Update on my Micro 43 Challenge

Last week I spoke about my overlooked Panasonic G9 micro 43 kit and how I was challenging myself to shoot with it through June. Well, I may have failed depending on how pure you view my challenge. You see the weather here has been hot, dry, and sunny for the past week. This has caused … Continue reading Update on my Micro 43 Challenge

Skills Playing Catchup

Have you ever felt like one element of your photography runs away from the rest? This seems to be a constant problem for me, and this image is a great example. New Brighton Lighthouse, Wallasy. I shot this image in 2014 with my Olympus EM5 micro 43 camera and the Olympus 12-40 lens at 12mm. … Continue reading Skills Playing Catchup

Prime Lens Plunge

Almost a year ago I bought a used Fuji XE3 camera with the idea of doing some street/urban photography – great timing eh. It’s an excellent camera (still to be used for its intended purpose) which is small, light and fun to shoot with. It also came with a brilliant, tiny 23mm prime lens. After … Continue reading Prime Lens Plunge

More Forgotten Images

One of the great things about having a large back catalogue of images is that you can always find something new. This week I spent some time looking back at some images I shot in Cornwall 2015. Previously I’ve only processed a couple of these, but now that I’m looking at them, I can see … Continue reading More Forgotten Images

I Won’t Mention the ‘C’ Word

Cannon Beach, Oregon.

If your email in box is anything like mine it’s been completely overrun this week. Every business imaginable seems to be emailing to tell me what they are doing about this virus. Quite a few of these I haven’t heard from for years and some I’ve never heard of. This may sound callous, but I’m … Continue reading I Won’t Mention the ‘C’ Word

Finding Hidden Gems

The Andes at sunset from Isle de Sol on Lake Titicaca, Bolivia.

The Andes at sunset from Isle de Sol on Lake Titicaca, Bolivia. Olympus EM5 with Panasonic 45-150 lens. See text for further details. I’ve often written about finding hidden gems in my back catalogue of shots. This week’s image is another good example. It’s of the Andes mountains in Bolivia at sunset. Taken from Isle … Continue reading Finding Hidden Gems

Friday Image No.213

Bolivian volcano. Olympus EM5, Panasonic 45-150 lens, ISO200, f/7.1, 1/320". It was 2014 when I shot this volcano image and it’s languished on my hard drive ever since. The volcano’s in Bolivia and this shot was from our base camp about halfway to the summit. Yes, I had the “pleasure” of climbing this. The lower … Continue reading Friday Image No.213

Friday Image No. 121

Crater Lake

Today I thought I would share an image I shot back in May2016. It’s taken in one of my favorite countries – America. I love visiting the USA. It’s a vast country with a varied and stunning landscape. I also find the people very friendly and polite so it usually makes for a great trip. … Continue reading Friday Image No. 121

Revenge of the EM5

Over the last few months I have been noticing an increase in the image noise from my EM5. Some areas which you would expect to be free from noise, such as clouds and blue sky, are starting to display faint traces of noise. These then become quite exaggerated when processed hard with Nik filters. In … Continue reading Revenge of the EM5

Friday Image No.91

I shot this image almost 3 years ago in June 2013. It was my first outing with the Olympus EM5, a camera that I feel has changed my photography. This is actually 4 images merged in Lightroom. I shot a lot of these panoramic series back then as I found the EM5 was so easy … Continue reading Friday Image No.91