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

It’s Whit Friday but Not as We Know It

A typical Band Contest Day in Saddleworth

A typical Saddleworth Band Contest Day Today is Whit Friday and in Saddleworth where I live, that means only one thing. It’s Band Contest Day. But this year is different. The streets are quiet and as I sit here, I can’t hear any bands playing. Ordinarily the streets would be full of people and the … Continue reading It’s Whit Friday but Not as We Know It

More Digital Infrared Photography

The Moors above Saddleworth in Infrared, Fuji X-T2

You’ll need to excuse me this week. The “new toy” effect hasn’t worn off from my infrared converted digital camera so I’m sharing another recent shot. The Moors above Saddleworth in Infrared (click the image to enlarge) You may already have seen this on my Instagram feed but I wanted to share it here because … Continue reading More Digital Infrared Photography

Now Venturing Further Afield

INfrared Fuji XT2 with 16mm lens.

Now we can travel a little, I decided to drive to another area (a full 15 minutes from home) from my daily walk. In truth, I was desperate to try out my newly converted Infrared camera. This is my old Fuji X-T2 which was acting as a backup for my X-T3. If this has you … Continue reading Now Venturing Further Afield

The Fuji 16mm f/1.4

Wild Galric flower captured with a Fuji XE3 and Fuji 16mm f/1.4

Last week I shared a shot taken with my new Fuji 16mm f/1.4, on the path near to home. Today I’m sharing another taken using the same lens. Wild garlic in flower. Fuji XE3 and Fuji 1mm f/1.4. Handheld exposure 1/52" at f/5.0 and ISO500. The wild garlic was in flower, so I headed out … Continue reading The Fuji 16mm f/1.4

A Landscape Photographer in Lockdown

Saddleworh Footpath. Fuji XE3 with 16mm lens.

Saddleworth footpath. Fuji XE3 with 16mm lens. 1/160" at f/5.0 and ISO250. I’ve lost count of the number of weeks we’ve been in lockdown (unless my wife reminds me). The only thing I know for certain is that I really need a haircut. Whilst I’ve been coping with lockdown fine, I’ve really missed getting out … Continue reading A Landscape Photographer in Lockdown

Another XPan Velvia Scan

Arches National Park, Utah

Arches National Park, Utah. Hasselblad XPan with 90mm lens and Fuji Velvia 50 slide film It’s Friday and so I wanted to share another image. This week it’s a scan that I’ve created from one of my XPan slides. I shot this back in 2008 in Arches National Park in Utah. I can still recall … Continue reading Another XPan Velvia Scan