An afternoon spent on the beach at Rhossili Bay in South Wales provided an opportunity to test a new film and developer combination. For the past few years I have been settled on using Kodak Tri-X developed with Rodinal (or more specifically R09 one-shot developer). While I am generally happy with the results of this […]Read more "Rhossili Bay – A New Film/Developer Combination"
I’m not a big car enthusiast nor am I an aficionado of design but when I came across this collection of rusting Citroëns it immediately struck me just how different these cars were to anything that came before or have come since. Tucked away behind Dalton Mills in Keighley these relics of a bygone motoring […]Read more "Citroën Graveyard"
As mentioned in my last post – Salt’s Mill by Night – I kept back another set of photos which were taken one hundred metres further along the Leeds-Liverpool canal towpath. This second set of photos were of no particular subject other than the dramatic light flooding through the trees and through the mist. After […]Read more "Along The Towpath"
Salt’s Mill in Saltaire – a World Heritage Site – is only two miles as the crow flies from where I live and I go there all the time, often with my camera. It is rare though that I go there at night with my camera. I have mentioned in previous posts that a good […]Read more "Salt’s Mill By Night"
Whitby is one of my favourite places to visit and I have been there many times over the last few years. For such a small town it has a surprising number of locations at which a photographer could spend hours snapping away. From the Old Town, to the beach, to the Abbey, and of course […]Read more "Whitby Harbour"
At most places that I go to, such as Scarborough Castle in the pictures below, I take both film and digital cameras (a Nikon FE and a Nikon D80) both of which are getting a bit long in the tooth. The FE was made in 1982 and is as good as the day it was […]Read more "Nikon D7200 vs D80 (with a bit of FE)"
Earlier this year I wrote a post about how mirrorless cameras are the future and whether that future has already arrived for the majority of photographers. The questions posed in that blog post six months ago are still unanswered but six months is a long time in the world of technology and a friend recently pointed […]Read more "The Future of Photography"
This was the second time I had been to Warwick Castle (well worth the relatively pricey ticket if it is good weather and you spend the whole day there) and the second time I had seen the bird of prey display. I’ve seen such displays at a few other places but none of them come […]Read more "Birds of Prey"
Top Withens (or Top Withins as it is sometimes known) is widely accepted to be the inspiration for the location of Wuthering Heights – the Earnshaw family house in the book by Emily Bronte. Set high on the moors above the Bronte’s home village of Haworth in Yorkshire it is incredible to believe that people […]Read more "Top Withens"
Beamish Museum in County Durham offers the perfect opportunity to take some “vintage” photos.Read more "Beamish – Vintage Pictures"