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

The Joy of Self Isolating

Blue Hour in the Highlands of Scotland.

With the UK in lock down I’ve noticed lots more people walking past my house. It’s ironic! Despite this I know many more people are doing what’s asked and are staying at home. I for one am using this as an opportunity to review the huge number of images I shot last year and I’m … Continue reading The Joy of Self Isolating

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

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

Nik Collection 2.5 Launched

Formby Beach at Sunset. Image processed using Nik Collection 2.5 and Color Efex Pro with the new film simulations.

Pools of light on Formby Beach at Sunset. Processed using the new film simulations in the Nik Collection 2.5 Have you seen the news? There’s a new release of the Nik Collection. Much of the chatter is around the new film simulations in Color Efex Pro. In fact, I used one of these to process … Continue reading Nik Collection 2.5 Launched