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  • Stitched PANO 5

    This month I was able to get down to Durdle Door on a nice evening, I have been looking ot go there for some time now to do some long exposure stuff. The beach was full so I couldn't get the composition I wanted, however, I tried a couple of stitched...


    2 May 2015 3:37PM | Read


    Views : 301

  • Stitched PANO 4

    This month I threw caution to the wind and had a go with my X20, hand held, Aperture Priority and no filters, JPG. I know - against all wisdom in the field of stitched panorama photography, however, I am surprisingly pleased with the results. Obvi...


    29 Mar 2015 11:47AM | Read


    Views : 459

  • Stitched PANO 3

    Another shot of Dartmoor, this time without snow. This shott is on the West side of the North Moor and shows Widgery Cross on Brat Tor. The overall view is typical of that Western section of North Moor open rolling moorland with high craggy Tors. I h...


    1 Mar 2015 9:56AM | Read


    Views : 429

  • Version 2 of the Stitched Panorama

    Here is version 2 which has more adventurous post processing of the RAW files before stitching in Photoshop. And the original for comparison. As always, comments welcome.


    1 Feb 2015 4:42PM | Read


    Views : 782

  • This Year's Project - Stitched Panoramas

    This year I have decided to try a 1 a month stitched panorama. I first had to learn how to do it, you may think that is easy but I had fun. This first shot is a straight wide angle using the Fuji 14mm on X-Pro1 taken as a benchmark. ...


    31 Jan 2015 5:17PM | Read


    Views : 833

  • 52 for 2014 Week 52

    The final one for this year, Moon-Spire-Jetstream, I saw this combination yesterday and couldn't pass it up. The Jetstream only stayed for the one shot. This last 8 weeks has been really difficult now I have a new job and the result has been that I a...


    28 Dec 2014 10:05AM | Read


    Views : 372

  • 52 for 2014 Week 51

    Another dull week this week with little time to get out of the office. Short days and dull weather don't make for good photo opportunities, however, when the light is flat close ups are easier. As always, comments welcome.


    21 Dec 2014 9:06AM | Read


    Views : 465

  • 52 for 2014 Week 50

    Here is another shot of the old engine house on Dartmoor, Wheal Betsy. Shot in the last rays of the sun which promptly went under the western skyline. Here's a slightly tongue in cheek one where the clouds are being billowed out of the stack (...


    14 Dec 2014 10:18AM | Read


    Views : 404

  • 52 for 2014 Week 49

    There were some amazing patterns yesterday caused by the overnight freeze, this one was on the roof of my car. As always, comments welcome.


    7 Dec 2014 9:15AM | Read


    Views : 325

  • 52 for 2014 Week 48

    Big blue skies this week and at last a day out of the office. As always, comments welcome.


    30 Nov 2014 9:01AM | Read


    Views : 398

  • 52 for 2014 Week 47

    Again a Saturday last minute picture, this new job is keeping me from getting anything in the week these days. This week a trip up to Princetown to photograph the Prison in rapidly changing light, 0.3 ND Hard Grad used to hold the sky. As alwa...


    23 Nov 2014 9:11AM | Read


    Views : 440

  • 52 for 2014 Week 46

    Another Saturday afternoon last minute shot here, Burrator Reservoir looking towards Leather Tor in the distance. I had to use a 0.6 Soft ND Grad on the sky and a 0.3 Hard ND Grad on the water to hold detail in the land strip. As always, comme...


    16 Nov 2014 8:18AM | Read


    Views : 225

  • 52 for 2014 Week 45

    Another last minute shot for this week's blog. I saw this old stone shed and it's wall and thought the colour contrast of the gate set it off. As always, comments welcome.


    9 Nov 2014 9:45AM | Read


    Views : 384

  • 52 for 2014 Week 44

    Once again I was without a shot on Saturday afternoon so I went into Tavistock on a very cloudy and overcast afternoon with the idea of getting some historic biulding shots, however, on the river stretching his wings was this chap. I always have a 55...


    2 Nov 2014 9:10AM | Read


    Views : 352

  • 52 for 2014 Week 43

    Once again I found myself without a shot on Saturday so a trip into Tavistock and a walk along the river bank was needed. Here are 2 shots from that walk, 1. The Old Steps; 2. The Salmon Wier; As always, comments welcome.


    26 Oct 2014 8:47AM | Read


    Views : 383