Category Archives: Photo

Ely Cathedral Octagon – processing

I recently posted a picture showing some detail of Ely Cathedral’s Octagonal “lantern” tower, and was asked what processing was involved – so here goes: This is the original “out of camera” shot: 16mm, f/5, 1/13 sec, ISO100 Because of the bright sunlight, I’d exposed for the highlights here (I…

July 2nd, 2016 Photo, Tutorial

Print Portfolio competition – Journey on the Paris Metro

My local photography club had a print portfolio competition this week. Print portfolio competitions require you to enter a set of images that have some sort of theme or thread to them, and part of the judging accounts for this as well as the individual picture quality. For my entry,…

April 20th, 2016 Photo

Paris with the Sony 28mm F2.0 lens

Note: this is NOT a technical lens review, and most images are processed in some way. Don’t expect pictures of brick walls 🙂 I recently took a trip to Paris, and while there decided to put the 28mm F2.0 lens to work. A common complaint of the Sony A7 line…

March 6th, 2016 Photo

Continuing the blog- some more from Iceland

I figured this would be as good a place as any to continue posting “photography stuff” of interest, with processing tips and so on, rather than letting it languish unloved. Recently, I’ve been looking back through some images from my trips and processed a couple more from Iceland. In the…

January 5th, 2016 Photo

Day Thirty-nine – last day in Helsinki

I had some time to kill in the morning, so I walked around to the Olympic Stadium. It was the primary stadium for the 1952 Olympics, and although still in use today, it was looking its age… Apparently it’s closing down before the end of the year for refurbishment, not…

October 31st, 2015 Journey, Photo, Update

Day Thirty-eight – Suomenlinna Island

Most of today I spent at Suomenlinna – a handful of islands a 15 minute boat-ride away that were a coastal fortress. Originally built by the Swedish in 1748 it was occupied by the Russians, and was handed over to the city in 1973. There’s still a naval academy on one…

October 28th, 2015 Photo, Update

Day Thirty-seven – Wandering around Helsinki

For the final part of my travels, I’m back in a city- Helsinki. Coming here was a last minute choice (I also considered Svalbard but the sun doesn’t really come up there at this time of year!) I arrived yesterday. Landing late in the afternoon I found the new (only…

October 27th, 2015 Photo, Update

Day Thirty-three – South coast revisited, northern lights.

Today we took a coach trip out along the south coast for Georgie to see a few of the sights. It was revisiting some locations for me, but as the weather was different it was still fun. Our first stop was Skogafoss waterfall again. This time I climbed the stairs…

October 24th, 2015 Photo, Update

Day Thirty-two – Reykjavik

The day began early as I needed to return my hire car back at the airport. My little Kia has done a great job over the past week or so, and I’d definitely use Blue Car Rental again. I’d recommend a 4WD here, even if you’re not planning on F-roads,…

October 22nd, 2015 Photo, Update

Day Thirty-one – Reykjanes peninsula

I opened the curtains to a nice red sunrise this morning. Although by the end of the day, the old saying that a red sky in the morning isn’t such a good thing came true. The rain held off until around 5pm though, so not all bad. I left the…

October 21st, 2015 Journey, Photo, Update