Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Long Wall Wood and Winstanley

Josie and I took advantage of the Easter Holiday weather and walked round Winstanley and Long Wall Wood to find Spring colours.

Fuji XT20, Fuji 35mm lens.

Single Bluebell Bokeh


Bluebells


Whitebells



Bluebells and Ferns

Sun-Kissed Cherry Blossom

Radiant Daffodil

St Matthews Spire above Cherry Blossom

Dandelion Field Colour

Spring Budding

Ferns Uncurling In Sunshine

Left-Handed Thumb Peg

Cherry Blossom Church View

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Street Life In Low Sun

The bright, low Winter Sun proved ideal for High Contrast Black and White images around Wigan this morning.
I like to use this technique to create light halos around the people I photograph, whilst preserving their anonymity, so that they're just 'subjects'.

Sony RX100 Mk2, in-camera Black and White settings.



Arm In Arm

Distracted

Middle Of The Road

Big Hair

The Plastic Bag

On The Walkway

Waving The White Bag

Toddling Along




Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Gathurst Lock

Once I arrived at the Lock, I used a zoom lens to take close-ups of the area.

There was plenty of shiny colour in the wood, stone, metal and trees thanks to the dampness.

Fuji XT2, Fuji 50-230mm XC lens.












Reflections

Knowing I'd be in the area, I decided to do a 'themed' shoot along the Leeds/Liverpool canal at Gathurst for an hour.

In the middle of Winter, on a cold and damp day, there's not much about, so using the still waters of the canal provided the subject of my theme.

Starting at Bridge 46, I walked to the Gathurst Lock and took these seven images of reflections.

Fuji XT2, Fuji 50-230mm XC lens.









Sunday, 8 January 2017

Misty Scotmans Flash

I spent a damp and misty hour at Scotmans Flash in Poolstock trying out my new Fuji lens.

It's a lengthy zoom, but given the mist, there wasn't much distance I could zoom into!!

I took all the images in Acros Black and White (a film simulation designed especially for Fuji), but I've duo-toned some of them for variety.

Fuji XT2, Fuji 50-230mm XC lens.














Thursday, 5 January 2017

Three Sisters Recreation Area

An icy cold but sunny and clear morning with the flora and fauna in Ashton for a couple of hours today.

Fuji XT2, 55-200mm Fuji lens.


The birds were having a tough time of it on the frozen lake!











The low Sun and frost helped to create some really interesting images!