Photography on the Edge of Sunset

Heather on Carl Wark in the Peak District

Heather (like many flowers) is a funny thing to photograph. Unlike many people expect, direct light, especially harsh light doesn’t do it any favours. But at the same time, if you don’t have enough light the colours don’t come to life. In recent years I’ve found the best time to photograph this wonderful flower is … Continue reading Photography on the Edge of Sunset

Excellent Peak District Heather in 2020

Higger Tor from Carl Wark in the Peak District

This is the view from Carl Wark looking toward Higger Tor. Unbelievably, it’s the first year that I’ve ventured onto Carl Wark and I love it. It has huge potential and should suit the frosty weather. Higger Tor from Carl Wark in the Peak District I shot the image, obviously at sunset, using a Fuji … Continue reading Excellent Peak District Heather in 2020

Arms Full of Midge Bites

Higger Tor from Carl Wark in the Peak District. Fuji X-T3 with Fuji 10-24 lens. Tuesday I ventured out and met a friend in the Peak District for a little photography. The idea was to photograph the photograph the Heather on a hill called Carl Wark. Neither of us had been before but we knew … Continue reading Arms Full of Midge Bites

And this Weeks Image is…

Livemstone Pavement above Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales

Limestone Pavement above Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales (shot 2011) This week I wanted to share a black and white image that I’ve just processed. I shot the original image back in 2011 using a Canon 5D MKII with 17-40 L series lens. I had the camera mounted on a tripod with a 2 stop … Continue reading And this Weeks Image is…

An Evening Shooting Landscape Photography

Ramshaw Rocks in the Peak District

Ramshaw Rocks in the Peak District. Fuji XT3 with 10-24mm lens. Last night the weather looked promising (not raining) so I ventured out to meet a friend who I hadn’t seen since before the lockdown. We agreed to meet at Ramshaw Rocks near to the Roaches in the Peak District because we thought the heather … Continue reading An Evening Shooting Landscape Photography

I’m Missing Landscape Photography

Views across the Sound of Sleat from Ardvasar, Skye

Now that the COVID lockdown in the UK has been relaxed somewhat, I thought I would be out in the landscape much more. But two things have stopped me: I’ve focussed on finishing my Lightroom Photo editing course “Simply Lightroom Develop” (more on that in a moment).The weather here has been terrible. Because of this, … Continue reading I’m Missing Landscape Photography

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

An Old Photo Revisited

The River Twiss, Ingleton

This is an old image that I decided to revisit and add to my Redbubble Shop. The River Twiss, Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales I shot it using a Canon 5D MkII (one of the best cameras I’ve owned) with a Canon 17-40L lens. It’s three vertical frames which I’ve stitched together later in Lightroom. … Continue reading An Old Photo Revisited

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