#88 – LX-3 High Dynamic Mode – More Samples

Took these in Edinburgh at the weekend. Couldn’t be bothered lugging the D700 round all weekend, so took the Panasonic LX-3 as it’s far more portable. This was on the (former) Royal Yacht Brittania, and as it was late in the day, the sun was quite low in the sky. The sun was kinda hazy,…

#87 – National Coal Mining Museum

Worked quite hard to get this, the sun was quite high in the sky and at an inconvenient angle, which also resulted in the sky becoming burnt out. I used a 24mm lens to get what I could in of the diesel loco, as well as the colliery headstock, not easy as it’s quite a…

#86 – Anglesey’s Grand Canyon

I visited the Grand Canyon in Arizona a few years ago, and was captivated by it. It’s huge, colourful, and quiet, and if anything, ‘Grand’ is an understatement. While Parys Mountain is a mere fraction of the size, it’s amazing colours were hugely reminiscent. Parys Mountain was once a huge copper mine, and so although…

#85 – Mastermind

Saw this as I squeezed through a door in the mechanics workshop at Vernon Carus. It’s only when I got home and converted it to black and white did I realise the shaft of light was hitting the chair. I suppose I should really re-visit the photo to accentuate the effect, maybe one day!

#84 – Air House

This was my reward for a gruelling trip to Pyestock back in 2007. The day had started early, leaving Lancashire at about 6, picking up two other explorers in Manchester at 6.30, and then getting to Pyestock mid morning. After getting lost in the woods we eventually found access, and made our way onto the…

#82 – Mechanical Landscapes Book Update

Bit of an on and off one is this project. I’ve slowly been going through my archives for photos for a book, but am still trying to find a balance between urban exploration photos and industrial / urban landscapes. I don’t want it to be a mix of both, but getting the balance and the…

#81 – White Balance Nightmare!!

I’d only had the camera a few weeks when I took this, so I suppose that’s my excuse for not fathoming out how to take a manual white balance for this scene. In actual fact, i struggle the whole night with the sodium vapour lighting, but for the most part I was able to correct it in…

#80 – Sayers of Lorenzo Drive – Then and Now

I was exploring the world with Google Street View recently, and decided to have a look at places I’ve known. I was keen to see the bakery of Sayers Confectioners in Norris Green, Liverpool, where I worked for a couple of memorable years as a graduate trainee. I’d heard that the place had closed in…

#79 – Vale Mills Re-Visit

I’d nothing to do, so I decided to head back over to the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway to check out some possible locations. After a brisk walk around Keighley, I headed back up to Oakworth to check out Vale Mills. This time I put on a 24mm prime to give a wider field of…