Showing posts from December, 2012


I have been trying to effect a few black and white 'urban' pictures to offset the landscape stuff. I have just posted 6 of these on to my website.

I do really enjoy making these pictures as they can pack in so much emotion. Even more than the more gentle landscapes. Perhaps it is because of the heritage we now associate with street photography.

Peak District a la Snapseed

After an Aperture meeting (part of the Cambridge camera Club) I decided to do a 'Snapseed' on some of the Peak District Photos.

It is fun but unfortunately will end up with a lot of pictures looking very similar. Not to say that pictures taken at 14mm with a rock in the front aren't all very similar anyway. Maybe I'll try to do a similar thing in photoshop using my own textures as a background to compare. I haven't tried this yet, and although an old technique  it may be better than sticking to a formula.

Early December in the Peak District

Fabulous frosty weekend although we could not leave until Saturday morning and did not get to Millstone Edge till 2.00pm.  The sunset was not marvellous as no cloud cover, but dawn the next day was beautiful seen from Higgar Tor. All these pictures are with the D700. I could really tell the difference in performance between the 12-24mm Nikkor lens and the old Tamron 17-35 I have. The Tamron is easier to carry round and takes normal filters but the 12-24 is pin sharp, although a beast. I really enjoyed working with the D700 again

The next morning: although it's December it was still too early!