A Photo Day Trip to Blackpool

Earlier this week, Tuesday to be precise, I headed over to Blackpool with a friend. Blackpool is a great location for photography and often produces amazing sunsets at this time of year. As the conditions looked promising, we thought this would be worth trying. Whilst I enjoyed the morning, my shots weren’t up to much. … Continue reading A Photo Day Trip to Blackpool

The Best Sunset

In September 2020, I was fortunate to witness the best sunset I’ve ever seen. Whilst I have seen lots of dramatic and beautiful sunsets, this one sticks in my memory as the best. The colours were so vivid and lasted so long. I remember the sky colouring up at least an hour before sunset and … Continue reading The Best Sunset

Coincidence Can be Amazing

I hope that you missed me last Friday. I didn’t post any images because I took the week off. I wanted to finish building some steps and I also went on a walking holiday to the Isle of Man. Whilst there, I shot this woodland image. Isle of Man woodland trail I spotted this as … Continue reading Coincidence Can be Amazing

DxO PhotoLab 5 is a Fuji Game-Changer

I was up and out this morning at 6:00am, heading over to Higger Tor in the Peak District. The weather forecast looked promising, but as I headed into the Peaks the fog thickened. Unfortunately, by the time the fog had lifted the sun was well up. Even then, when I thought that the sky was … Continue reading DxO PhotoLab 5 is a Fuji Game-Changer

My Overlooked Landscape Photography Kit

Last weekend I drove to the Lake District to meet a friend and shoot around some of the peaks around Borrowdale. Our first climb wasn’t a long one. The entire circuit was only 3.5 miles, but it was steep both up and back down. At the end of the day, I think we had clocked … Continue reading My Overlooked Landscape Photography Kit

Some (interesting?) things to Share

Holme Fell, Lake District

If you’ve been reading this blog for the past couple of weeks you will know that I became frustrated by the quality of my Fuji images. The result was that I purchased a micro 43 camera. A Panasonic G9 to be precise. I’ve now been out a couple of times with the G9 now and … Continue reading Some (interesting?) things to Share

The Benefits of RAW Format Photography

Whitby Pier at sunrise, Sony RX100, ISO80, f/5.0, 1/30".

Whitby Pier at sunrise, Sony RX100, ISO80, f/5.0, 1/30". I know that most if not every photographer reading this post will be aware of the benefits of shooting in RAW format. Despite this, I still wanted to emphasise one point by sharing this image. The image is from April 2013 which is a long time … Continue reading The Benefits of RAW Format Photography

PhotoLab 3 Launch and Review

Wyming Brook, Peak District.

This week’s been very busy. I’ve been out on location twice and have another shoot planned for tomorrow if the torrential rain stops. I also completed a review of the new PhotoLab 3 RAW converter from DxO ready for when it launched on Wednesday. Producing a video review to a deadline is always demanding, especially … Continue reading PhotoLab 3 Launch and Review

Friday Image No.212

Heswall marina at sunset

Heswall. Olympus EM5, 9-18mm Olympus lens, ISO200, f/8.0, 1/25". Today I’m returning to an image that I’ve probably shown before. It may not be the same identical file but it’s possible you’ve already seen this. I’m doing this because I’ve been back through my image library and reprocessed quite a few of the RAW files. … Continue reading Friday Image No.212