After my last blog before Christmas, I have given a lot of thought to what I plan to do photography-wise in the coming year. I have decided to have some time off from the degree and to look at it again later in the year. I am allowed to postpone the next module until November … Continue reading Decision…made!
Blogs from 2013
So. it’s the 23 December, and I’m sitting in front of my monitor and about to start processing another image from the summer. I’m still on July, working on the images I took in Venice. Although my University module with the Open College of the Arts finished in September (which I passed) I don’t seemed … Continue reading Decisions…decisions
Finding my images
We have finished decorating the study in our house, and my wife is looking for a collection of landscape format prints to group in a series of four on one of the walls. The problem is, which images to choose? All of my images are held in Lightroom databases. Each year I start a new … Continue reading Finding my images
I took the image below on a trip out to Blenheim Palace at the weekend. It's no wonder shops are suffering this Christmas with less trade, everybody was at Blenheim - the place was completely rammed full. Anyway, this is an image of one of the statues by the fountains. I thought it would show … Continue reading D7100 image
First time out with D7100
I’ve now been out with the new D7100 for two short photo trips – little more than snapshot sessions really to see how the camera felt. I had set up all my settings in the evening after being given it on my birthday. There are obviously a few differences with the D800 in terms of … Continue reading First time out with D7100
Birthday and a new Nikon D7100
So it's my birthday today and my wife has bought me a D7100 body to go with the D800 I already have and with that, I think my transition from Olympus to Nikon is complete. My remaining two Olympus bodies, the E-30 and the E-1 together with their battery grips and lenses will be packed … Continue reading Birthday and a new Nikon D7100
A little bit of support.
I must admit that I have never been one to use a monopod. I use a tripod for landscape work, but for general photography I have never really used a monopod. Why? Well because I found that they actually caused problems with camera movement rather than solve it. I always found that the camera wavered … Continue reading A little bit of support.
Draycote Water – 23 November
I'm ashamed to say, that despite living in the area for my whole life, this day was the first time I had ever been to Draycote Water. A Severn Trent Water reservoir, it is a popular place with those people who have a penchant for 'messing about in boats'. There are also a lot of … Continue reading Draycote Water – 23 November
Photographer’s rights – don’t make me laugh.
My brother was walking through his home town early on Armistice Sunday taking pictures of buildings and streets scenes from public roads and paths, testing his new Olympus OMD EM-1, when a small Police van drew up alongside him and an officer got out. My brother was asked what he was doing (I think the … Continue reading Photographer’s rights – don’t make me laugh.
OUt and About – Chatsworth House
Today saw us driving up the M1 to Chatsworth House. It had been a couple of years since we have been there and if I remember correctly we didn't actually go in the house. The weather was very sunny, but very cold. There was supposed to have been a large bonfire party on the 2nd … Continue reading OUt and About – Chatsworth House