Soft Pastel Light is What I Want

I’ve mentioned this a couple of times over the years. For me, the best light for photographing the landscape happens after the sun has set. When the sun is above and near the horizon, the light can be wonderful and fills the landscape with drama. But it feels like someone shouting look at me, almost … Continue reading Soft Pastel Light is What I Want

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

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

Still Working Through Higger Tor Photos

With everything that’s going on (or wrong) in the world currently I don’t feel much like doing photography, and I’m sure a lot of others feel the same way. I’ll therefore keep this one brief to share a recent photo and let you know about a new video series on YouTube. View from Higger Tor … Continue reading Still Working Through Higger Tor Photos

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

Photo Popularity and Instagram

Last week I posted an image from a long walk that I did in the Peak District. I suspect the shot of the landscape may not have connected with many people. It’s taken me a long time to appreciate the area and I live here. With that in mind, here’s another shot from that walk … Continue reading Photo Popularity and Instagram

Fortunate Landscape Photography

This past week I was fortunate enough to make a couple of trips out to photograph the landscape. The first of these which was Monday was perhaps the most rewarding because I didn’t head out with photography in mind. It just kind of happened during the day which is a great reward. I originally set … Continue reading Fortunate Landscape Photography

Chasing Storm Light

After spending last week indoors isolating because my wife was due to go for an operation (which was cancelled when she got there), I was hoping to do some photography this week. Unfortunately, it’s been dull and overcast every day. I did get out a couple of times but didn’t take any shots because the … Continue reading Chasing Storm Light

Having a Second Stab at the Heather

Last week I shared one of my images from an outing to Surprise View in the Peak District. That image was captured with the Excellent Fuji XT3 and Fuji 10-24mm lens. This week I managed a return visit to the same area but decided to take the Panasonic G9. Although I didn’t intend to shoot … Continue reading Having a Second Stab at the Heather

Heather in the Peak District

This is one of my favourite times of year for landscape photography in the Peak District, because the heather is in flower. On Tuesday evening I made it over to Surprise View to meet a friend with the intention of checking how the heather was doing. As it turned out all the recent sun and … Continue reading Heather in the Peak District