Lunchtime View

A tough days walking in the Black Mountains yesterday – the tops are bleak and unforgiving, even more so when the visibility is poor. The clouds briefly broke when I stopped for lunch… Continue reading

Clee Hill

One of the derelict mine buildings near the top of Clee Hill, on a cold and misty February morning. Viewpoint is looking west towards the welsh hills. Looking like a jetty pointing out… Continue reading

Walking Companion

One of my walking companions from the weekend. Getting a good image of an active dog was quite challenging. It pays to be persistent. For a higher quality version, please visit my Flickr… Continue reading

Crannog in Winter

Almost the image I was after. I would either get the lovely light on the Brecon Beacons, or the cloud would roll in as I got the light on the crannog in the… Continue reading

Balloon Over Coughton Court

A low flying ballon over Coughton Court, Warwickshire. Coughton Court has links with the Gunpowder Plot, in that the owners allowed arms and equipment to be stored there, and some of the plotters… Continue reading

Seeing Stars…

Whilst on a studio shoot, I idly wondered what sort of effect you get if you used a star filter with an LED ring light. It turns out the effect is very interesting… Continue reading

Hanbury Sunrise

There was the promise of some decent light and a colourful sunrise this morning, so I headed out to the hill topped by Hanbury Church, and I was rewarded. Top stuff. Photography stuff:… Continue reading

Studio Shoot

I had a fantastic studio session with this young lady. a wonderful model, and a thoroughly nice person. Her stunning red hair, backlit, really makes the image. Photography stuff: 50mm lens, 1/160 sec at… Continue reading

Falls of Snow

Every landscape photographer will have a story about their equipment and a river – I don’t know one who has not. I rather stupidly managed to drop my filter bag, containing all my… Continue reading

Portrait

This is a portrait from a studio shoot this week, taken using an LED ring light, which gives fantastic light, and is so easy to use. For a higher quality version, please see… Continue reading