneventful except for my boiler breaking down on Christmas Eve. We spent the Christmas/New Year period without heating or hot water. After that experience, I’m quite happy to stay indoors and keep warm during the lockdown. With the … Continue reading A New Year and a New Lockdown

Testing my Resolve

Pre dawn light on the rocks near surprise view in the peak district

This past couple of weeks has felt like someone somewhere has been testing me. Last week I mentioned problems with my editing software and that I was unable to edit but also, I couldn’t publish articles on my website. Then at the weekend, I ventured out with my camera (I should have known better), but … Continue reading Testing my Resolve

It’s Just the Friday Image

Cloud Inversion viewed from the Roaches

For once I don’t have too much to say. I’ve spent the week sheltering from the terrible weather; it’s rained here every day and in the brief gaps between the rain it’s been grey and gloomy. I thought the poor weather would be a great opportunity to work on finishing my new book but even … Continue reading It’s Just the Friday Image

More High Resolution from the Panasonic G9

View from The Roaches. Trees in mist

This week I’m sharing another similar image to last week. I also shot this at The Roaches on the same morning as but 20 minutes later, as the sun started to dissolve the mist. My only regret is not having set the camera to shoot RAW, as I mentioned in last week’s blog post. View … Continue reading More High Resolution from the Panasonic G9

A Cautionary Tale – Check Your Camera Settings

View from the Roaches on a foggy morning.

Originally, I planned to start this post with some of the great Black Friday deals, but I won’t; you’ll find those later. Instead, I want to share an experience. Yesterday I did a dawn shoot over at The Roaches. Although the UK is in lockdown, I had to shoot some material. The weather conditions were … Continue reading A Cautionary Tale – Check Your Camera Settings

Further Image Quality Musings

Salt Road and Storm, Bolivia

Recently I’ve shared a few thoughts about my new Panasonic G9 and its subsequent return to Wex Photographic. I’ve now received the replacement camera with lens, and I’m delighted to say I’m extremely please. The combination of the G9 and the Leica 12-60 is excellent, I love the size, weight, ease of use, and I … Continue reading Further Image Quality Musings

Comparing the Panasonic G9 with the Fuji XT3

Path from Win Hill to Hope Cross in the Peak District

Last week I mentioned that I was returning my recently purchased Panasonic G9. I had bought a kit and it turned out the lens that came with the G9 (it was a Leica 12-60) was soft down one side. I’m pleased to say that the replacement kit arrived today, although I haven’t had time to … Continue reading Comparing the Panasonic G9 with the Fuji XT3

The Panasonic G9 Fails Me

Fog and mist forming on the Pennine Way. Fuji XT3 with Fuji 18-135 lens

After a couple of weeks and a few trips out with the Panasonic G9, I have a problem. It’s not exactly with the G9 but it’s the 12-60 lens that came with it. The right-hand side of the frame is soft. Well, to be more precise it’s out of focus. I didn’t notice the problem … Continue reading The Panasonic G9 Fails Me