Let it glow
Autumn is Mushroom time in the Forest and some of them reveal their full beauty when they start to glow and shine.
Evening over the Severn Vale
An aerial view from the North Eastern edge of the Forest of Dean, over the Severn Vale, into the distant Cotswolds. All warmed up and softened by the light of a sunset.
One of the reasons why I create long exposure photographs, is that it helps me isolating the main subject in the image. As you can see, I don’t hesitate using my trusted Lee Big Stopper (10 Stop ND filter) on a 200 mm telephoto lens.
One out of 100 cast iron sculptures at Crosby Beach, created by Sir Antony Gormley.
Super strong wind is bringing long exposure photography to the test when you use a 70-200mm lens, add a Lee Landscape Polariser, a Lee Big Stopper and place your tripod in the sand with waves rolling in.
Who needs television, when mother nature displays such an amazing light show in the sky?
On the other hand I was quite happy, not to be right underneath these immense forces.
The Cornish Mount
St. Michael’s Mount in Cornwall, on an April evening, back in 2017. This image was sitting on my hard disk for quite a while and waiting to be mangled through Photoshop a bit. Finally I found the time to do the job and here it is. I am so looking forward to visit my favourite places in Cornwall again…
A fallen tree with decorative clouds in the right position at Cannop Ponds in the beautiful Forest of Dean.
Back to the roots, creating a single 30s long exposure image with a Lee Landscape Polariser, Lee 3 Stop Hard Grad and the Lee Little Stopper.
Over the last few days, we all have seen many images of comet Neowise. Obviously I was thinking of getting my own images too but couldn’t decide to set my alarm at 2.00 in the morning, because from what I was reading, I expected it to be visible in the early morning hours, just before sunrise.
Yesterday around midnight, I turned the lights off, ready to go to bed and had a final look out of the kitchen window. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing, just above the horizon, between the trees on the hill. There he was in all his glory. Quickly grabbing camera and tripod was a no brainer and here is what I captured from the pavement right outside my house.
The Milky Way over Breakheart Hill
According to google maps, this location is is exactly 750 meters in a direct line away from my home. It still amazes me that I was able to capture the Milky Way directly in my neighbourhood.
It’s busy in the Night Sky
In a time lapse of the milky way, photographed over only two hours, I noticed a lot of moving objects flying across the sky. So I decided to merge them all together in on single image. I’m no expert but apart from a few aircrafts and maybe one meteor, most of them are satellites.
Knowing that more and more satellites are to be launched, the night sky will never look as it used to be…
Milky Way Panorama at Symonds Yat Rock
I have created panoramic images of this iconic bend of the river Wye before. The reason why I chose this location for my recent night photography session was, that I wanted to create a panorama with the full arch of the Milky Way spanning over it. Well, here it is.
I also wanted to see if it can be done in a very light polluted area, nowhere near a really dark sky - turns out it is possible
Symonds Yat Milky Way
The heart of the Milky Way from Symonds Yat Rock view point.
The force awakens
The the milky way is rising over the Forest of Dean and the Severn valley.
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.
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.
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…?
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.