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

Now Venturing Further Afield

INfrared Fuji XT2 with 16mm lens.

Now we can travel a little, I decided to drive to another area (a full 15 minutes from home) from my daily walk. In truth, I was desperate to try out my newly converted Infrared camera. This is my old Fuji X-T2 which was acting as a backup for my X-T3. If this has you … Continue reading Now Venturing Further Afield

The Fuji 16mm f/1.4

Wild Galric flower captured with a Fuji XE3 and Fuji 16mm f/1.4

Last week I shared a shot taken with my new Fuji 16mm f/1.4, on the path near to home. Today I’m sharing another taken using the same lens. Wild garlic in flower. Fuji XE3 and Fuji 1mm f/1.4. Handheld exposure 1/52" at f/5.0 and ISO500. The wild garlic was in flower, so I headed out … Continue reading The Fuji 16mm f/1.4

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

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

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