Scottish Highlands Again

Scotish highlands at dawn

Friday Image No. 221 The Highlands of Scotland at dawn. Five images stitched. Fuji X-T3, Fuji 55-200 lens at 55mm. ISO160, 1.3" at f/11.0. 3 stop soft ND Grad. I headed out last night to meet up in the Peak District a good friend. The intention was to visit one of the dramatic stone formations … Continue reading Scottish Highlands Again

Death Valley Revisited

Friday Image No.220 Zabriskie Point, Death Valley. Panasonic GX1, Panasonic 14-45 lens, ISO160, 1/60" at f/8.0 Over the past week, I’ve restarted work on a new edition of my Essential Photoshop book. When I wrote the original book, I wanted it to be version independent and work with old and new versions of Photoshop alike. … Continue reading Death Valley Revisited

The Nik Collection 2 Review

Apologies if you were waiting for last week’s Friday Image that didn’t arrive. That’s because I was doing a bit of a tour around the UK and couldn’t fit everything in. Part of my problem was unexpectedly managing to lay my hands on an early release of the new Nik Collection. This allowed me to … Continue reading The Nik Collection 2 Review

Friday Image on Saturday – oops

Scottish Highland mountains at dawn

The Scottish Highlands. Four image stitch using a Fuji X-T3 and 50-200 lens. ISO160, 1/25" at f/11.0. Tripod mounted and Kase 0.9 ND Soft Grad filter. I’m starting with an apology for not posting this week's Friday Image on a Friday. The past week has been rather frantic with quite a few time critical things: … Continue reading Friday Image on Saturday – oops

My New Favourite Lens for the Fuji X System

Scottish Highlands, Fuji X-T3, Samyang 12mm lens, Kase 0.9 Soft ND Grad filter. ISO160, f/8.0, 1/00" handheld. I have a new favourite lens for my Fuji X series cameras, but I can’t explain why. It’s the Samyang 12mm. That’s right, a Samyang lens. It’s sharp, I mean really sharp and it feels very well made. … Continue reading My New Favourite Lens for the Fuji X System

No Friday Image

Water Tower at Spurn Point.

If you’re a regular follower of this blog, you will have noticed there wasn’t a Friday Image last week. This is because I was in Amsterdam for a short break with my wife where we also met up with our daughter, her husband and our grandson. We returned on Saturday and I headed over to … Continue reading No Friday Image

Friday Image No. 178

Wooden structure on Formby Beach

In the sand dunes of Formby Beach stands a tall wooden structure. I’m not sure how tall it is but I would guess around 10m, perhaps more. At the top of the wooden structure is a large wooden triangle. What it’s for I have no idea, but it makes a great subject for a shot. … Continue reading Friday Image No. 178

Friday Image No. 177

Derwentwater sunset, Keswick, The Lake District.

It’s great how a nuclear sunset can cheer me up. I’ve had a lot of problems thrown at me this week and been let down a couple of times. Then I decided to process this image and I was smiling again. It’s one I shot a few weeks back and have been struggling to bring … Continue reading Friday Image No. 177