The Joy of Self Isolating

Blue Hour in the Highlands of Scotland.

With the UK in lock down I’ve noticed lots more people walking past my house. It’s ironic! Despite this I know many more people are doing what’s asked and are staying at home. I for one am using this as an opportunity to review the huge number of images I shot last year and I’m … Continue reading The Joy of Self Isolating

I Almost Didn’t Shoot This

Derwentwater sunset at Keswick, the Lake District

Derwentwater near to sunset. Keswick, the Lake District. Fuji X-T3 and Fuji 16-80 lens. At the time I didn’t think this image would work. I was certain the conditions were too bright, and the dynamic range of the scene was too high. These were just a couple of the challenges that almost made me not … Continue reading I Almost Didn’t Shoot This

Sunrise at Higger Tor

Rocks on Higger Tor at sunrise, The Peak District.

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

Friday Image No.230

Ladybower Reservoir, Peak District

Ladybower Reservoir, Peak District. Fuji X-T3, Fuji 55-200mm lens, ISO160, 1/20" at f/13.0. Kase 0.9 ND Grad (soft) filter on the sky. Tripod mounted. It’s been a good year for shooting in the Peak District. If I look back a few years, I almost never ventured into the Peaks. Instead, I preferred to make a … Continue reading Friday Image No.230

New Photo Editing Mini-Series

Peak District hills at sunset.

Finished example image from my latest YouTube Photo Editing Mini-Series. Peak District Millstones. Click the image to enlarge. Due to the popularity of my first photo editing mini-series on YouTube, I’m doing a second. This time I’m processing the image you see above. I’ve already published the first two videos: Image Assessment https://youtu.be/NCvT71cgxO8RAW Conversion (using … Continue reading New Photo Editing Mini-Series

Brilliant Free Luminosity Masking Tool

Godrevy Lighthouse, Cornwall

Godrevy Lighthouse, Cornwall. Fuji X-T3, Fuji 55-200 at 55mm, ISO160, 1/12" at f/13.0. Tripod mounted with Kase 0.9 (3 stop) Soft ND GRad filter. This week I have another image from my recent break in Cornwall. I shot this on the same evening as the one I shared last week. The only difference was that … Continue reading Brilliant Free Luminosity Masking Tool

Don’t Immediately Judge Your Photographs

Ladybower sunset, Peak District

Ladybower from Dewent Edge, The Peak District. Fuji X-T3, 16-55 lens, ISO160, 1/5" at f/11.0 Friday Image No.222 Last week I wrote that I had been out, but I failed to shoot any usable images. I’ve changed my mind and decided to share this one. It’s not as I imagined at the time but there … Continue reading Don’t Immediately Judge Your Photographs