Friday Image No. 149

I suspect many of you, like me are guilty of ignoring the landscape on our doorstep. Very recently I bought a book covering different photo locations in the Peak District (http://amzn.to/2eSTEEk). As I started to flip through the book, I thought I recognised a couple of locations. Sure enough, there was a section on locations … Continue reading Friday Image No. 149

Exercising the Ghost of Fujinon

It’s almost a year since I purchased a used Fuji X-T1 and Fujinon 18-135 lens. I loved the X-T1 and fairly quickly upgraded to the X-T2. The Fujinon 18-135 was though a complete disappointment. I remember returning home following the first outing where I had shot the scene above. I downloaded the images to my … Continue reading Exercising the Ghost of Fujinon

Friday Image No.147

The heather is out. I captured this last Sunday in the Peak District using the Fuji X-T2. It's processed in Lightroom using the Provia colour profile (set under Camera Calibration in the Develop tab). As usual, it didn't take more than a couple of tweaks to finish the image. That's what I love about the … Continue reading Friday Image No.147

Returning to the Fuji 18-135 Lens

When I purchased my first Fuji camera (an XT1 which has since been sold), I bought a used 18-135 Fuji lens to accompany it. At the time, I was apprehensive because a lot of the lens reviews said the lens was poor and not of the usual Fuji quality. Despite this I pushed ahead and … Continue reading Returning to the Fuji 18-135 Lens

Friday Image No.139

At the end of a long week, I’m back to looking through my archive of images and spotted this one. This is Thirlmere in the Lake District. It’s captured using my Fuji XT-2 and Fuji 16-50 lens. The more I use this camera the more I like the capabilities. It’s very well design and the … Continue reading Friday Image No.139

Friday Image No.132

It’s been another hectic and busy week. Wednesday evening was spent over at Llandudno Photographic Society giving a presentation on Landscape Photography and editing with Nik tools. Thank you very much to everyone who attended for giving me a great welcome. Following this, it was over to Penmon the following morning to shoot some beach … Continue reading Friday Image No.132

Friday Image No.129

A couple of weeks back I showed a Friday Image that was a little different. It featured some grass on a beach, bathed in lovely evening light. This time I would like to share another very simple image. It’s a little different from the last but I find it very calming. It’s three images taken … Continue reading Friday Image No.129

New Fuji Lens and a Warning

If you are a regular reader of my blog, then you may well be aware of the problems I have experienced with my Fuji 55-200mm lens. Following some rather odd results, the lens was returned to Fuji back in November who couldn’t find any problems. Wex then returned it for a second time following a … Continue reading New Fuji Lens and a Warning

Friday Image No.125

Bamburgh Castle at sunrise

I know this view has been shot a million times but I still love it. There is something quite magical about standing on a beach, in front of a castle, waiting for the sun to come up. Judging by the huddle of photographers around me at the time, I’m not the only person who thinks … Continue reading Friday Image No.125

Friday Image No. 124

Last weekend I was up in Northumberland, staying at Bamburgh. As you would expect of any landscape photographer, I took the opportunity to shoot the castle at both sunrise (wonderful) and sunset (challenging). The image above is from one of the rather challenging “sunsets” (there wasn’t any sun) but I still like something about it. … Continue reading Friday Image No. 124