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Lake Lucerne Abstracts

Lake Lucerne Abstracts

Boat trips can offer great potential for long exposure photography as I found recently on a holiday to beautiful Lake Lucerne in Switzerland. Holding the camera firmly to the handrail, I experimented with shutter speeds exceeding half a second and a range of apertures, mostly at the smaller end....

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Jersey Shores CI

Jersey Shores CI

If you love quiet, pristine beaches and big, open skies (and let's face it who doesn't?) then book a flight to beautiful Jersey in the Channel Islands. As a visitor there now and no longer a resident, I wanted to try out some of the photographic techniques I've been developing here in Derbyshire using...

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The Wirral Peninsula

The Wirral Peninsula

On a short trip to the Wirral on Merseyside recently I was hoping to photograph both the Mersey and Dee estuaries and the sea where they each spill out into Liverpool Bay. Poor weather limited my plans to capturing what I could of the western side of the peninsula in a period of a few hours on our first...

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Poppies on Pinterest

Now and again a photo taken some time ago pops up in a message from a complete stranger, such is the power of the world wide web. The other day Brenda from Johannesburg, South Africa, contacted me about an image I'd posted on Pinterest a couple of years back. Brenda is an art quiltmaker or 'fibre...

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Layering Images

Occasionally we might want to create a new image by blending two or more photos together in our editing program. This is easily achieved and there are plenty of online tutorials that will successfully take you through the steps. However, my interest here is not so much in the mechanics of the process...

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Making Images Make Sense

Making Images Make Sense

What exactly is it about certain pictures that makes you stop and look? Why do particular artworks connect with so many people across cultures and sell for millions of pounds? How do the great photographers get the shots with the 'Wow!' factor? If we could find these things out, could we apply them to improve...

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Get More From Your Garden than a Handful of Beans!

The key to achieving great images from your garden is to apply exactly the same principles that you would to any other photo shoot. Here we focus on portraits (sorry!) and there'll be more to follow soon on other related projects. So, a considered choice of subject to begin, then work on a pleasing...

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A Snowdonia Garden To Delight and Inspire

Superb vistas, a riot of colour and inspirational modern art make Plas Brondanw a must see! In May this year, looking for a convenient stop for coffee on our return from holidaying in Snowdonia, and with no expectations beyond a satisfying brew, my wife and I happened upon Plas Brondanw near Garreg...

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Welsh Seascapes To Float Your Boat: July 2017

For truly dramatic and beautiful coastal scenery I urge you to make a beeline for North Wales. Often in summer the soft light of early morning and the warmer tones of evening bestow an especially cosy luminescence on the natural features of land, sea and sky that photographers love to capture. Borth...

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New Photographs on Display at Arden House

After a refresh of the images in January the display at Arden House Medical Centre in New Mills has had another make-over with new local scenes replacing some of the previous photographs. The display now includes pictures of the River Sett, Spring Bank Arts Centre Interior and the attached Alms...

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