My Infrared Photography Secret

Holme Fell, Lake District. Fuji XT2 converted to Infrared

Last week I shared an image I shot coming off Holme Fell in the Lake District at the end of a long day. This week I want to share a second image which I also shot on Holme Fell. View from Holme Fell. Fuji XT2 with 18-135 lens. I shot this using a Fuji XT2 … Continue reading My Infrared Photography Secret

A Rare Chance for a Break

Silver Birch on Holme Fell at sunset. Fuji XT3 with Fuji 18-135 lens.

Yesterday I had a rare chance for a break. I won’t bore you with the details, but I’ve had a lot on recently, and it’s not just work. This made finally getting out feel even more wonderful, especially when I managed to take this shot. At the end of a long day. Fuji XT3 with … Continue reading A Rare Chance for a Break

I’m Pleased I Saved My RAW Files

Limestone pavement on the slopes of Whernside.

I bought my first digital camera around 2004. It was a Canon 300D which came with a basic kit lens and cost £899. At the time I agonised for a few months between buying this camera and the slightly more expensive Hasselblad Xpan II and 45mm lens. I sold the 300D in 2006 as soon … Continue reading I’m Pleased I Saved My RAW Files

Radio Silence Ends

Coastline of the Scottish Highlands

I want to start by apologising for my radio silence over the past couple of weeks. The first week I didn’t post was Good Friday.  But then last week, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh passed, and it just didn’t seem right to be posting. I hope you understand. Of course, the other problem that I’m … Continue reading Radio Silence Ends

Prime Lens Plunge

Almost a year ago I bought a used Fuji XE3 camera with the idea of doing some street/urban photography – great timing eh. It’s an excellent camera (still to be used for its intended purpose) which is small, light and fun to shoot with. It also came with a brilliant, tiny 23mm prime lens. After … Continue reading Prime Lens Plunge

More Forgotten Images

One of the great things about having a large back catalogue of images is that you can always find something new. This week I spent some time looking back at some images I shot in Cornwall 2015. Previously I’ve only processed a couple of these, but now that I’m looking at them, I can see … Continue reading More Forgotten Images

Missing Manchester and City Photography

Manchester City Centre at Night. Canon 400D with Sigma 10-20 lens

Before taking up photography full time I usually worked for large organisations. Sometimes I was a paid employee and other times freelance. I’ve been lucky to work in some wonderful locations around the world, but my favourite is probably Manchester where I started and finished my career. But even though I’ve left the corporate world … Continue reading Missing Manchester and City Photography

A Mid-Week Photo Walk with a Difference

Last weekend I headed onto the local moors for a longer walk and some much-needed exercise. When you usual walk around 15-20km over sometimes quite steep ground, walking around the village for an hour doesn’t keep you fit. During the recent restrictions I’ve found my fitness suffering and I’ve noticed my asthma returning so it … Continue reading A Mid-Week Photo Walk with a Difference

I Now Know Where This Is

Last week I shared an infrared image that I’d recently found on my hard drive, but which wasn’t in my image library. This week I’m sharing another image that I shot a short distance from the last one. In fact, if you look at last week’s image, you can see this tree about 100m behind … Continue reading I Now Know Where This Is

I Wish I Could Remember Where I Was

Location unknown. Panasonic GX1 with infrared conversion.

I’ve just been looking through my photo archive when I found a folder I didn’t recognise. Inside were other folders and inside those were thousands of images. Images that I had shot a long time ago using a Panasonic GX1 infrared camera. For some reason I hadn’t imported these files to Lightroom. Wow! Thinking about … Continue reading I Wish I Could Remember Where I Was