Finding Hidden Gems

The Andes at sunset from Isle de Sol on Lake Titicaca, Bolivia.

The Andes at sunset from Isle de Sol on Lake Titicaca, Bolivia. Olympus EM5 with Panasonic 45-150 lens. See text for further details. I’ve often written about finding hidden gems in my back catalogue of shots. This week’s image is another good example. It’s of the Andes mountains in Bolivia at sunset. Taken from Isle … Continue reading Finding Hidden Gems

The Dreadful Weather Continues

Frost morning on Higger Tor, Peak District

Frosty morning view from Higger Tor in the Peak District. See post for settings. I don’t know what the weather is where you are, but I hope it’s better than it is here. It’s been raining almost continuously for a couple of weeks now, and the forecast is for more next week. I haven’t been … Continue reading The Dreadful Weather Continues

Changing my Photo Editing Approach

Curbar Edge winter sunrise

Winter sunrise on Curbar Edge, Peak District. Fuji X-T3 with 10-24mm lens. Further details in the blog post. Over recent years I’ve become increasingly unhappy with my photography. Well it’s really my photo editing that I’m unhappy with. I feel that I’ve somehow become victim to the trend of colourful and overly saturated landscapes. But … Continue reading Changing my Photo Editing Approach

Photographic Principle – Less is More

New Zealand Mountain

New Zealand Mountain, Fuji X-T2, 135mm ISO200, 1/320" at f/11.0 This week, I didn’t just want to share an image. Instead, I wanted to talk briefly about one of my favourite photography principles; less is more. You can apply this principle in all sorts of ways. For example, you can apply it to composition by … Continue reading Photographic Principle – Less is More

Return of the Friday Image

Staircase inside St Paul's Cathedral in black and white

Inside St Paul's Cathedral. Fuji X-T3 with 18-135 lens. Processed using Nik Silver Efex 2. I’ll start with an apology. I haven’t posted a Friday image for the past two weeks. The first week I was away in the Lake District in an area with no phone or internet access. It was wonderful but scary … Continue reading Return of the Friday Image

I Almost Didn’t Shoot This

Derwentwater sunset at Keswick, the Lake District

Derwentwater near to sunset. Keswick, the Lake District. Fuji X-T3 and Fuji 16-80 lens. At the time I didn’t think this image would work. I was certain the conditions were too bright, and the dynamic range of the scene was too high. These were just a couple of the challenges that almost made me not … Continue reading I Almost Didn’t Shoot This

PhotoLab 3 Launch and Review

Wyming Brook, Peak District.

This week’s been very busy. I’ve been out on location twice and have another shoot planned for tomorrow if the torrential rain stops. I also completed a review of the new PhotoLab 3 RAW converter from DxO ready for when it launched on Wednesday. Producing a video review to a deadline is always demanding, especially … Continue reading PhotoLab 3 Launch and Review