I Now Know Where This Is

Last week I shared an infrared image that I’d recently found on my hard drive, but which wasn’t in my image library. This week I’m sharing another image that I shot a short distance from the last one. In fact, if you look at last week’s image, you can see this tree about 100m behind … Continue reading I Now Know Where This Is

What Great Photography Conditions

Snow on the farm. Saddleworth

This week it’s finally stopped raining and the weather has turned cold. Instead, it’s been snowing with temperatures dropping sharply overnight. I love these conditions for photography. Early morning frost and a covering of snow can transform even a dull landscape. But you can get even better light for photography when you venture out in … Continue reading What Great Photography Conditions

Black & White Photography has me Fascinated

Silver Birch in the mist, Peak Disitrict

This past week has seen me finishing the layouts for the print version of my Affinity Photo How To book. This afternoon I hit the publish button and with a bit of luck, the print version will be on sale on Amazon within 24 hours. Unfortunately, with most of my time going into the book, … Continue reading Black & White Photography has me Fascinated

Making the Most of the “Bad” Weather

Huddersfield Narrow canal, Uppermill, Saddleworth (Robin Whalley)

Whilst I haven’t done any photography this week, mainly due to poor weather, I have been processing some old images. What I realised whilst doing this was that I had a nice collection of local images, captured in we photographers like to call “Bad Weather”. But the reality is that with the right processing, even … Continue reading Making the Most of the “Bad” Weather

The End of a Very Wet Week

Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Uppermill, Saddleworth. Fuji XT2 with Fuji 18-135 lens.

I haven’t done much photography this week due to the lockdown and weather (again). We had storm Christoph blow in with continuous rain for three days, which then turned to snow on Wednesday night. That was also when our cellar flooded with 6 inches of water coming up through the floor. I spent that evening … Continue reading The End of a Very Wet Week

More High Resolution from the Panasonic G9

View from The Roaches. Trees in mist

This week I’m sharing another similar image to last week. I also shot this at The Roaches on the same morning as but 20 minutes later, as the sun started to dissolve the mist. My only regret is not having set the camera to shoot RAW, as I mentioned in last week’s blog post. View … Continue reading More High Resolution from the Panasonic G9

The Panasonic G9 Fails Me

Fog and mist forming on the Pennine Way. Fuji XT3 with Fuji 18-135 lens

After a couple of weeks and a few trips out with the Panasonic G9, I have a problem. It’s not exactly with the G9 but it’s the 12-60 lens that came with it. The right-hand side of the frame is soft. Well, to be more precise it’s out of focus. I didn’t notice the problem … Continue reading The Panasonic G9 Fails Me

Some (interesting?) things to Share

Holme Fell, Lake District

If you’ve been reading this blog for the past couple of weeks you will know that I became frustrated by the quality of my Fuji images. The result was that I purchased a micro 43 camera. A Panasonic G9 to be precise. I’ve now been out a couple of times with the G9 now and … Continue reading Some (interesting?) things to Share

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