Yes, this is Blackpool

Blackpool North Pier after sunset

Earlier this week I took a day off to visit Blackpool. To be quite honest, I wasn’t looking forward to the overcrowded seafront and hordes of people forgetting how to social distance. How mistaken I was. Everyone was well behaved and there were no crowds. Best of all I had some fantastic fish and chips. … Continue reading Yes, this is Blackpool

Why I’m Changing my Approach to Landscape Photography

Formby Beach at Sunrise

A couple of weeks back I shared an image of Higger Tor viewed from Carl Wark in the Peak District. I won’t publish it again, but you can use the link if you want to see it. The reason I’ve brought it up again is that it’s convinced me I need to change my approach … Continue reading Why I’m Changing my Approach to Landscape Photography

Photography on the Edge of Sunset

Heather on Carl Wark in the Peak District

Heather (like many flowers) is a funny thing to photograph. Unlike many people expect, direct light, especially harsh light doesn’t do it any favours. But at the same time, if you don’t have enough light the colours don’t come to life. In recent years I’ve found the best time to photograph this wonderful flower is … Continue reading Photography on the Edge of Sunset

Excellent Peak District Heather in 2020

Higger Tor from Carl Wark in the Peak District

This is the view from Carl Wark looking toward Higger Tor. Unbelievably, it’s the first year that I’ve ventured onto Carl Wark and I love it. It has huge potential and should suit the frosty weather. Higger Tor from Carl Wark in the Peak District I shot the image, obviously at sunset, using a Fuji … Continue reading Excellent Peak District Heather in 2020

And this Weeks Image is…

Livemstone Pavement above Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales

Limestone Pavement above Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales (shot 2011) This week I wanted to share a black and white image that I’ve just processed. I shot the original image back in 2011 using a Canon 5D MKII with 17-40 L series lens. I had the camera mounted on a tripod with a 2 stop … Continue reading And this Weeks Image is…

Surprised by My Photo Failures

Curbar Edge, Blue Hour After a Storm

I often say that I like to leave my images for a few months before deciding on the ones I like. But this image I left over 6 years. Curbar Edge, December 2013 following a heavy storm. Olympus EM5. Why? Because I had bed memories of the trip. I remember heading out for the day … Continue reading Surprised by My Photo Failures

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