Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Clouds gather above Stonehenge

Taking an original image of Stonehenge is nigh-on impossible, but here's my best shot.

A three-shot HDR to bring out the cloud detail and sun rays whilst retaining detail in the stones.

FUJIFILM X-Pro1, f/8 @ 37.4 mm, ISO 200, No Flash

Girl-throwing up!

Snapped this candid whilst visiting Stonehenge today. Converted using Silver Efex.

Very very impressed with the little 18-55mm zoom on the X-Pro1.

FUJIFILM X-Pro1, f/4 @ 55 mm, 1/1000, ISO 200, No Flash

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Fisheye Signals

This is what yesterday's post was connected to!

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, f/8 @ 8 mm, ISO 100, No Flash

Monday, 28 April 2014

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Good Knight

The excellent Fuji 35mm f/1.4 wide open.
FUJIFILM X-Pro1, f/1.4 @ 35 mm, 1/60, ISO 400, No Flash

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Jackson Creek @ the Northampton Bluegrass Festival 19th April 2014

Organised by my friend Chris Street, today was the first Northampton Bluegrass festival in aid of dementia and cancer charities.

I was fortunate in being the photographer for the event. I took lots of action shots and a few studio ones too.

This is a studio shot of the superb band, Jackson Creek.

Lighting was an octobox above camera left and gridded strip boxes either side of the band.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, f/9 @ 50 mm, 1/125, ISO 125

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Northampton town centre candid

I'm pretty impressed with the continuous focussing on the X-Pro1.
FUJIFILM X-Pro1, f/2.4 @ 60 mm, 1/600, ISO 200, No Flash

Sunday, 13 April 2014


I am very very impressed with the XF 60mm f/2.4 Macro - makes a great portrait lens, but on this occasion I fancied snapping some bluebells!
FUJIFILM X-Pro1, f/4 @ 60 mm, 1/150, ISO 200, No Flash

Wednesday, 9 April 2014


One last one of Pete - I love the texture created by the tone mapping in this one.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, f/11 @ 50 mm, 1/125, ISO 100

Pete Tone-mapped

Single image tone-mapped in HDR Efex

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, f/16 @ 50 mm, 1/125, ISO 100,

Monday, 7 April 2014

Water's edge take two

I've decided I'm not keen on the pose for yesterday's is another from the series that I think is better.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, f/1.2 @ 50 mm, 1/1250, ISO 100, Flash

Sunday, 6 April 2014

At the water's edge

Daisy at the water's edge, lit by an off-camera flash.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, f/1.2 @ 50 mm, 1/1600, ISO 100, Flash

Thursday, 3 April 2014


The Fuji X-Pro1 with the 35mm f/1.4 lens wide open.

I tested out of camera jpg vs SilkyPix conversion vs Lightroom Conversion. SilkyPix came first, then out-of-camera jpg with Lightroom a poor third.

FUJIFILM X-Pro1, f/1.4 @ 35 mm, 1/1700, ISO 200, No Flash

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Daisy on the pier

Lit with bare 580EXII off-camera and hair light provided by streetlamp above.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, f/1.2 @ 50 mm, 1/100, ISO 200, Flash

Tuesday, 1 April 2014