#165 – Square Format

While I’ve never shot a square format camera, I’ve found myself on a number of occasions recently, cropping to a square format. While of course this is retrospective re-composition, as opposed to deliberate in-camera composition, the square format is an interesting one that for some reason is difficult to use. Maybe it’s to do with…

#164 – The Last Days Of Fernhurst Mill

 I find it sad when I see old mills being demolished. Maybe it’s because of their immense size and seeming permanence, or just their familiarity in the northern landscape, but gradually the number is decreasing. I must admit that the rate of demolition seems to have slowed in the past few years, partially due to…

#163 – Silhouette

Burrs is known as a great location for sunrise and sunsets, but we didn’t really get much co-operation from the weather. So, I’ve cheated and adjusted the white balance to give this rather nice effect!

#162 – On The Footplate

I’d never been on the footplate of a loco before (well, certainly not a moving one anyway), so when I was offered the opportunity, I really couldn’t turn it down!! “Get your super wide angle on and see what you can do!” was the suggestion from Nigel, who had helped put the charter together. Now…

#161 – 73129 at Burrs

After being forwarded an invite from charter organiser Richard Newton, I signed up and attended my first steam photo charter. This is where a train is hired for a day and shuttles up and down the line for the exclusive convenience of railway photographers. These are not publicised (so that free-loaders can’t join in without paying)…

#160 – Tunnel Vision

OK, first of an umpteen part series of some photos I took at a recent photo charter on the East Lancs Railway. I’ve probably been in railway tunnels before, but probably not legally, and definitely not when there’s a steam train going through it. So this was a first and we were allowed into Brooksbottom…