High-Resolution Pixel Peeping with the Panasonic G9

Panasonic G9 processing example in PhotoLab

VIew from Win Hill in the Peak District. Panasonic G9 with 12-60 lens. See text below for further details. I’m sure that it will come as no surprise that I’ve been wasting lots of time with my new Panasonic G9. I’ve spent hours pixel peeping to examine the performance of the camera and have even … Continue reading High-Resolution Pixel Peeping with the Panasonic G9

Some (interesting?) things to Share

Holme Fell, Lake District

If you’ve been reading this blog for the past couple of weeks you will know that I became frustrated by the quality of my Fuji images. The result was that I purchased a micro 43 camera. A Panasonic G9 to be precise. I’ve now been out a couple of times with the G9 now and … Continue reading Some (interesting?) things to Share

And My Decision Is…

View across Holm Fell in the Lake District. Fuji XT3 with 55-200 lens.

Last week I shared my desire for a new camera. At that time, I had two choices in mind. A Panasonic G9 micro 43 camera and a Sony A7R MkII full frame. If you’re wondering why I came up with this short list and didn’t include the latest full frame offerings or DSLRs, please see … Continue reading And My Decision Is…

I Shouldn’t Have Looked at the RAW Files

For reasons that I can’t yet share, I was looking at some high ISO RAW files to check the noise levels. Which then started me looking for other RAW file examples. And that’s when I ended up checking the quality of the RAW files from a Panasonic G9 micro 43 camera. The RAW files I … Continue reading I Shouldn’t Have Looked at the RAW Files

We’ve Passed a Tipping Point

Higger Tor Sunrise in Winter

I’ll start this week’s post with a thought that popped into my head earlier today and refuses to be ignored. At some time in the past few years I think we’ve passed a tipping point.  Photo editing skills have now become more important than your skill with a camera. I do think the camera and … Continue reading We’ve Passed a Tipping Point

My Opinion Updated

Blackpool beach at sunset

Another view of the Dog Walker from Friday's post Friday’s post has stirred up some strong feelings. Rather than trying to answer the comments directly and risk repeating myself, I thought I would share a quick update. There are a few more things that I want to add to my previous post. First, one reason … Continue reading My Opinion Updated

What’s Your Opinion?

Blackpool Beach After Sunset

Blackpool Beach after sunset. Fuji X-T3 with Fuji 18-135 lens. Not too long ago I was praising Topaz Labs on this blog for having reinvented themselves. I had noticed a huge improvement in their AI software and was impressed by the results. Then yesterday I received an email that there was a new major update … Continue reading What’s Your Opinion?

Yes, this is Blackpool

Blackpool North Pier after sunset

Earlier this week I took a day off to visit Blackpool. To be quite honest, I wasn’t looking forward to the overcrowded seafront and hordes of people forgetting how to social distance. How mistaken I was. Everyone was well behaved and there were no crowds. Best of all I had some fantastic fish and chips. … Continue reading Yes, this is Blackpool

Why I’m Changing my Approach to Landscape Photography

Formby Beach at Sunrise

A couple of weeks back I shared an image of Higger Tor viewed from Carl Wark in the Peak District. I won’t publish it again, but you can use the link if you want to see it. The reason I’ve brought it up again is that it’s convinced me I need to change my approach … Continue reading Why I’m Changing my Approach to Landscape Photography

Reprocessing Old Gems

Near to Zabriskie Point in Death Valley

Near to Zabriskie Point in Death Valley. Sony RX100, handheld, 1/100” at ISO80 and f/5.6. Click the image to zoom in a little. Something that I’m always doing is going back to reprocess old photos. My wife thinks I’m mad and wasting my time but it’s amazing what you come across. Often it isn’t a … Continue reading Reprocessing Old Gems