A Wet Day in the Woods

Last weekend I headed over to the Roaches in Leek to film a YouTube video about photography in dull weather. Whilst the day started very grey and overcast, it deteriorated into heavy, driving rain and high winds. You can never trust the UK weather forecast. Anyway, I’ll be publishing that video later next week, but … Continue reading A Wet Day in the Woods

The Unexpected Image

I’ll start with an apology, as I haven’t posted anything for the past two Friday’s. Unfortunately, commitments got the better of me and I was away both days and didn’t have time to schedule a post in advance. Last Friday I was in the Lake District, filming clips for YouTube videos. Whilst there, I had … Continue reading The Unexpected Image

Photography in the Yorkshire Dales

This week, I took a few days out to spend some time walking in the Yorkshire Dales. I say I took some time out, but I always like to take a camera with me for some photography. You never know what great landscapes you will find as was the case with my first day near … Continue reading Photography in the Yorkshire Dales

The Return of Topaz Adjust AI

Since updating my Mac to the Big Sur OS, I haven’t been able to use Topaz Adjust AI. This week I discovered there is a new release of Topaz Adjust that works on the Mac Big Sur OS. Although it’s not an application I use a lot, it’s very useful for making quick improvements to … Continue reading The Return of Topaz Adjust AI

Panasonic G9 and the Break is Over

You may have noticed that I haven’t posted anything for a couple of weeks. The reason for this is that I’ve been on one of those rare things called a holiday. I feel extremely fortunate to have been away in St Ives, Cornwall having booked this a long time ago. What I didn’t know when … Continue reading Panasonic G9 and the Break is Over

Does this Photo Work for You?

Lyn Gwynant, Snowdonia, Fuji XT1 with Fuji 16-55 lens.

This week I want to share a shot from 2016. Lyn Gwynant, Snowdonia, Fuji XT1 with Fuji 16-55 lens. The lake in the scene is Llyn Gwynant in Snowdonia, Wales. I’ve visited this location quite a few times in various conditions but never shot a good sunset. Lyn Gwynant, Snowdonia, Fuji XT1 with Fuji 16-55 … Continue reading Does this Photo Work for You?

A New Year and a New Lockdown

Lingmore Fell, The Lake District

Happy New Year. I hope you managed to have a nice Christmas and New Year. Mine was uneventful except for my boiler breaking down on Christmas Eve. We spent the Christmas/New Year period without heating or hot water. After that experience, I’m quite happy to stay indoors and keep warm during the lockdown. With the … Continue reading A New Year and a New Lockdown

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

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

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