Black & White Photography has me Fascinated

Silver Birch in the mist, Peak Disitrict

This past week has seen me finishing the layouts for the print version of my Affinity Photo How To book. This afternoon I hit the publish button and with a bit of luck, the print version will be on sale on Amazon within 24 hours. Unfortunately, with most of my time going into the book, … Continue reading Black & White Photography has me Fascinated

The End of a Very Wet Week

Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Uppermill, Saddleworth. Fuji XT2 with Fuji 18-135 lens.

I haven’t done much photography this week due to the lockdown and weather (again). We had storm Christoph blow in with continuous rain for three days, which then turned to snow on Wednesday night. That was also when our cellar flooded with 6 inches of water coming up through the floor. I spent that evening … Continue reading The End of a Very Wet Week

A New Year and a New Lockdown

Lingmore Fell, The Lake District

Happy New Year. I hope you managed to have a nice Christmas and New Year. Mine was uneventful except for my boiler breaking down on Christmas Eve. We spent the Christmas/New Year period without heating or hot water. After that experience, I’m quite happy to stay indoors and keep warm during the lockdown. With the … Continue reading A New Year and a New Lockdown

Comparing the Panasonic G9 with the Fuji XT3

Path from Win Hill to Hope Cross in the Peak District

Last week I mentioned that I was returning my recently purchased Panasonic G9. I had bought a kit and it turned out the lens that came with the G9 (it was a Leica 12-60) was soft down one side. I’m pleased to say that the replacement kit arrived today, although I haven’t had time to … Continue reading Comparing the Panasonic G9 with the Fuji XT3

And My Decision Is…

View across Holm Fell in the Lake District. Fuji XT3 with 55-200 lens.

Last week I shared my desire for a new camera. At that time, I had two choices in mind. A Panasonic G9 micro 43 camera and a Sony A7R MkII full frame. If you’re wondering why I came up with this short list and didn’t include the latest full frame offerings or DSLRs, please see … Continue reading And My Decision Is…

Why I’m Changing my Approach to Landscape Photography

Formby Beach at Sunrise

A couple of weeks back I shared an image of Higger Tor viewed from Carl Wark in the Peak District. I won’t publish it again, but you can use the link if you want to see it. The reason I’ve brought it up again is that it’s convinced me I need to change my approach … Continue reading Why I’m Changing my Approach to Landscape Photography

And this Weeks Image is…

Livemstone Pavement above Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales

Limestone Pavement above Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales (shot 2011) This week I wanted to share a black and white image that I’ve just processed. I shot the original image back in 2011 using a Canon 5D MKII with 17-40 L series lens. I had the camera mounted on a tripod with a 2 stop … Continue reading And this Weeks Image is…

I’m Missing Landscape Photography

Views across the Sound of Sleat from Ardvasar, Skye

Now that the COVID lockdown in the UK has been relaxed somewhat, I thought I would be out in the landscape much more. But two things have stopped me: I’ve focussed on finishing my Lightroom Photo editing course “Simply Lightroom Develop” (more on that in a moment).The weather here has been terrible. Because of this, … Continue reading I’m Missing Landscape Photography

Yorkshire Dales in Black and White

Limestone pavement in the Yorkshite Dales near Malham.

As we’re still indoors I’m working through my huge archive of past images rather than shooting new material. Whilst it’s frustrating in one sense, it’s great in another. I’m spotting lots of images that I really like and I’m posting them to my Instagram page. Limestone pavement in the Yorkshire Dales near Malham. Today though, … Continue reading Yorkshire Dales in Black and White

The Dreadful Weather Continues

Frost morning on Higger Tor, Peak District

Frosty morning view from Higger Tor in the Peak District. See post for settings. I don’t know what the weather is where you are, but I hope it’s better than it is here. It’s been raining almost continuously for a couple of weeks now, and the forecast is for more next week. I haven’t been … Continue reading The Dreadful Weather Continues