That time of year……new

I have not posted in a very very long time. The reasons are many but two reasons stand out. Firstly I was made redundant from the day job, yikes! so I needed to focus on finding new employment with the day job skills I have to offer. Thankfully I am now back in work and it’s going well. Learning curve is steep again as you would expect when starting a new job but all is good. Secondly we have not been able to get away in the camper so my desire to pick up the camera has been low.

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Putting all this behind and starting to think about my photography again I begin to realise I am coming to the end of my 1camera1lens project with my Fujifilm XE1 and 35mm lens. So what did this journey teach me. Continue reading That time of year……new

Fuji X-E-Type.. Black and White Jaguar…Purrrrr.

Being lucky enough to own a VW Camper Van I have the huge pleasure of travelling in and around the UK on the weekends. This fits with my photography really well providing be with a rich and ever changing environment. I often choose places to visit based on interesting cities, towns and landscapes that I would like to photograph. Having a full time job in engineering getting to the weekend and spending it in another city is just fantastic. This weekend Mrs P (Michelle) and Bunnie the puppy Maltese and myself headed for the historic city of Stamford on the great north road between London and York. This is a town that has unusual features, not only does it have beautiful grand old and historic buildings, cobbled streets, and masses of history, its most striking feature on the landscape is 3 church spires. More of the streets and the photos in later in another blog because this item deserved a post of its own. I choose to shoot black and white, and found one of these beauties in the car park. The drop dead gorgeous Jaguar E-Type 4.2. Yep. Fully restored and simply stunning.

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So when you find something like this the only decent thing to do when you travel with a brilliant Fuji X-Series camera and 35mm lens it shoot it. Continue reading Fuji X-E-Type.. Black and White Jaguar…Purrrrr.

My Fuji’s and HDR

First I should start with experimenting HDR for the first time. I can’t say I have ever been a big fan of HDR images. I’m not sure why but I am not a colour geek. I prefer muted colours and tones and therefore not really taken much notice of the technique. In know it has a massive following. There are books,guides software and tutorials all over the w’s. So me being me I felt it was time for me to experiment. Having upgraded to Aperture 3 on my new iMac if gave me a chance to try out some new plugins. The following images used Nik software to create the HDRs.

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It’s not so easy getting it to my taste but Continue reading My Fuji’s and HDR