Looking Forward to September

Here we are in mid-July, and I find myself eagerly looking forward to September already. Since the end of March this year, I’ve been over-committed and stretched in many directions. Unfortunately, I can see the situation continuing until September which is why I’m looking forward to it. Many of the things taking up my time … Continue reading Looking Forward to September

When Photography Becomes Rewarding Again

This week, I’ve been looking back at some of my old images from 2011. This has been rewarding for a couple of reasons: I was finding new images that I liked but which I previously haven’t processed.I found myself remembering my excitement when capturing a wonderful scene. This shot at dawn, of the mist rolling … Continue reading When Photography Becomes Rewarding Again

Back From Yet Another Break

Life is getting back to normal here after the last could of years. I know this because I’ve found my time is continuously squeezed by needing to break off for various holidays and trips that backed up over the past 2 years. Now that I can finally take a holiday, I don’t feel that I … Continue reading Back From Yet Another Break

More Old Photography

Still no new photography I’m afraid. At least none that I’ve shot recently. Instead, I’ve been working through more of my old images and found some real gems. Here’s one that was hiding as three separate frames. Once I stitched them together, I realised there was a decent panoramic scene. Ullswater, The Lake District. The … Continue reading More Old Photography

Still No Photography but Plenty of Photos

As I mentioned last week, I haven’t been out with a camera since mid-March. That hasn’t changed this week, and I doubt it will change in the next few weeks; I have too many immediate deadlines to meet. I have though promised myself that when the deadlines are met, I’m going to take a short … Continue reading Still No Photography but Plenty of Photos

Blue Hour on Stanage Edge

Yesterday after lunch, I headed over to Stanage Edge in the Peak District to meet a friend. The weather forecast looked good, and I was hopeful for a repeat of the great light from a couple of weeks ago on Carhead Rocks. After meeting up at Stanage, we spent an hour walking the edge to … Continue reading Blue Hour on Stanage Edge

Experimenting with DxO PureRAW 2

This week was quite hectic. I was testing out a beta version of the new PureRAW 2 software from DxO. Not only that, but I was also trying to piece together a video for YouTube to coincide with the launch on Wednesday. Fortunately, everything went to plan, and the video was released on time. If … Continue reading Experimenting with DxO PureRAW 2

Dramatic Light in the Peak District

Despite struggling to work up any enthusiasm for photography (as mentioned last week), I did get out on Saturday, meeting up with another photographer. It was great to get out and clear my head, and we ended up at Carhead Rocks in the Peak District. Looking back at my images now, I’m very pleased that … Continue reading Dramatic Light in the Peak District

Atmosphere is Vital in Landscape Photography

There was a time, not too long ago, when I was obsessed with the need to prevent highlight clipping when processing my photos. I tried hard not to clip the shadows or highlights when capturing the shot. Then when processing the RAW file, I tried to display a full tonal range, but avoid clipping. The … Continue reading Atmosphere is Vital in Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography and the Unexpected

Something that I love about Landscape Photography is that you never know what to expect when you head out. And that’s exactly what happened last weekend when I went to the Lake District. The weather forecast looked good, promising dry weather with sunny intervals. What I hadn’t realised and what wasn’t obvious from my weather … Continue reading Landscape Photography and the Unexpected