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  • August........Shots from the month

    Since June I have had a new job which is taking all my time and more so I get very little time to concentrate on photography other than the occasional outing at weekends or if there is good weather where I happen to be working (and staying overnight)...


    3 Sep 2016 12:43PM | Read


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  • July.........Black and White

    Late posting this month's and 2 of them are from August but hey-ho life is busy just now and getting out with camera to take meaningful photographs isn't easy. These 2 are from a walkabout in Tavistock, Devon; These 2 are from a Hot Rod show at...


    7 Aug 2016 12:59PM | Read


    Views : 232

  • June.........New Toy Joy

    This month has been a very busy one with very little time for serious photography, however, I have been using a Fujifilm X100T as my carry everywhere camera so here are a few snapshots from that excellent little camera. i Not sure I have qu...


    3 Jul 2016 9:52AM | Read


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  • May........Provia versus Provia

    This month I undertook a challenge from the Forum Fuji X Forum to shoot film alongside digital. I chose to use Fuji Provia 100 ISO Slide Film alongside my Fuji X-Pro1 and the Provia (JPG only) film simulation, shot for shot, no chimping the digital a...


    4 Jun 2016 6:53PM | Read


    Views : 556

  • April....Anything Goes

    This month was almost a wash out regarding photography, work got in the way when the weather was good and the weather got in the way when I had time off so I didn't get hardly anything for this month's theme. This is a shot (the only one for the mon...


    7 May 2016 9:15PM | Read


    Views : 343

  • March......Water

    So, water was the theme for this month, been super busy this month particularly towards the end but nevertheless, here we go, Variations on the shot, One from Tavistock Salmon Weir, And finally Plymouth Barbican, As always, comments welc...


    3 Apr 2016 8:41PM | Read


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  • February......Urban

    This month urban was the theme and although I got shots in many urban scenarios I had a chance to shoot in some nice weather in the small but busy town of Langport in Somerset. The town has some amazing old buildings that just ooze character and cha...


    1 Mar 2016 7:11PM | Read


    Views : 497

  • January........Detail

    So this year I decided to do a monthly "Theme" to my Blog shots and January's was Detail. With the weather not co-operating in January being very dull wet and overcast it was a challenge to get any good shooting days at all let alone ones that I wasn...


    1 Feb 2016 7:38PM | Read


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  • Stitched PANO 12

    This year's project was stitched panoramas one per month. I failed last month and almost failed this month, however, here is a shot from this morning on one of the few days in recent weeks that we have had relatively bright light. Even as I type this...


    31 Dec 2015 1:08PM | Read


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  • Stitched PANO 11

    I've been looking at this scene for some time now and today as I was desperate for an entry in this Blog I went out with the weather on my side and shot it. 10 shots RAW converted in ACR and stitched in Photoshop CS6. It was a nightmare to match up n...


    31 Oct 2015 7:39PM | Read


    Views : 388

  • Stitched PANO 10

    A couple from trips out this month. Both were shot hand held in RAW and adjusted in ACR before stitching in Photoshop. I am finding that with careful panning and framing hand held the Photoshop software can easily manage stitching. The development...


    1 Oct 2015 9:27PM | Read


    Views : 505

  • Stitched PANO 9

    This month I was at a motorcycle rally at a Stately Home in Cornwall and was asked to take a shot of all the bikes outside the house. It is actually a stitch from 10 shots that cover about 230 degrees and was a nightmare to stitch together because of...


    1 Sep 2015 10:02AM | Read


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  • Stitched PANO 8

    This month I thought I would be without a shot because work was busy, however, a trip to Cheddar Gorge gave the oportunity to try an upright Panorama, 4 shots hand held. I also tried a straight Panorama of part of the Gorge but the DR was seve...


    1 Aug 2015 4:05PM | Read


    Views : 361

  • Stitched PANO 7

    This month I am trying out a new camera and as such I have yet to shoot a PANO with it. It is not a new to the market camera but one that has been out for a couple of years now, it shares the same sensor as my X-Pro1s but unfortunatley I can't proces...


    28 Jun 2015 4:37PM | Read


    Views : 371

  • Stitched PANO 6

    This month I have an early result. I was out for a ride and have for a while looked to shoot this location, its an old Gunpowder Factory on Dartmoor and this is one of the old factory chimneys (I think). 9 shots in total, I could have used the JPGs i...


    21 May 2015 8:34PM | Read


    Views : 336