Photography on the Edge of Sunset

Heather on Carl Wark in the Peak District

Heather (like many flowers) is a funny thing to photograph. Unlike many people expect, direct light, especially harsh light doesn’t do it any favours. But at the same time, if you don’t have enough light the colours don’t come to life. In recent years I’ve found the best time to photograph this wonderful flower is … Continue reading Photography on the Edge of Sunset

Arms Full of Midge Bites

Higger Tor from Carl Wark in the Peak District. Fuji X-T3 with Fuji 10-24 lens. Tuesday I ventured out and met a friend in the Peak District for a little photography. The idea was to photograph the photograph the Heather on a hill called Carl Wark. Neither of us had been before but we knew … Continue reading Arms Full of Midge Bites

An Evening Shooting Landscape Photography

Ramshaw Rocks in the Peak District

Ramshaw Rocks in the Peak District. Fuji XT3 with 10-24mm lens. Last night the weather looked promising (not raining) so I ventured out to meet a friend who I hadn’t seen since before the lockdown. We agreed to meet at Ramshaw Rocks near to the Roaches in the Peak District because we thought the heather … Continue reading An Evening Shooting Landscape Photography

Topaz Reinvented Themselves Whilst I wasn’t Looking

Formby Beach at sunrise

Formby Beach, Fuji X-T3 with Fuji 55-200 lens at 55mm. Tripod mounted exposure of 1/4" at f/13 and ISO160. I started using Topaz a long time ago; probably around 2008 but my memory seems to be fading. At the time I was impressed and over the intervening years I purchased quite a few other Topaz … Continue reading Topaz Reinvented Themselves Whilst I wasn’t Looking

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