Finding Hidden Gems

The Andes at sunset from Isle de Sol on Lake Titicaca, Bolivia.

The Andes at sunset from Isle de Sol on Lake Titicaca, Bolivia. Olympus EM5 with Panasonic 45-150 lens. See text for further details. I’ve often written about finding hidden gems in my back catalogue of shots. This week’s image is another good example. It’s of the Andes mountains in Bolivia at sunset. Taken from Isle … Continue reading Finding Hidden Gems

Snagging a Pre-Christmas Bargain

If there’s one thing I can never have enough of, it’s camera bags. Although I tend to use a LowePro Min Trekker (which I think turned into Pro Runner 450AW) if I am out for the day, if I am heading up to the hills, I don’t take this. Typically for a day in the … Continue reading Snagging a Pre-Christmas Bargain

Friday Image No.163

There really isn’t much to say about this image other than I love mountains. I love being high up and I love the harsh and dramatic appearance. But what really captures my attention with this image is the shadows. Without those deep shadows the image loses its appeal. Please be sure to keep your shadows; … Continue reading Friday Image No.163

Friday Image No.162

With the snowy weather set to blanket the area where I live over the next few days, I thought I would show another snowy scene; although from a little further afield. This image was captured in the Lake District a couple of weeks back. It features the mountains of the Langdales and was captured from … Continue reading Friday Image No.162

Friday Image No.130

I’m hoping you haven’t noticed, but this past couple of weeks has seen me take a holiday. I say I hope you haven’t noticed as I tried hard to keep the blog up to date with posts and replies to comments. My break has taken me to the island of Madeira where I was trekking … Continue reading Friday Image No.130

Friday Image No.116

I can hardly believe it. This time last week I was in the Lake District, sat in a pub enjoying a nice meal. The weather was turning very cold and the next day I was greeted by a very thick frost. I was staying near to the iconic hill known as Catbells with the intention … Continue reading Friday Image No.116

Friday Image No. 102

Last week I was in the Lake District followed by France. That seems so long ago now that I thought I would share one of the images. This one was captured on the Olympus EM5 and is three shots merged in Lightroom. The light on the day was quite blue and the hills were a … Continue reading Friday Image No. 102

Friday Image No.89

I shot this one a few weeks back when I was in the Lake District playing around with my new (old) Bronica SQ film camera. This one however was shot on the Olympus EM5. The difference between using these two cameras was amazing. The Bronica forced you to be very slow and check everything twice … Continue reading Friday Image No.89

Friday image No.022

This week's image is one I took recently in the Lake District (my favourite place in the world). I was near to the summit of Great Gable when I shot this. I had just descended Green Gable and was climbing back up and noticed this great path leading up the hills to my right. I … Continue reading Friday image No.022