More Topaz Software Revelations

Boats on Derwentwater at sunset

Boats on Derwentwater at sunset - click to view larger image This past week has seen me focussing on finishing my latest video course (it’s still not finished). It’s been three months in the making so far, but I don’t want to rush things. So, alongside video editing, I’ve been tidying up my photos on … Continue reading More Topaz Software Revelations

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

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

Friday Image No.199

Langdale Valley, The Lake District

Langdale Valley, The Lake District, Cumbria. Nikon D800, 24-120mm lens at 35mm. ISO100, 1/10" at f/18.0. Kase Wolverine 0.6 ND Grad, Polarising Filter. Tripod Mounted. Did all you Fuji users see it? Phase One released a version of Capture One exclusively for the Fuji. You won’t though be able to use it with all your … Continue reading Friday Image No.199

Friday Image No.197

Wastwater, The Lake District.

Wastwater, The Lake District. Canon 5D MKII, 24-105L lens, IS)50, 1/10" at f/16.0. Handheld. For this week’s Friday image, I’ve decided to share an image I shot back in March 2010. Yes, it’s taken me just over 8 years to get around to processing this one. But that’s not the reason I want to share … Continue reading Friday Image No.197

Future Blog Posts and Sharpening Tutorial

Wasterwater, The Lake District (2012)

I haven’t posted much on the blog in the past couple of weeks. I’m quite short of time at present and the blog’s unfortunately taken second place to other important activities. I’m therefore going to change the direction of the blog a little. I suppose this goes back to my post at the end of … Continue reading Future Blog Posts and Sharpening Tutorial

Friday Image No.193

Steam at Seatoller, The Lake District.

Last weekend I headed up to the Lake District with my friend Steve. This trip was a little different as we were going to meet up with our friend Ed who we hadn’t seen for four years. To mark the occasion, we decided to explore some new areas around Derwent Water that we might not … Continue reading Friday Image No.193

Friday Image No.191

Walla Crag, The Lake District, Cumbria.

It’s been some time since it’s rained here properly. The last time was back on the 25th May. I remember it well because it was the Saddleworth Band Contest and that was the first time it had rained in weeks. Yesterday morning we had a brief shower and last night we had heavier rain. It … Continue reading Friday Image No.191

The Drobo is Back

Newlands Valley, The Lake District.

After all my recent problems the Drobo is now back up and running. BUT, it only using three disks and not four. In my previous post on the subject I mentioned that I had to return one of the replacement 3TB drives that had failed. To replace that drive, I ordered a new 4TB from … Continue reading The Drobo is Back