A Rare Chance for a Break

Silver Birch on Holme Fell at sunset. Fuji XT3 with Fuji 18-135 lens.

Yesterday I had a rare chance for a break. I won’t bore you with the details, but I’ve had a lot on recently, and it’s not just work. This made finally getting out feel even more wonderful, especially when I managed to take this shot. At the end of a long day. Fuji XT3 with … Continue reading A Rare Chance for a Break

Radio Silence Ends

Coastline of the Scottish Highlands

I want to start by apologising for my radio silence over the past couple of weeks. The first week I didn’t post was Good Friday.  But then last week, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh passed, and it just didn’t seem right to be posting. I hope you understand. Of course, the other problem that I’m … Continue reading Radio Silence Ends

More Forgotten Images

One of the great things about having a large back catalogue of images is that you can always find something new. This week I spent some time looking back at some images I shot in Cornwall 2015. Previously I’ve only processed a couple of these, but now that I’m looking at them, I can see … Continue reading More Forgotten Images

I Wish I Could Remember Where I Was

Location unknown. Panasonic GX1 with infrared conversion.

I’ve just been looking through my photo archive when I found a folder I didn’t recognise. Inside were other folders and inside those were thousands of images. Images that I had shot a long time ago using a Panasonic GX1 infrared camera. For some reason I hadn’t imported these files to Lightroom. Wow! Thinking about … Continue reading I Wish I Could Remember Where I Was

Testing my Resolve

Pre dawn light on the rocks near surprise view in the peak district

This past couple of weeks has felt like someone somewhere has been testing me. Last week I mentioned problems with my editing software and that I was unable to edit but also, I couldn’t publish articles on my website. Then at the weekend, I ventured out with my camera (I should have known better), but … Continue reading Testing my Resolve

It’s Just the Friday Image

Cloud Inversion viewed from the Roaches

For once I don’t have too much to say. I’ve spent the week sheltering from the terrible weather; it’s rained here every day and in the brief gaps between the rain it’s been grey and gloomy. I thought the poor weather would be a great opportunity to work on finishing my new book but even … Continue reading It’s Just the Friday Image

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

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