Friday Image No. 186

Froggatt Edge, The Peak District. Nikon D800, 16-35mm lens, ISO100, 2.5″ at f/16.0. Kase 3 stop Reverse ND Grad. Last night I ventured out with a good friend to shoot Froggatt Edge in the Peak District. In all honesty, I never have any luck shooting sunsets...

Friday Image No.185

For this week’s Friday image, I want to share possibly my favourite view in all Malham. Yes, Malham Cove is spectacular as is Grodale Scar. Janets Foss is tranquil and the surrounding countryside is beautiful. But for me, this dry prehistoric riverbed with its drystone...

A Day in Malham

View across the fields and rolling landscape of Malham. Fuji X-T2, 18-55 lens, ISO200, f/11.0, 1/350″ Today was another beautiful day and I promised my wife a day out walking in Malham. I reasoned we could kill two birds with one stone as it would allow...

Friday Image No.184

Genoa, Italy. Fuji X-T2, 18-135 lens. ISO400, 1/25″ at f/10.0. Today is the world famous (at least in some circles) Saddleworth Band Contest. Some of you may recall the film “Brassed Off” where one of the scenes features the band visiting the contest but getting so...

Friday Image No. 177

Derwentwater sunset, Keswick, The Lake District. Fuji X-T2, 10-24 lens, ISO200 1/20″ at f/11.0. Kase 3 stop reverse ND grad. Tripod mounted. It’s great how a nuclear sunset can cheer me up. I’ve had a lot of problems thrown at me this week and been let...

DxO Photolab and DNG

John Rylands Library, Manchester. Fuji X-T2, 10-24mm at 12mm, ISO800, 1/3″ at f/7.1. Handheld leaning on the stair handrail for support. I have been experimenting with DxO Photolab again. I really like the software but before I can commit to buying it, I need it to...

Friday Image No. 176

Derwentwater, The Lake District, UK. Fuji X-T2, 16-55 lens, ISO200, 1/60″ at f/11.0. Some of the best light you can find as a photographer is in a storm. But you don’t want to be in the storm, you want to be on the edge looking in....

Friday Image No.173

Derwentwater, Keswick, Lake District. Fuji X-T2, 10-24 lens at 10mm. ISO200, 2.1 seconds at f/14.0. Tripod mounted, Kase 0.6 ND Grad filter and Kase 3 stop ND filter. How the weather has changed this week. Thursday, just over a week ago, we were snowed in. Friday saw...

Do I Love my Zeiss 32mm Prime?

Studying at John Rylands Library, Manchester. Fuji X-T2, Zeiss 32mm lens, ISO800, f/2.2, 1/100″ handheld. A couple of weeks back I mentioned that I had purchased a Zeiss 32mm prime for the Fuji X-T2. I’ve now had an opportunity to use the lens out in the...

Friday Image No.172

Blackpool pier and beach. Fuji X-T2, Fuji 18-55 lens, ISO200, 1/450″ at f/8.0. Handheld. On Monday, just before the arrival of the snow and arctic winds in the UK, I visited Blackpool. I have already shared one of the images from that trip, where the performance...