Photographing the Great Outdoors – Finally

On Tuesday evening, I finally managed to get out to do some photography. Prior to this, I hadn’t been out since mid-March for all sorts of reasons. To say that I was rusty is a bit of an understatement. It probably took me about an hour and quite a few poor shots before I started … Continue reading Photographing the Great Outdoors – Finally

More Old Photography

Still no new photography I’m afraid. At least none that I’ve shot recently. Instead, I’ve been working through more of my old images and found some real gems. Here’s one that was hiding as three separate frames. Once I stitched them together, I realised there was a decent panoramic scene. Ullswater, The Lake District. The … Continue reading More Old Photography

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