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

New Book Launch: Essential Adobe Photoshop CC

The Hope Valley cemenet works. The Peak District.

The Hope Valley, Peak District. Fuji X-T3, Fuji 55-200, ISO160, 1/180" at f/11.0. Tripod mounted. Today I’m happy. My latest book “Essential Adobe Photoshop CC” is available on Amazon. It’s the longest book I’ve created by some way and I’ve been writing it for the past 6 months. That’s quite a project. It’s written for … Continue reading New Book Launch: Essential Adobe Photoshop CC

Finding Hidden Gems in Your Work

Bamburgh, Northumberland.

Back in winter 2013, I visited Bamburgh in Northumberland with a friend. We had both been to the area quite a few times and we had high hopes for our trip. As we made our way down to the beach for what we were sure would be an amazing sunrise, our expectations were sky high. … Continue reading Finding Hidden Gems in Your Work

Friday Image No.190

View down to Honister Pass from Dale Head, Lake District, Cumbria, UK.

If you know the Lake District, you will know there are a few amazing passes to drive: Wrynose/Hardknott Kirkstone Honister Whilst these passes are spectacular, you might not realise the best view is often above you. The image here is looking down onto Honister Pass from the summit of Dale Head (753m). It doesn’t sound … Continue reading Friday Image No.190

Friday Image No.184

Genoa, Italy.

Today is the world famous (at least in some circles) Saddleworth Band Contest. Some of you may recall the film “Brassed Off” where one of the scenes features the band visiting the contest but getting so drunk they could hardly play. Someone clearly did their research when writing the plot as there is a propensity … Continue reading Friday Image No.184

Friday Image No.180

Ladybower Reservoir, The Peak District

It’s Friday and I managed to get out only once with my camera this week. Unfortunately, that was a complete loss and I didn’t take a single image. I’m hoping tomorrows outing will be a bit better. Having said that, the image on this post was taken when I there the conditions were very poor. … Continue reading Friday Image No.180

Friday Image No. 178

Wooden structure on Formby Beach

In the sand dunes of Formby Beach stands a tall wooden structure. I’m not sure how tall it is but I would guess around 10m, perhaps more. At the top of the wooden structure is a large wooden triangle. What it’s for I have no idea, but it makes a great subject for a shot. … Continue reading Friday Image No. 178

Friday Image No.172

Blackpool pier and beach

On Monday, just before the arrival of the snow and arctic winds in the UK, I visited Blackpool. I have already shared one of the images from that trip, where the performance of the Fuji 18-55 lens quite literally amazed me. This post shows another image from the trip, also shot with the same lens. … Continue reading Friday Image No.172

Friday Image No. 168

I can’t believe the time. I’ve been so wrapped up in my writing that I lost track and I haven’t posted a Friday image yet. I’m now feeling under pressure to pack up and see my wife (before she drinks all the wine) so I’m going to cheat a little. This week’s image is one … Continue reading Friday Image No. 168

Latest Adobe Release

In my Friday Image post I mentioned I may head out to Saddleworth Moor on Saturday morning. I did walk up there but it didn’t look promising for photography. Storm Brian was on the way and it was already raining hard. But, by the time I had walked from home to the edge of the … Continue reading Latest Adobe Release