Whitby by night

Whitby by night

A pictoresque ruin of an old abbey. Water. Hillsides. Sunset and sunrise. What more could any photographer wish for? I had it all in abundance on this trip to Whitby a few months ago, and I am pleased with the photographic results.

100 Megapixel London sunset panorama

100 Megapixel London sunset panorama

The London skyline at sunset is too breathtaking and wide to capture in a single photograph. So I stitched 13 together for a 100 megapixel wide panorama of the city. Now I just need to find a 100″ frame and sufficient wall space…

London from above, part 1

London from above, part 1

During my first evening tour in The London Eye, I got a series of “nice but no cigar” pictures of London’s skyline seen from above. This post analyses exposure and records a number of lessons learnt for a future re-visit to this magnificient view of the City.

The sunset that got away

The sunset that got away

Anglers do it. Hunters do it. But photographers often don’t talk so much about “the one that got away”. But sometimes it happens, and last night’s attempt of capturing a sunflower sunset was just one of those times. But even if I didn’t get what I aimed for, it was a thoroughly enjoyable evening with some interesting pictures.

The sun that never sets

The sun that never sets

A sunset picture of The Houses of Parliament with the London Eye to help frame the picture, and a few words about finding the timing of the “magic” moment when floodlit buildings balance nicely against the night sky. As a bonus, there’s also a night-shot of The City.

Bigga than Ben

Bigga than Ben

From a vague idea of a sunset picture, to a silhouette of The London Eye in front of a bold, dramatic sunset with colours only Hollywood or Kodachrome could have imagined. The main point of the post is the thought processes that went into this mixture between photo and graphic art.

I missed the train

I missed the train

After having shot a gig in London last night, a couple of friends and I had a few beers. The last train home leaves at 00:50, and, long story short, I missed it 🙁 The first train Sunday morning is at 06.35, so how do you kill a few hours in the middle of the night in the city? Well, since I had my camera with me, I decided to shoot a few night shots.

Greensted Church

Greensted Church

Greensted Church, just down the road, is probably the oldest wooden church in the world. The Rt Hon and Rt Revd Bishop of London kindly posed for a picture as we both visited the church today.

I see the bad moon rising

I see the bad moon rising

An almost full moon, fluffy clouds and the spire of St Thomas Church. I was shooting from the roof of a local supermarket in order to capture this moody night-time picture.

Over-saturated cartoonish rubbish!

Over-saturated cartoonish rubbish!

An HDR virgin’s story of how the tall and handsome, lavishly illuminated, extravagant towers of Canary Wharf led me into temptation and turned me into a sinner. HDR is not to be used just for the sake of using it, but I thoroughly enjoyed my foray into the world of expanded dynamic range, and feel sure I’ll eventually come back for a second helping.