Soft Pastel Light is What I Want

I’ve mentioned this a couple of times over the years. For me, the best light for photographing the landscape happens after the sun has set. When the sun is above and near the horizon, the light can be wonderful and fills the landscape with drama. But it feels like someone shouting look at me, almost … Continue reading Soft Pastel Light is What I Want

Experimenting with DxO PureRAW 2

This week was quite hectic. I was testing out a beta version of the new PureRAW 2 software from DxO. Not only that, but I was also trying to piece together a video for YouTube to coincide with the launch on Wednesday. Fortunately, everything went to plan, and the video was released on time. If … Continue reading Experimenting with DxO PureRAW 2

Landscape Photography and the Unexpected

Something that I love about Landscape Photography is that you never know what to expect when you head out. And that’s exactly what happened last weekend when I went to the Lake District. The weather forecast looked good, promising dry weather with sunny intervals. What I hadn’t realised and what wasn’t obvious from my weather … Continue reading Landscape Photography and the Unexpected

There Was Amazing Light (for 10 Minutes)

I’ll start by apologising for last week when I didn’t post an image. It was a demanding week which ended in a computer problem where I’m locked out completely. It’s a long story that I won’t bore you with but it’s going to be at least another week before I can recover the system. In … Continue reading There Was Amazing Light (for 10 Minutes)

Happy New Year

I’ll start today’s post by wishing you a happy New Year and success with your photography in 2022. Whatever your goals are, I hope you achieve them. Now let’s get down to this week’s photograph that I want to share. In fact, I want to share two photos, both taken on the same day in … Continue reading Happy New Year

Abstract Landscape Photography and a Formby Beach Sunset

This week’s photo post is out a day early. Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and I want to take some time off over the festive season. I’m also recovering from the dreaded virus, despite having been double jabbed. Fortunately, it was very mild and I’m now out of isolation in time for Christmas. Before I succumbed … Continue reading Abstract Landscape Photography and a Formby Beach Sunset

I Must Stop Worrying About High ISO Settings

Ever since I changed from film to digital photography (around 2003), I’ve always worried about using high ISO settings. Perhaps it’s because the early digital cameras had a lot of limitations. Highlight and shadow clipping looked terrible and as soon as you moved away from the base ISO, your shots would look like they were … Continue reading I Must Stop Worrying About High ISO Settings

Winter Light at Formby

Something I have learned over the years is that the winter light on the UK coast can be magical. Nowhere else is this truer than at Formby. Sefton, only a couple of miles up the beach, is the location Antony Gormley chose for his famous sculptures “Another Place”. His reason for choosing this location? You … Continue reading Winter Light at Formby

A Walk in the Woods of Wales

Earlier this week I was over in Wales, staying at Portmeirion. For those of you who can remember the TV Series “The Prisoner”, Portmeirion was the setting. It was a great place to stay in spite of the weather being very poor. I left home in the snow but by the time I reached Wales … Continue reading A Walk in the Woods of Wales

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