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

Photography on the Edge of Sunset

Heather on Carl Wark in the Peak District

Heather (like many flowers) is a funny thing to photograph. Unlike many people expect, direct light, especially harsh light doesn’t do it any favours. But at the same time, if you don’t have enough light the colours don’t come to life. In recent years I’ve found the best time to photograph this wonderful flower is … Continue reading Photography on the Edge of Sunset

Excellent Peak District Heather in 2020

Higger Tor from Carl Wark in the Peak District

This is the view from Carl Wark looking toward Higger Tor. Unbelievably, it’s the first year that I’ve ventured onto Carl Wark and I love it. It has huge potential and should suit the frosty weather. Higger Tor from Carl Wark in the Peak District I shot the image, obviously at sunset, using a Fuji … Continue reading Excellent Peak District Heather in 2020

Arms Full of Midge Bites

Higger Tor from Carl Wark in the Peak District. Fuji X-T3 with Fuji 10-24 lens. Tuesday I ventured out and met a friend in the Peak District for a little photography. The idea was to photograph the photograph the Heather on a hill called Carl Wark. Neither of us had been before but we knew … Continue reading Arms Full of Midge Bites

And this Weeks Image is…

Livemstone Pavement above Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales

Limestone Pavement above Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales (shot 2011) This week I wanted to share a black and white image that I’ve just processed. I shot the original image back in 2011 using a Canon 5D MKII with 17-40 L series lens. I had the camera mounted on a tripod with a 2 stop … Continue reading And this Weeks Image is…

An Evening Shooting Landscape Photography

Ramshaw Rocks in the Peak District

Ramshaw Rocks in the Peak District. Fuji XT3 with 10-24mm lens. Last night the weather looked promising (not raining) so I ventured out to meet a friend who I hadn’t seen since before the lockdown. We agreed to meet at Ramshaw Rocks near to the Roaches in the Peak District because we thought the heather … Continue reading An Evening Shooting Landscape Photography