I always find it a lot harder to decide on the tonal qualities that I want to see in a colour photograph than I do in a monochrome image. Because of that, I find that the ability to choose a colour profile as a starting point is very advantageous in Lightroom. Of course, other processing … Continue reading A profile can help
Continuing on from last week’s post, I have another three photographs taken at the National Trust property Calke Abbey in Derbyshire. They were all taken once again with the X-T1 camera and 18-55mm F/2.8-4 zoom lens. FADED ELEGANCE Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon 18-55MM f2.8-4 R LM OIS This shot was obviously taken in the house itself … Continue reading Exploring the past
All of the photographs this week were shot at the National Trust property of Calke Abbey. It’s a favourite place of mine to get atmospheric shots of buildings, interiors and close-ups. The property was once the home of the reclusive, eccentric and private Harpur Crewe family, who kept Calke hidden away until the estate and … Continue reading Opening the past
There are some more images taken at Batsford Arboretum in Gloucestershire this week. This time, however, I am showing four monochrome photographs. Although there are some beautiful colours to be found at arboretums all year round there are also marvellous tones, textures and shapes that can be emphasised with careful post-processing. MANY LIMBED Fujifilm X-T1 … Continue reading Monochrome Arboretum
The majority of my photographs end up as black and white. I also shoot RAW which means that I have the full information of the scene I took with the image file. This means that I can dodge and burn, enhance or reduce until I get the final image that I require. The initial step … Continue reading Looking through the colour
“Color is descriptive. Black and white is interpretive.” – Elliott Erwitt As is obvious if you look through my blog, most of my photographs are monochrome. I'm often asked why this is so. The quote above by Irwin is exactly why I process the vast majority of my images as black and white. A person … Continue reading Why black and white?
The images on my blog today, were some of the first that I took with a Fuji camera back in late 2015. The reasons that I moved from Nikon to Fuji can be found elsewhere on this blog so I will not bore you by going into them again. These images and others that will … Continue reading Photographs #14
Hoping to shake off some of the Christmas holiday period cobwebs Mrs M and I went on a morning visit to Charlecote Park. There had been a heavy frost the night before, the car was thoroughly iced up before we started and there was a thick, cold, fog laying low over the houses. The sun … Continue reading Out and About: Charlecote Park
It was a visit to the Black Country Living Museum for today’s photo-meet. It really is such a good place to take photographs. You have historic housing, canals, industrial buildings from the late Victorian and early 20th centuries and people dressed in the period costumes wandering around – currently First World War - and all … Continue reading Out and About: Black Country Living Museum.
Today I took a trip to the Midland Air Museum and was very impressed with the aircraft they had there. I’m not an aeroplane fan-boy, what I know about military aircraft comes from Airfix modelling in the days of my youth, but I did recognize some of the aircraft on show. A couple of English … Continue reading Out and About: Midland Air Museum
As you can guess from the interval between my last post and this one, I’m a little bit behind at the moment with processing images. However I do have another here from my time in Northumbria a few weeks ago. This was taken in the harbour of the town of Seahouses where we were staying. … Continue reading Out and About: Seahouses
For the last few days I have been in the north of England with my new Fuji’s. I have been to Northumberland a few times before and it is truly a beautiful rugged county. It so happens that the trip coincided with one of the coldest snaps that the UK has seen for a few … Continue reading Out and About – Seahouses
Our phototrip this time was to Worcester where the main part of the walk was along the east bank of the river and then inside the cathedral. The weather was warm and sunny and it bought many people out along the riverside to enjoy the spring sun and temperature. After a short walk along the … Continue reading Out and About: Worcester