Friday Image No.184

Friday Image No.184

Today is the world famous (at least in some circles) Saddleworth Band Contest. Some of you may recall the film “Brassed Off” where one of the scenes features the band visiting the contest but getting so drunk they could hardly play. Someone clearly did their research when writing the plot as there is a propensity [...]

Fuji 18-135 Lens Review

Fuji 18-135 Lens Review

It’s been exactly 1 year today since I purchased and received this lens; I remember it well because of the terrible events of the Manchester Arena bomb. I’ve been promising to do a real-world review of the lens for some time, so I thought what better time than after a year’s use. I should also [...]

Friday Image No. 183

Friday Image No. 183

Before I went to Italy for a couple of weeks, I started experimenting with Luminar 2018 from Skylum. Now I’m back I have been looking at the software more and I’m even more impressed with the results I’m getting. Looking back to the earlier versions of Luminar this wasn’t the case, but they have improved [...]

Return from Italy

Return from Italy

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been in Italy. Much of the time was trekking in the Cinque Terre but I also spent time in Genoa, Florence and Pisa. Technology proved the usual problem with my email playing up frequently and sometimes not being able to access the websites I needed Before I left, [...]

Friday Image No. 182

Friday Image No. 182

The other day, I took a trip out to Whitby in the hope of capturing a sunset. The weather forecast was promising and, on the drive over, the sky was wonderful. I couldn’t help but think to myself how lucky I had been. But, it wasn’t to be. By the time I reached Whitby the [...]

Landscape Photography Road Trip

Landscape Photography Road Trip

The other weekend I met up with a friend of mine, Steve O’Nions. The intention was to shoot some landscapes in an area of Cumbria we hadn’t visited before. The area looks stunning as you drive up the M6 motorway, but you hardly ever see any images from here. Before meeting up we did some [...]

Friday Image No. 181

Friday Image No. 181

Last weekend I was out shooting in Yorkshire Dales, although it started as a trip to Cumbria and a location I had never visited before. Here is one of the shots that I took and for once, it was only a couple of meters from where we parked the car. I was able to blur [...]