Magnificent beasts

Hannah and I went to Longleat again recently. We’ve been a few times before because we enjoy it so much, which means I’ve taken most of the photos I can take there. This time, I was more content just to sit, look, listen and admire the animals. Of course I got my camera out a […]

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Digital infrared

I’ve used infrared film quite a lot in the past, but hardly used my infrared DSLR for anything except astronomy. I once tested digital infrared, but this is the first time I’ve properly used it for photography. These assorted shots were taken over the past few days, whenever the sun came out. These pictures were […]

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Digital infrared on Troopers Hill

I’ve shot infrared film before but this is the first time I’ve tried digital infrared. I wrote recently that I had a DSLR converted to full-spectrum, primarily for astronomy use. With the right filter, it can also be used for infrared landscape photography. I decided to use an Astronomik 807nm IR-pass filter which is actually […]

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Testing a zoom lens

When I bought my 450D I started out with the standard 18-55mm lens, and added a 70-300mm to cover most of the usual range of focal lengths. But when I’m on lunchtime photowalks I don’t want to carry two lenses, nor repeatedly change between them. I often miss shots that need a longer focal length […]

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Fog and ice

I woke up this morning and looked out of the window. I saw with delight that a thick fog had descended over the entire area. I love fog, so I grabbed one of my cameras and dashed out to Oldbury Court Estate. On the way, I slipped and fell on ice. Unfortunately, I bruised my […]

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