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 […]Read more "Magnificent beasts"
Not a very glamorous name, but there is a rail depot there and a good vantage point from St Philip’s Causeway. As it was sunny, I took this picture with my infrared DSLR.Read more "St Philip’s Marsh"
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 […]Read more "Digital infrared"
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 […]Read more "Digital infrared on Troopers Hill"
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 […]Read more "Testing a zoom lens"
I posted the other day with some pictures of frost, fog and ice from Oldbury Court. I actually shot most of a second film on the same day, and I’ve only just finished and processed it. I think these pictures are even better than the last lot, and probably some of my favourite photos of […]Read more "More of Winter at Oldbury Court"
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 […]Read more "Fog and ice"