An Evening with the Samyang 12mm

Curbar Edge Sunset, The Peak District

I finally made it out in the evening this last week to take some shots. I met an old friend up on Curbar Edge in the Peak District and we did some socially distanced photography. I really needed this trip and noticed lock down has made my photography very rusty. I struggled to use the … Continue reading An Evening with the Samyang 12mm

An Old Photo Revisited

The River Twiss, Ingleton

This is an old image that I decided to revisit and add to my Redbubble Shop. The River Twiss, Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales I shot it using a Canon 5D MkII (one of the best cameras I’ve owned) with a Canon 17-40L lens. It’s three vertical frames which I’ve stitched together later in Lightroom. … Continue reading An Old Photo Revisited

Woodland Photography in Summer

Woodland in infrared.

When I think of woodland photography, I tend to think of soft pastel colours and trees shrouded in a thin veil of mist in Autumn. But having recently been bitten (I think this is the fourth time) by the infrared bug, I’m finding the recent sunny days we are enjoying perfect. Woodland in Saddleworth. Infrared … Continue reading Woodland Photography in Summer

More Topaz Software Revelations

Boats on Derwentwater at sunset

Boats on Derwentwater at sunset - click to view larger image This past week has seen me focussing on finishing my latest video course (it’s still not finished). It’s been three months in the making so far, but I don’t want to rush things. So, alongside video editing, I’ve been tidying up my photos on … Continue reading More Topaz Software Revelations

Topaz Reinvented Themselves Whilst I wasn’t Looking

Formby Beach at sunrise

Formby Beach, Fuji X-T3 with Fuji 55-200 lens at 55mm. Tripod mounted exposure of 1/4" at f/13 and ISO160. I started using Topaz a long time ago; probably around 2008 but my memory seems to be fading. At the time I was impressed and over the intervening years I purchased quite a few other Topaz … Continue reading Topaz Reinvented Themselves Whilst I wasn’t Looking

Yorkshire Dales in Black and White

Limestone pavement in the Yorkshite Dales near Malham.

As we’re still indoors I’m working through my huge archive of past images rather than shooting new material. Whilst it’s frustrating in one sense, it’s great in another. I’m spotting lots of images that I really like and I’m posting them to my Instagram page. Limestone pavement in the Yorkshire Dales near Malham. Today though, … Continue reading Yorkshire Dales in Black and White

New Book Launch: Essential Adobe Photoshop CC

The Hope Valley cemenet works. The Peak District.

The Hope Valley, Peak District. Fuji X-T3, Fuji 55-200, ISO160, 1/180" at f/11.0. Tripod mounted. Today I’m happy. My latest book “Essential Adobe Photoshop CC” is available on Amazon. It’s the longest book I’ve created by some way and I’ve been writing it for the past 6 months. That’s quite a project. It’s written for … Continue reading New Book Launch: Essential Adobe Photoshop CC

Shooting the Dawn Landscape at Mellon Udrigle

Landscape photography pre-dawn at Mellon Udrigle, Scotland

Pre-dawn at Mellon Udrigle, Scotland. Fuji X-T3, 16-55 Fuji Lens, ISO160, 20" at f/11.0. Kase Wolverine 0.9 Soft Grad filter. Tripod mounted. I said in my previous post that I had a few more images from my recent Scotland trip. This shot is one of them. I took it at a location called Mellon Udrigle … Continue reading Shooting the Dawn Landscape at Mellon Udrigle

More Landscape Photography from the Scottish Highlands

Lake Assynt, Scotland

Lake Assynt, Scotland. Three shot panoramic with a Fuji X-T3. See below for full description. Today I wanted to share another image from my recent Scotland trip. I suspect there will be a few more yet to come. Originally, I had intended this to be a black and white shot, but it doesn’t work as … Continue reading More Landscape Photography from the Scottish Highlands

Have You Tried Topaz Gigapixel?

Loch Assynt, Scotland

Scottish Highlands, Lake Assynt. Fuji X-T3, 18-55, ISO80, 1/6", f/14.0. Tripod and Kase 0.9 Soft Grad. Gigapixel from Topaz is an image enlarger. The hype on the website says it uses machine learning to create more detailed enhancements. The website also shows lots of comparisons between Photoshop and Gigapixel. I was intrigued but at the … Continue reading Have You Tried Topaz Gigapixel?