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…

Freestyle Photo Editing

Padley Gorge

My usual approach to photo editing is to have a clear finished image in my mind before I start. I like to focus on this finished image to get it as clear as possible in order to plan out the change I’m going to make. Although the plans only jotted bullet points it helps reinforce … Continue reading Freestyle Photo Editing

Week Three in Lock Down

La Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires

We’ve now been in lockdown for two weeks in the UK and will shortly enter our third. I won’t complain as we’ve got it a lot easier than many countries. My daughter who lives in France has been in lockdown for two months. Her restrictions are also a lot tighter than here. Despite thinking I … Continue reading Week Three in Lock Down

Nik Collection 2.5 Launched

Formby Beach at Sunset. Image processed using Nik Collection 2.5 and Color Efex Pro with the new film simulations.

Pools of light on Formby Beach at Sunset. Processed using the new film simulations in the Nik Collection 2.5 Have you seen the news? There’s a new release of the Nik Collection. Much of the chatter is around the new film simulations in Color Efex Pro. In fact, I used one of these to process … Continue reading Nik Collection 2.5 Launched

Landscape Photography in the Highlands of Scotland

Sunrise in Assynt, Scotland. Fuji X-T3, Samyang 12mm lens, 1/15" at f/11.0 and ISO160. Kase 0.9 ND Soft Grad filter. Tripod mounted. If you were expecting a Friday image last week I apologise. I was in the highlands of Scotland for a week, trying to cram in as much landscape photography as possible. I had … Continue reading Landscape Photography in the Highlands of Scotland

Friday Image Rethink

Higger Tor, Peak District

Higger Tor, Peak District. Fuji X-T2, 18-55 kit lens, f/11, ISO400. Three exposures at 2ev intervals shot handheld. Blended image processed using Photoshop Frequency Separation. Following my final post and Friday Image last week, a few people contacted me and a few more left comments. It appears people like to receive the Friday image and … Continue reading Friday Image Rethink