Friday Image No. 177

Derwentwater sunset, Keswick, The Lake District.

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 … Continue reading Friday Image No. 177

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 … Continue reading DxO Photolab and DNG

Friday Image No. 176

Derwentwater, The Lake District

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 … Continue reading Friday Image No. 176

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 … Continue reading New On1 Editing Video Published on YouTube

Friday Image No.175

Derwentwater, Keswick, The lake District.

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 … Continue reading Friday Image No.175

Dramatic Sunset Processing – Have I Crossed a Line

Dramatic Sunset Photo Processing Trick

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 … Continue reading Dramatic Sunset Processing – Have I Crossed a Line

Friday Image No.173

Derwentwater, Keswick, Lake District.

How the weather has changed this week. Thursday, just over a week ago, we were snowed in. Friday saw most of the country grind to a halt with snow, and Saturday, only mad people ventured out. That’s when I seized my opportunity and headed up the Lake District to meet my friend Steve. It was … Continue reading Friday Image No.173

Do I Love my Zeiss 32mm Prime?

Studying in John Rylands Library, Manchester

A couple of weeks back I mentioned that I had purchased a Zeiss 32mm prime for the Fuji X-T2. I’ve now had an opportunity to use the lens out in the field and I’m pleased, but not delighted. Here’s my reasoning: The lens is sharp, actually it’s very sharp. It also resolves lots of fine … Continue reading Do I Love my Zeiss 32mm Prime?

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.171

Yesterday was a trip into Manchester to shoot some interesting architecture. It was a great day out even though one of the best locations was indoors. I have a few shots from the day that I will be sharing but this one was early on. It’s from inside John Rylands library who are quite happy … Continue reading Friday Image No.171