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

There Was Amazing Light (for 10 Minutes)

I’ll start by apologising for last week when I didn’t post an image. It was a demanding week which ended in a computer problem where I’m locked out completely. It’s a long story that I won’t bore you with but it’s going to be at least another week before I can recover the system. In … Continue reading There Was Amazing Light (for 10 Minutes)

Skills Playing Catchup

Have you ever felt like one element of your photography runs away from the rest? This seems to be a constant problem for me, and this image is a great example. New Brighton Lighthouse, Wallasy. I shot this image in 2014 with my Olympus EM5 micro 43 camera and the Olympus 12-40 lens at 12mm. … Continue reading Skills Playing Catchup

Does this Photo Work for You?

Lyn Gwynant, Snowdonia, Fuji XT1 with Fuji 16-55 lens.

This week I want to share a shot from 2016. Lyn Gwynant, Snowdonia, Fuji XT1 with Fuji 16-55 lens. The lake in the scene is Llyn Gwynant in Snowdonia, Wales. I’ve visited this location quite a few times in various conditions but never shot a good sunset. Lyn Gwynant, Snowdonia, Fuji XT1 with Fuji 16-55 … Continue reading Does this Photo Work for You?

Yes, this is Blackpool

Blackpool North Pier after sunset

Earlier this week I took a day off to visit Blackpool. To be quite honest, I wasn’t looking forward to the overcrowded seafront and hordes of people forgetting how to social distance. How mistaken I was. Everyone was well behaved and there were no crowds. Best of all I had some fantastic fish and chips. … Continue reading Yes, this is Blackpool

Arms Full of Midge Bites

Higger Tor from Carl Wark in the Peak District. Fuji X-T3 with Fuji 10-24 lens. Tuesday I ventured out and met a friend in the Peak District for a little photography. The idea was to photograph the photograph the Heather on a hill called Carl Wark. Neither of us had been before but we knew … Continue reading Arms Full of Midge Bites

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

Where to Find Great Light

Formby Beach at sunset

Formby Beach at Sunset. Fuji X-T3 with Fuji 16-80 lens. If there’s one location that seems to always deliver great light, it’s the coast. There’s something almost magical about the quality of light there. If the weather is good and the time of day right, you’re likely to get great light. This image I shot … Continue reading Where to Find Great Light

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

Brilliant Free Luminosity Masking Tool

Godrevy Lighthouse, Cornwall

Godrevy Lighthouse, Cornwall. Fuji X-T3, Fuji 55-200 at 55mm, ISO160, 1/12" at f/13.0. Tripod mounted with Kase 0.9 (3 stop) Soft ND GRad filter. This week I have another image from my recent break in Cornwall. I shot this on the same evening as the one I shared last week. The only difference was that … Continue reading Brilliant Free Luminosity Masking Tool