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Winter’s Gloom

I loath wet winters; where it’s mild but grey, gloomy and the defining feature of most day’s weather is the amount of rainfall. Unfortunately the winter of 2015-16 has thus far matched that description here in the UK. To make matters worse, a seemingly relentless series of storms has caused untold misery through devastating flooding, including in the valley […]

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Getting the most from X-Trans in Lightroom

A quick history lesson: X-Trans vs Bayer Since the introduction of the X-Pro 1 four years ago, the majority of Fuji X Series cameras have sported image sensors with an unconventional colour filter array which Fuji calls “X-Trans”. If you’ve come to the Fuji system from any other brand of camera, or indeed earlier Fuji cameras, […]

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Merry Christmas

Just a quick post to wish all my readers a Merry Christmas and a happy new year. It doesn’t feel very festive here in the UK given the warm, wet weather but at least London looks pretty with all the decorations up. This shot from Oxford Circus was taken on Christmas Eve at twilight.

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Fuji XF 55-200 F3.5-4.8 R Review

When I was a Nikon shooter I was always quite fond of the 70-300 VR zoom lens. It wasn’t technically super sharp at the long end, but it had good range and nice bokeh. After moving over to the Fuji system, for some time the longest AF lens I had was the 60mm f2.4. While it’s actually quite […]

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From the Archive #6

I recently came across the work of Masashi Wakui, a Japanese photographer who produces some wonderful stylised street photography of scenes around Tokyo. In particular I really love his nighttime shots which I feel do a great job of capturing the essence of the city. It gave me the inspiration to go back through my […]

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Happy Halloween!

Apologies for the lack of posts lately, I’ve been busy with work and not had that many opportunities to go out with the camera. As Halloween is almost upon us I thought I’d post this recent shot which I think looks rather spooky. It’s an abandoned cottage near where I grew up that’s been empty […]

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Liverpool

Since moving up north three years ago, I’ve been meaning to visit Liverpool. Finally the opportunity arose last month, so I jumped on the train with fellow photographer and Fuji enthusiast Richard Gascoigne, for the one and a half hour journey to Merseyside. I think it’s not a stretch to say modern Liverpool is most famous for The Beatles and […]

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From the Archive #5

I’m working on a big post about a recent trip to Liverpool but since it’s not done yet here’s another shot from the archive to tide you over. Sunshine and Showers Nikon D90 28mm, ƒ/9, 1/400s, ISO 125 I got this shot while on a wander down the incredible beach at Ynyslas, around 8 miles […]

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From the Archives #4

This is the fourth in a series where I share older images that I’m quite proud of but which are unlikely to otherwise appear here. Torii Stickers Nikon D90, 50mm, ƒ/4.5, 1/200s, ISO 200 This is a detail of a torii gate at a shrine in Ueno park, Tokyo. I took this on my first trip […]

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Handmade Parade 2015

Every year the small market town of Hebden Bridge, nestled in the Pennines, bursts to life with the vibrant and magical Handmade Parade. The various floats, puppets and multitude of costumes are created by local residents around a theme that’s picked by the public. This year’s theme was “Come fly with us” and featured everything from birds to […]

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