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Tripod Wars in the Lake District!

Autumn is here and so a quick trip to the Lakes was called for to see how the colour was developing. What I wasn’t expecting was “tripod wars” at dusk on a jetty…

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Best Weather Forecasting Site for Landscape Photography

Landscape photography is about being in the right place, at the right time in the right weather conditions; so knowing what conditions are forecast is really important. I have tried lots of weather forecast apps and sites, but the one I keep using – and I find to be the most acurate – is www.windy.com

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New Web Site

Again I have changed my Web Site! Technology and Service Providers move on and evolve, so I often review what I am using and what it is costing…

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Just Back from Iceland

Iceland in winter is a wonderful place with so many photographic opportunities, it is difficult to know where to go and what to shoot. Luckily I was with someone who knew where to go…

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Wow! 2018 Already

Start of a new year and I realise I haven’t posted a blog entry to this site since February 2017! Have I an excuse? Not really, been busy with the day job and photography has had to take a back seat. Well….

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Just back from the Isle of Harris

It was an eventful trip to the Isle of Harris this autumn; the 2.5 hour ferry crossing was a challenge due to the extreme windy conditions (ferry was cancelled the day before we sailed and I think the day after!), but once there it was a productive trip….

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The Hunt

Sometimes landscape photography is like you are hunting an elusive animal, one that is always just out of sight – close but you can’t catch it….

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New Website

Time for a change and time for a new website. Everyone is recommending the hosted, “out-of-the-box” hosted site solutions, so time to try it for myself…

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Oh What a Year!

Just as I was getting into my photographic flow, Murphy’s law (an adage or epigram that is typically stated as: “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”) stuck and I ended up recovering from two operations…

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Moving To The Larger Side Part 2

Part 2 of my move from Nikon to the Medium Format Pentax 645D. After a few months how am I finding the camera and the results I am getting? Spoiler alert – “I like it”….

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Moving To The Larger Side Part 1

Sometimes, after years brought into a camera system, you realise you just don’t like the camera anymore. You can’t really say why, but on an emotional level there is no joy left. I found this after upgrading my Nikon to the latest model (Nikon D800e) – so what went wrong…

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Cover Shot on Digital SLR Photography

I don’t approach magazines (I expect I should but I don’t), so it was out of the blue that a magazine approached me and asked if they could run some of my images. Later I was told they even put one on the cover…

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What’s in the Frame?

A photograph never shows reality. It is a 2-dimensional artificial reality, created without sensory additions of smell, sound and the feeling of being there…

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