Milky Way over May Hill
Everybody told me I couldn’t do it - so I went out and did it!
A photograph of the arch of the Milky Way from where I live, at the north end of the Forest of Dean, was on my bucket list for a long time. OK, Gloucestershire is not quite a dark sky area and there is a lot of light pollution. The clouds over the hills didn’t help either for getting a clean image. But in the end I am happy that I changed the time of my daily exercise walk and walked up a local hill in the middle of the night, to find out what I could achieve.
A 400mm prime lens can not only be used for Wildlife and birds
One more image from my refraction session. Instead of the monochrome pattern as a backdrop, I have simply used black and orange colours to create this distortion in the champagne flutes.
Easy techniques can lead to stunning results, when you work with glasses, water and simple backdrops.
I found this field of Wild Garlic right next to a field of Bluebells very close to where I live and of course I had to bring my camera up the hill.
Or just Dandelion seeds?
This is another result of my „Macro Art with a single Light“ session. As you see, it doesn’t always have to be a Dandelion seed. Can you guess what it is?
One single light, one single RAW file, no softbox, no focus stacking.
My goal was to proof that this can be done without fancy equipment and without advanced knowledge of Photoshop - but with simple household items and improvisation.
Rubber Duck Refraction
Refraction in water drops is a fascinating subject in macro photography and it’s really not difficult to do.
The Surprise Visitor
One of the surprises of my last macro photography session was this little guy. I didn’t notice him at all and only found out that I had company when I processed the images.
And again a bit of macro play. What about the colour scheme this time?
Dandelion and Water
My macro photography journey continues and it is such a pleasing process.
As a landscape photographer, I own a macro lens but never really used it. Now during lockdown is the best time to get rid of the dust and learn about macro photography. The first thing I had to lear is that it is not easy at all and the second thing is that it can be more time consuming than I ever expected.
At the end there is light
Fairy Glen Gorge in Snowdonia, Wales.
One single 60 second long exposure, using the Lee Little Stopper and the Lee Landscape Polariser.
Storms come and go
It’s the second week in lockdown and I realise how much I miss spending time with my camera at the seaside. Especially when there are storm clouds moving across the sky, illuminated by a gorgeous sunset. So here is one from last years visit at Burnham-on-Sea.
The Lee Big Stopper and Lee Landscape Polariser made for a 132 second exposure at f/14 and ISO 100.
Lights of Amsterdam
Amsterdam reveals its true beauty at nightfall, when the natural light is fading away and the city lights are turning the scenery into something magical. The lights of a canal boat passing by on Leidsegracht, passing Prinsengracht, added some dynamics and gives you an impression of how vibrant this city is.
Solid as a Rock
The result of a daylight long exposure from last summer. Some not so popular beaches on the Gower Peninsula in South Wales are always worth a visit.
Walking on the beach
It’s hard to believe but on our recent trip in January to Port Eynon in South Wales, we were really blessed with beautiful sunny and almost cloudless weather. Despite the very enjoyable time we had, these are not quite the conditions I prefer for landscape photography. But it gave me the opportunity to capture some unusual views, using the drone.
Where Rocks meet the Sea
An image created at the beautiful coast in north Cornwall. It was hard to decide whether to pay attention to the rocks in the foreground or to the sky displaying the colours of the sunset.
An afternoon at Tŵr Mawr
The western entrance to the Menai Strait is marked by the Tŵr Mawr Lighthouse on Ynys Llanddwyn, Anglesey, Wales.
Llanddwyn Island is a truly magical place and I’m really looking forward to spend some quality time here again soon.
Yes, it’s the boathouse at Llyn Ogwen in Snowdonia again. I can’t get enough of it because with every change of light and weather, it changes the mood of the scenery.
is the Welsh name of Fairy Glen Gorge in Snowdonia, North Wales, where the river Conwy forms this beauty spot near Betws-y-Coed.
As if there weren’t enough natural lead in lines, I decided to use the Lee Little Stopper to make the flow in the water visible and the Lee Landscape Polariser helped to bring out colours and details in the wet greens.
Do you now slowly begin to believe in Fairies…?
The Llanberis Tree
Well known and often photographed at the shore of Llyn Padarn in Snowdonia. Many photos of this lone tree have been shown recently but I always enjoy coming back to this place. And of course it is photogenic, no matter the weather conditions.
Tŵr Mawr Lighthouse
The Tŵr Mawr Lighthouse on Ynys Llanddwyn, Anglesey, Wales, which marks the western entrance to the Menai Strait since 1873.
While waiting for the sunset on the magical Llanddwyn Island, I was just killing time with some long exposures and this is one of them.
A Path across
Visiting St. Michael’s Mount in Marazion is always a highlight of a trip to and through Cornwall. I simply can’t get enough of this beautiful place.
Lighthouse in the Clouds
When high tide and sunset come together at the Burnham-on-Sea Low Lighthouse, the place turns into something magical.