Friday Image No. 178

Friday Image No. 178

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. [...]

Friday Image No. 177

Friday Image No. 177

It’s great how a nuclear sunset can cheer me up. I’ve had a lot of problems thrown at me this week and been let down a couple of times. Then I decided to process this image and I was smiling again. It’s one I shot a few weeks back and have been struggling to bring [...]

DxO Photolab and DNG

DxO Photolab and DNG

I have been experimenting with DxO Photolab again. I really like the software but before I can commit to buying it, I need it to support the Fuji XTrans RAW file format. If I can’t process the Fuji X-T2 files, it’s only going to work for a fraction of the images I shoot. Then I [...]

Friday Image No. 176

Friday Image No. 176

Some of the best light you can find as a photographer is in a storm. But you don’t want to be in the storm, you want to be on the edge looking in. That’s something you can’t plan for; you need to get lucky. And so it was with this shot looking across Derwentwater. Here [...]

New On1 Editing Video Published on YouTube

New On1 Editing Video Published on YouTube

I’m off to speak at Wilmslow Guild Photographic Society tonight. Fortunately, I managed to publish my latest video tutorial on YouTube before I must leave. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUb6yNADSrE If you watched my previous tutorial about using the On1 Masking tools, this tutorial goes a step further. It demonstrates how impressive On1 can be when using these masking [...]

Friday Image No.175

Friday Image No.175

Let’s start with a big apology; the Friday image this week is late and I'm sorry. I know, it’s Saturday but it's been a very, very busy week. Despite this, I still wanted to share the image I had earmarked. I shot this a couple of weeks back on an icy trip to the Lake [...]

Dramatic Sunset Processing – Have I Crossed a Line

Dramatic Sunset Processing – Have I Crossed a Line

I wanted to share this recent video I posted on YouTube and ask an important question. Is what I’m doing in this video “cheating”? https://youtu.be/RQmBbWCHHDE Personally, I think it falls into a grey area. I’m not sure it’s exactly “cheating” but I do feel that it’s starting to cross a line. It would be good [...]