Photographing The Stars 1

Last night I went out on to the Denbigh Moors in an attempt to get away from the light pollution and have a try at some Astrophotography. I know the area a little, as it’s where I played a little when I had a 4×4 car, and the place I always head for if I’m ...

Day Trippin’ – A trip to Anglesey

I spent today photographing on Anglesey, and in Caernarfon. It was quite a hazy day, but I managed to grab a few shots which I was happy with. I’m especially pleased with the shots I managed to take of Caernarfon Castle at dusk. The reflections of the castle in the river were superb, and I ...

Sunrise over Thurstaston 1

I was awake very early this morning, and realised I’d not taken a sunrise photograph in ages. Rather than fight the duvet some more I decided to be proactive and actually get out in time for sunrise. Thurstaston Hill is one of my favourite sunrise locations, its 360 degree visibility means that there’s always something ...

Design and build quality

I’ve recently had leave to open up computer equipment from three well known manufacturers, HP, Dell and Apple. All three pieces of equipment differed vastly in their design philosophy. The Dell, a machine built primarily for use in a corporate environment was the easiest to open. A simple slide latch on the top and the ...

Win a Framed Print! 1

In connection with Enigma Gallery One in Bebington, we’re offering a framed print of River Dee at Caldy in a free to enter draw. Visit Enigma Gallery one in Bebington between now and Christmas and fill in a form and you will be entered in the draw to be held on Saturday 20th December – ...

Image of the week

I didn’t post an ‘image of the week’ last week, but I hope you’ll like this week’s one. This was taken at the Wilson Trophy sailing event held on West Kirby marine lake.

Rights Grabbing Competitions 1

I regularly get sent links to various photographic competitions, and almost inevitably don’t enter them because I’m not happy with the Ts and Cs – in general the somewhat over zealous attribution to the rights of my images most of these competitions make. I’ve now seen that pro-imaging are starting to take a stand against ...

Fuji Quickload – relationship between the ID code on the envelope and the film rebate code 1

Someone over at the UK LF Forum was asking about the relationship between the code printed on a Quickload envelope and that’s marked with orange light on the rebate. There is a relative relationship between the code on the envelope and that on the film. Once you know one relationship in that batch (the first ...

The Navel Stone – Highly Commended

I’m really pleased to say that my image ‘The Navel Stone’ was one of two images awarded ‘Highly Commended’ status at the Wirral Spring Art and Photography exhibition. As ever the submitted works were of the highest standard, and it really is an honour to have received the ‘Highly Commended’. The Wirral Spring Art and ...

Fitting Markins TS-327 spikes to a Gitzo 1325 2

I recently purcahsed a set of Markins TS-327 titanium spikes to fit my Gitzo 1325 tripod. The only trouble was they came completely devoid of instructions on how to fit. The rubber pad which the 1325 has by default seemd absolutely impossible to remove. Various options on how to get the foot off seem to ...