Stormy Sunrise

Got up this morning, opened curtains and noticed a very impressive sky. Conditions didn’t seem too bad from our house, so threw some clothes on, grabbed the camera and drove uphill to our local reservoir. Parked up at the dam wall, pushed the car door open and the storm force wind promptly slammed it shut…

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Bokeh Panoramas

“Bokeh Panoramas” is an interesting technique that gives you a “look” that is very difficult to get any other way (large format or tilt/shift lens perhaps). It needs a short telephoto lens with a wide max aperture (=shallow depth of field), and ideally a lovely out of focus bokeh. I use a Pentax FA 77mm…

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It’s been a busy couple of months

Well since I last posted the weather in the UK has been challenging, lots of grey sky and occasional rain, with odd spells of fine weather. Then the last week of September has been glorious. Quite a lot of time has been taken up getting photos for the new BMC Cheshire Sandstone guidebook, and I…

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Win Hill Sunrise

I’d planned for a while to photograph sunrise from the top of Win Hill, in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District. Last night the forecast was good, so TPE was called into play to work out the sunrise time and direction. Adding the time it would take to walk to the top, and…

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Crackington Haven

I visited this spot on the North Cornwall coast one evening on a recent family holiday to Cornwall. On this day there was a reasonable forecast for some sunlight and clouds as the sun set, so I decided to take a drive out. I started out at Boscastle but the conditions weren’t right, and as…

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