These monochrome pictures were all taken with one of my favourite combinations when I had my Nikon cameras: the D800 and 50mm f/1.8 G. I really enjoyed using the ubiquitous standard lens with the excellent D800. Once I had got used to the fact that rather than twisting the barrel on a zoom lens to … Continue reading Raising the standard
I have three colour photographs for you this week all based around a winter theme. The first is a leaf that I found in the garden after a frost. I loved the way that the frozen moisture coats the edges of the leaf. Tiny frozen droplets of moisture can also be seen on a … Continue reading Field and Frost
This week, I have some images to share taken during the winter. The scenes photographed are all close to my home - the leaf was actually taken in my garden. There is always a problem in photographing hard frost, snow or bright skies in that the camera will underexpose. It sets the light areas to … Continue reading White or grey?
We British are notorious for moaning and whingeing about our weather. This is because we never know what it is going to be like from day to day. Our weather prediction services seem to be totally incapable of getting their forecasts right and you may as well hang a piece of seaweed outside your front … Continue reading One Misty Morning
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
The basin in Stratford today was frozen over. The commercial barges that lay at berth were locked in by the ice and the ever-present ducks and swans looked bemused as they ambled about wondering why the water which hitherto they had floated on, had gone hard. The sun was bright, and obviously showing-off, but it’s … Continue reading Out and About – Stratford On Avon
Today I was in Dudley at the Black Country Living Museum. A great place where you can see how people lived and worked in the Black Country from the start of the industrial revolution. The museum recreates a black country industrial town of over a hundred years ago over 26 acres, which include shops, houses, … Continue reading Out and About – Black Country Living Museum
I had the idea last year that I would try and remember to write an 'Out and About' post every time I went out on a shoot. Here’s the first one for 2015. It’s been a rough start to the year so far. Both Mrs M and I came down with the flu (it WAS the flu, … Continue reading Out and About – Charlecote Park
I'm feeling pretty pleased at the moment. The Royal Shakespeare Company got in touch with me a month or two ago about using a winter image that I took of the house in Charlecote Park for the leaflets and advertising media in productions of Love’s Labour’s Lost and Love’s Labour’s Won which is better known as … Continue reading Much Ado about a picture.
I've just noticed that whilst I blogged the last image processed for 2012 here, I haven't blogged the first one I completed for 2013. Well here it is. Taken in Stoneleigh village at the start of the year, there wasn't as much snow as the previous year, but I thought I might get some good … Continue reading First image 2013