Blackpool Beach after sunset. Fuji X-T3 with Fuji 18-135 lens. Not too long ago I was praising Topaz Labs on this blog for having reinvented themselves. I had noticed a huge improvement in their AI software and was impressed by the results. Then yesterday I received an email that there was a new major update … Continue reading What’s Your Opinion?
Rocks on Higger Tor at sunrise, The Peak District. Fuji X-T3. See text for technical details/settings. Yesterday morning I managed to drag myself out of bed at 05:00am and drove over to the Peak District. I had been watching the weather for weeks waiting for the right conditions. It had been warm during the day … Continue reading Sunrise at Higger Tor
Apologies if you were waiting for last week’s Friday Image that didn’t arrive. That’s because I was doing a bit of a tour around the UK and couldn’t fit everything in. Part of my problem was unexpectedly managing to lay my hands on an early release of the new Nik Collection. This allowed me to … Continue reading The Nik Collection 2 Review
Scottish Highlands, Lake Assynt. Fuji X-T3, 18-55, ISO80, 1/6", f/14.0. Tripod and Kase 0.9 Soft Grad. Gigapixel from Topaz is an image enlarger. The hype on the website says it uses machine learning to create more detailed enhancements. The website also shows lots of comparisons between Photoshop and Gigapixel. I was intrigued but at the … Continue reading Have You Tried Topaz Gigapixel?
This week I thought I would share an image I shot last weekend in the Lake District. This image was captured from the banks of Thirlmere looking across the lake towards the Helvellyn range. I shot the image using my Sony A7r using a Canon 70-300mm lens. It’s a single shot in RAW format, converted … Continue reading Friday Image No.122
I love this waterfall. It’s called Scalber Force and is just outside of Settle in the Yorkshire Dales. I actually shot this image back in April and in colour it doesn’t look good. But converted to Blakc and White it seems to work ok. It seems though as if I were there just yesterday. I … Continue reading Friday Image No. 105
Here’s one for all you fans of Black and White. If you’re wondering what the colour image looked like at the start or the processing I used, it’s all covered in a short You Tube video. View You Tube Channel You might find it rather surprising if you haven’t seen it before. Have a great … Continue reading Friday Image No.101
For the Friday image this week, I wanted to share another shot from my recent trip. The rock in the frame is rather famous (I could find a Wikipedia page anyway https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haystack_Rock) and is called Haystack Rock. It’s located at Canon Beach in Oregon which is a fantastic place to visit. It's a little like … Continue reading Friday Image No.95
As some of you may already have gathered, I love Infrared Photography. It's much more frustrating than traditional photography to create good images but the challenge makes it more rewarding. It also opens up a new world of seeing as scenes can take on a completely different appearance. Also, when the time of day or … Continue reading Friday image No.010