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

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

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

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

I Had Forgotten How Good This Camera Is

Dead Horse Point State Park

Dead Horse Point State Park, Moab, Utah, US. Hasselblad XPan with Fuji Velvia 50 slide film. This wasn’t the image that I’d had in mind to share but the events of the day turned things upside down. An electricity repair van parked on the hill opposite had its handbrake fail. It rolled down the hill, … Continue reading I Had Forgotten How Good This Camera Is

Yorkshire Dales in Black and White

Limestone pavement in the Yorkshite Dales near Malham.

As we’re still indoors I’m working through my huge archive of past images rather than shooting new material. Whilst it’s frustrating in one sense, it’s great in another. I’m spotting lots of images that I really like and I’m posting them to my Instagram page. Limestone pavement in the Yorkshire Dales near Malham. Today though, … Continue reading Yorkshire Dales in Black and White

I Won’t Mention the ‘C’ Word

Cannon Beach, Oregon.

If your email in box is anything like mine it’s been completely overrun this week. Every business imaginable seems to be emailing to tell me what they are doing about this virus. Quite a few of these I haven’t heard from for years and some I’ve never heard of. This may sound callous, but I’m … Continue reading I Won’t Mention the ‘C’ Word

Three Images from One

Storm over the sea at Dawlish, Devon

Storm over the sea at Dawlish, Devon. Last week I was down in Dawlish, Devon for the first time in many years. Whilst I was there, I caught up with an old friend and we managed a visit to Wistmans Wood. I’d wanted to visit the woods for a long time and even thought about … Continue reading Three Images from One