Woodland Photography in Summer

Woodland in infrared.

When I think of woodland photography, I tend to think of soft pastel colours and trees shrouded in a thin veil of mist in Autumn. But having recently been bitten (I think this is the fourth time) by the infrared bug, I’m finding the recent sunny days we are enjoying perfect. Woodland in Saddleworth. Infrared … Continue reading Woodland Photography in Summer

It’s Whit Friday but Not as We Know It

A typical Band Contest Day in Saddleworth

A typical Saddleworth Band Contest Day Today is Whit Friday and in Saddleworth where I live, that means only one thing. It’s Band Contest Day. But this year is different. The streets are quiet and as I sit here, I can’t hear any bands playing. Ordinarily the streets would be full of people and the … Continue reading It’s Whit Friday but Not as We Know It

More Digital Infrared Photography

The Moors above Saddleworth in Infrared, Fuji X-T2

You’ll need to excuse me this week. The “new toy” effect hasn’t worn off from my infrared converted digital camera so I’m sharing another recent shot. The Moors above Saddleworth in Infrared (click the image to enlarge) You may already have seen this on my Instagram feed but I wanted to share it here because … Continue reading More Digital Infrared Photography

Now Venturing Further Afield

INfrared Fuji XT2 with 16mm lens.

Now we can travel a little, I decided to drive to another area (a full 15 minutes from home) from my daily walk. In truth, I was desperate to try out my newly converted Infrared camera. This is my old Fuji X-T2 which was acting as a backup for my X-T3. If this has you … Continue reading Now Venturing Further Afield

Photographic Principle – Less is More

New Zealand Mountain

New Zealand Mountain, Fuji X-T2, 135mm ISO200, 1/320" at f/11.0 This week, I didn’t just want to share an image. Instead, I wanted to talk briefly about one of my favourite photography principles; less is more. You can apply this principle in all sorts of ways. For example, you can apply it to composition by … Continue reading Photographic Principle – Less is More

Have you Seen Lightroom Enhance Details?

Snow Covered mountains on Rannoch Moore

Snow Covered mountains on Rannoch Moore. Fuji X-T2, Fuji 10-24 lens at 11mm, ISO200, 1/340" at f/11.0. Handheld. Have you seen the recent Adobe Lightroom Enhance Details feature? The release in February almost passed me by but then I tested it. It isn’t perfect; some people say it’s too slow and it does produce large … Continue reading Have you Seen Lightroom Enhance Details?

Friday Image No.211

Foggy sunset looking across Hope Valley in the Peak District.

Foggy sunset looking across Hope Valley in the Peak District. Fuji X-T2, Fuji 55-200 at 75mm, ISO200, 1/210" at f/9.0. Tripod and 0.9 (three stop) Soft Kase ND Grad filter. I captured this image a few weeks back now. At the time I wasn’t sure quite how best to process it and to be honest … Continue reading Friday Image No.211

Friday Image No.210

Dramatic Whiby Pier sunset

Dramatic sunset on Whitby Pier, North Yorkshire. Fuji X-T2, 18-135 f3.5-5.6 WR at 18mm, ISO200, 0.7" at f/10.0. Tripod mounted. Today I was going to share a shot from a recent shoot I did in the Peak District, but I’ve decided to save that for another day. Instead I have this image which I shot … Continue reading Friday Image No.210

Friday Image No.208

Lake District Winter scene

In case you haven’t seen it, last week’s Friday Image wasn’t all it appears. The starting image wasn’t quite as colourful as the image I posted. In fact, it was rather a dull blue colour because of the AWB in the camera. This was a bit of a problem for me as was the dynamic … Continue reading Friday Image No.208

Friday Image No.207

Tarn Hows Winter Sun in the English Lake District. Fuji X-T2 with Fuji 18-135mm lens, various shutter speeds (see text), hand held. It’s been a hectic week here, with four back to back days of photography. I can’t recall the last time this happened, but I wasn’t going to miss the opportunity. The first day … Continue reading Friday Image No.207